132 candidates get a chance in Manitoba’s Express Entry draw

Manitoba draw

In the latest event in Canada immigration, Manitoba conducted an Express Entry draw on April 23, 2020. In the event, 132 candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. The candidates were chosen from the province’s Expression of Interest (EOI) pool. It included 7 Express Entry candidates too.

The invitations sent via the draw were issued to candidates in the streams of:

  • Skilled Workers Overseas
  • Manitoba’s Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  • International Education streams

Manitoba has issued 1,808 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) that went to immigration candidates in these streams for so long this year. The latest draw was Manitoba’s 88th draw counting from when it began in April 2014.

Among the LAAs issued in the latest draw, 7 were issued to candidates having a valid profile existing among the profiles in the federal Express Entry pool.

As always, a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is applied to rank and select candidates who qualify for the Express Entry pool. The CRS score is determined by considering human capital factors like:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Language skills

Candidates who score in the highest range are invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada. This happens through regular draws from the Express Entry pool.

600 extra points are awarded to those who receive a provincial nomination. They are effectively guaranteed to get invited to apply from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Express Entry candidates who got a provincial nomination from Manitoba through this draw gave a valid Express Entry ID. They also provided a job seeker validation code.

The Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream

93 LAAs were sent to candidates, each one of them with an EOI that comes under the Manitoba’s Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream. This way, temporary foreign workers who are eligible can go on to get permanent residence in the province. This path is also accessible to international graduates of Manitoba post-secondary schools.

To be eligible, these candidates must be employed in Manitoba. They must also have a full-time, permanent job offer from their employer.

Skilled worker EOIs are ranked with a score out of 1,000. Those ranked highest are issued LAAs.

The Skilled Workers in Manitoba’s lowest-ranked candidate who got chosen in this draw had a score of 489.

The Skilled Workers Overseas stream

25 LAAs went to candidates in the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream.

Candidates selected under this category got invited directly via a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. This could include overseas recruitment missions by the MPNP. They are often conducted in association with Manitoba employers.

The ranking of candidates for this stream also goes as per the scoring system of Manitoba’s EOI.

Skilled Worker Overseas candidates needed a score of 714 or more to get eligible for an LAA.

The International Education stream

Manitoba graduates with particular skills that are in demand may be invited under the International Education Stream.

This stream includes 3 sub-categories:

  • Graduate Internship Pathway
  • Career Employment Pathway
  • International Student Entrepreneur Pilot

The MPNP issued 14 LAAs to International Education Stream candidates in the latest draw. No EOI minimum score was specified.

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