Job opportunities for immigrant skilled workers in Manitoba, Canada
That’s why Manitoba was the first Canadian province to establish its own, ongoing immigration program, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), which selects internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed in the local labour market.
Each year, about 15,000 immigrants arrive in Manitoba; almost all economic immigrants arrive via the MPNP. The outcomes for MPNP immigrants are postive. According to a recent survey, 85 per cent of Manitoba provincial nominees were working three months after arrival, 76 per cent were homeowners within five years and 95 per cent of families settle permanently in the community, making Manitoba their new home.
Credit goes to Manitoba’s consistently strong and stable economy. The diversity of growing industries and economic sectors keeps our unemployment rate low. Good wages, safe working conditions, generous benefits and workers’ rights are some of the highlights of working in Manitoba. Plus, with Manitoba’s low cost of living, and high standard of government services such as health care and education, the province offers an affordable, high-quality lifestyle.
A skilled worker has specialized education and training and work experience in their occupation. Examples include professions – nurse, dentist, accountant, teacher – and trades such as plumber and electrician. In Manitoba, skilled workers can receive excellent salaries and benefits.
The challenge immigrants face, however, is getting their qualifications – international education and experience – recognized by Canadian employers or the organizations that regulate professions. But the MPNP empowers you to take charge of your success, with a guided application process and, after nomination, pre-arrival planning tools to help you fast-track your entry in the Manitoba workforce in the occupation of your choice.
Research jobs, find opportunities
Your path to success starts with the Working in Manitoba, Canada Tool. Look up your occupation using the search box below. Your report will tell you the qualification requirements. For example, if it is a regulated occupation you will need to meet the requirements of a specific licensing process. When you apply, MPNP Online helps you use career research to your advantage.
Also in your Working in Manitoba Report is including the job and wage outlook and some of the currently advertised opportunities across Manitoba.
Can you apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program? Answer a few questions in the interactive Come to Manitoba, Canada Tool to see if you are eligible to apply to the MPNP.