MPNP Annual Report 2018

Overview

1. Nominations by Stream

  • 5,207 total nominations across all program streams
    • 4.0% increase from 2017 and an MPNP record number of nominations
  • 5,119 Skilled Worker nominations across all program streams
    • 4,101, or 78.6%, of nominees had a job or job offer when nominated, a 51.2% increase from 2017 and an MPNP record
    • 1,923, or 37.6%, of nominees completed post-secondary education in Manitoba; another MPNP record
  • 88 Business nominations
    • 67.1% decrease from 2017 due to program renewal
    • $12.7 million invested in Manitoba by Business Investor nominees
    • 182 jobs created/maintained in Manitoba
StreamApplications ReceivedNominationsRefusalsTotal Processed*Approval Rate
Skilled Worker in Manitoba3,3623,399633,46298%
Skilled Worker Overseas2,6661,7201811,90190%
Business Investor1588*10319146%
Total6,0435,2073475,55494%
*Total Processed includes applications that were withdrawn by the applicant.

**Due to the temporary-to-permanent (TR) model of the Entrepreneur Pathway (EP), the number of nominations differ from the number of approvals. EP applicants first receive an Approval in Principle and are then provided a work permit support letter. After the EP applicant has arrived in Manitoba on a work permit, invested in their intended business, and fulfilled the conditions in their Business Performance Agreement, they will then be nominated.

With the Farm Investor Pathway (FIP), which is a direct nomination model with a Deposit Agreement, FIP applicants are approved and nominated, arrive in Manitoba as a permanent resident, then invest in their intended business.

2. Nominations by Connection to Manitoba

ConnectionNominations% of TotalApproval Rate
Manitoba Graduate1,92336.9%98.6%
Employment in Manitoba1,48128.4%97.6%
Skilled Worker Overseas78915.2%82.5%
Invitation to Apply to MPNP92617.8%98.5%
Business Investor88*1.7%46.1%
Total5,207100%93.8%
*Due to the temporary-to-permanent (TR) model of the Entrepreneur Pathway (EP), the number of nominations differ from the number of approvals. EP applicants first receive an Approval in Principle and are then provided a work permit support letter. After the EP applicant has arrived in Manitoba on a work permit, invested in their intended business, and fulfilled the conditions in their Business Performance Agreement, they will then be nominated.

With the Farm Investor Pathway (FIP), which is a direct nomination model with a Deposit Agreement, FIP applicants are approved and nominated, arrive in Manitoba as a permanent resident, then invest in their intended business.

Provincial Nominee Details

3. Intended Destination in Manitoba

A. Skilled Worker Nominees

Intended DestinationNominations% of Nominees
Winnipeg3,64371.2%
Brandon2945.7%
Neepawa2484.8%
Morden1252.4%
Winkler1122.2%
Thompson1062.1%
Steinbach1022.0%
Portage la Prairie400.8%
Selkirk380.7%
Altona340.7%

B. Business Nominees

In 2018, 20 Business Investor nominees created a new business or acquired an existing business in a community outside of Winnipeg. However, as no community outside of Winnipeg received five or more BIS nominees and counts of fewer than five nominees are suppressed to protect nominee identity, Business Investor rural destinations are not listed here.

4. Principal Applicant Country of Citizenship

The MPNP issued nominations to citizens from 113 different countries in 2018; listed below are the top ten.

Country of CitizenshipNominations% of Total Nominations
India1,78034.2%
China, People’s Republic82515.8%
The Philippines61711.8%
Nigeria3065.9%
Brazil1913.7%
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)1903.6%
Pakistan1302.5%
Algeria841.6%
Ukraine801.5%
Vietnam661.3%

Skilled Worker Nominee Details

5. Nominations by Occupation Category (NOC 2016)

Skill TypeNominations
0 Management occupations402
1 Business, finance and administration occupations728
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations499
3 Health occupations87
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services225
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport49
6 Sales and service occupations1,885
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations599
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations90
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities555

6. Nominations by NOC Skill Level

NOC Skill LevelNominations
0402
A562
B1,847
C1,659
D649

Business Nominee Details

7. Business Nominations by Sector (NAICS)

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code and SectorNominations
11 – Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting5
23 – Construction7
31–33 – Manufacturing9
41 – Wholesale trade– –*
44–45 – Retail trade22
48–49 – Transportation and warehousing– –*
51 – Information and cultural industries– –*
53 – Real estate and rental and leasing– –*
54 – Professional, scientific and technical services12
56 – Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services– –*
61 – Educational services– –*
62 – Health care and social assistance– –*
71 – Arts, entertainment and recreation– –*
72 – Accommodation and food services15
81 – Other services (except public administration)– –*
*Counts of fewer than five nominees have been suppressed and are reported as “– –” to protect the identities of those nominees.

Additional Details

8. Processing Times

The MPNP assesses complete applications within 6 months. Applications which are not complete or with Expressions of Interest discrepancies may exceed this processing standard.

Overall Average

StreamApproved ApplicationsRefused ApplicationsOverall Average
Skilled Worker in Manitoba2.8 months5.6 months2.8 months
Skilled Worker Overseas3.0 months6.8 months3.0 months
Average processing times are calculated based on date of submission to decision.

9. Expression of Interest Pool

  • 26,443 Skilled Worker EOI profiles submitted in 2018
  • 7,950 Letters of Advice to Apply issued in 2018
  • 19,468 active EOI profiles at the end of 2018

10. Francophone Nominations

StreamNominations% of Total Nominations
Skilled Worker in Manitoba691.3%
Skilled Worker Overseas1663.2%
Business00%
Total2354.5%

Note: Francophone nominees are counted as principal applicants who selected French as their preferred communication language with the MPNP.