Manitoba Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

The Manitoba Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway is one of several immigration pathways under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). This pathway is designed for foreign workers who have a job offer from a Manitoba employer and meet certain criteria.

Eligibility Requirements for Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

If you seek permanent residence in Canada under the Manitoba Work Experience Pathway, you must be aware of the eligibility criteria:

1. Job Offer

To be eligible for this stream, you must have attended an MPNP recruitment session outside of Canada. You must have met with MPNP personnel and a Manitoba company as part of the recruitment process. Following the interview, the company must officially offer full-time permanent employment in Manitoba.

2. Work Experience

A minimum of two years of relevant employment experience in the last five years, or other relevant experience specified by the employer;


If less than two years, the employer will identify relevant experience.

3. Additional Employment/Job Offer Requirements

  • You must demonstrate a Long-term, full-time work offer that matches your employment and compensation qualifications in Manitoba.
  • Your employer owns a registered commercial enterprise that has been operating in Manitoba for at least three years before the application.
  • Your working conditions would be comparable to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
  • Your employment should not be home-based, part-time, temporary, seasonal, or commission-based.

4. Language Proficiency

The level of language proficiency required depends on the occupation of the candidate’s Manitoba offer:

  • For regulated occupations, a minimum of CLB/NCLC 7 is required.
  • For compulsory trades, a minimum of CLB/NCLC 6 is required.
  • For all occupations under NOC TEER categories 0, 1, and 2, a minimum CLB/NCLC level of 5 is required.
  • For all occupations under NOC TEER categories 3, 4 and 5, a minimum CLB/NCLC level of 4 is required.

5. Level of Education

You must have post-secondary education in your educational field. If the position necessitates licensure or certification to practise in Manitoba, you must first apply to the regulatory body to get this certification before applying to MPNP. In some situations, your employment offers at NOC Skill Level C or D may be eligible to apply to the MPNP even if you have no post-secondary education.

6. Age

This stream only accepts candidates aged 21 to 45.

7. Adaptability

If you have a deep connection, such as direct relatives staying in Manitoba, you must furnish documented proof of your established connection. You must demonstrate your intent and ability to live in the province long-term.

8. Settlement Plan

You must submit a detailed settlement plan, demonstrating your plan for career prospects, community development and, most importantly, your plan for integrating into the community life in Manitoba.

9. Settlement Fund

You must demonstrate your settlement fund that is required for settlement funds requirements. You must have liquid money of $10,000 CAD plus an additional $2,000 CAD per accompanying dependant. Your assets such as car, real estate, bonds etc. are not considered as your settlement funds.

How to Apply for Manitoba Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway?

To apply for the Manitoba Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway, you need to follow these steps:

1. Expression of Interest (EOI) System

  • To initiate your application, register your profile on the MPNP online portal.
  • Submit your profile, providing comprehensive answers to all questions.
  • Your profile will be evaluated and scored using the MPNP Ranking System.

2. Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA)

  • Successful candidates will receive a Letter of Advice to Apply during MPNP Draws.
  • The LAA serves as an invitation to proceed with the application process.

3. Full Application Submission

  • Upon receiving an LAA, submit a detailed application form to the MPNP.
  • Applicants are granted a 60-day window to ensure a complete and accurate submission.
  • The application process is conducted online through your designated account.

4. Provincial Nomination and Preparation Period

  • Upon successfully processing your application, a provincial nomination for permanent residence in Manitoba is issued.
  • Beneficiaries are afforded a generous 6-month period to prepare their final application.

5. Document Submission

  • Although the application process is not entirely online, meticulous document preparation is crucial.
  • Submit all required documents by mail to the relevant authority.

6. Timeline and Conclusion

  • The entire process typically spans approximately 18 months.
  • Candidates are advised to adhere to the specified timelines and requirements to ensure a smooth progression through each phase.

How can ELAAR guide you?

As a licensed immigration consultant, our main goal is to assist candidates in finding the ideal path to obtain permanent residency in Manitoba province. One of the most sought-after programs is the Skilled Worker in Manitoba – Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway, which offers a straightforward route to permanent residency and encourages a long-term commitment.

We help candidates every step of the way, from creating an EOI profile and filling out the questionnaire to evaluating all documents and ensuring the accuracy of the application. Our team goes above and beyond to find legitimate ways to fill in the details that increase the chances of getting a letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).

Additionally, we assist candidates in applying to the Government of Canada for permanent residency. Trust us to guide you through the entire process and achieve your dream of becoming a permanent resident in Manitoba.

FAQs: Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

These are some frequently asked questions about the MPNP Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway.

What is the minimum MPNP assessment points to be considered under the Employer Direct Pathway?

All applicants must meet the minimum 60 MPNP assessment points to be considered under the Employer Direct Pathway.

What are the criteria for international candidates?

  • Age: 21–45 (unless otherwise specifically requested by the employer).
  • Education: Completion of post-secondary education is required where specified by the employer/occupation. However, on some pilot programs, on-the-job training may be considered.
  • Work experience: Candidates must have acquired at least two years of full-time work experience in the past five years in an occupation that is related to the job they are applying for.
  • Official languages proficiency: For TEER 0, 1, 2 and 3 occupations, candidates must demonstrate language proficiency of at least CLB 5 in each test category (skill area), according to the CLB Language Grid. For TEER 4 and 5 occupations, the minimum required is CLB 4.
  • Adaptability and settlement supports: Candidates who have stronger ties to a province other than Manitoba, through previous employment or post-secondary education, may be considered a retention risk and therefore not approved by Employer Services or the MPNP. Priority will be given to labor market needs outside of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.

What costs are employers required to cover?

Employers will be required to pay transportation to Manitoba and work permit costs for selected workers in TEER 4 or 5 occupations and may also be required to pay repatriation costs.

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