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Manitoba PNP

Manitoba is a Canadian province bordered by Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west. The capital of the province is Winnipeg. This province is mainly known for its polar bear population in the northern part of the province. Manitoba is one of the safest locations to live in Canada. This province also boasts a large and diverse community, which is a hotpot of different cultures and languages that all live together in harmony. There is also a wide variety of employment options for everyone. Thus, it is a very feasible location for immigrants in search of a new home and place of work.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) offers streams, with their own immigration pathways, for skilled immigrants that help in Manitoba PNP and gain Canadian Permanent Residence status.

Manitoba Immigration Pathways

Candidates who want to live and work in Manitoba permanently can apply for permanent residency through one of the available channels.

These are the streams:

  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • International Education Stream
  • Business Investor Stream

Manitoba: Skilled Worker Stream

The Government of Manitoba invites recent graduates, skilled workers, and business people, as well as their families, to live and work permanently in Manitoba as permanent residents through this stream. This stream selects experienced workers with the skills required in the local labor market and nominates them for Canadian permanent resident visas to settle and work in Manitoba based on the needs of Manitoba employers.

This stream has two pathways i.e.

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM)
  • Skilled Workers Overseas (SWO)

Manitoba: International Education Stream

This new International Education Stream (IES) is for graduates of Manitoba educational institutions. This stream is dedicated to making the process of obtaining Permanent Residence in Manitoba as simple as possible.

This stream is divided into three (3) pathways. These are:

  • Career Employment Pathway
  • Graduate Internship Pathway
  • International Student
  • Entrepreneur Pilot

SPECIAL NOTE :If you are an international student who graduated in another Canadian province, you will not be eligible for this stream, but may be eligible for the Skilled Worker in Manitoba (SWM) Stream.

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Manitoba: Business Investor Stream

The Business Investor Stream is designed for business investors and entrepreneurs from around the world who want to start and buy businesses in Manitoba.

There are two pathways, these are:

  • Entrepreneur Pathway
  • Farm Investor Pathway

Applying for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP): A Step-by-Step Guide

If you’re considering immigrating to Manitoba through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), it’s crucial to understand the application process. Here, we’ve combined three sources of information to provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to apply for Manitoba PNP.

  • Step 1 – Check Eligibility:  Before you start your Manitoba PNP journey, ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. Requirements typically include factors like age, qualifications, work experience, English proficiency, and adaptability. To know if you qualify, reach out to immigration experts for guidance.
  • Step 2 – Create an EOI (Expression of Interest):  Once you’re eligible, the first step is to create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile. Only eligible applicants under specific streams can create an EOI.
  • Step 3 – Receive an LAA (Letter of Advice to Apply):  If Manitoba finds your profile suitable, you’ll receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA). Within 60 days, submit all the required documents to move forward with your application.
  • Step 4 – Submit MPNP Application:  Once your documentation is complete, an MPNP officer will assess your eligibility based on your claims.
  • Step 5 – Procedural Fairness Process:  This step ensures candidates have a fair opportunity to address any concerns regarding their application before any unfavorable decisions are made.
  • Step 6 – Manitoba PNP Nomination:  If your application is assessed positively, you’ll receive a nomination from Manitoba. Now, you must submit the complete application to the IRCC office within 180 days (6 months).
  • Step 7 – Apply for a Permanent Visa:  After obtaining the Manitoba PNP nomination, you can apply for the Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) visa. This process may seem daunting, but immigration experts can make it easier and more enjoyable.

Alternative Methods for Application

Express Entry Integration:

  • Check your eligibility for
  • Canada Express Entry.
  • Create an Express Entry profile and submit the necessary documents.
  • Obtain the Express Entry registration and Job Seeker Validation Code.
  • Create a profile on the Manitoba PNP official portal and link both profiles.
  • Your application enters the Express Entry pool.
  • Manitoba reviews potential applicants and sends the Notification of Interest (NOI).
  • Receive the NOI through the Express Entry portal.
  • Submit the Expression of Interest (EOI) and wait for the provincial nomination.
  • Once nominated, your CRS score increases by 600 points, making you highly likely to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
  • Apply for permanent residency with IRCC, submitting all documents and fees within 60 days.
  • After obtaining PR, relocate to Manitoba within the specified timeframe.

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What are the documents required for Manitoba PNP?

To apply for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), you will need to provide various documents to support your application. Here’s a summary of the important documents you’ll need:

Personal Information:

  • Birth certificates, passports, residence permits, visas (if applicable), marriage/divorce/death certificates, separation agreements, and documents proving common-law partnership.


  • Birth certificates, adoption papers, custody agreements (if applicable), and travel documents.


  • Certificates, degrees, or diplomas for each program completed.
  • Transcripts for each program completed.


  • Employment history for the past five years for both you and your spouse.
  • Documents should include start and end dates, minimum hours worked per week, detailed job descriptions, and salary/wage.
  • Employer letters on company letterhead with contact information (if applicable).
  • If self-employed, provide business registration, business tax records, and work contracts.

Immigration History and Status:

  • Documents supporting previous immigration applications and visits to Canada, such as decision letters, entry visas, work permits, and study permits.

Language Ability:

  • Valid language test results in English and/or French (if required).
  • Tests must be taken within two years of submitting your MPNP application.

Settlement Funds:

  • Proof of sufficient settlement funds as per MPNP requirements.

Settlement Plan:

  • Complete the Settlement Plan as part of your MPNP Online application.

Express Entry Applicants:

  • Educational credential assessment for education obtained outside Canada.
  • Copy of your Express Entry application/profile details from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • Financial documents demonstrating sufficient funds to meet Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements.

Financial documents demonstrating sufficient funds to meet Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements.

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What is the cost of the Manitoba PNP Application?

Below mentioned are the step-by-step process fees for Manitoba PNP:

Please note that these costs are subject to change and may vary based on individual circumstances.

Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Costs

  • The minimum cost for an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is $251 CAD, but the specific fee can vary depending on the assessing body, each of which has its own application fee.

Language Proficiency Test Exam

  • To be eligible for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR), applicants are required to pass a language proficiency test. The costs for various language tests are as follows:
  • IELTS General: ₹16,250 INR
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English): ₹15,900 INR
  • TEF Canada: ₹24,780 INR
  • TCF Canada: ₹21,476 INR

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Application Fee

  • The application fee for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is $500 CAD.

Application Processing Fee

  • The processing fee for the application is $850 CAD.

Dependent Child Fee

  • There is a fee of $230 CAD per dependent child.

Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)

  • The Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) amounts to $515 CAD.

Biometrics Fee

  • The Biometrics Fee is $85 CAD in Canadian Dollars.

What is the processing time for Manitoba PNP?

The average processing time for Manitoba PNP application is three to four months.


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