Manitoba Immigration Draw Sees 360 Candidates Issued Letters Of Advice To Apply

Manitoba immigration has announced details of the latest draw which was conducted under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.

The August 15 draw saw 360 Letters of Advice to Apply sent out for Manitoba immigration. Skilled Workers candidates in Manitoba stream got the most invitations, at 241, with the lowest-ranked candidate securing 542 points.

A further Eighty-three (83) LAAs were sent out through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative under the Skilled Workers Overseas category. The lowest-ranked candidate here secured 685 points.

A Strategic Recruitment Initiative is when candidates are invited to meet specific labour market requirements. The final Thirty-six (36) invites were distributed through the International Education Stream.

Manitoba announced that thirty-two (32) of the 360 candidates had a valid Express Entry profile and job seeker validation codes.

This was the 71st draw in the history of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

August 15 Manitoba Draw Report

Stream Sub-Stream Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) The score of Lowest Ranked Applicants
1) Skilled Workers in Manitoba 241 542
2) International Education Stream 36
3) Skilled Workers Overseas Strategic Recruitment Initiative 83 685

The last Manitoba draw, which occurred on July 18, saw 110 out of 173 LAAs sent out through the Skilled Workers In Manitoba Stream. These candidates needed a minimum score of 539 points.

In other places, there were Forty (40) LAAs sent out through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, part of the Skilled Workers Overseas category. The lowest-ranking candidates secured 718 points.

The remaining twenty-three (23) LAAs were sent out through the International Education Stream.

Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream Requirement

The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream (SWM) is actually based on the specific requirements of Manitoba employers. SWM nominated foreign-trained workers with the needed skills and selects them for Canadian permanent residence. The stream prioritizes candidates with a strong connection to Manitoba, with two routes to Manitoba immigration.

a) Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

For candidates presently working in Manitoba on temporary work permits, via the skilled Worker Program or as international graduates from any province. Applicants may not need to be working in In-Demand Occupations.

b) Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

For candidates from overseas countries with employment offers from approved Manitoba employers.

Skilled Worker Overseas Stream Requirements?

The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream (SWO) includes both a dedicated Canada Express Entry route and a direct provincial route.

This stream is targeted at international skilled workers with training and skills in Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations. Priority is given to candidates and spouses with close family attachments, plus the language (English) proficiency, training and experience to get jobs quickly.

a) Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

For international applicants qualified under another MPNP stream, who also fulfill Express Entry conditions and have an valid Express Entry profile. Candidates requires training, skills and experience in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations, and a strong family ties to the province.

b) Human Capital Pathway

For international skilled workers with training, skills and experience in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations. Applicants must show the potential to get job soon after they come into Manitoba.

International Education Stream requirements

The International Education Stream (IES) is created for international graduates from Manitoba post secondary institutions. Under IES, applicants no longer needed to work for six (6) months in their field before filing for an MPNP nomination. It has three (3) routes:

1) Career Employment Pathway

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Must have completed a one-year program from an eligible post-secondary Manitoba institution (college or university) within three years of submission of application.
  • Have a valid job offer in a Manitoba In-Demand occupation relevant to the completed degree, Must have lived in Manitoba

2) Graduate Internship Pathway

Must be either a Masters or Doctoral degree certificate holders who have completed Mitacs Accelerate or Elevate internships can file for nomination through internships even without an employment offer in the province.

3) Student Entrepreneur Pathway

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Must have completed a two-year or longer course from an designated  post-secondary Manitoba institution
  • Have a minimum of Six (6) months of business management  experience in Manitoba
  • Must have lived in Manitoba since graduation.