Do I need English to immigrate to Manitoba, Canada?

Job-ready English is required to apply to the MPNP.

To demonstrate their level of English proficiency, all applicants (except those currently working in Manitoba in NOC 0, A or B) must submit official results of an MPNP-approved language test taken no more than two years prior to the date you submit your MPNP Online application.

MPNP-approved language tests are: IELTS General and CELPIP-General (in Canada only) and, for French applicants, TEF.

From test scores, applicants are assigned language points based on a CLB (Canadian language benchmark), according to the MPNP CLB Language Grid (PDF).

Note: Applicants for semi and low-skilled occupations (NOC C and D) must achieve a minimum standard of CLB 4 in English and submit said test results with their provincial nominee application. NOC C and D jobs include lower-skilled workers in the trades, primary and manufacturing industries, sales and services, and certain clerical and assistant categories.