On November 8, the government of Manitoba favored candidates in its Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas in new immigration streams opening for a total of 469 invitations towards application for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
Expression of Interest (EOI) candidates for the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream was offered a sum of 300 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for a provincial nomination. Based on the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)’s unique points system, these candidates scored a minimum of 679 out of 1,000 on factors like completed education, ties to the province, and previous work experience.
A minimum score of 705 for the Strategic Recruitment Initiative and 610 for candidates with connections to the province were given to the remaining 169 candidates invited under the MPNP’s Skilled Worker Overseas Stream.
You can prove your connection to the province by the following:
- having a close relative residing in Manitoba,
- past education or work experience in Manitoba,
- recent experience in a Manitoba In-Demand occupation,
- or meet the minimum language requirement of CLB 5 or 6 depending on the type of occupation.
MPNP representatives during an overseas recruitment mission interviewed 69 candidates who were invited under the Skilled Worker Oversea’s Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
Anyone desiring to be considered for immigration via the MPNP’s Skilled Worker streams must complete an Expression of Interest profile first. Then eligible candidates are added to the EOI pool where they are ranked against other candidates.
60 days ultimatum is given to all MPNP candidates with an LAA to submit a complete application for a provincial nomination via their online MPNP account. Only candidates who eventually gained a provincial nomination from Manitoba will be able to submit an application for Canadian permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
#53 MPNP EOI Draw for Skilled Workers:
Stream/Category Minimum score expected to obtain LAA Number of invitations
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 602 300
Skilled Workers Overseas 610/705 100/69