Manitoba Issued 4,273 Invitations to PNP Candidates so far in 2020

Manitoba PNP draw

Manitoba released the results of its 101st PNP draw held on November 5

The draw resulted in 205 invitations to eligible candidates including the candidates from the federal Express Entry pool to apply for provincial nominations. These invitations are called Letter of Advice to Apply (LAAs). With these LAAs, the candidates can apply with the Immigrations, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to obtain permanent residency. 

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The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited skilled workers and international graduate through three immigration streams:

Any overseas candidate can apply under the MPNP provided they have an established connection to Manitoba. This can be demonstrated through close family ties or friends in the province, previous experience in Manitoba, or an invitation under one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.


In order to be eligible for the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, category candidates must have a full-time permanent job offer from an employer in Manitoba. One biggest advantage for International students to graduate from universities/colleges in Manitoba is that they may also be eligible to apply for provincial nomination under the MPNP. 

After fulfilling the program eligibility, aspiring candidates are required to an Expression of Interest with the MPNP to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams. 

Such registered candidates are ranked out of 1,000 points for human capital characteristics such as their English or French language skills, education, work experience, Manitoba connections, and other factors. The highest-ranking candidates get LAAs. 


November 5 issued LAAs to all 205 candidates as per follows: 

MPNP Category Qualifying EOI score LAAs issues
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 461 166
Skilled Workers Overseas 708 16
International Education Stream N/A 23


Last week, Canada submitted the Annual Report on Immigration to its Parliament along with the Immigration Levels Plans for 2021-23. The report noted that few Canadian PNP from the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia enjoyed comparable levels of PNP admissions in 2019.


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Improving Credential Recognition for Internationally-Trained Applicants

In order for newcomers to keep their skills up to date so they can rejoin their professions more quickly after arriving in Manitoba, the provincial government is taking adequate steps to reduce barriers to the successful and timely registration of internationally trained applicants to regulated professions.


“Regulated professions are responsible for protecting the public interest by ensuring a high standard of professional practice, and our government is working with Manitoba’s 30 regulated professions as the updated act would require them to take steps to improve their assessment and registration process”, said the provincial immigration minister, Eichler, in a media release


Some of the 30 self-regulated professions in Manitoba include: 

  • Colleges of Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Physicians, and Surgeons, 
  • the Manitoba Dental Association, 
  • Chartered Professional Accountants Manitoba, 
  • Manitoba College of Social Workers and 
  • Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association.


Why is now a Good Time to Migrate to Canada?

Firstly, Canada has unveiled its historic Immigration Levels Plans which promises over 400,000 new immigrants annually for the next three years. Just like any other plan, upto 60% of new migrants will come under economic-class programs – Federal programs for Skilled Workers, Business, Caregivers, and Provincial Nominee Programs. 

Connect with our expert advisor and get to know more details. 

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Secondly, Canada is looking to favor more francophone, or french-speaking candidates to migrate to Canada outside the Quebec region by 2023. Following this, the government had announced additional changes in the evaluation criteria of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Any registered profile in the federal Express Entry pool is mandatorily assessed on CRS criteria: age, work experience, education, language proficiency in English, or French. 

Thirdly, more than any liberal policies for immigration, the public confidence in welcoming more immigrants in Canada is at an all-time high. Multiple global surveys, immigration opinion polls reaffirm the fact: Canada is ranked No.1 in the best immigration destination with Australia in fourth place and the United States in sixth place. 

Ultimately, Canada is majorly dependent on immigration to strengthen its economy. On the social front, Canada is giving equal impetus to family immigration to support its aging population and improve its problem of low birth rate. 

CanApprove has not just been a trusted immigration partner for over two decades but also recognized by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) for our professional service. 

Kick-start your immigration plans by booking your free consultation with us today! 

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