A total of 196 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for provincial nomination were issued in the Manitoba Expression of Interest draw held on May 23. Out of these, 119 LAAs were issued to candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream, 60 to candidates in Skilled Workers Overseas stream and the remaining 17 to candidates of International Education Stream.
The minimum scores required for an LAA in the May 23 EOI draw were:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 548
- Skilled Workers Overseas: 506
With the latest draw, the LAAs issued so far by Manitoba to skilled worker candidates have reached 4320.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) allows the province to nominate candidates, with skills required by Manitoba employers, for permanent residence in Canada. MPNP, which came into existence in 1998, has been one of the most successful provincial nominee programs of Canada and has so far helped more than 130,000 newcomers to settle in Manitoba.
Under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream of MPNP, eligible temporary foreign workers and international student graduates currently working in Manitoba, who also have a permanent, full-time job from their Manitoba employer, can apply for a provincial nomination. Skilled Workers Overseas stream allows Manitoba to nominate eligible candidates living outside the country. But they are required to have a previous connection to Manitoba such as family members or friends living in the province, education or work experience in the province or an invitation under one of the Strategic Recruitment Initiatives of MPNP.
Manitoba Expression of Interest
In order to be considered for provincial nomination from Manitoba, the skilled workers must first submit an Expression of Interest(EoI) to the MPNP. The EoI must include information such as education, work experience, language proficiency and connections to Manitoba. Based on the information provided, each candidate is awarded a score and the highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for provincial nomination.
Manitoba Express Entry
MPNP has revealed that it has issued 27 LAAs to Express Entry candidates in the May 23 draw. The candidates were those who had a job seeker validation code and experience in an occupation listed in Manitoba’s In-demand list. The Express Entry candidates nominated by Manitoba will receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points that would ensure an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
Last year, MPNP issued a record 5,207 nominations. Almost 98 per cent of these nominations went to candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas immigration streams.
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