MPNP Annual Report 2021

Overview

1. Nominations by Stream

  • 6,275 total nominations across all program streams
    • 11% increase from 2020
  • 4,470 Skilled Worker nominations across all program streams
    • 82% of Skilled Worker nominees had a job or job offer at the time of nomination
    • 38% of Skilled Worker nominees completed post-secondary education in Manitoba
  • 6 Business nominations
    • 73% decrease from 2020
    • $6.77 million invested in Manitoba by Business Investor nominees
    • 28 jobs created/maintained in Manitoba
StreamApplications ReceivedNominationsRefusalsTotal Processed*Approval Rate
Skilled Worker in Manitoba5,3364,470234,51599%
International Education505310431499%
Skilled Worker Overseas2,4591,489241,53097%
Business Investor336**94678%
Total8,3336,275606,40598%
*Total Processed includes applications that were withdrawn by the applicant.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. There were 36 applications Approved in Principle in 2021.

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 Graduate2,05833%99%
Working in Manitoba2,41438%99%
International Education3085%97%
Skilled Worker Overseas1,48924%98%
Business Investor6*0%78%
Total6,275100%98%
*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. There were 36 applications Approved in Principle in 2021.

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
Winnipeg4,93578.7%
Brandon2964.7%
Neepawa1873.0%
Steinbach1432.3%
Winkler901.4%
Portage la Prairie881.4%
Thompson881.4%
Morden721.1%
Selkirk560.9%
Dauphin370.6%

B. Business Nominees

In 2021, there were 6 Business Investor nominees from the Entrepreneur Pathway and Farm Investment Pathway. Those under the Entrepreneur Pathway were confirmed to have created a new business or acquired an existing business based on their Business Performance Agreement. Those under the Farm Pathway were directly nominated and have identified potential locations for their farming business. However, as no community received five or more BIS nominees and counts of fewer than five nominees are suppressed to protect nominee identity, Business Investor destinations are not listed here.

4. Principal Applicant Country of Citizenship

The MPNP issued nominations to citizens from 106 different countries in 2021; listed below are the top ten.

Country of CitizenshipNominations% of Total Nominations
India3,50962.3%
Nigeria63211.2%
China, People's Republic59410.5%
Philippines4127.3%
Vietnam881.6%
Bangladesh841.5%
Hong Kong621.1%
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)551.0%
Pakistan551.0%
Morocco490.9%

Skilled Worker Nominee Details

5. Nominations by Occupation Category (NOC 2011)

Skill TypeNominations
0 Management occupations427
1 Business, finance and administration occupations843
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations477
3 Health occupations134
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services302
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport48
6 Sales and service occupations2,526
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations1,019
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations77
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities416
Total6,269

6. Nominations by NOC Skill Level

NOC Skill LevelNominations
0427
A616
B2,486
C1,851
D889
Total6,269

Business Nominee Details

7. Business Nominations by Sector (NAICS)

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code and SectorNominations
11 – Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting– –*
33 – Manufacturing– –*
72 – Accommodation and food services– –*
81 – Other services (except Public Administration)– –*
Total– –*
*Counts of fewer than five nominees have been suppressed and are reported as "– –" to protect the identities of those nominees.

8. Locations of Business Investments

CityInvestments
Crystal City1
Lockport1
Niverville1
Seven Sisters Falls1
St. Andrews, R.M.1
St. Claude1
Winnipeg11
Total17

Additional Details

9. 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 Manitoba58 days189 days59 days
International Education49 days215 days52 days
Skilled Worker Overseas64 days168 days66 days
Business Investor301 days196 days282 days
Average processing times are calculated based on date of submission to decision.

10. Expression of Interest Pool

  • 33,238 Skilled Worker Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles submitted in 2021
  • 10,954 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) issued in 2021
  • 23,395 active EOI profiles at the end of 2021

11. Francophone Nominations

StreamNominations% of Total Nominations
Skilled Worker in Manitoba261.2%
International Education10.3%
Skilled Worker Overseas1432.3%
Total1703.8%

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