In the Manitoba Expression of Interest draw held on June 4, a total of 124 immigration candidates received Letters of Advice to Apply(LAAs) for provincial nomination. Of these, 84 LAAs went to Skilled Workers in Manitoba candidates, 21 to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates and 19 LAAs to International Education stream candidates. With the latest draw, the total number of LAAs issued by Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program(MPNP) in the draws held so far this year has touched 2154.
Of the total 124 LAAs issued this year, 9 went to Express Entry candidates. These candidates, if successfully apply for and obtain a provincial nomination from Manitoba, will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points added to their total score and that guarantees them an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in the federal Express Entry draw.
Manitoba Expression of Interest system
Those who wish to receive an invitation to apply for provincial nomination under either the Skilled Workers in Manitoba or Skilled Workers Overseas categories must first register an Expression of Interest(EoI) with the MPNP. Based on various eligibility factors such as education, work experience, previous connections to the province, official language proficiency etc., each profile is assessed and awarded a score out of 1000. The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination in the subsequent Manitoba EoI draws.
Under the Skilled Workers Overseas category, foreign workers who can support Manitoba’s labour market may apply for a provincial nomination. To be eligible under this category, the candidate must have a previous connection to the province or an invitation received through one of the Strategic Recruitment Initiatives of MPNP. They must also meet other eligibility requirements. It is not necessary for these candidates to be in Manitoba at the time of application. At the same time, candidates must have a full-time, permanent job offer from a Manitoba employer in order to receive an invitation under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba. The International Education stream targets international graduates from Manitoba institutions of higher education with certain in-demand skills.
Canada Provincial Nominee Programs offer diverse options for immigration to the country. Choose the right pathway for you to migrate to Canada by filling CanApprove’s free online assessment form.