Manitoba immigration invited 194 immigration candidates to register for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw conducted October 10.
The 194 immigration candidates invited had a valid profile registered under Manitoba’s Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas stream, or International Education Stream.
This year, Manitoba has now rolled out 6,574 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA’s) to immigration candidates in these streams.
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Of the 193 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) sent out October 10, twenty-four (24) went to applicants with a valid identification (profile) in the federal Express Entry system.
Candidates who are eligible for the Express Entry pool are placed based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores that considers human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, and proficiency English or French.
The highest-scoring applicants are invited to apply for permanent residence of Canada, through regular draws from the Express Entry pool.
Those who obtained a provincial nomination are granted an extra 600 CRS points and are practically assured an invitation to apply from IRCC or Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada.
To be selected for a provincial nomination from Manitoba, Express Entry applicants must have eligible work experience in one of Manitoba’s in-demand occupations, among other criteria, and lodge a separate expression of interest with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
Skilled Worker in Manitoba
A sum total of 147 LAAs were rolled out to applicants with an Expression of interest in Manitoba’s Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream, which provides a route to permanent residence for eligible temporary foreign skilled workers in the province and international graduates of Manitoba post-secondary academic institutions.
In order to be nominated, candidates must be working in Manitoba and have a full-time, permanent employment offer from a Canadian employer, among other criteria.
Skilled worker EOIs are awarded a score out of 1,000 and the highest-ranked are given LAAs.
The lowest-ranked Foreign Skilled Worker in Manitoba candidate Nominated in the October 10 draw secure a score of 567.
Skilled Worker Overseas
Another twenty-two (22) LAAs went to candidates in the Skilled Worker Overseas streams.
Applicants selected under this category were directly invited through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, which comprises of overseas recruitment missions organized by the MPNP, often in collaboration with Manitoba employers.
People in this stream are also ranked according to Manitoba’s Express of Interest scoring system.
Skilled Worker Overseas applicants required a score of 718 and above to qualify for an invitation in the October 10 EOI draw.
International Education Stream
Manitoba international graduates with certain in-demand skills could be invited under the International Education Category.
This stream includes the following three sub-categories: Career Employment route, Graduate Internship route, and the Student Entrepreneur route.
The MPNP rolled out twenty-four (24) invitations to International Education Stream applicants in last week’s draw. No Expression of interest minimum score was given.