Manitoba issued 153 new invitations to candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in a draw held April 9.
Manitoba has now issued 1,676 provincial nominations this year
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited candidates who had filed an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile through one of three immigration streams.
Here are the numbers of invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), that were issued from each stream:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 123
- Skilled Workers Overseas: 16
- International Education Stream: 14
Of these 153 invitations, 15 were issued to candidates who had a valid Express Entry profile.
Manitoba’s Expression of Interest system
In order to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination from Manitoba through both the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas categories, candidates need to register an EOI with the MPNP.
An EOI is an online profile that is ranked out of a score of 1,000. Points are awarded for a candidate’s education, work experience, connections to Manitoba and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.
In the latest draw, candidates invited under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream had a score of 500.
The lowest-ranked candidate invited from the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream had a score of 742.
The federal Express Entry system manages applications for three immigration programs:
Once a candidate is approved for one of these programs they are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that is calculated based on age, work experience, education and official language proficiency.
Only the highest-scoring candidates are issued invitations to apply for permanent residence through regular Express Entry draws.
The 15 Express Entry candidates selected by Manitoba will receive an additional 600 CRS points toward their overall score. This will effectively guarantee that they will receive an invitation in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
If Express Entry candidates want to be considered for a provincial nomination from Manitoba, they must have eligible work experience in an in-demand occupation, among other requirements.
They must also submit an Expression of Interest to the MPNP.
Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba
The Skilled Workers Overseas Category allows the MPNP to select and nominate skilled foreign workers who can help support Manitoba’s labour market.
Candidates must have an established connection to Manitoba such as close family or friends, previous education or work experience in the province, or an invitation through one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives, among other requirements.
They do not need to be in Manitoba at the time of application in order to be eligible.
The candidates invited through the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
The candidates invited through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category must have a full-time, permanent job offer from a Manitoba employer, among other criteria.
International Education Stream
Manitoba international student graduates with in-demand skills may be invited under the International Education Stream.
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