Who can submit an Expression of Interest?
Submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) is your first step to immigration to Manitoba through the MPNP. If you are eligible under one of our application streams, you will be able to submit an Expression of Interest.
What do you submit?
Eligible candidates complete a series of questions online and are not required to upload supporting documentation before submitting their profile into the EOI pool.
Your profile will be placed in a pool with other eligible candidates and you will receive a score based on the answers you provide. We will then rank you using several factors and if you are among the highest-scoring candidates, you may be invited to submit an application to the MPNP.
There are no limits on the number of candidates who can submit an Expression of Interest and no deadline. The information you provide will help us determine if you are eligible to immigrate through the MPNP.
Before starting, please familiarize yourself with the eligibility criteria of the MPNP as you may have to take a language test or fulfill other requirements prior to submitting an Expression of Interest.
You will be able to update the information in your Expression of Interest after submission by logging back into your account. Please ensure that all information in your profile remains up-to-date.
You can find more information in the Expressions of Interest frequently asked questions.
An Expression of Interest is not an application, but an indication of your interest in being considered to apply to the MPNP. All candidates must answer all EOI questions accurately and completely. If you provide false or misleading information in your EOI, it may be considered misrepresentation and you may be subject to a ban which would prevent you from submitting another EOI for a period of two years.
The MPNP reserves the right to limit the intake of or exclude from draws Expressions of Interest in specific occupations with a high volume of existing submissions and/or application inventories, evidence of a limited employment outlook and other significant barriers to employment in Manitoba.
How the pool works
If you successfully create an Expression of Interest, you will be entered into a pool of all eligible candidates.
- Your profile will be valid for one year from the day you submit it.
- You will receive EOI Ranking Points based on the information you provided in your profile.
- The MPNP will regularly draw the highest scoring candidates and invite them to submit a full application to the MPNP.
- The MPNP uses an electronic system for both the submission of Expressions of Interest and nomination applications (Business applicants submit a paper based application) and we will communicate with you via email. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address to us.
- If you are invited to submit an application, you can use the same log-in information you created for your Expression of Interest to complete your nomination application (Skilled Worker only).
- You must make sure that the information you provide in your Expression of Interest stays true and accurate at all times. If your situation changes, you must update your profile.
- If we find that you provided false information or left out important details, your application will be refused and you could be barred for two years from submitting another application.
Understanding the ranking system
By completing an Expression of Interest, you automatically receive a score based on a number of criteria. The highest-scoring candidates in the pool will be invited on a regular basis to provide a full application to the MPNP. The criteria for Skilled Workers differs from the criteria for Business Investors. Further information on EOI Ranking criteria can be found in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and Business Investors sections.
A points-based system is used to assess and score your profile, and to rank you in the pool of Expressions of Interest. You will be assessed based on factors including:
These factors all play a role in your future economic success in Manitoba. A goal of the Expression of Interest system is to ensure strong economic outcomes and long-term retention in Manitoba for those selected.
Letters of Advice to Apply
On a regular basis, the highest-scoring EOIs in each of the MPNP’s application streams, Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and Business Investors are drawn from the pool according to the MPNP Ranking Points system for Skilled Workers or Program Eligibility for Business Investors and those selected receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA). The number of LAAs issued in each draw is dependent on annual processing targets and capacities.
If you receive a LAA, you have 60 days to submit a complete application to the MPNP and you will have to provide documents to support the information you provided to us in your Expression of Interest. If you provide false or misleading information in your EOI, it may be considered misrepresentation. Your application could be refused and you may be subject to a ban which would prevent you from applying to the MPNP for a period of two years.
If you are invited to apply, your LAA will advise you on what you should do next. In the case of Skilled Worker by following these instructions you will be able to log in to the Government of Manitoba account you created for your Expression of Interest and will now have access to the full application.
Your Expression of Interest will remain active for one year from the date you originally submitted it. After it expires, you will have to submit a new Expression of Interest to still be considered.
Try to improve your score
Make sure your profile is fully up-to-date and accurate. While your Expression of Interest is active, you can continue to update your profile with new information. There are things you can do to improve your score and increase your chances of receiving a Letter of Advice to Apply.
For example, you could:
- improve your language score by taking another test
- gain more work experience
To create your Expression of Interest
Create Government of Manitoba account
Click the button on the bottom of this page and follow the instructions to create an account with the Government of Manitoba.
Sign in to create Expression of Interest
Select Create an Expression of Interest from the options provided
Complete an Expression of Interest and tell us about:
- your identity
- your contact information
- your education, work experience and official language proficiency
- your connection to Manitoba and Canada
Before you submit your EOI, you should print a copy of the summary page showing all your answers and ranking points scores for your records.
You can only have one active Expression of Interest at any time. You will only be able to submit a new profile once your current Expression of Interest expires.
Successfully completing an Expression of Interest does not guarantee nomination or the ability to submit a nomination application to the MPNP.
Provide truthful information
If you provide false or misleading information in your EOI, it may be considered misrepresentation. A subsequent application would be refused and you may be subject to a ban which would prevent you from applying to the MPNP for a period of two years. Please also note that any questions related to connections or applications to other provinces in Canada need to be answered with Yes, if they apply to either you or your spouse.
Previous immigration applications: You should only select yes as your answer if your destination on your previous federal or provincial immigration application was a province other than Manitoba.
Language skills in Canada’s second official language: Your second official language for the purposes of the MPNP is considered the official language of Canada, English or French, in which you are less proficient. You should only indicate that you have language ability at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 or higher in Canada’s second official language if you are in possession of a valid language test as proof.
For example, if you completed an English test for your first official language, in order to receive points for a second official language, you must provide proof of a valid French test (TEF) that meets CLB 5 or higher. If you completed a French test for your first official language, in order to receive points for a second official language, you must provide a valid English test (CELPIP or IELTS) that meets CLB 5 or higher.