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Manitoba Immigration Issues 253 Invitations To PNP Candidates

Manitoba immigration conducted its largest draw of the year, issuing 253 invitations to Provincial nominee candidates to apply for permanent residence on August 13.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited international student graduates and skilled workers through three immigration streams: Skilled Workers Overseas, Skilled Workers in Manitoba, and International Education streams.

The 253 invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), were shared as follows:

  • Skilled Worker Overseas: 15
  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 72
  • International Education Stream: 12

The province has rolled out 3,086 Letters to immigration candidates in these categories so far in 2020. This was Manitoba’s 96th draw since the program was launched in April 2014.

Manitoba’s Expression Of System

Individuals who wish to immigrate through Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) need to register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP to get an LAA through the Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams.

Under Manitoba’s immigration system, such candidates are ranked out of 1,000 points for human capital characteristics such as their English or French language skills, work experience, education, Manitoba ties, and other factors.

Here is the Expression of interest score cutoffs for the August 13 draw:

  • Skilled workers in Manitoba: 475
  • Skilled Worker Overseas: 764

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.

Express Entry System

Among the LAAs sent out in the August 13 draw, nine was distributed to candidates with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system.

Candidates who are eligible for the Express Entry pool are ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that considers human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, and language ability.

The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for Canada PR through regular draws from the Express Entry pool.

Those who got a provincial nomination are awarded an extra 600 CRS points and are practically assured an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from IRCC.

Immigration candidates who received a provincial nomination from Manitoba province in this draw declared a valid Express Entry ID and presented a job seeker validation code.