Home » Manitoba Holds New PNP Draw, Invites 299 Immigration Candidates

Manitoba invited 299 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on March 11.

This is the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)’s fifth draw of 2021. 299 immigration candidates (Skilled workers and international graduates) were given Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) through the following three (3) streams, along with their minimum Expression of Interest score requirements:

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba— 261 invitations with a minimum score of 459;
  • International Education Stream— three (3) invitations with a minimum score of 728; and
  • Skilled Workers Overseas—  thirty-five (35) invitations.

In this draw, thirty-five (35) LAAs went to Express Entry candidates.

Express Entry System

Express Entry is a major way Canada processes and manages skilled worker applications. It is possible to obtain a Canadian permanent residence invitation by applying for Express Entry directly.

Such invitations are rolled out by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In addition, you can enter the Express Entry pool and then get an invitation from a Canadian province such as Manitoba.

To enter the Express Entry pool, you need to meet the eligibility criteria of one of the three Express Entry programs.

You are then ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking System score that takes into cognizance factors like your work experience, age, education, and language skills.

The highest-scoring immigration candidates receive invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular Express Entry draws.

You gain an additional 600 CRS points if you get a provincial nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This practically guarantees you will get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from IRCC.

About the MPNP

If you want to benefit from a provincial nomination from the Manitoba immigration department, you need to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP. This allows you to potentially receive invitation letters through the Skilled Workers Overseas and the Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams.

Manitoba province then ranks immigration candidates out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors as well as their ties to Manitoba.

The Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas Category streams are designed to allow the province to identify candidates who meet its labor market needs.

Candidates abroad need to demonstrate ties or connections to Manitoba through the likes of close family ties, previous work experience in Manitoba, or an invitation via one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. You don’t need to be residing in Manitoba at the time of your application to be qualified.

In order to obtain an invitation under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba class, you need to have a full-time job offer from a Canadian employer.

International graduates who complete education in Manitoba province can receive Letters of Advice to Apply under the International Education Stream if they show that they have in-demand skills.

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