Manitoba invited 142 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on June 7.
Invited immigration candidates have the opportunity to obtain a nomination from the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
If they successfully get it, the nomination will enhance their final application for Canadian permanent residence.
The following are the results of the latest draw:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba— Ninety-Five invitations with a minimum EOI score of 375;
- Skilled Workers Overseas— Twenty-Five invitations with a minimum EOI score of 703; and
- International Education Stream— Twenty-Two invitations with no EOI score requirement.
142 immigration candidates Gets Nominations
Of the 142 immigration candidates, a total of thirteen invitations, were issued to Express Entry candidates.
Manitoba regularly invites immigrants to apply through one of the following three Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams:
- International Education Stream,
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba,
- And Skilled Workers Overseas.
The Skilled Worker streams requires that candidates have previously lodged an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile.
The last Manitoba draw was a bit of an outlier. Manitoba invited 404 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, when normally only a handful are invited — as we have seen in this draw.
The May 25 draw was comparable to this new round of draw.
In that draw, the province sent out 232 invitations, significantly more than today.
Immigration Options for Prospective Immigrants
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.
About Express Entry
Express Entry is a major way Canada processes and manages skilled worker applications.
It is possible to get a permanent residence invitation by filing through Express Entry directly.
Such invitations are sent out by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
In addition, one can enter the Express Entry pool and then obtain an invitation from Manitoba province.
To enter into the Express Entry pool, you need to meet the eligibility requirements of one of the three Express Entry programs.
You are then ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
It takes into cognizance certain factors like your work experience, age, education, and language skills.
In this draw, for instance, the 142 immigration candidates receive invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence via regular Express Entry draws.
You gain an extra 600 CRS points if you receive a provincial nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
This practically guarantees you will get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from IRCC.