To apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residency, Manitoba’s updated provincial draw issued up to 189 invitations to apply for immigration candidates.
Through three immigration streams, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited both skilled workers and international graduates:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba,
- International Education Stream,
- Skilled Workers Overseas.
This draw brought the sum of invites of up to 3,671 this year, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs).
The LAAs were grouped as follows across the immigration categories, along with their minimum required Expression of Interest (EOI) score.
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba – 160 LAAs with a minimum EOI score of at least 464;
- Skilled Workers Overseas – 4 LAAs with a minimum EOI score of at least 847;
- International Education – 25 LAAs with no minimum score required.
Since the program began in April 2014, this was Manitoba’s 99th draw.
Of the LAAs issued, 18 were issued to applicants who made an Express Entry profile and a job aspirant affirmation code.
Express Entry is the method that the federal government relies on to administer permanent residence applications.
To set foot in the Express Entry pool, applicants must be entitled to one of three economic category immigration classes: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Applicants in this pool are then scored using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that regards each applicant’s human capital factors (such as age, work experience, education as well as English or French language proficiency).
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) authorize draws and invites the top-scored applicants from the Express Entry pool, to apply for Canada permanent residence.
Those who obtain a provincial nomination are granted an extra 600 CRS score and are promised to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a consequent Express Entry draw.
Manitoba’s EOI system
If you are willing to migrate to Manitoba, you are needed to register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP. Further, if you become successful, you will receive an LAA.
In Manitoba’s EOI system, applicants are scored out of 1,000 points over various aspects that comprise – the applicant’s work experience, education qualifications, English or French language ability, Manitoba connections, and other aspects.
About Manitoba immigration streams
The Foreign Skilled Workers and Skilled Workers in the Manitoba category are particular to skilled workers and allow the province to nominate them to occupy the province’s labor market shortages.
If you are applying from out of Canada, you will be required to display a connection to Manitoba. It could be family connections, a friend in the province, or illustrating previous experience in Manitoba. Otherwise, you must get an invitation from any one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.
Successful applicants in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category requires to meet some specific requirements, likewise obtaining a permanent full-time job offer from an employer in Manitoba.
If the applicants possess the in-demand skills, foreign students who graduated from an educational institute in Manitoba have a greater chance to receive an LAA under the International Academic Class.