Manitoba, Canada


The Province of Manitoba is taking proactive measures to help manage and minimize the spread of the pandemic COVID-19.

In person service is not available at this time.

We are pleased to support you by phone or email at

204-945-2806 (in Winnipeg) or

1-800-665-8332 (toll free)


March 29, 2020 – Public health officials advise eight additional probable cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 72 at this time.  The total number of deaths reported in Manitoba remains at one.

Public health investigations are underway to determine additional details and to confirm the possible exposure of these cases.  Case data, including possible events and locations where people may have come into contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, will be updated at when available.

The public is reminded that under The Public Health Act, the following measures will be in place, effective 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 30:

  • Public gatherings will be limited to no more than 10 people at any indoor or outdoor place or premises.  This includes places of worship, gatherings and family events such as weddings and funerals.  This does not apply to a facility where health care or social services are provided including child-care centres and homeless shelters.
  • Retail businesses including grocery or food stores, shopping centres, pharmacies or gas stations must ensure separation of one to two metres between patrons assembling in the business.
  • Public transportation facilities must also ensure that people assembling at the facility are reasonably able to maintain a separation of one to two metres.

Other restrictions first introduced in a public health order issued on March 20 remain in effect.

Read the full article: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bulletin #35

Click here for information on federal special measures to help temporary and permanent residents and applicants affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

MPNP Information Sessions

Please be advised that the MPNP Information Sessions, held every second Thursday afternoon, and the MPNP Business Seminars, held every second Tuesday morning, are cancelled until further notice.  For answers to your MPNP – related questions, please contact the MPNP by phone at (204) 945-2806 or by email at

March is Fraud Prevention Month

Ottawa, March 2, 2020 – The Honourable Marco E.L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued the following statement:

“Every year, millions of people apply to visit or immigrate to Canada to enjoy the many opportunities that our country has to offer.

The vast majority of these applicants are genuine and wish to come to Canada in good faith. Unfortunately, there are some dishonest people who prey on these individuals, and the Government of Canada is committed to preventing applicants from becoming victims of fraud.”

Read the full article: Statement on Fraud Prevention Month

Business Seminar Changes

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has made some changes to the Business Investor Stream Information Seminars. For more detailed information, please visit business seminars.

MPNP Accepting Francophone Exploratory Visit Applications

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is accepting requests from bilingual francophone candidates for exploratory visits to the province, which will be supported by CDEM to help prospective immigrants establish stronger ties to francophone communities and local economic opportunities. These pre-arranged visits allow potential skilled worker applicants to research employment opportunities and communities to help them make an informed decision whether to relocate to Manitoba. Read more

Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria for an exploratory visit to Manitoba can submit their application  HERE.

Bold Commerce Recruits Tech Talent

MPNP representatives along with Bold Commerce attended Destination Canada Mobility Forum in Paris, France from November 15-17, and Brussels, Belgium, on November 19. Bold Commerce is looking for skilled, French-speaking software developers to join their growing team in Winnipeg, Canada! For more information, please visit Bold Commerce.

Recent Recruitment Mission Update

MPNP Employer Services, in partnership with Economic Development Winnipeg, travelled to Buenos Aires, Argentina between October 18 to 21 to assist Manitoba employers in their recruitment efforts of highly-skilled tech workers. Participating employers were offering over 100 IT positions spanning various industries, including agriculture, manufacturing and e-commerce. The recruitment mission was a tremendous success! Employers were able to find the IT workers they needed and plans are underway to return to Buenos Aires for another recruitment mission in the Spring of 2020. More information to follow.

Updated Guidelines for Employers and Long Haul Truck Drivers

The MPNP is committed to ensuring that Manitoba’s Trucking Industry is able to recruit qualified international truck drivers*, legally and ethically, when drivers cannot be recruited locally.

* ‘international’ in this context refers to any individual who is not currently a permanent resident or citizen of Canada, regardless of their country of residence.

All employers should apply to the federal Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process to recruit international truck drivers as Temporary Foreign Workers if they have not been successful in recruiting drivers from within Canada.

The MPNP may consider requests from Manitoba trucking companies to recruit a specific number of qualified truck drivers directly through the Program providing that these companies are able to demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the MPNP, that they are able to meet all of the requirements indicated in the Guidelines for Employers and Guidelines for Truck Drivers. Read more 

Contact MPNP  Employer Services for more information at 204-945-2806 or