Before You Arrive

Prepare yourself for your new life in Manitoba before you arrive!

Take advantage of the pre-arrival tools in Manitoba Immigration’s Service Continuum while your visa is processed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.

Get a head-start on your Settlement Plan

The Settlement Plan is part of the MPNP Online application, which you completed when you applied to immigrate to Manitoba. In your Settlement Plan, you outlined steps to prepare for furthering your career in Manitoba and to improve your English skills. While you are still in your home country, work towards those steps in your Settlement Plan. Take additional English classes to improve your communication skills. Stay up to date on the latest information about your occupation and the labour market in Manitoba using the Canada Job Bank and Manitoba’s Profession Specific Resource Guides.

Pre-Arrival Supports

Once you are selected to immigrate to Canada by Immigration and Refugee Citizenship Canada you can access a variety of Pre-Arrival services.

These services are free of charge and can be very helpful in preparing to work and live in Manitoba.

They offer information and guidance on:

  • understanding life in Canada
  • finding a job and working in Canada
  • accessing other free settlement services when you arrive

These supports include:

  • overseas orientation workshops
  • online information and reading material
  • counseling and advise through in-person meetings or online
  • online videos, classes, workshops and chat rooms

See a list of pre-arrival service options

Prepare for finding work in Manitoba

Before you arrive in Manitoba, familiarize yourself with the Canadian-style job searching techniques. Learn how to get a job in Manitoba using the Career Development Guides for Immigrants. These ten guides focus on helping you manage change and transition, plan the next steps of your career journey, research the local labour market, develop work search documents and find success in the Canadian workplace.

Learn more about Manitoba, your new home

Check out these Manitoba videos:

  • Travel Manitoba has a selection of videos showcasing the places and people of Manitoba. Click here to see the playlist.
  • Manitoba Start, your first stop in Winnipeg.
  • Winnipeg videos

Learn about the city or town in which you plan to live. The top 10 destinations for new immigrants to Manitoba: