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Manitoba on Immigration drive : Invites 349 Skilled- Workers for Provincial Nomination

September 2017, 28
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In the draw held on September 26th, 2017, Manitoba has extended an invitation to 349 skilled workers to settle as Permanent Residents.  300 candidates received the invitation in Skilled Workers Category and the lowest-ranked invitee scored 602. 49 candidates received the invitation in Skilled Workers Overseas Subcategory directly benefitting under the Initiative for Strategic Recruitment. These candidates had scored the minimum of 721 points.

The selected candidates are eligible to apply for a provincial nomination along with their family members. This nomination leads to apply to the Federal Government for gaining PR status. With the present draw, the total Letters of Advice to Apply issued were 2,942 in during 2017. 

Through this program, Manitoba province welcomes fresh immigrants, who are able and qualified to set up themselves and the family members in the province, based on the eligibility criteria.

There is an 'Expression of Interest' system meant for skilled workers, where interested persons first submit a formal Expression of Interest. Then, they are given points depending on their personal factors. The high ranked candidates receive the LAA. After this nomination, candidates can apply to the Federal Government to get PR status.

Strategic initiatives

  • Strategic initiatives are put into effect, based on Recruitment missions, and overseas employment fairs, which involve provincial representatives.  Interviews are conducted and skilled professionals from foreign lands are invited to apply. They must make an Expression of Interest to the provincial program. 
  • Another approach is the visit of exploratory nature, where the authorities, send an invitation to the interested people who have undertaken an Exploratory Visit, which is pre-approved. They are required to pass the interview held by a program official.

The eligible Candidates for sub-categories of Skilled Workers get ranks based on a point system that gives maximum 1,000 points to the candidates. In this draw Minimum score required to receive LAA for Skilled Workers in Manitoba was 602 and for the Skilled Workers Overseas, it was 721.

Details of the program

The Manitoba PNP for Skilled Workers helps provincial employers to find foreign talent to match and enhance their workforce. The government selects experienced workers who expressed their Interest in immigrating and who possessed the skills required in the local labor market. It nominates them to get a nomination certificate and based on it the person nominated can apply to the Federal Government for PR status. This option is attractive to persons who are not eligible to immigrate through the Federal Express Entry selection system because the eligibility norms are different. 

MPNP Skilled Workers in Manitoba

Qualified foreign workers, as well as student graduates from various nations, are eligible under this sub-category of the MPNP. Applications are accepted from them if they are presently working in Manitoba, and have been offered a job of permanent by a Manitoba employer in. 

MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas

Qualified skilled workers residing outside Canada are eligible under this sub-category of the MPNP. They must show a strong connection to the province and its labor market. In order to assess the candidate, a points-based system, based on language proficiency, age, language proficiency, work experience, education received and adaptability to Canada is used.



Manitoba has a Population of 1.282 million and its Capital is Winnipeg. It is sparsely populated and is one of the three Prairie Provinces. It has a long coastline of 1,400 km on Hudson Bay.


The main industries are mining, agriculture, and manufacturing. Farming is a major occupation and the farmlands produce barley, wheat, oats, canola, sunflower, and flax crops. There is an extensive network of dairy farms and livestock farms.

It is home to the Food processing industry also. Besides, there are aerospace, manufacturing, and transportation industries. Winnipeg, the capital, is a hub of financial and insurance industries, government administration and other services.


Manitoba has a moderately dry climate, with sharp temperature variations. Winter is cold and snowy. Temperatures are down to −40 °F. Summers are hot and dry. It is removed from the influences of mountain ranges and large water bodies. It has a flat landscape in many areas and is exposed to several weather systems.

Immigration to Canada and settling in Manitoba gives a nice life to the prospective clients.

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