Manitoba invited a total of 141 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on June 17.
Manitoba immigration department has now issued 3,705 invitations to PNP candidates since the beginning of 2021.
Candidates who are successful get the nomination from the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), it will help their final application for Canadian permanent residence.
Skilled worker candidates are required to have valid profiles in Manitoba’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system in order to be invited.
The results of the latest draw are as follows:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba — Ninety-five invitations with a minimum EOI score of 430;
- Skilled Workers Overseas — Twenty-four invitations with a minimum EOI score of 703; and
- International Education Stream — Twenty-two invitations with no EOI score requirement.
A total of Ten invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), to immigration candidates.
The new Manitoba draw is very similar to the previous MPNP draw when the province released just one more invitation for a total of 142 candidates.
Manitoba Immigration Programs
If you are a skilled worker and want to move to Manitoba, you need to register an Expression of Interest with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.
This puts you in a position to get an LAA via the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.
Manitoba province then ranks candidates in the EOI pool out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors and their ties or connection to the province.
Foreign candidates need to demonstrate connections to the province through close family ties.
In addition, they need to provide previous experience in the province or an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.
You do not need to be living inside Manitoba at the time of your application to be qualified.
International students who graduate from a Manitoba post-secondary institution can receive an LAA under the International Education Stream if they show that they have in-demand skills.
Manitoba invites Express Entry candidates
Express Entry is the major way Canada manages skilled worker applications.
You can ignore the PNP process and apply for Canadian permanent residence to the federal government via the Express Entry system.
Not every candidate who is a good fit for Manitoba’s labor market will necessarily have a high Express Entry score.
Enter the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
It allows provinces to select candidates in the Express Entry pool.
Provincial nominees automatically obtain 600 points toward their overall score, which gives them a great chance at receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence of Canada.
About Express Entry
Express Entry is a major way Canada processes and manages skilled worker applications.
It is possible to get a permanent residence invitation by filing through Express Entry directly.
Such invitations are sent out by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
In addition, one can enter the Express Entry pool and then obtain an invitation from Manitoba province.
To enter into the Express Entry pool, you need to meet the eligibility requirements of one of the three Express Entry programs.
You are then ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
It takes into cognizance certain factors like your work experience, age, education, and language skills.
In this draw, for instance, the 141 immigration candidates receive invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence via regular Express Entry draws.
You gain an extra 600 CRS points if you receive a provincial nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
This practically guarantees you will get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from IRCC.