In the Manitoba Expression of Interest draw held on May 7, a total of 123 candidates belonging to three immigration categories under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program(MPNP) received Letters of Advice to Apply(LAAs) for provincial nomination. While candidates under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category received 94 invitations, Skilled Workers Overseas candidates received 14 invitations and International Education Stream candidates received 15 invitations. The number of Express Entry candidates who received invitations in the draw was 14. With the latest draw, the total number of LAAs issued by MPNP so far this year has touched 1931.
Manitoba Express of Interest
Those who wish to receive a provincial nomination through either the Skilled Workers in Manitoba or Skilled Workers Overseas category must first submit an Expression of Interest to the MPNP. Each Expression of Interest profile submitted in this manner is assessed on the basis of various eligibility factors such as education, work experience, previous connections to Manitoba and official language proficiency and awarded a score out of 1000. The candidates who score the highest are selected to apply for provincial nomination in the Manitoba Expression of Interest draws.
In the Manitoba Expression of Interest draw held on May 7, Skilled Workers in Manitoba candidates had to score a minimum of 475 points to be invited. The minimum score required for the Skilled Workers Overseas stream candidates was 802.
Manitoba Expression of Interest draw: Immigration streams
Under the Skilled Workers Overseas category, Manitoba nominates those candidates capable of meeting the labour market demands of the province. To be eligible under this category, the candidates must have a previous connection to the province in the form of close family members residing here or education/work experience or an invitation received through one of the Strategic Recruitment Initiatives of MPNP. It is not mandatory for the candidates to be present in Manitoba at the time of submitting the application.
At the same time, candidates are invited under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream directly under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative of MPNP. To qualify under the Stream, the candidate must have a full-time, permanent job offer from a Manitoba employer, besides meeting other criteria.
The International Education Stream targets candidates with certain in-demand skills, who have graduated from the higher education institutions of Manitoba.
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