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Manitoba Invites 222 Candidates In New Provincial Draw

Manitoba held another provincial draw on March 12, inviting a total of 222 immigration candidates to take the next step toward Canadian permanent residence.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) conducted its 85th Expression of Interest (EOI) draw, inviting immigration candidates from the following three immigration streams:

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba: 191 candidates invited
  • Skilled Worker Overseas: 13 candidates invited
  • International Education Streams: 18 candidates invited

There were also Seventeen (17) Express Entry candidates who got invitations, known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) in this draw.

Express Entry manages and controls the applications for Canada’s three major economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

Candidates who qualify for Express Entry are allocated a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on economic factors such as age, work experience, educational qualifications, and official language proficiency.

The highest-scoring candidates are given invitations to apply for permanent residence via Express Entry draws, which usually happen fortnightly.

With a provincial nomination, Express Entry candidates get an extra 600 points to boost their overall CRS score. This bonus effectively assures that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the upcoming Express Entry draw.

To be accepted for a provincial nomination from Manitoba, Express Entry candidates must lodge a separate EOI profile to the MPNP and have the required work experience in one of Manitoba’s in-demand occupations, among other criteria.

Manitoba’s Expression of Interests system

In order to be sent an invitation for a provincial nomination from Manitoba through both the Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas categories, candidates need to register an Expression of Interest system (EOI) with the MPNP.

An Expression of Interest system is an online profile that is ranked out of a score of 1,000. Points are given for a candidate’s education, work experience, ties to Manitoba and proficiency in French or English, among other factors.

In the latest draw, candidates invited under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream had score points of 496.

The least-ranked candidate invited from the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream had score points of 672.

Skilled Workers Overseas stream and Skilled Workers in Manitoba

The Skilled Workers Overseas stream allows the MPNP to nominate skilled foreign workers who can help support Manitoba’s labour market.

Candidates must have an established tie or connection to Manitoba such as close friends or family, previous work experience or education in the province, or an invitation through one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives, among other important requirements.

They do not need to be living in Manitoba at the time of application to qualify. The thirteen (13) candidates invited through the Skilled Workers Overseas category were invited directly by the MPNP under Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.

The 191 immigration candidates invited through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba program must have a full-time, permanent job offer from an employer in Manitoba, among other requirements.

International Education Stream

Manitoba international student graduates with in-demand skills or occupations may be accepted under the International Education Stream.

This stream includes three sub-categories: Graduate Internship Pathway, Career Employment Pathway, and the Student Entrepreneur Pathway.