The latest draw of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held on March 26 issued 226 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. Among the invited, 168 candidates belong to Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, 20 candidates to International Education Stream and 38 candidates to Skilled Workers Overseas stream. Twenty-nine Express Entry candidates are also among those who received invitations in the latest draw.
The minimum score required for Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream candidates in the latest draw was 496. At the same time, Skilled Worker Overseas candidates had to score 714 points to be invited. The total number of invitations issued by Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program through the three streams– Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education stream–so far this year is 1523.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program(MPNP)
Through Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, the province nominates a set number of candidates for permanent residence in Canada every year. The candidates are selected on the basis of the labour market needs of the province. To obtain a provincial nomination, a candidate must submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) to the MPNP, which must include information about their education qualification, work experience, language skills, previous connection to the province and other qualifying factors. Based on these factors, each Expression of Interest profile is assessed and awarded a score. The highest scoring candidates receive invitations to apply for provincial nomination in the MPNP draws that are conducted regularly.
Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream gives temporary foreign workers and international student graduates currently working in Manitoba with a permanent job offer a chance to apply for a provincial nomination.
The Express Entry candidates who obtain a provincial nomination will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points added to their total CRS score. It helps them receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
COVID-19 impact on Canada immigration
Despite the COVID-19 outbreak having affected Canada and led to border closures, the country has decided to go ahead with its immigration target for the year. Canada has allowed those who have already made a commitment to work, study or settle here to travel to the country, provided they meet certain requirements. Provincial Nominee Programs of Canada also continue to process applications and conduct regular draws, offering immigration aspirants the much needed reassurance to go ahead with their immigration plans.
Provincial Nominee Program offers a viable pathway for Canada immigration. Explore your options for migrating to Canada through PNP by filling our free online assessment form.