Destination Canada Mobility Forum 2023

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, along with the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM), Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW), Acceuil Francophone and several Manitoba employers, will be participating in the upcoming Government of Canada's Destination Canada Mobility Forum, a recruitment fair for bilingual skilled workers in Paris, France and Rabat, Morocco from November 18 to 24, 2023, and in the virtual version from December 4 to 6.

Every year, the Canadian government organizes this event to connect Canadian employers in predominantly anglophone provinces with skilled bilingual candidates from a variety of industries.

To learn more about the Destination Canada Mobility Forum, please click here.

Destination Manitoba in Douala, Cameroon

The Manitoba government is excited to support the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM) in their stand-alone promotional mission to Douala, Cameroon, named Destination Manitoba. From November 28 to 30, 2023, CDEM will be promoting Manitoba as an immigration destination of choice to skilled French-speaking and bilingual candidates in new markets.

For more information on this initiative, click here.

Immigrating to Manitoba: Discover Manitoba's Immigration Process & Learn More about Francophone Manitoba!

As part of National Francophone Immigration Week, the Réseau en immigration francophone du Manitoba, in collaboration with the Province of Manitoba, is offering a webinar on November 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. to inform potential francophone immigrants about the process for immigrating to Manitoba as well as francophone life in this province.

Please click here for registration information. For the Manitoba government news release, please click here.

Manitoba government announces members of Advisory Council on Economic Immigration and Settlement

To provide leadership on economic immigration and settlement in Manitoba, the Manitoba government has selected members of the Advisory Council on Economic Immigration and Settlement (ACEIS) following a call for applications, as announced by Labour and Immigration Minister Jon Reyes on July 13, 2023.

While ACEIS was in the process of being formed, the Manitoba government had already begun working toward achieving recommendations of the Immigration Advisory Council (IAC) report four months after the report was finalized. To date, five items have been completed and another 39 are in the process of completion. Remaining recommendations will be actioned based on interdepartmental collaboration and engagement with community partners.

To view the official news release, please click here. To view the progress report released on July 10, 2023, please visit the IAC page of our website here.

New process for skilled worker requests

As of June 13, 2023, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has updated the process for skilled workers to

  • inform the MPNP of your intention to change your employment,
  • request a work permit support letter,
  • request a nomination certificate extension, and
  • inform the MPNP of changes to your Express Entry profile.

All requests must be submitted using the new Skilled Worker Webform. The MPNP is committed to processing all requests received via the webform within 10 business days. Incomplete requests may exceed this processing period.

Manitoba government provides funding for 24 newcomer support organizations

The Manitoba government is providing a total of $4 million to 24 newcomer service provider organizations whose projects were selected through the Newcomer Community Integration Support (NCIS) program - Newcomer Community Connections Stream, Labour and Immigration Minister Jon Reyes announced today.

“Attracting and retaining new immigrants has been identified as a key factor in Manitoba’s post-pandemic economic recovery,” said Reyes. “This funding supports our government’s vision of a skilled and talented Manitoba, a key component of which is to welcome newcomers and ensure they are able to participate fully in the community and contribute to a growing economy.”

The NCIS program provides financial support to projects that enhance the social and economic integration of newcomers. This program offers a total of $7.1 million in funding this year including $3 million for Manitoba Start and $120,000 for Recognition Counts. In February, the Manitoba government announced it was accepting applications for the Newcomer Community Connections Stream, which will receive $4 million in funding.

The $4 million in funding, which doubles last year’s investment, will be distributed amongst 24 successful projects. Of the approved projects, the Manitoba government is also making a three-year funding commitment to 12 projects, ensuring there are no interruptions to the delivery of programs that represent a baseline of services that are essential to the settlement and integration of newcomers to Manitoba.

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Manitoba government accepting applications for new Advisory Council on Economic Immigration and Settlement

Labour and Immigration Minister Jon Reyes announced today that the Manitoba government is accepting applications for the Advisory Council on Economic Immigration and Settlement (ACEIS), which will inform the development of a comprehensive, multi-sector strategy to attract and retain immigrants, streamline the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program and enhance settlement services.

The ACEIS is seeking diverse community members to advance Manitoba’s legacy as a leader in immigration. For more information, please click here.

Post-graduation work permit extension for certain international graduates

On March 17, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that international graduates with a recently expired or expiring post-graduation work permit (PGWP) will qualify for an additional or extended work permit to stay longer and gain additional work experience for up to 18 months.

Foreign nationals whose PGWP has already expired in 2023 and those who were eligible for the 2022 PGWP facilitative measure will also have the opportunity to apply for an additional 18-month work permit. Those with expired work permits will be able to restore their status, even if they are beyond the 90-day restoration period, and will receive an interim work authorization while awaiting processing of their new work permit application.

Please see the IRCC news release for more information.

MPNP to participate in Emigratiebeurs Emigration Expo

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) will be participating in the upcoming Emigratiebeurs Emigration Expo and Career Fair in Houten (Utrecht), Netherlands from April 1 to 2, 2023.

The Expo is one of Europe's largest events for emigrants. Farmers, students, entrepreneurs, and job seekers with diverse experience will be in attendance. The MPNP will be promoting its Farm Investor Pathway, Business Investor Stream, and Skilled Worker Stream to attract potential immigrants from a wide variety of fields to Manitoba.

To learn more about the Emigratiebeurs Emigration Expo and Career Fair, please click here.

Interested employers may register on the Work in Manitoba job portal. Interested international job seekers can register here. Employers who require additional information may send an email to Candidates interested in the MPNP Business Investor Stream, including its Farm Investor Pathway, may send an email to

Destination Canada 2023

The IRCC office at the Canadian Embassy in France, in collaboration with the Information and Communications Technology Council and Tourism HR, is organizing online recruitment fairs to connect Canadian employers with qualified French-speaking and bilingual international candidates in the information and communications technology (ICT) and tourism-hospitality-culinary sectors.

Employers with job openings in Manitoba in these sectors are invited to apply to participate. Click here for a list of approved occupations for which employers may recruit candidates. For these recruitment events, the employer must participate directly and cannot be represented.

Thanks to a state-of-the-art tool that matches the needs expressed in the job postings with the experience and skills of the registered candidates, a list of qualified candidates will be proposed for each position. Employers will have access to their profile, their CV and a pre-recorded video presentation. A platform will be made available to organize interviews with the candidates they wish to meet. The interviews with the candidates will take place at the dates and times they wish, from February 20 to March 31, 2023.

Participating employers will also be invited to attend an online information forum to present their company to candidates. Destination Canada ITC will take place on March 14, 2023 and Destination Canada Tourism-Hospitality-Culinary will take place on March 20 and 21, 2023.

Participation is free of charge but the number of places is limited. Employers can register here from Monday, January 30 to Thursday, February 16, 2023. The MPNP will provide any necessary support to employers and interested candidates should they require it. If you are a Manitoba employer and have registered to participate in either edition, please advise us by sending an email to with the subject line “Destination Canada 2023 Employer Registration”.