The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 1,017 immigration candidates on June 28, the highest in recent times. All the invited candidates had a valid profile in the federal Express Entry pool and a job seeker validation code.
Such applicants are now eligible to apply for provincial nominations, and thus reducing the time required to obtain permanent residency in near future.
1,017 invited candidates will receive invitations under the province’s Skilled Workers Overseas stream. The cut-off EOI score was 565 to receive a letter of invitation, however, this is not the same as the federal Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for Express Entry.
Qualify for Canada PR with MPNP
Interested applicants are required to register their Expression of Interest (EOI) with the province. Further, the registered profile is evaluated and ranked out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, as well as their connections to the province.
This will potentially qualify them for receiving a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA), other invitations, through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.
To be considered under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, candidates must demonstrate their connections to Manitoba such as close family ties, previous experience in the province, or an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. The major requirement for Skilled Worker in the Manitoba stream is a full-time job offer from any employer situated in the province. International students who graduated from any institute in Manitoba can apply for provincial nomination under MPNP’s International Education Stream.
Express Entry is a direct entry program to obtain permanent residence without the need for provincial nominations. However, having a successful provincial nomination will guarantee an invitation to apply for Canada PR by virtue of 600 additional CRS points.
There is a separate provincial stream for inviting international students and recent graduates to apply for provincial nominations. Applicants must have graduated from any institution in Manitoba, to receive invitations under this stream.
Credential Recognition for Internationally-Trained Applicants
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.
Canada Opens Borders for Fully Vaccinated Travellers
Canada is now allowing fully vaccinated foreign travellers to enter Canada without mandatory quarantine or taking a COVID-19 test on day-8. The requirement for those travelling by air to quarantine themselves at a government-authorized hotel is also made obsolete. These new measures will apply to fully vaccinated international students.
Travellers must have completed the recommended course of vaccines approved by the Government of Canada at least 14 days before entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). The World Health Organization (WHO) calls for uniform approval of all vaccines recognized by it and against the selective bias towards certain vaccines like Covax developed by Bharat Biotech (India).
Travellers can receive their vaccine in any country and must provide documentation supporting their vaccination in English, French or with a certified translation.
Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility in subsequent draws.
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