Career Employment Pathway

The Career Employment Pathway provides faster nomination pathways for post-secondary students who graduate and find long-term employment in Manitoba in an in-demand occupation consistent with their training. If you meet these conditions, you will be eligible to apply to the MPNP immediately after graduating and obtaining the job offer.

If you are an international student who graduated in another province of Canada and/or are not working in an in-demand occupation, you may be eligible to apply under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba pathway.


CriterionMinimum Requirement
EducationYou must have graduated in the past 3 years from a designated post-secondary institution in Manitoba (minimum one year, two semesters, full-time coursework).
Official Languages ProficiencyMinimum CLB/NCLC 7 (or equivalent)
Current Employment in Manitoba*You must have a full-time job offer from an eligible Manitoba employer, with a minimum 1-year contract on Manitoba’s published In-Demand Occupations list that is consistent with your completed program of studies in Manitoba.

You must be working full-time in MB at the time your application is assessed.

Settlement FundsYou must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.


You must be employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba.
AdaptabilityYou must be residing in Manitoba at the time of application.

You must show the intent to continue to reside in Manitoba after nomination, including the submission of a Career Employment Plan demonstrating opportunities for a successful career track in Manitoba.
*International students who lost or want to change employment must inform the MPNP. Each case will be reviewed and given consideration. There are no set rules or guidelines as there may be a number of reasons that an international student may lose or need to change employment. It is best to contact the MPNP to discuss your situation to determine the best course of action.

You must also be eligible to apply to the MPNP.