Temporary Resident Status Extension for Manitoba Skilled Workers

The Canadian government, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has updated policies for skilled workers in Manitoba. This initiative extends the temporary resident status to support those awaiting permanent residency under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Background on the Provincial Nominee Program

Canadian provinces nominate individuals for immigration based on local economic and labour needs through the Provincial Nominee Program. Manitoba’s program targets skilled workers to meet its labour demands.

Details of the New Initiative

About 6,700 skilled workers in Manitoba will benefit from this policy. They hold post-graduation work permits and are part of the Manitoba Skilled Worker Provincial Nominee Program Expression of Interest pool. This update lets them keep working without the disruptions that come with expiring permits.

Expected Impact on Manitoba

This status extension will help these workers continue to bolster the Province’s economy. Employing skilled workers will also help Manitoba’s industries face labour shortages. Within two years, these individuals are likely to secure permanent residency.

Ongoing Efforts and Future Projections

IRCC’s efforts aim to support regional economic immigration and fulfill labour market needs across Canada. In 2023, nearly 157,000 people in Canada moved from worker status to permanent residence, showcasing the success of such programs.

Statements from Officials

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, noted the importance of this measure. “It supports our goal to transition more temporary residents to permanent residents while meeting Manitoba’s labour needs,” he said.

The Honourable Malaya Marcelino, Manitoba’s Minister of Labour and Immigration, stressed the local benefits. “Supporting new Canadians in Manitoba ensures our province’s success,” she stated.


This IRCC initiative underscores Canada’s commitment to using immigration for economic growth and cultural diversity. It also highlights the government’s adaptive immigration policies that respond to Manitoba’s changing labour market needs.

For more details on this initiative, please visit IRCC’s official announcement.

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