On August 28, Manitoba held a new draw inviting 213 candidates to apply for provincial nomination.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invites skilled workers and international student graduates through three immigration streams: skilled workers, skilled labor migrants and international education streams in Manitoba.
The invitation, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), was distributed as follows along with their respective Expression (EOI) score requirement:
Skilled workers in Manitoba — 171 LAAs with a minimum score of at least 475;
Skilled Workers Migrant- 8 LAAs with a minimum score of at least 824; And
International Education Stream – 34 LAAs, no EOI score required.
The province has issued 3,299 LAAs to immigration candidates in these categories by 2020. It was Manitoba’s 97th draw since the program began in April 2014.
Among the LAAs released in the August 28 draw, 23 went to candidates with valid profiles in the Federal Express entry system.
Candidates who qualify for the express entry pool are ranked based on Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores that consider human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language ability.
Candidates with the highest scoring are invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada through regular draws from the express entry pool.
Those who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 CRS points and are guaranteed an invitation to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship from Canada Applicable (ITA).
In this draw, express entry candidates receiving provincial nominations from Manitoba declared a valid Express Entry ID and provided a job seeker verification code.
Manitoba’s EOI System
Those who wish to immigrate through Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are required to file an expression of interest with the MPNP to obtain an LAA through skilled workers in Manitoba and skilled labor streams.
Under the Manitoba system, such candidates are excluded from the 1,000 mark for human capital characteristics such as their English or French language skills, education, work experience, Manitoba connection and other factors.
About Manitoba immigration streams
The skilled labor migrant category and skilled workers in the Manitoba streams allow the province to designate skilled workers, who can support the needs of Manitoba’s labor market.
Those who are overseas need to build an established relationship with Manitoba. 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 have to be physically present in Manitoba to be eligible.
Successful candidates in skilled workers in the Manitoba category must meet certain criteria, such as a full-time permanent job offer from an employer in Manitoba.
International students graduating from an educational institution in Manitoba may receive an LAA under the International Education Stream if they have in-demand skills.