Manitoba saw 18,905 immigrant landings in 2019, the highest for any year in province history. This news announced by the Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler, shows the record-breaking number represents 5.5 per cent of all immigrant admissions to Canada that year.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is the dominant pathway for 65 per cent of applicants for immigration to the province. Nearly 75 per cent of new immigrants who land in Manitoba are of working age and add significantly to Manitoba’s labour force growth.
In response to the increasing demand for workers, Manitoba has reported labour force growth within the last five years of 88 per cent resulting directly from immigration.
Many employers and growing industries in Manitoba are becoming reliant on expertise and talent from foreign skilled workers, as the worker-to-retiree ratio narrows and birth rates stabilize or fall.
Find out if you are eligible for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), or qualify for Canadian Immigration.