Manitoba’s latest draw brings more talent to the province

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Manitoba’s latest provincial immigration draw was held on February 27, 2020. Such provincial draws help skilled workers and students with migration overseas to the province. This was the 84th Expression of Interest under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). 217 candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

The invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), were sent to immigration candidates. These candidates had expressed their desire to settle in Manitoba.

The invitations went to candidates of 3 streams:

  • Skilled Workers Overseas – 24 invitations
  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba – 161 invitations
  • International Education Stream – 32 invitations

20 invitations from the 217 went to candidates who had profiles in the Express Entry System. The program was aimed at filling in talent gaps in the province’s human resource scene. As it is well known, the province is a major provider of opportunities for skilled immigrants.

The invitations to Express Entry candidates are meant for 3 economic class immigration programs. These are:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

Eligible candidates for a program are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The score is given based on age, education, work experience, and language skill.

An Express Entry candidate will add 600 points to his/her overall CRS score upon provincial nomination. This will guarantee that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Express Entry candidates must have specific qualifications to qualify for a provincial nomination. For Manitoba, candidates must have eligible work experience in one of the province’s in-demand occupations. They must also submit a separate EOI to the MPNP.

What is EOI?

To receive an invitation for a provincial nomination from Manitoba, candidates must register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP. This may be done through both the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas categories.

The online profile of the candidate is generated through EOI. Each profile is ranked compared to a maximum score of 1,000. The points are scored for factors like:

  • Candidate’s education
  • Work experience
  • Connections to Manitoba
  • English or French skill

The high-scoring candidates will finally receive the LAAs. If the candidate agrees, they can apply for a provincial nomination for a permanent residency in Manitoba.

Candidates were invited under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. They had the lowest score of 499. The candidate scored lowest under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream had a score of 707.

Skilled workers overseas

This category of workers gets nominated by the MPNP from the skilled foreign workers. These people are found capable to support Manitoba’s labor market.

Skilled workers in Manitoba

This category of candidates invited must be working in Manitoba. They must have a full-time, permanent job offer from their employer.

International education stream

Manitoba international student graduates possessing in-demand skills may be invited under this stream. This stream includes 3 sub-categories:

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

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