Manitoba Held a Historic Draw Inviting 1,140 Express Entry Candidates for Provincial Nomination


Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held an unusually large nomination draw on July 27. It is historic as 1,140 candidates having profiles in the federal Express Entry pool were invited at one go to apply for provincial nominations. 

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It is encouraging to note that a similar draw was previously held only a month back on June 28 which resulted in 1,017 provincial nominations by MPNP. 

This draw invited eligible candidates under MPNP’s ‘enhanced’ provincial stream- Skilled Overseas Workers and scored a minimum ranking score of 557. This score is based on Manitoba’s Expression of Interest (EOI) scoring matrix and is not related to the federal Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for Express Entry. In fact, the invited candidates did not require any CRS requirement for this draw.

Here’s a major update for international students travelling to Canada ahead of the coming fall semester. 

Canada Permanent Residency a Step Away

Canadian provinces do not have the authority to issue permanent residency status, however, they can quicken the overall time taken to obtain Canada PR through provincial nominations. 

Upon successfully receiving a provincial nomination, Express Entry candidates will automatically get 600 points added to their score. This will effectively guarantee one’s chances of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residency in upcoming Express Entry draws. 

Here’s a brief outline of Express Entry draws held in June 2021

Other MPNP Immigration Programs

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has other popular immigration streams under which foreign skilled workers, international graduates, business entrepreneurs may apply to get a provincial nomination. 

You do not need to be living in Manitoba at the time of your application to be eligible. 

Any interested candidate must first register their Expression of Interest with the province. Upon submitting their EOI, the province assesses their profile on human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency in English or French, as well as their connections to the province. It includes:

  • Demonstrating close family ties, 
  • previous experience in the province, or 
  • an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.

All profiles are ranked out of 1,000 points. Upon assessment, this puts you in a position to receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.

The Skilled Workers Overseas Category and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams are designed to allow the province to identify candidates who meet its labor market needs. International graduates who complete education in Manitoba can receive an invitation under the International Education Stream if they can demonstrate that they have in-demand skills.

With Canada opening up its borders to full-vaccinated tourists, a lot more can be expected on the immigration front with more new applicants getting processed quickly. 

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility to qualify in the upcoming provincial draws to obtain Canada PR.

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