Manitoba immigration sent out invitations to 191 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited skilled worker and international graduates candidates via three immigration streams:
- Skilled Worker in Manitoba,
- International Education Stream,
- Skilled Worker Overseas.
The invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), were allocated as follows along with their respective Expression of Interest (EOI) score requirements:
- Skilled Worker in Manitoba— 152 LAAs with a minimum score of at least 528;
- Skilled Worker Overseas— 14 LAAs with a minimum score of at least 611; and
- International Education Stream— 25 LAAs, no EOI score requirement.
The October 8 draw brings the total number of LAAs sent out so far this year up to 3,671.
This is Manitoba’s 100th draw since the program was launched in 2014.
Express Entry Manitoba
Among the 191 immigration candidates that were issued LAAs in the October 8 draw, twenty (20) went to candidates with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system.
Candidates who are eligible for the Express Entry pool are ranked using a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores that considers human capital factors such as work experience, age, education, and language ability.
The highest-scoring applicants are invited to apply for Canadian immigration through regular draws from the Express Entry pool.
Those who receive a provincial nomination are given an extra 600 CRS points and are practically guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Immigration candidates who got a provincial nomination from Manitoba province in this draw have a valid Express Entry ID and provided a job seekers validation code.
Manitoba’s Expression of System
People who want to migrate through Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) must register an Expression of Interest with the Manitoba immigration to receive an LAA through the Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas streams.
Under Manitoba’s system, such individuals are ranked out of 1,000 points for human capital characteristics such as their French or English language skills, work experience, education, ties to Manitoba, and other factors.
About Manitoba immigration streams
The Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams and Skilled Workers Overseas Category allow the province to choose skilled workers who can support Manitoba’s labor market needs.
Candidates from overseas need to have established ties to Manitoba province. This can be shown through close family connections or friends in the province, previous experience in Manitoba, or an invitation under one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.
Candidates do not need to be physically present in Manitoba at the time of the application to be eligible.
Successful candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category must meet certain criteria, such as having a full-time permanent job offer from an employer in Manitoba.
International students that graduated from an educational institution in Manitoba may receive an LAA under the International Education Stream if they have in-demand skills.