On July 27, Manitoba’s immigration program achieved unprecedented heights. The province invited 1,140 Express Entry applicants to apply for a provincial nomination, the highest number ever in a single draw.
Candidates selected through Express Entry are eligible for the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
- Number of LAAs issued: 1,140
- Ranking score cutoff: 557
It surpasses the previous June 28 record, when the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) sent out invitations to 1,017 Express Entry candidates.
All Express Entry candidates in the new draw were invited to apply for a provincial nomination from the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
They must have already submitted a profile to Manitoba’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system and received an EOI score of at least 557 to obtain the Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).
This score is computed using Manitoba’s EOI scoring matrix.
It is not the same as the federal Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This draw did not have a CRS requirement.
That being said, If invited candidates obtain a provincial nomination from Manitoba, their score will be immediately increased by 600 points.
This is not a specific issue with Manitoba. This incentive will be given to provincial nominees in any Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), putting them first in line to obtain an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence.
About Express Entry
Express Entry is a management application processing system for three federal high-skilled immigration programs: The Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class and, the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
It is possible to bypass the PNP procedure and receive a permanent residence invitation by applying immediately through Express Entry.
However, having a provincial nomination virtually ensures that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada will invite you to apply for Canadian permanent residency, given the 600-point award.
When you submit your profile, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) ranks you based on variables such as your age, job experience, education, and language abilities, among others.
Through regular Express Entry draws, the top-scoring applicants are invited to apply for permanent residency.
The first step in filing for a provincial nomination in Manitoba is to submit a profile to the Express Entry pool.
Manitoba Immigration Programs
Manitoba offers a variety of immigration programs aimed at luring foreign talent to the province.
The MPNP, which supports immigration applications to the federal government, manages the province government’s immigration.
Canadian Provinces do not have the authority to grant permanent residency, although they can assist an application by granting 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 and Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas streams.
Manitoba immigration then ranks candidates out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors, as well as their ties to the province.
The Skilled Workers Overseas Category and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams are intended to help Manitoba discover individuals who meet the province’s labor market requirements.
Candidates from outside of Manitoba must demonstrate ties to the province, such as close family ties, previous 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 work offer from a provincial business to be eligible for an invitation under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category.
If they can demonstrate that they have in-demand abilities, international graduates who complete their study in Manitoba may be eligible for an invitation under the International Education Stream.