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 the 2021 version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC).

In-Demand Occupations List

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

Many occupations on the 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.

1 - Business, finance and administration occupations

NOC 2021 CodeTEERNOC 2021 TitleMinimum CLBSWOSWMIESNOC 2016 EquivalentNOC 2016 Skill Type/Level
100100Financial managers701110
100110Human resources managers701120
100190Other administrative services managers7 01140
100200Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers701210
100210Banking, credit and other investment managers701220
100220Advertising, marketing and public relations managers701240
111001Financial auditors and accountants71111A
111011Financial and investment analysts51112A
111021Financial advisors51114A
111091Other financial officers51114A
112001Human resources professionals51121A
112011Professional occupations in business management consulting51122A
112021Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations51123A
120112Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers51212B
120132Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations51215B
121012Human resources and recruitment officers51223B
121102Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations51251B
122002Accounting technicians and bookkeepers51311B
131003Administrative officers5 1221B
131013Property administrators51224B
131103Administrative assistants5 1241B
131113Legal administrative assistants51242B
132013Production and transportation logistics coordinators51215B

2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

NOC 2021 CodeTEERNOC 2021 TitleMinimum CLBSWOSWMIESNOC 2016 EquivalentNOC 2016 Skill Type/Level
200100Engineering managers702110
200110Architecture and science managers702120
200120Computer and information systems managers702130
211101Biologists and related scientists52121A
211121Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists52123A
212031Land surveyors72154A
212101Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries52161A
212111Data scientists52171A
212201Cybersecurity specialists52171A
212211Business systems specialists52171A
212221Information systems specialists52171A
212231Database analysts and data administrators52172A
212301Computer systems developers and programmers52174A
212311Software engineers and designers52173A
212321Software developers and programmers52174A
212331Web designers52175A
212341Web developers and programmers52175A
213001Civil engineers72131A
213011Mechanical engineers72132A
213101Electrical and electronics engineers72133A
213111Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)72147A
213211Industrial and manufacturing engineers72141A
221002Chemical technologists and technicians52211B
221012Geological and mineral technologists and technicians52212B
221102Biological technologists and technicians52221B
221112Agricultural and fish products inspectors52222B
222122Drafting technologists and technicians52253B
222202Computer network technicians52281B
222212User support technicians52282B
222322Occupational health and safety specialists701120
223002Civil engineering technologists and technicians52231B
223012Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians52232B
223022Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians52233B
223032Construction estimators52234B
223102Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians52241B
223112Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)52242B
223132Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors52244B

3 - Health occupations

NOC 2021 CodeTEERNOC 2021 TitleMinimum CLBSWOSWMIESNOC 2016 EquivalentNOC 2016 Skill Type/Level
300100Managers in health care7 03110
311121Audiologists and speech-language pathologists73141A
311211Dietitians and nutritionists73132A
312031Occupational therapists73143A
313031Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals53212B
321032Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists73214B
321042Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians53213B
321092Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment73142A
321112Dental hygienists and dental therapists73222B
321202Medical laboratory technologists73211B
321212Medical radiation technologists53215B
321242Pharmacy technicians53219B
321292Other medical technologists and technicians53219B
322012Massage therapists53236B
331013Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations53212B
331033Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants53219B

4 - Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

NOC 2021 CodeTEERNOC 2021 TitleMinimum CLBSWOSWMIESNOC 2016 EquivalentNOC 2016 Skill Type/Level
400300Managers in social, community and correctional services504230
411011Lawyers and Quebec notaries74112A
413001Social workers74152A
413011Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies74151A
413011Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies54153A
413101Police investigators and other investigative occupations54165A
413211Career development practitioners and career counsellors (except education)54153A
414001Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers54161A
414021Business development officers and market researchers and analysts54163A
414031Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers54164A
414041Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers54165A
414051Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers54166A
414061Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers54167A
414071Program officers unique to government54168A
422002Paralegal and related occupations54211B
422012Social and community service workers54212B
422022Early childhood educators and assistants74214B
422032Instructors of persons with disabilities54215B

5 - Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

NOC 2021 CodeTEERNOC 2021 TitleMinimum CLBSWOSWMIESNOC 2016 EquivalentNOC 2016 Skill Type/Level
500120Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors505130
511201Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations55131A
521132Audio and video recording technicians55225B
521202Graphic designers and illustrators55241B
521212Interior designers and interior decorators55242B
531233Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers55243B
541004Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness5 5254B

6 - Sales and service occupations

NOC 2021 CodeTEERNOC 2021 TitleMinimum CLBSWOSWMIESNOC 2016 EquivalentNOC 2016 Skill Type/Level
600100Corporate sales managers5 06010
600200Retail and wholesale trade managers5 06210
600400Managers in customer and personal services5 06510
620102Retail sales supervisors55243B
620202Food service supervisors56311B
621002Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade56221B
621012Retail and wholesale buyers56222B
631013Real estate agents and salespersons56232B
631023Financial sales representatives56235B
641004Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers5 5243B
644094Other customer and information services representatives5 1123A

7 - Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

NOC 2021 CodeTEERNOC 2021 TitleMinimum CLBSWOSWMIESNOC 2016 EquivalentNOC 2016 Skill Type/Level
700100Construction managers507110
700110Home building and renovation managers507120
700120Facility operation and maintenance managers507140
700200Managers in transportation507310
721002Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors57231B
721012Tool and die makers57232B
721022Sheet metal workers57233B
721062Welders and related machine operators57237B
722002Electricians (except industrial and power system)67241B
722012Industrial electricians67242B
722032Electrical power line and cable workers57244B
722042Telecommunications line and cable workers57245B
722052Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians57246B
724002Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics57311B
724012Heavy-duty equipment mechanics57312B
724022Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics67313B
724042Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors57315B
724052Machine fitters57316B
724102Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers57321B
724112Auto body collision, refinishing and glass technicians and damage repair estimators57322B
725002Crane operators67371B
726002Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors52271B
731003Concrete finishers57282B
731023Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers57284B
731123Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)57294B
731133Floor covering installers57295B
733103Railway and yard locomotive engineers57361B
733113Railway conductors and brakemen/women57362B
742024Air transport ramp attendants5 1215B
751015Material handlers5 6221B
751105Construction trades helpers and labourers6 7371B

8 - Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations

NOC 2021 CodeTEERNOC 2021 TitleMinimum CLBSWOSWMIESNOC 2016 EquivalentNOC 2016 Skill Type/Level
800200Managers in agriculture508210

9 - Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

NOC 2021 CodeTEERNOC 2021 TitleMinimum CLBSWOSWMIESNOC 2016 EquivalentNOC 2016 Skill Type/Level
900100Manufacturing managers509110
900110Utilities managers509120
921002Power engineers and power systems operators59241B

Rural in-demand occupations

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

NOC 2021 CodeTEERNOC 2021 TitleMinimum CLBSWOSWMIESNOC 2016 EquivalentNOC 2016 Skill Type/Level
331023Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates7 3413C
941414Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers7 9462C


Francophone candidates

For the purpose of applying to the MPNP, a francophone candidate 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.

If you are a francophone candidate and wish to apply to the Skilled Worker in Manitoba pathway, you do not need to be working in an occupation on the In-Demand Occupations List to meet the eligibility criteria for an MPNP stream.

If you are a francophone candidate and wish to apply to the Skilled Worker Overseas pathway, you must be working in an occupation on the In-Demand Occupations List, or in the field of media and communications or education and training (at the primary, secondary or post-secondary level).

Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels

The CLB levels listed in the In-Demand Occupations List are the minimum levels across all Skilled Worker pathways; 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.