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March 9, 2023

Manitoba Government Announces Significant Increase in Allocation for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for 2023

Manitoba will benefit from a significant increase in allocation for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) in 2023 as part of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada multi-year allocation plan, Labour and Immigration Minister Jon Reyes announced today.

“The Manitoba government advocated strongly for this increase, which will enable us to further leverage immigration to grow Manitoba’s economy and meet labour market needs in critical sectors, including health care,” said Reyes. “The Provincial Nominee Program plays an important role in Canada's overall immigration system, and this first multi-year allocation plan will help create more predictability in the program and ensure we are well-positioned to plan for the coming years.”

Manitoba will receive 3,175 additional nomination spaces from 2022, which represents a 50 per cent year-over-year increase. This means for 2023, Manitoba’s allocation will be 9,500 nominations.

Provincial nominees remain vital to Manitoba’s labour market, economy and growth prospects. In fact, Manitoba continues to receive the majority of its immigrants through the MPNP, the minister noted.

More than 185,000 MPNP nominees and their families have immigrated to Manitoba from all over the world since the program began in 1998. In 2022, over 21,000 immigrants declared Manitoba their intended destination in Canada. Provincial nominees accounted for 64 per cent of all immigrants who landed in Manitoba last year.

As one of the critical recommendations in the Immigration Advisory Council’s report, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program will be doing a specific sector based draw, in addition to the regular draw, biweekly to address labour market needs in Manitoba. Details are available at

The minister noted that new Manitobans welcomed through the MPNP contribute to long-term economic recovery and growth, as well as the rich cultural diversity of the province.

“The MPNP and other immigration pathways that bring newcomers to the province help meet business demand for labour, which supports Manitoba’s Skills, Talent and Knowledge Strategy,” said Reyes. “As a result, all Manitobans benefit from this increased economic prosperity.”

One of the key recommendations released last month in the Immigration Advisory Council’s final report is to increase immigration to Manitoba to help meet labour market needs. The MPNP supports that recommendation by continuing to bring thousands of qualified skilled workers and business investors to Manitoba each year.

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