MPNP Annual Report 2020

Overview

1. Nominations by Stream

  • 5,657 total nominations across all program streams
    • 17% increase from 2019 
  • 5,635 Skilled Worker nominations across all program streams
    • 4,805 (85%) of Skilled Worker nominees had a job or job offer at the time of nomination
    • 2,946 (61%) of Skilled Worker nominees completed post-secondary education in Manitoba
  • 22 Business nominations
    • 57% increase from 2019 
    • $26.7 million invested in Manitoba by Business Investor nominees
    • 28 jobs created/maintained in Manitoba
StreamApplications ReceivedNominationsRefusalsTotal Processed*Approval Rate
Skilled Worker in Manitoba3,8024,490824,61298%
Skilled Worker Overseas5191,1453381,49677%
Business Investor5022**124692%
Total4,3715,6574326,15492%
*Total Processed includes applications that were withdrawn by the applicant.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 Graduate2,47544%99%
Employment in Manitoba1,59728%96%
Skilled Worker Overseas1,14520%77%
International Education4187%96%
Business Investor22*0.4%92%
Total4,830100%92%
*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
Winnipeg4,48379.6%
Brandon2654.7%
Neepawa1152.0%
Steinbach1081.9%
Morden861.5%
Thompson701.2%
Selkirk490.9%
Winkler480.9%
Portage la Prairie470.8%
Landmark410.7%

B. Business Nominees

In 2020, 22 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
India2,58445.9%
China, People’s Republic86915.4%
Nigeria4057.2%
The Philippines3376.0%
Brazil1382.4%
Vietnam1132.0%
Bangladesh951.7%
Colombia841.5%
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)791.4%
Pakistan681.2%

Skilled Worker Nominee Details

5. Nominations by Occupation Category (NOC 2016)

Skill TypeNominations
0 Management occupations429
1 Business, finance and administration occupations885
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations505
3 Health occupations97
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services236
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport64
6 Sales and service occupations2,292
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations778
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations88
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities261

6. Nominations by NOC Skill Level

NOC Skill LevelNominations
0429
A601
B2,583
C1,396
D626

Business Nominee Details

7. Business Nominations by Sector (NAICS)

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code and SectorNominations
11 – Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting10
31–33 – Manufacturing– –*
44–45 – Retail trade– –*
54 – Professional, scientific and technical services– –*
72 – Accommodation and food services7
Total22
*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 Manitoba81 days185 days83 days
Skilled Worker Overseas165 days327 days202 days
Business Investor196 days219 days205 days
Average processing times are calculated based on date of submission to decision.

9. Expression of Interest Pool

  • 41,080 Skilled Worker EOI profiles submitted in 2020
  • 12,717 Letters of Advice to Apply issued in 2020
  • 21,859 active EOI profiles at the end of 2020

10. Francophone Nominations

StreamNominations% of Total Nominations
Skilled Worker in Manitoba500.9%
Skilled Worker Overseas731.3%
Business Investor00%
Total1232.2%

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