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Top 3 Immigration Programs of Manitoba PNP | Canada Immigration Pathways

Top 3 Immigration Programs of Manitoba PNP | Canada Immigration Pathways

Is this going to be another boring explanation of a Canadian provincial immigration program? Not at all… Are you sick of all these systems that use points? Points for Express Entry, PNP, credit cards, and everywhere else aren’t helping you reach your goals?

In this article, we talk about why the Manitoba Provincial Program is one of our favorite PNPs. We’ll talk about the top 3 programs for immigrating to Canada, some of which don’t cost points.

Manitoba’s Top Three (3) Programs:

  1. Skilled Worker in Manitoba (SWM), which doesn’t need points to be invited for PR.
  2. The International Education Stream is a points-free PNP stream that lets students from the province who don’t have any work experience apply for PR.
  3. If you start your own business or buy an existing one in the province, you can get your PR faster through the Entrepreneur program than through any other province in the country.

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The Skilled Worker in Manitoba (SWM)

The Skilled Worker in Manitoba (SWM) pathway is for people who are already working for a local employer in Manitoba and can show that they plan to stay and have enough money to support themselves and become economically established.

Here are the minimum requirements:

  • Continuous work in Manitoba for at least six months with a valid work permit (either an LMIA or an LMIA-exempt work permit).
  • You have a permanent job offer.
  • If you have a PGWP from another province, you must have worked for that employer for at least a year before you can be eligible. If you went to school in Manitoba for at least a year in a publicly funded DLI, you must have worked for the employer for at least 6 months to be exempt from the points-based system and be eligible for this program.
  • A CLB 5 level of language skill is needed for this stream.

The main benefits are that you don’t need any points and that your job offer and occupation don’t have to be on the list of jobs in demand in your province.

You might wonder how I’ll be able to work in the province for an employer if I don’t have a work permit. It’s easy. Either you studied in the province in a program and school that are approved, or you can come over on an LMIA work permit or an LMIA-exempt work permit.


Employers in Canada can now more than ever get an LMIA, and if you come to the province with a work permit and work there for 6 months straight, you can submit your profile online and get an invite to PR in 2 to 4 months. This is probably one of the best programs, but applicants, lawyers, immigration agencies, and consultants don’t give it the attention it deserves and don’t give it the value it deserves.

If you want to move to Canada for studies, sponsorship, or business, you can get a FREE email evaluation from one of our licensed immigration consultants. We have helped people from over 49 different countries successfully move to Canada. Click here to fill out our form.

International Education Stream

The International Education Stream is for students who have graduated from an eligible DLI in Manitoba, don’t want to use the points-based system, and haven’t worked before but have done related studies in the province. Here are the main things you need to be able to do to get started with this “Career Employment Pathway” stream:

  • A one-year course at a DLI in the Canadian province of Manitoba.
  • CLB 7 (in this stream, unlike the Skilled Worker stream, the language requirement is the same for all jobs, no matter what the NOC code is)
  • An offer of a full-time job in Manitoba with a contract of at least one year in a high-demand field related to your studies in Manitoba. If you are a francophone, which means you speak French, and you can get the required language exam score in French for CLB 7, you don’t have to be on the occupation list if you work for the employer. This means that ANY occupation in TEER skill level 0, 1, 2, or 3 is acceptable.
  • On the Manitoba PNP website, there is a list of about 160 jobs that are in demand. So, if you are an international student now or in the future who wants to become a permanent resident by working for an employer for 6 months and skipping the points-based ranking system, you will probably be able to find a job that qualifies you, whether it’s in business, as an administrative assistant, in logistics or supply chain, in IT, as an engineer, architect, inspector, or in a number of health jobs, from technicians to nutritionists and other health jobs. We can say that it’s one of the biggest lists of in-demand jobs, bigger than BC, Ontario, and the Atlantic provinces. If you’re wondering why this program is better than Saskatchewan, it’s because you don’t need points to be invited for PR if you meet the minimum requirements we talked about in this article.

This is likely, along with Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, one of the best programs for international students in any province. These three provinces really went above and beyond by giving their international students an easy and flexible way to move from PR to PR. Shame on the Ontario PNP and the IRCC for not helping international students in Ontario become permanent residents as Manitoba does.

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Manitoba PNP Entrepreneur Stream

Last but not least is the Manitoba PNP Entrepreneur Stream, which, as you may or may not already know, has the shortest time to a Canadian PR nomination of any business program in any province. We’ve talked about this program before, but here’s a quick recap for those who haven’t seen our other videos and articles on the subject:

The most important parts of the program and things to think about for business owners or managers who want to invest or start a business in Canada and apply for PR are:

  • If you can invest outside of the Winnipeg metropolitan area, or outside of the big city area, you can start with a $150,000 investment, which is on the lower end compared to other provinces, except for Alberta and BC regional programs. People in the Winnipeg area expect you to spend $250,000. This is because of the competition in the big cities.
  • It doesn’t matter how much you invest or where you invest, you need a net worth of $500,000 across all your assets, anywhere in the world. This will be checked by a third party chosen by the province of Manitoba.
  • You only need a high school diploma, and you don’t have to get a degree or diploma after high school.
  • You must have a CLB 5 in the language before you can apply. Compared to Ontario and other provinces, this is a small disadvantage, but it’s not a big deal for serious entrepreneurs.
  • You must have managed or owned a business for at least three years in the last five years before you apply.
  • Once you’ve been invited to apply, had an interview, and been given a work permit, you can run the business for 6 months in Manitoba before filing for your nomination. After that, your final PR nomination certificate will be processed. This is the main benefit of the program, and while it takes at least a year in other provinces to be able to file your final report and get your PR nomination certificate, it only takes six months in Manitoba. This is one of the best parts of the show and one of the reasons why it’s so popular.
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Keep in mind that a trip to look around can help you stand out, especially if you already have family in the province. The entrepreneur program in Manitoba is unfortunately based on points, but the PNP officers have a lot of freedom to invite serious applicants with more ties to the province. It is one of our top 3 programs in Manitoba because it has one of the shortest timelines for Canadian PR.

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