I need to get all the user profiles that based on a certain user property. Eg "Get all the user that have a property of Department in Finance."

$url = "mysite"
$site = Get-SPSite $url
$context = Get-SPServiceContext $site
$profileManager = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager($context)
$profiles = $profileManager.GetEnumerator()

while ($profiles.MoveNext()) {
  $userProfile = $profiles.Current
  $name = $userProfile.DisplayName
  $myprop = $UserProfile["Department"]
  Write-Host "$name;$myprop"

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I got an answer on my question. I will retrieve all users and filter the accordingly. here is the script below.

$siteUrl = "http://YOUR_HOSTNAME_HERE"
$outputFile = "c:\temp\sharepoint_user_profiles.csv"

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
$serviceContext = Get-SPServiceContext -Site $siteUrl
$profileManager = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager($serviceContext);
$profiles = $profileManager.GetEnumerator()

$fields = @(

$collection = @()

foreach ($profile in $profiles) {
   $user = "" | select $fields
   foreach ($field in $fields) {
     if($profile[$field].Property.IsMultivalued) {
       $user.$field = $profile[$field] -join "|"
     } else {
       $user.$field = $profile[$field].Value
   $collection += $user

$collection | Export-Csv $outputFile -NoTypeInformation
$collection |  Out-GridView

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