Manitoba 4 Ukraine

Manitoba For Ukraine

Immigration Information


On October 23, 2023, the federal department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a temporary public policy to help families affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine reunite in Canada. Details regarding the policy are available on IRCC's website:

Ukrainian nationals who are a family member of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, meet all criteria outlined in the temporary policy and reside within Canada, will have the opportunity to apply for Canadian Permanent residence through this policy. More information including eligibility criteria is published on IRCC's webpage:

Information about submitting an application though this policy is maintained by IRCC online:


As part of Manitoba government's response to the situation in Ukraine, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) introduced special measures for Ukrainian Citizens, and is conducting regular special Expression of Interest (EOI) draws.

The MPNP is an economic immigration program. Persons who apply to the MPNP and receive a nomination may then apply to IRCC for permanent residence. The MPNP is one of several economic immigration programs in Canada.

All persons interested in applying to the MPNP must complete and submit an EOI profile.

Ukrainians citizens can submit an EOI to the MPNP and benefit from provincial emergency measures if they have:

  • Ukrainian citizenship
  • minimum CLB 4 supported with valid IELTS or CELPIP test
  • an established connection to Manitoba (close relative, distant relative, friend, community support, previous employment or studies in Manitoba)
  • score of at least 60 points according to MPNP assessment and
  • can satisfy all other requirements of the skilled worker overseas pathway, including sufficient settlement funds

All persons interested in applying to the MPNP must create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile. Please see the MPNP's website for more information about the MPNP EOI process and to create an EOI profile.

A CUAET holder working in Manitoba for at least six months in any occupation may be eligible to apply to the MPNP as a Skilled Worker in Manitoba. Please see here for more information about the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Pathway.

All persons interested in applying to the MPNP with an Express Entry (EE) profile must provide a valid EE profile and satisfy all EE criteria at time of MPNP nomination.

Ukrainians seeking information on the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program are welcome to email with subject line UKRAINE.

The MPNP has implemented the following program measures in response to the war in Ukraine:

  • Manitoba is working closely with regional and cultural communities to use existing partnerships to support the migration of Ukrainians who want to come to Manitoba.
  • MPNP is offering faster processing for all applications sent by Ukrainian citizens.
  • Special MPNP Expression of Interest (EOI) draws take place on a regular basis since March 9, 2022.
  • As of February 22, 2022, Manitoba is refunding the MPNP application processing fees for all applications in which a Ukrainian citizen is the principal applicant.

The Province must balance any changes made to MPNP eligibility or document requirements with federal requirements to ensure it stays consistent with IRCC. This is to ensure provincial nominees will not be refused when they apply for permanent residence, due to insufficient documentation.