Eligibility Requirements for Skilled Workers in Manitoba
To be eligible under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category of the MPNP, candidates must meet the following criteria:
1. Connection to the Province
The foremost requirement is your connection with Manitoba, meaning you must show your ongoing Manitoba employment as your established connection with the province It means you possess a valid work permit in any recognized Manitoba company with a full-time job offer with at least 6 months of working experience as a temporary foreign worker.
2. A Valid Job Offer
The pathway also recognizes applications from foreign students working with a Manitoba employer and possessing a long-term or full-time job offer.
3. Express of Interest (EOI)
The Skilled Worker Program in Manitoba works through an ‘Express of Interest’ system where you must finish questions online and earn a score based on your performance in the questionnaire. There is no limitation on the number of candidates, but a limited number of candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply.
4. Work Permit
You must hold a valid Work Permit or Post-Graduation Work Permit from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
There is no minimum education requirement for the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category of the MPNP. However, you must have all the necessary qualifications for your job, including any required training, education, licenses, or certifications.
You must have job-ready English; particularly, candidates must demonstrate English or French fluency to perform the duties outlined in their job description.
7. Settlement Plan
You must demonstrate your intention and ability to live, work, and develop your career and family life in Manitoba as a permanent resident in a Settlement Plan.
8. Settlement Funds
You must demonstrate sufficient settlement funds — typically $10,000 CAD for the lead applicant, plus $2,000 CAD for each dependent listed on the application.