What is the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program?

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is a free immigration program, under which the Canadian province of Manitoba selects skilled workers who plan to work and live with their families in Manitoba as permanent residents, and have the demonstrated ability to get a job in their occupation and establish in the local labour market, thereby making an immediate economic contribution to the province.

Becoming a permanent resident of Canada through the MPNP is a two-step process. Successful applicants are nominated by Manitoba. Nomination enables them to make a separate, expedited application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for Canadian permanent residence for themselves and their dependants.

The MPNP was Canada’s first provincial nominee program, and is the path by which the vast majority of economic immigrants come to Manitoba.