The Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas category is for qualified skilled workers who may be outside of Canada but who can demonstrate a strong connection to the province. This program uses a points-based system to assess candidates according to factors such as age, language proficiency, work experience, education and adaptability.
To be eligible under this category, candidates must:
Each form of connection to the province has specific requirements.
In order to be a Manitoba Supporter, an individual must be:
Paid immigration representatives and Canadian elected officials and their staff cannot be Manitoba Supporters. Children living in Manitoba cannot support their parents; instead, it is recommended they refer to Parent and Grandparents Sponsorship.
In order to apply with the connection of Manitoba Experience, candidates must have lived in the province in the past as either a temporary foreign worker or as an international student.
To be eligible, those with previous work experience in Manitoba must:
Those with previous educational experience in Manitoba must:
Invitations to apply for permanent residence are issued regularly by the MPNP to qualified candidates identified as part of one of its Strategic Recruitment initiatives. Invitations to Apply are issued at the discretion of the MPNP, therefore applicants may not choose to use this connection to Manitoba on their own.
Candidates are required to submit the Letter of Invitation they received from the MPNP following their interview during a recruitment mission or exploratory visit. The MPNP conducts overseas recruitment missions regularly, often in partnership with Manitoba employers, during which they search for prospective immigrants.
During set periods, the MPNP accepts requests to make an exploratory visit to Manitoba. This visit enables potential MPNP applicants to research communities and employment opportunities in order to decide whether they have the genuine intention and ability to settle in Manitoba as permanent residents. Exploratory visits must be approved by and arranged through the MPNP only by invitation.The MPNP provides instructions on what to do during the visit and what documents candidates are required to bring with them.
In order to be eligible for an exploratory visit candidates must:
In addition to the above requirement of demonstrating a connection to Manitoba, candidates must score at least 60 out of 100 points on the points assessment grid. Points are assessed based on five factors: language proficiency, age, work experience, education and adaptability.
|Factor 1: Language Proficiency||Points|
|First language (English or French)|
|CLB 8 or higher / native speaker||20|
|CLB 3 or lower||0|
|Second language (English or French)|
|CLB 5 or higher||5|
|Factor 2: Age|
|21 to 45||10|
|50 or older||0|
|Factor 3: Work Experience (in the past five years)|
|Less than one year||0|
|Four years or more||15|
|Factor 4: Education|
|Master’s or Doctorate||25|
|Two post-secondary programs of at least two years each||23|
|One post-secondary program of two years or longer||20|
|One one year post-secondary program||14|
|No post-secondary education||0|
|Factor 5: Adaptability|
|Close relative in Manitoba||20|
|Invitation to Apply received from MPNP as part of recruitment mission or exploratory visit||20|
|Previous work experience in Manitoba (at least six months)||12|
|Completed post-secondary program of two years or more in Manitoba||12|
|Completed post-secondary program of at least one year in Manitoba||10|
|Friend or distant relative living in Manitoba||10|
|Bonus: Intention to reside outside Winnipeg||5|
Candidates will not be considered under the Skilled Worker Stream if they are: