The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is Manitoba’s program for selecting prospective immigrants to obtain permanent residence in the province. The MPNP has been reorganized into four new and/or revised streams, which are the International Education Stream (IES), Business Investor Stream (BIS), Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream (SWM), and Skilled Worker Overseas Stream (SWO). Each stream has two or more “pathways”.
This stream is for international students who graduated from a post-secondary institution in Manitoba, and who show promise of meeting the employment needs of industries in he province.
The stream is composed of three pathways, the Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway, and International Student Entrepreneur Pilot.
Career Employment Pathway
This pathway provides Manitoba graduates who have found permanent employment in an in-demand occupation matching their training with a faster nomination process.
To qualify for this pathway, you must:
Graduate Internship Pathway
This pathway is for international students who have graduated in Manitoba from a master or doctoral program and complete an “Accelerate” or “Elevate” internship with Mitacs in an eligible industry and research enterprise in Manitoba.
International Student Entrepreneur Pilot
This exciting new project enables 20 Manitoba graduates per year to pursue entrepreneurship instead of employment. Once the applicant has met the conditions of their Business Performance Agreement, which must be signed before the application is approved in principle, the nomination will be issued.
This points-based stream has replaced the PNP-B category, allowing Manitoba to attract and nominate qualified international business investors and entrepreneurs.
Candidates are expected to be capable of starting or purchasing businesses in the province within two (2) years of arriving in Canada. There are two pathways in this stream, which are the Entrepreneur Pathway and the Farm Investor Pathway.
Farm Investor Pathway
This pathway is for people with demonstrated experience running a farm, enough capital to invest, and are capable of establishing and operating a farm in rural Manitoba.
In this stream there are two pathways, the Manitoba Work Experience Pathway and the Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway.
Manitoba Work Experience Pathway
This pathway is for applicants who are currently working in Manitoba on temporary work permits. All applicants must meet the following criteria:
Depending on your situation, the following conditions must also be met in order for your employment to qualify under this program:
Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway
This pathway is for applicants who are interviewed outside of Canada by the MPNP and an eligible employer and received an Invitation to Apply from the MPNP. To qualify for this pathway, you must:
Applicants in this stream must demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba through either:
Manitoba Express Entry Pathway
This pathway is for candidates demonstrating a high human capital with skills, training, and experience related to Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations list and a strong family connection to Manitoba.
To qualify in this pathway, you must:
Human Capital Pathway
This pathway is a points-based program for skilled worker applicants with experience and training aligned with Manitoba’s in-demand occupations list, who show a high likelihood of building strong labour market attachments in said occupations shortly after arriving in Manitoba.
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