In the latest Manitoba PNP draw held on December 6, the province invited 221 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in Canada. The invited candidates belonged to the Skilled Worker in Canada, Skilled Worker Overseas and International Education streams of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program(MPNP).
The distribution of the Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) in the previous draw was as below:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 165
- Skilled Workers Overseas: 23
- International Education Stream: 33
With the latest draw, the total number of LAAs issued by the MPNP so far this year has touched 7362.
Manitoba PNP Express Entry
The December 6 draw has invited 18 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination. To be eligible for a provincial nomination from Manitoba, the Express Entry candidates must have work experience in one of the in-demand occupations of Manitoba. They must also have submitted a separate Expression of Interest to the MPNP. The candidates who receive an LAA and successfully apply for a provincial nomination to Manitoba PNP will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points added to their total CRS score. It would ensure them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
Expression of Interest
The first step for a candidate to be invited through either the Skilled Worker in Manitoba category or Skilled Worker Overseas category is to register an Expression of Interest(EoI) with the Manitoba PNP. Each EoI is awarded a score out of 1000 based on various factors such as education, work experience, previous connections to Manitoba, language proficiency etc.
The highest-scoring candidates are issued LAAs with which they may apply for a provincial nomination. The lowest score of candidates invited through the Skilled Worker in Manitoba category in the latest draw was 522. At the same time, the minimum score of candidates invited through the Skilled Worker Overseas category was 718.
Skilled Worker Overseas category of Manitoba PNP
The Skilled Worker Overseas category of Manitoba PNP allows the province to nominate skilled foreign workers, who can support its labour market, for permanent residence in Canada. To be eligible under this category, the candidate must have an established connection to the province in the form of close family or friends, previous education or work experience in the province or an invitation received through one of the Strategic Recruitment Initiatives of Manitoba PNP besides meeting other requirements.
To be eligible under Skilled Worker in Manitoba category, the candidate must be working in Manitoba at the time of submitting the application. They must also have a full-time permanent job offer from Manitoba and meet other criteria.
International Education Stream is for international students graduated from Manitoba institutions of higher education, who also have certain in-demand skills.