In the Expression of Interest draw held on May 23, Manitoba issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for provincial nomination to 196 candidates. Out of these, 119 LAAs were issued to candidates belonging to the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream, 60 to candidates in Skilled Workers Overseas stream and the remaining 17 to candidates in the International Education Stream.
The minimum scores required in the May 23 EOI draw were 548 for Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream candidates and 506 for Skilled Workers Overseas stream candidates. With the latest draw, the number of LAAs issued so far by Manitoba to skilled worker candidates has touched 4320.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) allows the province to nominate candidates, with skills required by Manitoba employers, for permanent residence in Canada. MPNP came into existence in 1998 and over the years, it has emerged as one of the most successful provincial nominee programs of Canada. Under MPNP, more than 130,000 newcomers have settled in Manitoba so far.
The Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream of MPNP allows eligible temporary foreign workers and international student graduates currently working in Manitoba, who also have a permanent, full-time job from their Manitoba employer, to apply for a provincial nomination. Under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, Manitoba nominates eligible candidates living outside the country. The candidates must also have a previous connection to Manitoba such as family members or friends living in the province, education or work experience in the province or an invitation under one of the Strategic Recruitment Initiatives of MPNP.
Manitoba Expression of Interest
The first step for skilled workers to apply for a provincial nomination from Manitoba is to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) to the MPNP. The EoI must include information such as education, work experience, language proficiency and connections to Manitoba. Based on the information provided, each candidate is awarded a score and the highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for provincial nomination.
Manitoba Express Entry
MPNP has revealed that it has issued 27 LAAs to Express Entry candidates in the May 23 draw. The candidates were required to have a job seeker validation code and experience in an occupation listed in Manitoba’s In-demand list. The Express Entry candidates nominated by Manitoba will receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points that would ensure an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
Last year, MPNP issued a total of 5,207 nominations, which is a record. Almost 98 per cent of these nominations went to candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas immigration streams.
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