Manitoba is located between Ontario and Saskatchewan.

More and more people from all around the world are moving to Manitoba. You and your family will enjoy Manitoba’s relaxed way of life.

All newcomers are welcome to settle in Manitoba’s friendly towns and cities. You can enjoy all that the province has to offer, including:

  • help to newcomers who want to:
    • find a good job
    • start a new business
    • settle into a new life in Manitoba
  • a strong economy offering many jobs
  • more than 200 languages spoken in different parts of the province (English is the official language).

Manitoba was the first Canadian province to establish its own, ongoing immigration program, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The MPNP is locally driven and based on the needs of Manitoba employers. The MPNP selects internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed in the local labour market, and nominates them to receive Canadian permanent resident visas to settle and work in Manitoba.

Each year, some 15,000 immigrants arrive in Manitoba. The outcomes for internationally experienced workers who immigrate through the MPNP are positive. According to a recent survey, 85 per cent of Manitoba nominees were working three months after arrival, 76 per cent were homeowners within five years and 95 per cent of families settled permanently in the community.

The key to the success of the MPNP is the consistently strong and stable economy in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The diversity of Manitoba’s growing industries and economic sectors keeps our unemployment rate low. Good wages, safe working conditions, generous benefits and workers’ rights are some of the highlights of working in Manitoba. Plus, with Manitoba’s low cost of living, and high standard of government services such as health care and education, the province offers an affordable, high-quality lifestyle.

While there are opportunities for jobs, careers and employment throughout the province of Manitoba, most immigrants choose to work in Winnipeg. As our capital, Winnipeg is home to many key industries.