The immigration-friendly Canadian province of Manitoba held a nomination draw on June 7, resulting in 142 Letter of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for provincial nominations.
This pushes the total number to 3,564 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.
All the invited profiles in the latest draw belonged to three ‘base’ provincial streams and ‘enhanced’ streams under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
Under the ‘base’ provincial streams,
- 95 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 375 went to candidates qualifying for Skilled Workers in Manitoba.
- 25 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 703 went to candidates qualifying for Skilled Workers Overseas.
- 22 invitations went to candidates qualifying for International Education Stream. These candidates did not require any EOI score.
Additionally, the ‘enhanced’ stream picked 13 eligible candidates directly from the federal Express Entry pool.
Qualify for Canada PR under MPNP
Every Canadian province under their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) can select a group of desirable immigration candidates without the direct intervention of the federal government, to meet their workforce demand. Further, the province aid in offering permanent residency to interested candidates by issuing provincial nominations regularly.
Receiving a provincial nomination will expedite the chances of obtaining permanent residency, which is under the exclusive discretion of the federal government.
Manitoba regularly invites immigrants to apply through one of the following three Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams: Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, and Skilled Workers Overseas. To be considered for an invitation, candidates must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile. The registered profiles are then out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors and their connections to the province.
This puts you in a position to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams. These programs are designed to identify immigration candidates who meet its labor market needs for provincial nomination.
Further, recent foreign graduates who get educated in Manitoba stand eligible to be considered for provincial nomination under the International Education Stream. Thus, there is no EOI score requirement to qualify under this stream.
Express Entry Candidates Under MPNP
Foreign skilled workers can skip PNP and still obtain permanent residency. That being said, Express Entry candidates who hold a provincial nomination are effectively guaranteed to be invited to apply for permanent residence.
You can obtain up to 600 additional CRS points upon successfully receiving a provincial nomination, such as from MPNP. This award is high enough to allow you to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in an Express Entry draw.
Interestingly, the previous Manitoba draw invited 404 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, which is the highest we have seen in this draw.
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