On July 29, just two days after holding its largest-ever draw, Manitoba welcomed 375 candidates to seek a provincial nomination.
The 375 Candidates who have been invited to submit for a nomination through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program can now do so (MPNP).
If they are granted it, the nomination will be used to support their final application for permanent residence in Canada.
Table of Contents
- 1 Manitoba immigration programs
- 2 About Express Entry
- 3 How Do I Apply For The Skilled Worker Stream in Manitoba?
- 4 How Do I Qualify For The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream?
- 5 What Are The Requirements For the International Education Stream?
Here are the results of the latest draw that saw 375 candidates received invites:
- Skilled Worker in Manitoba— 285 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 400;
- Skilled Worker Overseas— 47 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 708; and
- International Education Stream — 43 invitations with no EOI score requirements.
A total of 42 invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), was allotted to Express Entry candidates.
Manitoba immigration programs
The MPNP, which supports immigration applications to the federal government, is in charge of Manitoba’s immigration programs.
Provinces in Canada do not have the authority to grant permanent residency, although they can assist an application by giving provincial nominations.
To be considered for a nomination from Manitoba, you must first submit an Expression of Interest to the MPNP.
This qualifies you for an LAA through the Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas and Manitoba Skilled Workers streams.
Manitoba then ranks candidates out of 1,000 points based on their human capital and ties to the province.
The Skilled Workers Overseas Category and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams are intended to help Manitoba find candidates who fit the province’s labor market requirements.
375 Candidates from outside of Manitoba must demonstrate ties to the province, such as close family ties, prior experience in the province, or an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.
To be eligible, you do not need to live in Manitoba at the time of your application.
You must have a full-time job offer from a provincial employer to be eligible for an invitation under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category.
International graduates who complete studies in Manitoba may be eligible for an invitation under the International Education Stream if they can show that they have in-demand skills.
About Express Entry
Express Entry as a management system for permanent residency applications for three federal high-skilled immigration programs:
- the Federal Skilled Worker Program,
- the Canadian Experience Class,
- And the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
By applying immediately through Express Entry, it is possible to skip the PNP process and receive a permanent residency invitation.
Given the 600-point award, however, having a provincial nomination effectively ensures that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada will ask you to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
When you submit your profile, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) ranks you based on factors such as your age, education, work experience, and language skills, among others.
The highest-scoring applicants receive invitations to apply for permanent residence via regular Express Entry draws.
The first step in applying for a provincial nomination in Manitoba is to submit a profile to the Express Entry pool.
How Do I Apply For The Skilled Worker Stream in Manitoba?
The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream (SWM) is centered on Manitoba employers’ specific needs.
SWM chooses foreign-trained workers who have the necessary skills or abilities and nominates them for permanent residency in Canada.
The stream prioritizes candidates with a strong attachment to the province, with two pathways to Manitoba immigration.
(a) Manitoba Work Experience Pathway
For candidates currently working in Manitoba on temporary work permits, as international graduates or through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program from any province.
Candidates are not required to be working in In-Demand Occupations.
(b) Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway
For internet applicants with job offers from approved Manitoba employers.
How Do I Qualify For The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream?
The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream comprises both a dedicated Canada Express Entry Pathway and a direct provincial pathway.
It’s aimed at foreign skilled workers with experience and training in Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations.
Applicants and spouses with close family ties are given priority, as well as those who have the necessary language skills, training, and experience to obtain work promptly.
(a) Manitoba Express Entry Pathway
For international candidates that meet Express Entry criteria and have an active Express Entry profile and are eligible under another MPNP stream.
Candidates must have experience, training, and skills in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations, as well as a strong family ties to the province.
(b) Human Capital Pathway
International skilled workers with experience, training, and skills in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must show that they have the ability to obtain work as soon as they arrive in Manitoba.
What Are The Requirements For the International Education Stream?
International graduates from Manitoba colleges and universities are eligible for the International Education Stream (IES).
Candidates are no longer required to work in their field for six months before filing for an MPNP nomination under IES. It has three pathways:
1) Career Employment Pathway
Eligibility requirements include:
Completed a one-year or longer course from an eligible post-secondary Manitoba institution within three years of submitting the application.
Have a full-time job offer in a Manitoba In-Demand occupation that is relevant to your degree.
Resident of Manitoba.
2) Graduate Internship Pathway
Even if they do not have a job offer in the province, Masters and Doctoral degree holders who have completed Mitacs Accelerate or Elevate internships can apply for nomination through internships.
3) Student Entrepreneur Pathway
Eligibility requirements include:
- Completed a two-year or longer course at a Manitoba post-secondary school that is government approved.
- Six months business operation experience in Manitoba province.
- Must be a resident of Manitoba since graduation.
- No specific minimum personal net worths requirement