Manitoba issued 5,207 nominations for Canadian permanent residence in 2018 which is a record. Additionally, 98 percent of these were skilled workers. The New figures of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program prove that 5,119 candidates received the nominations in the Skilled Worker Overseas and in the Skilled Worker in Manitoba streams during 2018. 88 candidates received the nominations in the Business Investor Stream of Manitoba.
The PNP of Manitoba is a popular part of Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada. It allows participating provinces /territories for nominating a specific number of immigration candidates in the economic category. This results in taking permanent residence in Canada each year. Moreover, it is the oldest provincial nominee program in the country.
The program is in operation for the past 20 years and has attracted 130,000 immigrants to the province so far. Additionally, 90 percent of immigrants get employment in the first year in Manitoba. Moreover, the same percentage among them opts to stay in the province.
Among the persons nominated in 2018, 21 percent were not having a provincial job offer but instead had a community or family connection.
Skilled worker nominations
Furthermore, among the skilled worker nominations in MPNP during 2018 Skilled Worker in Manitoba received 3,399 (65 percent) nominations, and Skilled Worker Overseas received 1,720 nominations (33 percent). 535 nominees were candidates having the valid profile in the Express Entry system.
The MPNP also introduced a new pathway that is aligned with the Express Entry in 2018. Moreover, it is open to Express Entry candidates having the work experience in a profession present on the In-Demand Occupations List, of MPNP. The first step, that is necessary to get consideration for nomination from the Program, is creating and submitting an Expression of Interest profile to the province. These Profiles get a score out of 1,000 depending on work experience, education, and a connection to Manitoba. Finally, the top ranks receive a Letter of Advice to apply to seek the provincial nomination. 26,443 skilled worker candidates submitted the EOI profile last year and the Program issued 7,950 LAA to apply.
Other Major results from 2018:
- 98% of applications in the SWM were approved
- 90% of applications in the SWO were approved
- 21% nominees were without a job/job offer
- India was at the Top among the nominees:
- Top skill type of nomineeswas in Sales and Service
- Processing time for applications in Skilled Workers was just 8 months
- Processing time for applications in Skilled Workers Overseas was just 3 months
- 1,292 Nominees had a post-secondary degree from Manitoba:
Data regarding Indians
India had 1,780 (34.2 percent) nominations, followed by China with 825 (15.8 percent) nominations.
Top 10 Countries
|Country of Citizenship||# of Nominations||% of Total Nominations|
|China, People’s Republic||825||15.8%|
Nominations by occupation
The Sales and Service sector had 1,885 nominations. The next category was of finance, business, and administration with 728 nominations. 1,847 nominations belonged to the occupation of Skill Level B in the National Occupational Classification and 1,659 nominations belonged to the occupation of Skill Level C.
Nominations by Skill Type
|Skill Type||# of Nominations|
|0 Management occupations||402|
|1 Business, finance and administration occupations||728|
|2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||499|
|3 Health occupations||87|
|4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||225|
|5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||49|
|6 Sales and Service occupations||1,885|
|7 Trades, transport and equipment operators||599|
|8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||90|
|9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||555|
Furthermore, among the 5,119 nominated skilled workers, 79 percent (4,101) possessed the Manitoba job offer. The Program established a record of 1,923 for the number of nominees completing the post-secondary studies in the province, which stood at.
International graduates studying in the province were the focus of the new International Education Stream. It serves as a fast pathway to permanent residence for global graduates belonging to post-secondary institutions of Manitoba. The three pathways are:
- Career Employment Pathway,
- Graduate Internship Pathway, and finally
- Student Entrepreneur Pathway