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.
You can view a PDF version of our EOI Ranking points grid here or read on to learn more about how you will be scored.
Factor 1: Language Proficiency
Points are based on individual Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) band scores for Reading Writing, Listening and Speaking. Points awarded based on official test results provided. Those candidates who do not submit valid results of an approved language test do not receive points in this category. To be considered valid, your test must have been taken no more than two years prior to the date you submit your MPNP Online application. Points for the second official language are also based on evidence in form of official test results indicating the candidate scores at least at CLB 5 overall.
|Language Proficiency||Ranking Points|
|First Official Language|
|CLB 8 or higher||25 per band|
|CLB 7||22 per band|
|CLB 6||20 per band|
|CLB 5||17 per band|
|CLB 4||12 per band|
|CLB 3 or lower||0|
|Second Official Language|
|CLB 5 or higher (overall)||25|
|Maximum Points – Factor 1||125|
Factor 2: Age
Points are based on your age at the time your Expression of Interest is submitted to the MPNP.
|21 to 45||75|
|50 or older||0|
|Maximum Points – Factor 2||75|
Factor 3: Work experience
Points are calculated based on your years of full-time work experience. Your employment is considered full-time if you are working for 30 hours or more each week for the same employer.Only full-time jobs of six months or longer should be included. You should only count full years of work experience you have already completed. Do not round up your work experience (Ex.: If you have gained 7 months of work experience, you would have to answer less than 1).
Additional points for licensing are only awarded to those candidates who are working in professions or trades that require licensing in Manitoba and have completed all necessary steps to be able to seek employment in Manitoba. Evidence of this is required at the time an application is submitted to the MPNP.
|Years of work experience||Ranking Points|
|less than one year||0|
|four years or more||75|
|Fully recognized by provincial licensing body||100|
|Maximum Points – Factor 3||175|
Factor 4: Education
Points are calculated based on the highest level of education you completed at a recognized education institution. A completed program is one for which you have met all requirements and received a certificate, diploma or degree.
|Highest level of completed education||Ranking Points|
|Master’s degree or Doctorate||125|
|Two post-secondary programs of at least two years each||115|
|One post-secondary program of three years or more||110|
|One post-secondary program of two years||100|
|One-year post-secondary program||70|
|No formal post-secondary education||0|
|Maximum Points – Factor 4||125|
Factor 5: Adaptability
Adaptability points are calculated based on the type of connection you have to Manitoba. All candidates must have at least one type of connection to our province (Regional Development is considered a supplemental connection factor; points can only be awarded in combination with a Manitoba connection). You cannot be awarded points for more than one connection factor, you will only be scored based on your connection which gives you the highest score. Supplemental points for Regional Development cannot be awarded to candidates whose connection to Manitoba is based on Manitoba Demand. All candidates indicating that they plan to settle outside of Winnipeg MUST at the time of application satisfactorily demonstrate that they have a convincing connection to a region outside of the capital city indicating a strong likelihood that they will make a long-term economic contribution to that region.
|Adaptability Factor||Ranking Points|
|Connection to Manitoba|
|Close relative in Manitoba||200|
|Previous authorized work experience in Manitoba (six months or more)||100|
|Completed post-secondary program in Manitoba (two years or more)||100|
|Completed post-secondary program in Manitoba (one year)||50|
|Close friend or distant relative in Manitoba||50|
|Ongoing employment in Manitoba for six months or more with long-term job offer from the same employer||500|
|Invitation to Apply under a Strategic Initiative||500|
|Immigration destination in Manitoba outside of Winnipeg||50|
|Maximum Points – Factor 5||500|
Factor 6: Risk Assessment
Ranking points will no longer be deducted if you or your spouse have a close relative living in another Canadian province or if you have a previous immigration application to another province. You are still required to answer these questions. The maximum negative ranking points possible now is -200.
If you have a valid EOI, you do NOT need to create a new one, the points will automatically be adjusted. You can log-in to view your current score and change/update your valid profile at any time if your circumstances change by updating the information in your EOI and hitting re-submit.
Points are calculated based on any connections you or your spouse, if applicable, may have to other parts of Canada.
|Risk Factor||Ranking Points|
|Close relative in another province and no close relative in Manitoba||0|
|Work experience in another province||-100|
|Studies in another province||-100|
|Previous immigration application to another province||0|
|Maximum Points – Factor 6||-200|