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Manitoba Career Employment Pathway

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The Manitoba Career Employment Pathway is part of the Manitoba International Education Stream of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

It is geared towards attracting foreign nationals who have recently graduated from an eligible Manitoba post-secondary educational institution and are working in a high-demand occupation in the province.

This pathway is one of three under the Manitoba International Education Stream which aims to assist them in remaining in Manitoba as permanent citizens.

What are the minimum eligibility requirements?

Here’s a quick rundown of the minimum eligibility requirements for the Career Employment Pathway.

Criteria Minimum Requirement
Express Entry ProfileNo, you do not need an existing Express Entry profile.
Connection to ProvinceWork experience and study are required, to be discussed further below.
Job OfferA valid job offer is required, to be discussed further below.
Language Proficiency

All applicants must demonstrate competence in either English or French of at least level 7 of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB).


Language tests must have been completed within the two years prior to applying to the program in order for them to be valid.

Level of EducationCompletion of at least a one-year Post-Secondary program.
Work ExperienceMust be part of the In-Demand Occupations List.
Investment RequirementThere are no investment requirements for this pathway.


Connections to Manitoba and Job Offer Requirements

The applicant must have finished a post-secondary education program at an eligible Manitoba institution to be qualified for the Manitoba Career Employment Pathway.

This said program must have been a minimum of one year in duration and finished within the three years preceding their application. Candidates must be working for a Manitoba business in a field that is related to the education they received in Manitoba.

In addition, the current employer must extend a job offer with a one-year minimum contract in a position at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code 0, A, or B which must also be on Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations List.

Settlement in the Province of Manitoba

The candidates for this particular stream need to be Manitoba residents at the time they submit their applications. Additionally, they must intend to stay in Manitoba after they have been nominated and must submit a Career Employment Plan.

Candidates must also prove that they possess liquid funds that can match Canada’s Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) standards, as set by the government’s immigration authorities. This criterion may be met if a candidate proves that they have a genuine job offer from a Manitoba firm.

How do I apply for permanent residency through the Career Employment Pathway?

1. Check your eligibility for the Career Employment Pathway based on the information above.
This stream is not available for foreign graduates of programs outside of Manitoba. If you studied anywhere else in Canada but are presently working in Manitoba, or if you currently have a valid job offer from a Manitoba company, you may still be able to apply under other streams, including the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream.
2. Assess your eligibility to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.
Make sure that you do not belong to a category that disqualifies you from the MPNP.
3. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).
If you’re eligible, you may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) so you can be added to the candidate pool, where you will be awarded a point score out of 1,000. Top-ranking applicants are granted Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) and may then submit a full application. The EOI filing is an electronic procedure that requires you to answer several questions online and provide supporting papers.
4. Receive your Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).
Manitoba holds regular draws to encourage top-ranked applicants to make a full application to the MPNP where they can be given a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA). These drawings are held generally once a month, however, there has historically been no set timetable or advance notifications for draws.

You have 60 days after receiving an LAA to finalize and submit an application to the MPNP. It is strongly advised that you start preparing your papers and other necessary documentation as soon as they enter the pool, as gathering the essential documents in the proper manner might take some time.

5. Apply for Canadian Permanent Resident Status.
If your application to the MPNP is approved, you will be able to apply for permanent residency directly to the Canadian government.

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