Manitoba In-Demand Occupations

The MPNP is locally driven and based on the needs of Manitoba employers. We select internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed in the local labour market.

To better identify MPNP candidates who meet the needs of Manitoba employers, the MPNP identifies in-demand occupations based on Manitoba Labour Market Information and Occupational Forecasts, as well as through direct employer consultations. The occupations listed reference Edition 2016 of the National Occupation Classification (NOC).

The MPNP In-Demand Occupations List provides a regularly updated listing of which occupations qualify as ‘in-demand’ in Manitoba.

Many occupations on the in-demand list are limited to specific skilled streams of the MPNP and candidates must meet the specific criteria and requirements for one of the specific pathways listed under each stream. Candidates working in an in-demand occupation will be prioritized during Expression of Interest draws.

In-Demand Occupations List

1 - Business, finance and administration occupations

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLBSWOSWMIES
0111Financial managers07
0112Human resources managers07
0114Other administrative services managers07
0121Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers07
0122Banking, credit and other investment managers07
0124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers07
1111Financial auditors and accountantsA7
1112Financial and investment analystsA5
1114Other financial officersA5
1121Human resources professionalsA5
1122Professional occupations in business management consultingA5
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relationsA5
1212Supervisors, finance and insurance office workersB5
1215Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupationsB5
1221Administrative officersB5
1223Human resources and recruitment officersB5
1224Property administratorsB5
1241Administrative assistantsB5
1242Legal administrative assistantsB5
1251Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupationsB5
1311Accounting technicians and bookkeepersB5

2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLBSWOSWMIES
0211Engineering managers07
0212Architecture* and science managers07
0213Computer and information systems managers07
2121Biologists and related scientists A5
2123Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialistsA5
2131Civil engineersA7
2132Mechanical engineersA7
2133Electrical and electronics engineersA7
2141Industrial and manufacturing engineersA7
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)A7
2154Land surveyors*A7
2161Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries A5
2171Information systems analysts and consultants A5
2172Database analysts and data administrators A5
2173Software engineers and designersA5
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers A5
2175Web designers and developers A5
2211Chemical technologists and technicians B5
2212Geological and mineral technologists and techniciansB5
2221Biological technologists and techniciansB5
2222Agricultural and fish products inspectors B5
2231Civil engineering technologists and techniciansB5
2232Mechanical engineering technologists and techniciansB5
2233Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and techniciansB5
2234Construction estimators B5
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and techniciansB5
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)B5
2244Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectorsB5
2253Drafting technologists and techniciansB5
2271Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors B5
2281Computer network techniciansB5
2282User support technicians B5
*Regulated occupation
**Compulsory trade

3 - Health occupations

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLBSWOSWMIES
0311Managers in Health CareA7
3132Dietitians* and nutritionistsA7
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologists*A7
3143Occupational therapists*A7
3211Medical laboratory technologists*B7
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants B5
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians B5
3214Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists*B7
3215Medical radiation technologists*B5
3219Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) B5
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapists*B7
3236Massage therapists B5
*Regulated occupation
**Compulsory trade

4 - Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLBSWOSWMIES
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services05
4112Lawyers and Quebec notaries*A7
4152Social workersA7
4153Family, marriage and other related counsellors A5
4161Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers A5
4163Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants A5
4164Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers A5
4165Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers A5
4166Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers A5
4167Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers A5
4168Program officers unique to government A5
4211Paralegal and related occupations B5
4212Social and community service workers B5
4214Early childhood educators and assistantsB7
4215Instructors of persons with disabilities B5
*Regulated occupation

5 - Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLBSWOSWMIES
0513Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors05
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations A5
5225Audio and video recording technicians B5
5241Graphic designers and illustrators B5
5242Interior designers and interior decorators B5
5243Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers B5
5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness B5

6 - Sales and service occupations

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLBSWOSWMIES
0601Corporate sales managers05
0621Retail and wholesale trade managers05
0651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.05
6221Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade B5
6222Retail and wholesale buyers B5
6232Real estate agents and salespersons B5
6235Financial sales representatives B5
6311Food service supervisors B5
6322Cooks B5
6332Bakers B5

7 - Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLBSWOSWMIES
0711Construction managers05
0712Home building and renovation managers05
0714Facility operation and maintenance managers05
0731Managers in transportation05
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors B5
7232Tool and die makers B5
7233Sheet metal workers B5
7237Welders and related machine operators B5
7241Electricians (except industrial and power system)**B6
7242Industrial electricians**B6
7244Electrical power line and cable workers B5
7245Telecommunications line and cable workersB5
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workersB5
7251Plumbers B5
7271Carpenters B5
7282Concrete finishers B5
7284Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers B5
7294Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) B5
7295Floor covering installers B5
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics B5
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanics B5
7313Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics**B6
7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors B5
7316Machine fitters B5
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers B5
7322Motor vehicle body repairers B5
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineers B5
7362Railway conductors and brakemen/women B5
7371Crane operators**B6
**Compulsory trade

8 - Occupations unique to primary industry

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLBSWOSWMIES
0821Managers in agriculture05

9 - Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLBSWOSWMIES
0911Manufacturing managers05
0912Utilities managers05
9241Power engineers and power systems operators B5

Rural in-demand occupations

In addition to the list above, these occupations are considered in-demand for applicants with the eligible MPNP stream(s) indicated if employment is outside of the Manitoba Capital Region.

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLBEligible MPNP Stream(s)
3413Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associatesC7International Education Stream
9462Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workersC7International Education Stream
Revised October 22, 2018.


Francophone candidates

For the purpose of applying to the MPNP, a Francophone is someone who has French language proficiency that is equal to or greater than their English language proficiency. Your language proficiency must be supported by results from an MPNP-approved language test.

Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels

The CLB levels listed in the In-Demand Occupations List are the minimum levels across all Skilled Worker streams; however, some streams/pathways have higher eligibility requirements. For example, people applying under the International Education Stream require a minimum of CLB 7 in all four skill areas (reading, writing speaking, listening) regardless of their occupation.