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Manitoba Invites 218 Immigration Candidates In Latest PNP Draw

Manitoba invited a total of 218 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on January 28.

In the second draw of the month of January for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), skilled workers and international graduates candidates were invited through three (3) immigration streams:

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba ;
  • Skilled Worker Overseas;
  • International Education Stream.

The invitations are also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), were distributed as follows along with their Expression of Interest (EOI) score requirements:

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba— 178 LAAs with a score of at least 518;
  • Skilled Worker Overseas— 17 LAAs with a score of at least 681; and
  • International Education Stream— 23 LAAs, no EOI score requirement issued.

Out of the 218 LAAs sent out, thirteen (13) went to Express Entry candidates. The Manitoba immigration department says they will refuse any of these applicants who do not have a valid Express Entry ID, a verifiable experience, a job seeker validation code in an occupation on Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations list.

Manitoba only considered Skilled Worker Overseas candidates in this draw if they were invited directly under a strategic recruitment initiative.

If candidates scored above the minimum ranking but did not receive Letters of Advice to Apply, it could be because:

  • their third-party language test result did not have a valid test number;
  • their language test result is no longer valid; or
  • the applicant was invited under a strategic recruitment initiative, but they did not submit a valid invitation number.

The MPNP said that candidates who are in one of these scenarios can update their Expression of Interest profile with the correct details in order to be considered in a subsequent draw.

Only candidates who are currently working in a regulated occupation were invited to this draw. The MPNP says that they may deny candidates who are not working in regulated occupations, or who did not provide proof of having completed all the necessary licensing steps to be employed in Manitoba. Those who are in this situation have the option to decline their invitation.

Express Entry Manitoba

The 218 immigration candidates who are qualified for Express Entry are ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that considers certain human capital factors such as work experience, age, education, and language ability.

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

Those who obtained a provincial nomination are awarded an extra 600 CRS points and are effectively assured an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Express Entry candidates who got a provincial nomination from Manitoba in this draw declared a valid Express Entry ID and have a job seeker validation code.

Manitoba’s Expression of Interest System

Individuals who wish to immigrate through Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) needed to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP to receive an invitation also known as Letters of Advice to Apply through the Skilled Workers Overseas streams and Skilled Workers in Manitoba.

Under Manitoba’s system, the 218 immigration candidates were ranked out of 1,000 points for human capital characteristics such as their French or English language skills, work experience, education, Manitoba connections, and other factors.

About Manitoba Immigration Streams

The Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams and Skilled Workers Overseas Category allow the province to select skilled workers who will be relevant to Manitoba’s labor market needs.

Candidates from abroad need to have established ties to Manitoba province. This can be demonstrated through close family ties 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 qualified.

Successful candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category must meet some criteria, such as having a full-time permanent job offer from an employer in Manitoba.

International students that graduated from a post-secondary institution in Manitoba may get an LAA under the International Education Stream on the condition that they have in-demand skills.

Get a free Express Entry assessment and discover your chances of getting invited in the next invitation round!!!