The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) brought down the minimum cut-off score for Express Entry candidates to 519 in the latest draw from the MPNP Expression of Interest (EoI) pool that was held on July 6. This score is 26 points lower than the previous low score of 545, which was applied in a draw that was held on March 13.
The MPNP Expression of Interest system is different from the Express Entry system of the federal government. Under the MPNP Expression of Interest system, candidates are assigned a score out of 1000, whereas in the Express Entry system, candidates are awarded the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores out of 1200.
In the July 6 draw, Manitoba issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for provincial nomination to 202 Express Entry candidates. Candidates with a valid Express Entry ID, job seeker validation code, and minimum six months of recent experience in one of the occupations featured in the Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations list, were considered. Another important requirement was the confirmed support of a close friend or relative, who has been residing in Manitoba for a minimum of one year.
In order to be considered for provincial nomination under the Express Entry Sub-stream of the MPNP, a candidate must first submit an Expression of Interest (EoI). The candidates who get selected for provincial nominations will receive 600 additional CRS points.
The MPNP also issued another 217 LAAs to other Skilled Workers Overseas candidates outside the Express Entry system on July 6. The cut-off EOI score for this group was 572. Yet another 104 candidates under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category, with a minimum score of 564, were also issued LAAs in the draw.
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