Immigration Information

All health professionals wanting to work in Manitoba must be registered or licensed by the Manitoba Professional Regulatory Bodies responsible for your profession.

From Outside Canada

To work in Canada you require a work permit or permanent residence status. Please check the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)website for further information. Work permits are only issued to non-Canadians that have a job offer in Manitoba.

  • Once you accept a formal job offer in Manitoba and receive confirmation that you meet the requirements necessary to practice your profession, the recruiting organization will start the work process for you to obtain a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) approval from Canada Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) for your application.

From Inside Canada

If you’re moving to Manitoba from another Canadian province or territory to work, the licensing regulations varies from one province to another. Contact the Manitoba Professional Regulatory Bodies for you profession for guidance.

There are three pathways to work and relocate to Manitoba:

Temporary Foreign Workers

A temporary work permit allows you to work in Canada for a specific employer and for a specified time period. Before you can apply for a work permit, your intended employer must obtain permission from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) by going through the Labour Market Impact Assessment process. Further information on the temporary foreign worker program can be found on their website.

Before you can apply for a work permit your employer must register with Manitoba Labor and Immigration.

For more information to obtain a temporary work permit, please visit: Working in Manitoba temporarily.

Federal Skilled Worker Status

Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) are chosen as permanent residents based on your ability to settle in Canada and contribute to our economy. You may apply to immigrate to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker. Please go to the Federal Skilled Workers and Professionals section of the Immigration and Citizenship website.

MB Provincial Nominee Program

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is responsible for the selection of economic immigrants according to criteria developed by Manitoba that are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Canada-Manitoba Immigration Agreement. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has a self-guiding online application that helps international skilled workers determine if moving to Manitoba is the right choice for your family.

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