Before You Move

Are you still in your home country but planning to live and work in Manitoba? Get a head start!

Learn as much as you can about your occupation and your destination in Manitoba before you move. The more you plan and prepare before you move, the better we can help you when you arrive.

Find out more about the place you want to live and work:

Explore this Manitoba Government website to plan for your employment and settlement. You’ll learn more about:

  • The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
  • Different communities in Manitoba
  • Tools and resources to prepare for success before your move

Learn about regulated professions in Manitoba, qualifications recognition, and the licensing process. – regulated professions and trades – credential assessment 

Research your occupation with this Government of Canada tool:

  • Choose your job type and location in Manitoba
  • Learn about available jobs, descriptions, wages, and more

Research local immigrant services, housing opportunities, schools and cost of living.

Improve your English with free online lessons.

ImportantAs a permanent resident, you are eligible to work in Canada. It often takes three to four months for a new immigrant to find a job that relates to their previous work experience. If you want to work in your pre-arrival occupation, you may first need to complete professional licensing requirements in Manitoba. At Manitoba Start, you can plan your career goals, update your resume for Canadian employers, and find the information you need to achieve your professional goals.

“You were always ready to supply me with great prospects.”

Ahmed, Associate Owner, Shoppers Drug Mart (2422)

“Manitoba Start knows how to support and get new Manitobans off to a great start!”

Leslie Wilson, HR Coordinator, Visions of Independence