Manitoba In-Demand Occupations

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).

In-Demand Occupations List

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.

Revised: June 8, 2018

* Regulated Occupation
** Compulsory Trade

Rural In-demand Occupations

In addition to the list above, these occupations are considered in-demand if your employment is outside of the Manitoba Capital Region, you meet the minimum CLB level, and you are applying under the eligible MPNP stream indicated.

Revised: October 29, 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