Manitoba’s latest PNP issues invites to 226 candidates

Manitoba issues 226 new invitations

Manitoba carried out its Provincial Nominee Program on March 26, 2020. It indicated Canada immigration coming back on track.

The MPNP (Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program) issued 226 new invitations. These were received by candidates eligible to submit an application for a nomination leading to Canadian permanent residence.

The MPNP is part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program. It allows Manitoba to annually nominate a certain number of economic immigration candidates. This will be done through a variety of streams. These streams are designed to address the specific needs of the province’s labor market.

The global health crisis due to COVID-19 has transformed the international travel and immigration landscape. This came with the gradual closure of borders. The sudden economic downturn added to it.

However, the federal government made an announcement last week. It said that foreigners who have already committed themselves to study, work, or settling in Canada will be exempt from travel bans. These exemptions came into effect on March 26, 2020.

Canada immigration has shown a positive development through hard times. Many provinces continue to process immigration applications. They hold regular draws even when special immigration measures are implemented.

The latest MPNP draw invited 226 deserving candidates. They came from the MPNP’s streams including:

  • International Education
  • Skilled Workers Overseas
  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba

The invitations for each stream was as follows:

Skilled Workers in Manitoba 168
International Education 20
Skilled Workers Overseas 38

There’s a procedure for immigration candidates to be considered for a nomination that grants Canadian permanent residence. To be considered from the MPNP, they must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). They must provide the required information on their:

  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Skills in English or French
  • Connections to Manitoba

There may be other details to be submitted too.

Profiles found eligible are issued a score and admitted to the pool of candidates of the relevant streams. Those with the highest scores are issued a Letter of Advice to Apply. It helps them to apply for provincial nominations via regular draws.

Of the 226 Letters of Advice to Apply issued in this draw, 29 went to Express Entry candidates. Candidates who have a provincial nomination will get an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. It effectively guarantees an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence in an upcoming federal Express Entry draw.

The lowest point scored in the latest draw for Skilled Workers in Manitoba was 496. It was 714 for Skilled Workers Overseas candidates.

The Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream is inviting even eligible temporary foreign workers. It’s also open for international student graduates who are currently working in Manitoba. These graduates have in hand an offer for a permanent job with their Manitoba employer.

The total invitations issued by the MPNP so far this year through these streams thus comes to 1,523.

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