Latest Manitoba PNP Draw Issues 124 Invitations To Apply For Permanent Residence

Latest Manitoba Provincial Nomination program draws see 124 Invitations issued to candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The 91st Manitoba Expression of Interest (EOI) draw took place on June 4.

The Manitoba immigration authorities distributed 124 invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to immigration candidates who were qualified in the following streams:

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba: 84
  • Skilled Worker Overseas: 21
  • International Education Stream: 19

This brings the total number of invitations issued to immigration candidates this year up to 2,154. Out of the 124 invitations issued, nine (9) went to candidates who had valid profiles in the Express Entry pool.

This was Manitoba’s 91st draw since the program was launched in April 2014.

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Manitoba’s Expression of Interest System

In order to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination from Manitoba through the both Skilled Workers Overseas categories and the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, candidates are required to register an Expression of interest with the MPNP.

An EOI is an online profile that is ranked out of a score of 1,000. Points are allotted for a candidate’s education, work experience, ties to Manitoba and abilities in English or French, among other factors.

In the recent draw, candidates invited under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream had score points of 523.

The lowest-ranked immigration candidate invited from the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream had score points of 703.

Eligibility Requirements For Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream

The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream (SWM) is based on the specific requirements of employers in Manitoba. SWM chose foreign-trained workers with the required skills and nominate them for Canada immigration. The stream prioritizes individuals with strong ties to Manitoba, with two pathways to Manitoba immigration.

a) Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

For candidates currently working in Manitoba on temporary work permits, via the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or as international graduates from any Canadian province. Applicants do not need to be working in In-Demand Occupations.

b) Employer Direct Recruitments Pathway

For candidates from overseas with job offers from approved Manitoba employers.

Eligibility Requirements For Skilled Workers Overseas Stream

The Skilled Worker Overseas program includes both a dedicated Canada Express Entry Pathway and direct provincial pathways.

It targets international skilled workers with skills and training in Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations. Preferences are given to applicants and spouses with close family ties, plus the language abilities, training and experience to finding jobs quickly.

a) Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

For international candidates qualified under another MPNP stream, who also meet Express Entry requirements and have an active Express Entry profile. Candidates require skills, training and experience in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations, and a strong family attachment to the province.

b) Human Capital Pathway

For international skilled workers with relevant skills, training and experience in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations. Candidates must show potentials to find jobs soon after they arrive in Manitoba.

Eligibility Requirements For International Education Stream

The International Education Stream (IES) is aimed at international graduates from Manitoba post-secondary institutions. Under IES, candidates are not required to work for six months in their field before filing for an MPNP nomination. This stream has three major pathways:

1) Career Employment Pathway

Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Completed a one-year or longer course from a government-approved post-secondary Manitoba institution within three years of submission of applications.
  • Have a full-time job offer in a Manitoba In-Demand occupation relevant to the completed degree
  • Must be living in Manitoba

2) Graduate Internship Pathway

Graduates of Masters and Doctoral degree programs can apply for nomination through internships even without a job offer in the Manitoba province.

3) Student Entrepreneur Pathway

Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Completed a two-year course from an approved post-secondary Manitoba institution
  • Six months of business operation experience in Manitoba province
  • Settled in Manitoba since after graduation.
  • No specific minimum personal net worth required