Immigration Canada saw another Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw in Manitoba on May 21, 2020.
99 immigration candidates were sent invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued these invitations to candidates in the streams of:
- International Education – 12 invites
- Skilled Workers Overseas – 15 invites
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba – 72 invites
In 2020, so far, Manitoba has issued 2,030 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA), referred to as invitations.
The May 21 draw was Manitoba’s 90th PNP draw ever since the program started in April 2014.
Of the total LAAs sent in the draw, 9 were sent to those with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system.
These Express Entry candidates are assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. It’s determined considering various factors like work experience, education, age, and language skills in English and French.
Candidates who are among the top scores are invited to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada. They can do so through draws that are regularly conducted from the Express Entry pool.
Candidates who receive provincial nomination gets an extra 600 points added to their CRS scores. They will thus be effectively guaranteed to get Invitations to Apply (ITA). The ITAs will be issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Those who received a provincial nomination from Manitoba via this latest draw will be provided a job seeker validation code.
Graduates from Manitoba with some highly sought-after skills stand the chance of being invited under the International Education stream.
It has 3 sub-categories namely:
International Student Entrepreneur Pilot
Graduate Internship Pathway
Career Employment Pathway
12 LAAs were sent out to candidates who came under this stream in this latest draw.
There was no minimum score provided for Expression of Interest (EOI).
Skilled Workers Overseas
The candidates chosen from this stream were directly invited via a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. This includes MPNP’s overseas recruitments, in most cases associated with employers in Manitoba.
A candidate under this stream needed a score of 613 or more to gain eligibility for an LAA.
Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Eligible temporary foreign workers in Manitoba and international graduates from post-secondary educational institutions in Manitoba use this stream as a path to Canada Permanent Residence.
An eligible candidate will be working in Manitoba with a full-time permanent job with the employer.
The lowest-ranked candidate selected under this stream in this draw had scored 485 points.
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