The Manitoba LPN Regulations (http://www.clpnm.ca/uploaded/60/web/...n_PDF_File.pdf
7(3) An applicant who received nursing education outside Manitoba must also submit to the executive director
(a) written verification by the original jurisdiction in which he or she was registered
, that the applicant was in good standing;
(b) written verification by every other jurisdiction in which the applicant is, or has been, registered during the previous seven years, confirming that the applicant was in good standing; and
(c) a signed consent permitting the executive director to contact current and previous employers for the purpose of verifying employment as a licensed practical nurse.
Registration by endorsement
8(1) An applicant currently registered in another Canadian province or territory may be registered by endorsement if the executive director is satisfied that the applicant has met the requirements of sections 6 and 7.
A temporary permit issued by another Canadian jurisdiction is not equivalent to registration as a licensed practical nurse for the purposes of registration by endorsement under subsection (1).
These regs go on to outline graduate practical nurse and temporary registration, wherein the key words include "holds current registration in that other jurisdiction
The CLPNM must be absolutely positive that those they register are eligible for registration where they obtained their education, and that they are in fact registered there before they are permitted registration in Manitoba. So not only must you take the NCLEX but you must also obtain registration in California.