The MPNP is locally driven and based on the needs of Manitoba employers. We select internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed in the local labour market.
To better identify MPNP candidates who meet the needs of Manitoba employers, the MPNP identifies in-demand occupations based on Manitoba Labour Market Information and Occupational Forecasts, as well as through direct employer consultations. The occupations listed reference Edition 2016 of the National Occupation Classification (NOC).
The MPNP In-demand Occupations list provides a regularly updated listing of which occupations qualify as ‘in-demand’ in Manitoba.
Many occupations on the in-demand list are limited to specific skilled streams of the MPNP and candidates must meet the specific criteria and requirements for one of the specific pathways listed under each stream. Candidates working in an in-demand occupation will be prioritized during Expression of Interest draws.
Note: Francophone Candidates
For the purpose of applying to the MPNP, a Francophone is someone who has French language proficiency that is equal to or greater than their English language proficiency. Your language proficiency must be supported by results from an MPNP-approved language test.
If you are a Francophone, you do not need to be working in an in-demand occupation to meet an MPNP pathway’s eligibility criteria.
Note: Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Levels
The CLB levels listed in the in-demand occupations list are the minimum levels across all Skilled Worker streams; however, some streams/pathways have higher eligibility requirements. For example, people applying under the International Education Stream require a minimum of CLB 7 in all four skill areas (reading, writing speaking, listening) regardless of their occupation.
May 16, 2019 Update
- The In-demand Occupations List has been updated with information indicating whether some occupations will only be considered as in-demand under some streams.
- In addition, some occupations have been removed from the list (where indicated below).
- Finally, CLB requirements have been adjusted for some occupations to improve consistency across specific NOC groups (as indicated below).
Occupations removed from the list:
|0114||Other administrative services managers||SWO|
|0311||Managers in Health Care||SWO|
|0601||Corporate sales managers||SWO|
|0621||Retail and wholesale trade managers||SWO|
|0651||Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.||SWO|
Minimum CLB levels changed:
|NOC||Description||CLB Increased or Decreased?|
|0211||Engineering managers||Increased to CLB 7|
|0212||Architecture and science managers||Increased to CLB 7|
|2123||Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists||Decreased to CLB 5|
|2281||Computer network technicians||Decreased to CLB 5|
|0711||Construction managers||Increased to CLB 7|
|0712||Home building and renovation managers||Increased to CLB 7|
|0714||Facility operation and maintenance managers||Increased to CLB 7|
In-Demand Occupations List
1 - Business, finance and administration occupations
2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
3 - Health occupations
4 - Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion
5 - Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
6 - Sales and service occupations
7 - Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
8 - Occupations unique to primary industry
9 - Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities
* Regulated Occupation
** Compulsory Trade
Rural In-demand Occupations
In addition to the list above, these occupations are considered in-demand for applicants with the eligible MPNP stream(s) indicated if employment is outside of the Manitoba Capital Region.
Revised: October 22, 2018
|NOC||Occupation Title||Skill Level||Minimum CLB||Eligible MPNP Stream(s)|
|3413||Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates||C||7||International Education Stream|
|9462||Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers||C||7||International Education Stream|