Manitoba conducted its 103rd PNP draw on December 17.
It was the biggest ever draw held by Manitoba PNP in 2020, resulting in 419 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. Further, Manitoba has issued a total of 4,888 to potential newcomers in 2020.
December 17 PNP draw also nominated eligible candidates from the federal Express Entry pool. The invitations issued by Manitoba PNP are called Letter of Advice to Apply (LAAs).
Later, these LAAs can be forwarded to the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
The category-wise breakdown of December 17 Manitoba PNP draw results:
*The Skilled Worker categories operate through an ‘Expression of Interest‘ system, whereby eligible candidates complete a series of questions online and receive a score based on the answers they provide.
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Immigration Streams Offered By Manitoba PNP
Any skilled worker or international student who had graduated from any University/College in Manitoba may get nominated under the province’s Skilled Workers Overseas Category, Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams, or the International Education Stream.
Those candidates who are applying from outside Canada under the Skilled Workers Overseas Category need to have an established connection to Manitoba. An established connection to Manitoba would mean:
- Demonstration of close family ties or friends in the province,
- previous experience in Manitoba, or
- an invitation under one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.
For candidates staying in Manitoba on a work permit and willing to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category must have a full-time permanent job offer from an employer in Manitoba.
For recent graduates from Manitoba institutions, they are required to have in-demand skills.
Express Entry Manitoba
Alternatively, any person who does not have any established connections in Manitoba nor a job offer in Manitoba nor graduated from any institution in Manitoba can still be nominated under Manitoba PNP to apply for Canada PR.
For which, such candidates must register their profile in the federal Express Entry system. Once their profiles are registered in the database, it is ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that considers human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language ability in English or French.
The maximum score is given out of a total of 1200 points.
One biggest advantage of having a provincial nomination is that the candidates get an additional 600 points. This will effectively guarantee an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canada PR from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility based on your profile.
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
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
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