Affirming to the resolution of the Canada Immigration system to sustain a higher immigration level, Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 213 skilled workers and international graduates to apply for provincial nominations.
Getting a provincial nomination effectively provides a direct means of obtaining a permanent residence via Express Entry. The latest draw held August 28 issued invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) under three immigration streams- Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education Stream apart from Express Entry pool.
About Manitoba EOI system
Candidates wanting to apply under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams need to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP. Such profiles are scored and ranked out of 1,000 points based on factors like English or French language proficiency, education, work experience, provincial connections.
August 28 draw required selected candidates to have a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score as follows:
|Immigration Stream||Qualifying EOI score||LAAs issues|
|Skilled Workers in Manitoba||475||171|
|International Education Stream||No EOI requirement||34|
|Skilled Workers Overseas||824||8|
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About Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
Skilled workers living overseas need to establish a prior connection to Manitoba to qualify for Skilled Workers Overseas Category. Such a connection could 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.
Whereas skilled workers already in Manitoba can also receive provincial nominations for Canada PR provided they have a full-time permanent job offer from a local employer.
Third popular category is for International students. Such candidates are recent graduates from any Manitoba institution and are seeking provincial nominations.
23 candidates registered in the federal Express Entry pool were also included among the 213 LAAs issued for Canada PR. The federal pool consists of profiles based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that considers core human capital factors like age, education, work experience, and language proficiency.
These 23 candidates who received provincial nominations are awarded an additional 600 CRS points and scored on the basis of maximum 1200 points. Additionally, Manitoba issues Express Entry ID and provides a job seeker validation code for these candidates. This will effectively guarantee a permanent residence in Canada.
Manitoba held its 97th draw since its launch in 2014. With it, Manitoba reached a landmark issuance of 3,299 LAAs for Canada PR in 2020 alone. This is to suggest the growing popularity of PNP nominations among future immigrants to Canada.
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