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Key Changes Announced in Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 17, Nov 2017

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Manitoba- the key Canadian province has announced some important changes to its Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The MPNP is the popular Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canada. The restructuring of the MPNP aims at providing new pathways to the foreign skilled workers to get Permanent Residency in Manitoba, Canada.

Restructuring of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Manitoba has restructured its Provincial Nominee Program by making some crucial changes in three of its key streams, i.e.
  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream
  • Skilled Worker Overseas Stream
  • MPNP-B business immigration stream
Here are the key changes announced for reformation of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program:
  • A new in-demand occupations list created
This list will be used to determine suitable Expression of Interests (EOI) for issuance of notifications to apply in new Skilled Worker Overseas Stream.
  • Skilled Worker Overseas Stream Sub-divided
This particular stream of MPNP is now subdivided into two sub-categories, i.e.
  • Manitoba Express Entry Pathway- This new pathway will allow Manitoba to nominated suitable candidates already registered in Express Entry System. The express entry pathway will be effective from January 2018. The preference will be given to the candidates with:
    • At least six month of experience in the in demand occupation
    • A close friend/relative in the province of Manitoba
    • A ITA (Invitation to Apply) received from MPNP
  • Human Capital pathway- The Human Capital Pathway is for the foreign skilled worker candidates, who have skills as well as training as per the in demand occupation list and who have shown the capability to setup and integrate themselves in their nominated occupation at earliest after landing in the province of Manitoba. Moreover, to qualify in this stream, along with other basic criteria, an applicant need to have
    • Any family connection with the province
    • Earlier post-secondary or
    • Work experience in the province in last 5 years
  • Crucial changes to MPNP-B and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams
The MPNP-B stream has been renamed as the Business Investor Stream (BIS) stream with immediate effect. Moreover, it has been further divided in to 2 main sub-categories, i.e.
  • Entrepreneur Pathway and
  • Farm Investor Pathway
Apart from this, the new Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream has also been segregated into 2 key pathways, i.e.
  • Manitoba Work Experience Pathway- The Manitoba Work Experience Pathway has been designed for the candidates presently working in the province of Manitoba with temporary work permits and whose jobs not feature on the In-demand Occupations list.
  • Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway- This pathway is for the foreign candidates with employment offer from prior approved employers in the province of Manitoba
  • New International Education Stream-

A new International Education Stream has been designed to provide “faster pathways to provincial nomination” for foreign students graduating in Manitoba and whose skills fulfill the demand of the employers in the province of Manitoba. The stream will be effective from April 2018 and will focus on graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs who are finishing the internships “that support industry innovation” in domain of education.

Also read- OINP is Likely to launch one more Application Intake of Express Entry- HCP Stream this year

Lastly, if you wish to apply in any of the above streams of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), you may contact the certified Canadian immigration expert at Visas Avenue. You may call the expert at Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777 or can e-mail  your queries and details to


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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