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Manitoba Human Capital Pathway

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The Manitoba Human Capital Pathway (HCP) targets international candidates with skilled work experience and training in one of the areas on Manitoba’s list of in-demand occupations.

Applicants do not need to have an Express Entry profile to apply since the Manitoba Human Capital Pathway is not linked to the federal Express Entry system.

Qualified HCP candidates will be issued a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) – as is the present situation for Manitoba’s skilled worker categories – and will be able to apply straight to the Canadian government for permanent residence status.

It’s vital to keep in mind that this route is not yet operational. It was supposed to start taking applications in 2019, however, it has been postponed multiple times.

Candidates interested in applying through this stream may explore the Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas track, which is presently open and has identical qualifying requirements.

What are the qualifying requirements for this Stream?

Work Experience

The declared work experience has to be full-time and for a minimum of six months. There is no minimum, although, for less than one year of cumulative job experience, 0 points will be granted.

Work experience should be in an occupation on the list of In-Demand Occupations, and candidates must also provide a comprehensive Career Plan.

Language Proficiency

The minimum language proficiency is dependent on the applicant’s declared occupation on their application.


Regulated Occupations require at least a 7 on the Candian Language Benchmark (CLB).


Compulsory Trades need at least CLB 6 and other occupations under National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, A, or B, a CLB l5 is necessary.


Points are also granted for at least CLB 5 competence in a second official language.

EducationApplicants must have finished at least one year of post-secondary education. Should the occupation require a license or certification, candidates must apply to the regulating authority and have their credentials and skills evaluated, as well as pass a test.

Applicants must show the capacity and intention to become economically established and stay in Manitoba, as well as the verified support of immediate relatives who have lived in Manitoba for at least one year;



Former post-secondary education in Manitoba completed during the last five years;




Job experience in Manitoba within the last five years;




The MPNP has issued a genuine Invitation to Apply.

AgeAge limit of 18 at the time of submission. There is no maximum age, although no points are granted to anyone above the age of 45.

Applicants must additionally show that they have sufficient liquid funds to meet the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) standards for a six-month term.

The needed settlement payments must match or exceed the amounts specified below for each family size. Keep in mind that the settlement money conditions are changed on an annual basis.

For each additional family member$3,314


How do I apply to this stream?
The following steps are involved in acquiring Canadian permanent residency through the Human Capital Pathway:

1. Evaluate your eligibility based on the information provided above. Applicants must have at least 60 points (out of a possible 100) on the Manitoba Skilled Worker Overseas points grid.
2. If you are qualified, you may register a profile in Manitoba’s skilled worker Expression of Interest (EOI) system.
3. Under Manitoba’s specific rating system for skilled employees, candidates are granted a score out of 1,000 based on a variety of qualifications.
4. Manitoba immigration officials invite the top applicants to apply for a provincial nomination, also known as a draw, on a regular basis.
5. Those who have been invited may seek a ‘base’ provincial nomination under the MPNP. Base nominations are not tied to the federal Express Entry system, and applications are handled separately.
6. Applicants who are successful may now apply to the federal government for permanent residence status.

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