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What is Manitoba Skilled Worker Overseas Stream?

The Manitoba Skilled Worker Overseas Stream (SWO) is for applicants who demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba through family connections, or previous work experience or education in Manitoba, or through an ITA received as of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. There are two pathways in Manitoba Skilled Worker Overseas Stream:

Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

The Manitoba Express Entry (EE) Pathway is for candidates who have skills and experience and strong family connection in Manitoba. It is for MPNP stream candidates who meet Express Entry criteria and have an active EE profile.

Human Capital Pathway

The Human Capital Pathway is for international skilled worker applicants who have requisite skills, training and experience to find jobs, soon after their arrival in Manitoba.

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Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

Manitoba Express Entry requirements

Skilled Worker Overseas Stream – Manitoba Express Entry Pathway
CriterionMinimum Requirement
Express EntryDemonstrate acceptance into the Express Entry pool by providing a valid Express Entry ID and Job Seeker Validation Code.
Work ExperienceMinimum of 6 months of work experience in an occupation on the In-Demand Occupations list.

 

You must submit a complete Career Plan.

Official Languages ProficiencyThe minimum official language proficiency depends on your assessed NOC:

 

  • Minimum CLB/NCLC 7 for NOC 0 or A
  • Minimum CLB/NCLC 6 for NOC B
EducationCompleted one post-secondary program of at least one year (Canadian equivalent).

 

If the position requires licensure or certification, you must apply to the regulatory body to have your qualifications and skills assessed and/or pass an examination.

AgeMinimum age of 18 at time of submission
AdaptabilityDemonstrate the ability and intent to become economically established and reside in Manitoba;

 

AND

Have the confirmed support of a close friend or relative who has resided in Manitoba for at least one year;

OR

Hold a valid Invitation to Apply issued by the MPNP.

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

Human Capital Pathway

Manitoba Human Capital Pathway requirements

Skilled Worker Overseas Stream – Human Capital Pathway
CriterionMinimum Requirement

Work Experience

The employment experience declared for purposes of obtaining EOI and assessment points must be full-time and for a period of at least six months. There is no minimum but zero points will be awarded for less than one year of work experience in total.

Your work experience must be in an occupation on the In-Demand Occupations list.

You must submit a complete Career Plan.

Official Languages Proficiency

The minimum official language proficiency depends on your assessed NOC:

  • Minimum CLB/NCLC 7 for Regulated Occupation
  • Minimum CLB/NCLC 6 for Compulsory Trades
  • Minimum CLB/NCLC 5 for all other NOC 0, A, or B occupations

Points are awarded for second official language proficiency of at least CLB/NCLC 5

Education

You must have completed a minimum of one post-secondary program of at least one year (Canadian equivalent).

If the position requires licensure or certification, you must apply to the regulatory body to have your qualifications and skills assessed and/or pass an examination.

Adaptability

You must demonstrate the ability and intent to become economically established and reside in Manitoba;

AND

Confirmed support of a close relative who has resided in Manitoba for at least one year;

OR

Previous post-secondary education completed in Manitoba within the past five years;

OR

Previous work experience in Manitoba within the past five years;

OR

A valid Invitation to Apply issued by the MPNP.


You may also be awarded Adaptability points if your spouse or common-law partner demonstrates a minimum of a bachelor degree and official language proficiency of at least CLB/NCLC 5.

AgeMinimum age of 18 at time of submission; no maximum age but no points are awarded over 45 years of age
Settlement FundsDemonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.

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