Destination Canada Mobility Forum 2022

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, along with the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM), Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW), Acceuil Francophone, and the Manitoba Francophone Immigration Network (RIF-MB) 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 16 to 23, 2022, and in the virtual version from November 28 to 30.

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. To view the Government of Manitoba news release on this announcement, please click here.

Registration for Destination Canada Mobility Forum 2022 orientation sessions open

If you are a Manitoba employer who is interested in recruiting overseas, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) can represent your business and job opportunities at the upcoming Destination Canada Mobility Forum. This year, the MPNP is partnering with Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW), and we encourage you to sign up for an upcoming orientation session to learn how we can help you find solutions to your labour needs, free of charge.

The MPNP, in partnership with EDW and other community partners, 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 16 to 23, 2022.

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 and how we can represent you, register for the orientation session now.

Should you have any questions about the sessions, please direct them to talent@yeswinnipeg.com.

Hong Kong Talent Recruitment Mission

The MPNP will be participating in Yes! Winnipeg's virtual recruitment campaign for hiring international talent from Hong Kong on April 26, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Hong Kong time | 7:00 a.m. CDT by delivering a presentation on the MPNP's Skilled Worker program to be followed by a Q&A session. Please see here for free tickets to this event, and visit Yes! Winnipeg's website for more information.

Hong Kong Investor Recruitment Mission

The MPNP's Business Program will be participating in Yes! Winnipeg's virtual recruitment campaign for entrepreneur investors from Hong Kong on April 28, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Hong Kong time | 7:00 a.m. CDT by delivering a presentation on the MPNP's business immigration program, to be followed by a Q&A session. Please see here for free tickets to this event, and visit Yes! Winnipeg's website for more information.

Local Recruitment Campaign for Winnipeg Employers

MPNP Employer Services (MES), in partnership with Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW), is currently conducting a local recruitment campaign aimed at assisting Winnipeg employers to fill current job openings with local candidates. Employers interested in recruiting permanent and temporary residents in Canada holding a valid work permit can obtain more information about this campaign at edwtalentmission.com.

You may also wish to contact:

  • MES at employerdirect@gov.mb.ca
  • EDW at wpginfo@edwinnipeg.com

Promotion and Support for International Recruitment - Programs and Resources

Officers from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offices in Paris, Rabat, and Dakar, as well as IRCC's Outreach Officer Network, coordinated by the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada, will be conducting information sessions across Canada from March 5 to 20, including Winnipeg, Manitoba. The information sessions are an opportunity to learn about:

  • support available from IRCC and local public employment services for recruitment in various countries, free of charge;
  • new talent pools;
  • IRCC's temporary and permanent residence programs and measures to facilitate recruitment of French-speaking international candidates;
  • services for newcomers available in French to help them settle in their new community;
  • the annual Destination Canada Mobility Forum and other recruitment activities, in person and online.

Registration for the Winnipeg session is now open at eventbrite.ca/e/promotion-and-support-for-international-recruitment-programs-and-resources-tickets-97818629153.

Employers in Winnipeg, Manitoba are looking for tech talent

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) will be participating in a tech talent recruitment mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 18 to 21, 2019. MPNP representatives will be available to provide more information about Manitoba and the immigration process and answer any questions you may have.

For more information about this mission, participating employers, and job openings, please visit the official event page.

International Recruitment Information Session - June 19, 2019

The Federation of Francophone and Acadian Communities in Canada (FCFA) and the Francophone Immigration Network (RIF), in partnership with representatives from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), organize yearly in-person or webinar-based information sessions to inform employers of different federal programs that seek to help them meet their skilled labour needs, as well as supports available to them throughout the recruitment process.

Please visit www.immigrationfrancophone.ca for more information and to register for the June 19, 2019 webinar (delivered in English).

Bold Commerce - Senior Software Developer Interviews - Paris 2019

Bold Commerce is headed to Paris, France this spring 2019 seeking world-class senior software developers to join their growing team. If this sounds like you, we highly encourage you to apply directly to Bold Commerce.

  • Application deadline: To be announced
  • Paris interviews with Bold Commerce: Travel dates to be announced

Please check boldcommerce.com/fr/a-bold-move for further details and updates on travel dates.

MPNP Information and Employer Engagement Sessions - Eastern Europe 2018

Manitoba Immigration is planning an overseas recruitment mission in Eastern Europe (Germany) in May 2018.

If your business is experiencing difficulty recruiting workers locally and is interested in participating in this overseas mission, please submit an expression of your interest together with the required supporting documentation to participate to employerdirect@gov.mb.ca with the subject line "Eastern Europe Mission 2018" by no later than February 14, 2018. No new requests will be accepted after this date.

Along with your email of intent to participate in this mission, you will be asked to complete and submit the Strategic Recruitment Information form indicating what positions (include the NOC 2016 code and job title for each position) you are interested in recruiting, the number of workers per position and a detailed job description. Interested employers will also be asked to provide proof of current advertising to demonstrate efforts to recruit Canadians and Canadian permanent residents for vacant positions.

Employers must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate:

  • Business must be established in Manitoba and registered as a corporation, limited partnership, or sole proprietorship; home-based employers are not eligible
  • Have business premises in Manitoba where the applicant(s) will work
  • Be active in Manitoba for a minimum of three years immediately preceding the application
  • Have a positive history with the MPNP
  • Be in compliance with all provincial labour laws, including but not limited to employment standards, health and safety standards, and labour relations legislation

Employers will be responsible for their own airfare, accommodations cost, meal costs, and cost-shared meeting space. Employers will be required to register with the Government of Canada's Employer Portal and pay the $230 compliance fee per position, which cannot be charged back to the worker.

The following criteria applies to eligible positions:

  • Positions can fall under NOC 0, A, B, C and D.
  • If positions fall under NOC C or D, the wage rates must meet median wages. Employers will also be required to pay the fees for the temporary foreign worker's work permit ($155) and pay for the transportation costs (i.e., airfare) of the worker to the work location in Manitoba and back to their place of permanent residence (if required).
  • Positions must be for long-term, full-time employment and meet prevailing wages and working conditions offered to Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents in Manitoba.
  • The offer of employment is related to the assessed occupation, including training and work experience of the internationally trained worker.
  • Positions cannot be temporary or seasonal in nature.
  • Employment cannot be commission-based.
  • There is no training component required to the recruitment of the foreign worker. Selected candidates should be able to commence work in the position upon securing a work permit and arriving in Manitoba.

Notes

  • Employers will be assessed on their labour market need and employer eligibility. Final selection of employers will be based on their active participation in the mission.
  • MPNP overseas activities are subject to program resources and departmental approval.