Manitoba immigration has so far issued over 6,000 invitations in 2019. A new draw conducted on September 12 by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) sent out invites to 347 international graduates and skilled foreign workers to file for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has now sent out more than 700 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) via its skilled worker overseas and skilled worker in manitoba categories and its International Education class in less than a month.
A sum total of 6,157 LAAs or invitations has now been sent out in 2019 through these three immigration streams.
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Express Entry invitations
Of the 347 invitations sent out on September 12, fourth- five (45) went to applicants with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system.
Express Entry controls and manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s major three economic immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Trades Class, Federal Skilled workers Class and Canadian Experience Class.
Applicants in the Express Entry pool who got a provincial nomination are granted an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are practically guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
To be considered for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence from Manitoba, Express Entry applicants must have a qualified work experience in an occupation that is included as in-demand by the MPNP, among other criteria.
Skilled Worker in Manitoba
The September 12 draw sent out a total of 254 letter of advice to apply to applicants in the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream, which provides a route to permanent residence for international students graduates and temporary foreign workers who are working in Manitoba and have an eligible full-time job offer from a Manitoba employer, among other criteria.
Manitoba’s skilled worker stream operates on an Expression of Interest (EOI) basis. To be eligible for a Letter of Advice to Apply, applicants must create an online profile and provide the necessary information on their work experience, educational qualifications and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.
The profiles of qualified candidates are awarded a score out of 1,000 and placed in the MPNP’s expression of interest pool.
The lowest-ranked skilled worker in Manitoba candidate invited in the September 12 draw received a score of 545.
Skilled Worker Overseas
Another Fifty-three (53) LAAs were sent out through the MPNP’s Skilled Worker Overseas Category.
All individuals were invited directly through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, which can include overseas recruitment missions controlled and managed by the MPNP in conjunction with Manitoba employers.
The lowest-scoring Skilled Worker Overseas candidate in this draw received an expression of interest score of 706.
International Education Stream
The International Education Stream (IES) is for Manitoba graduates with skills relevant to the province’s labour market requirements.
There are three (3) subcategories in this stream: Graduate Internship Pathway, Career employment pathway and the Student Entrepreneur Pathway.
The MPNP sent out fourty (40) LAAs to International Education Stream applicants in the September 12 draw.