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Manitoba

Do you want a province with rich grasslands and a diverse ecosystem? Want a place with a varied environment whose four yearly seasons can be felt? If so, Manitoba is the province for you. Manitoba’s ecosystem allows for many outdoor activities. Those include fishing and boating regularly on weekends. Also, the province is in the middle of Canada. This makes it the best location to drive to and from when visiting other provinces. Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba, and is its most populated city. The city is known for Canada’s first indigenous museum. The province is full of dense rivers and natural grassy grounds. It also has a steppe-like terrain, which is perfect for an agricultural environment. This has made Manitoba a popular province for agricultural production.

Manitoba is home to a dense river system that allows for clean energy production, specifically through hydropower. This makes Manitoba’s electricity prices one of the lowest in the country. Manitoba does have a diverse economy though, and its legal system enforces many policies suitable for foreign workers and international students. Also, it offers some of the best educational and work opportunities in the country. For example, the province is known for the University of Manitoba, which attracts thousands of students each year from around the world.

The combination of rich soil and an education system that supports agriculture, Manitoba province always maintains favorable policies for workers who have worked in Manitoba, international students and foreign workers. Programs under the province's nomination system only require applicants with moderate work experience, shortening the duration of permanent residency. In addition, the province also emphasizes bonding through friends and family relationships, helping applicants have a better time integrating in the province. For entrepreneurs or international students who want to start a business, the province of Manitoba has programs to facilitate investment or establishment of businesses in the strong agricultural sector as well as other manufacturing and service sectors.

Facts

Geographic & Economic Profile of Manitoba

Winnipeg

Winnipeg

Capital
Winnipeg

Winnipeg

Largest city
English

English

Main language
1,465,440

1,465,440

Population
Q4-2023
647,797

647,797

Total Area (km²)
8th
553,556

553,556

Land Area (km²)
8th
94,241

94,241

Freshwater Area (km²)
5th
12%

12%

Sale tax
$15.30

$15.30

Minimum Hourly Wage
1/2024
$23.94

$23.94

Median Hourly Wage
2023
4.00%

4.00%

Unemployment rate
1/2024
57%

57%

Tertiary education
2021
$1,200

$1,200

Annual premium car insurance
2023
$451

$451

Monthly childcare
9/2020
$1,644

$1,644

2 bedroom apt rent
8/2022
$352,041

$352,041

Average House Price
2023

Weather Averages

No Data Found

Education Institutions

school
University of Manitoba
University of Winnipeg
Red River College
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
University College of the North
Canadian Mennonite University
Robertson College
Assiniboine Community College
Brandon University
Providence University College

Major Economic Sectors

Service-producing industries
Goods-producing industries
Public sector
Industrial production
Real estate and rental and leasing
Owner-occupied dwellings
Manufacturing
Health care and social assistance
Public administration
Construction
Finance and insurance
Retail trade
city

Top immigration occupations

Q3-2023
Immigration 1
  • 7511 - Transport truck drivers
  • 6711 - Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
  • 6552 - Other customer and information services representatives
  • 6311 - Food service supervisors
  • 6322 - Cooks
  • 6611 - Cashiers
  • 6541 - Security guards and related security service occupations
  • 1241 - Administrative assistants
  • 6421 - Retail salespersons

Manitoba Skills Immigration Draws

DateTotalStreamScoreLimitations
Feb 8, 2024151Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Close relative61926 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
83International Education Stream
48Skilled Workers Overseas713
Jan 30, 2024117Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Jan 25, 2024156Skilled Workers in Manitoba- Post-Secondary Study in Manitoba77229 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
78International Education Stream
41Skilled Workers Overseas713
Jan 11, 2024168Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Close relative607Only for applicants with a close relative who is a Canadian or PR living in MB for at least 1 year
166Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations82373 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
58International Education Stream
31Skilled Workers Overseas639
Dec 29, 202389Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Dec 28, 2023160Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Close relative61253 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
67International Education Stream
27Skilled Workers Overseas698
Dec 21, 20231113Skilled Workers Overseas601529 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
Dec 14, 2023160Skilled Workers in Manitoba – MB Education77420 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
62International Education Stream
61Skilled Workers Overseas714
Dec 4, 2023117Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Nov 30, 2023148Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Close relative610Only for applicants with a close relative who is a Canadian or PR living in MB for at least 1 year
82International Education Stream50 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
38Skilled Workers Overseas720
Nov 16, 202392Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specificNOC 31300, 32101, 32102, 32112, 32129, 33100, 33102, 33103, 33109, 41220, 41221, 42201, 42202, 43100, 44100
100Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations80969 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
61International Education Stream
48Skilled Workers Overseas721
Nov 3, 202336Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Nov 2, 2023204Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations78560 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
131International Education Stream
65Skilled Workers Overseas708
Oct 5, 2023219Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific610NOC Group 72, 73, 75
222Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations629140 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
60International Education Stream
41Skilled Workers Overseas601
Sep 29, 202342Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Sep 28, 20231072Skilled Workers Overseas605504 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
Sep 21, 2023298Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific612NOC Group 64, 65
239Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations63159 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
56International Education Stream
27Skilled Workers Overseas723
Sep 7, 2023230Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific595NOC Group 20, 21, 22, 30, 31, 32, 33, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55
236Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations640158 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
52International Education Stream
40Skilled Workers Overseas724
Aug 31, 2023288Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Region-specific600Only for applicants stating the intent to reside outside Winnipeg
Aug 25, 202322Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Aug 24, 2023256Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific612NOC Group 73, 74, 75
250Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations646178 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
63International Education Stream
54Skilled Workers Overseas724
Aug 10, 2023249Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific605NOC Group 94, 95
279Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations64743 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
47International Education Stream
40Skilled Workers Overseas708
Jul 28, 202321Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Jul 27, 2023335Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific614NOC Group 62, 64, 65
202Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations649106 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
51International Education Stream
21Skilled Workers Overseas717
Jul 20, 2023595Skilled Workers Overseas611340 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
Jul 13, 2023205Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific604NOC Group 3, 10, 14, 75
237Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations66177 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
57International Education Stream
41Skilled Workers Overseas774
Jun 29, 2023315Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific613NOC 60030, 62020, 65201
184Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations662162 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
62International Education Stream
26Skilled Workers Overseas717
Jun 26, 202349Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Jun 15, 2023255Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific602NOC Group 72, 731, 732, 734
205Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations665187 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
59International Education Stream
21Skilled Workers Overseas718
Jun 1, 2023262Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific607NOC Group 11, 13, 21, 42, 44
240Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations669589 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
56International Education Stream
31Skilled Workers Overseas801
May 25, 202329Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
May 18, 2023287Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific610NOC Group 7330 – Transport and transit drivers
191Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations701225 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
21International Education Stream
27Skilled Workers Overseas721
May 4, 2023252Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific606NOC Group 12, 22, 70
199Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations650204 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
39International Education Stream
49Skilled Workers Overseas699
Apr 27, 2023558Skilled Workers Overseas616344 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
Apr 20, 2023249Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific615NOC Group 63, 64
194Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations651507 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
38International Education Stream
26Skilled Workers Overseas719
Apr 17, 202328Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Apr 6, 2023225Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific615NOC 62XXX
226Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations670157 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
61International Education Stream
54Skilled Workers Overseas708
Mar 23, 2023266Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific612NOC Group 72, 74, 75, 94, 95
200Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations67282 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
52International Education Stream
48Skilled Workers Overseas708
Mar 20, 202334Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Mar 9, 2023224Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific612NOC 65XXX (Sales and service support occupations)
277Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations67545 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
53International Education Stream
43Skilled Workers Overseas666
Feb 24, 202313Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Feb 23, 2023207Skilled Workers in Manitoba – Occupation-specific615NOC 7330, 6002, 3130, 4310, 4122, 6321, 7241, 4220, 6410, 1410
298Skilled Workers in Manitoba – All occupations693140 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
51International Education Stream
27Skilled Workers Overseas721
Feb 9, 2023221Skilled Workers in Manitoba72033 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
55International Education Stream
32Skilled Workers Overseas709
Jan 30, 202321Special Immigration Measure – UkraineN/AUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Jan 26, 2023253Skilled Workers in Manitoba72632 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
60International Education Stream
23Skilled Workers Overseas713
Jan 12, 2023260Skilled Workers in Manitoba73427 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
42International Education Stream42
20Skilled Workers Overseas713
Dec 29, 2022202Skilled Workers in Manitoba75021 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
38International Education Stream
40Skilled Workers Overseas711
Dec 28, 202216Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Dec 16, 2022155Skilled Workers in Manitoba77136 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
46International Education Stream
48Skilled Workers Overseas703
Dec 15, 20221030Skilled Workers Overseas600656 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
Dec 1, 2022206Skilled Workers in Manitoba77531 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
56International Education Stream
43Skilled Workers Overseas673
Nov 22, 202211Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Nov 18, 2022177Skilled Workers in Manitoba797125 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
198International Education Stream
143Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment686
Sep 15, 2022388Skilled Workers in Manitoba613150 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
41International Education Stream
7Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment726
Sep 9, 20229Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Sep 8, 2022217Skilled Workers in Manitoba61676 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
41International Education Stream
20Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment703
Aug 26, 2022259Skilled Workers in Manitoba61979 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
36International Education Stream
58Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment708
Aug 11, 2022257Skilled Workers in Manitoba62386 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
55International Education Stream
33Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment718
Jul 28, 2022299Skilled Workers in Manitoba63356 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
41International Education Stream
15Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment726
Jul 18, 202211Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Jul 14, 2022293Skilled Workers in Manitoba69955 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
40International Education Stream
33Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment715
Jun 30, 2022186Skilled Workers in Manitoba77359 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
79International Education Stream
83Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment711
Jun 20, 202214Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Jun 2, 202254International Education Stream
92Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment71434 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
May 20, 202213Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
May 5, 202232International Education Stream48 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
249Skilled Workers in Manitoba651
34Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment691
Apr 21, 202241International Education Stream46 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
201Skilled Workers in Manitoba707
61Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment708
Apr 11, 202220Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Apr 7, 202234International Education Stream30 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
156Skilled Workers in Manitoba739
33Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment683
Mar 24, 202225International Education Stream43 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
102Skilled Workers in Manitoba769
64Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment712
Mar 18, 202216Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Mar 10, 202236International Education Stream33 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
50Skilled Workers in Manitoba781
34Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment718
Mar 9, 202271Special Immigration Measure – UkraineUkraine citizen with CLB 4 and established connection to MB and MPMP assessment criteria score at least 60 points
Feb 24, 202233International Education Stream66 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
206Skilled Workers in Manitoba612
39Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment685
Feb 10, 202240International Education Stream68 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
202Skilled Workers in Manitoba615
31Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment705
Jan 27, 202240International Education Stream69 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
212Skilled Workers in Manitoba609
63Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment703
Jan 13, 202233International Education Stream97 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
357Skilled Workers in Manitoba459
53Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment711
Dec 30, 202126International Education Stream73 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
332Skilled Workers in Manitoba375
35Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment726
Dec 16, 202140International Education Stream64 of total invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates
296Skilled Workers in Manitoba447
13Skilled Workers Overseas – Strategic Recruitment712

References
https://doi.org/10.25318/1410028701-eng
https://doi.org/10.25318/3710013001-eng
http://www.ibc.ca/ns/resources/industry-resources/insurance-fact-book
https://www.retailcouncil.org/resources/quick-facts/sales-tax-rates-by-province
https://arrivein.com/daily-life-in-canada/child-care-in-canada-types-cost-and-tips-for-newcomers
https://www.crea.ca/housing-market-stats/canadian-housing-market-stats/national-price-map
https://wowa.ca/cost-of-living-canada
https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/ie/manitoba/about_mb.html

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