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Invitations issued for Manitoba nomination to get a PR

Manitoba held its latest Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) draw on February 10 to invite immigration candidates for a provincial nomination. 273 applicants were invited in this draw, bringing the total invitations tally of 2022 to 1031.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Manitoba has five immigration streams through which candidates can submit their application for nomination. Candidates under three of those streams were issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) in the latest draw. These candidates indicated that they are working in a regulated occupation and are fully licensed to work in Manitoba. The selected candidates according to streams are as follow:

  • From the ‘Skilled Workers in Manitoba‘ stream – 202 candidates were invited. The minimum score cut-off was 615;
  • From ‘Skilled Workers Overseas‘ stream – 31 invitations were issued directly under the Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The minimum score cut-off 705; and
  • From the ‘International Education Stream‘ – there were 40 invitations. There was no specific score requirement for these candidates.

Among the 273 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) issued in this draw, 68 were to candidates with valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

Manitoba’s Provincial Nomination

Manitoba conducts regular draws inviting foreign skilled workers to apply for a provincial nomination. Foreign nationals who fulfill the required criteria of Manitoba’s labour force are nominated by the province (through its provincial nominee program – MPNP) to get a Canadian permanent residence card. Manitoba started its PNP program in 1998. Since then it has been successfully developing the workforce and economy by inviting global talent through this program.
In order to get a provincial nomination from Manitoba, a candidate must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP. A point-based system is used to assess and rank a profile. Based on a candidate’s age, education, work experience, adaptability, etc., maximum 1000 points are given. An applicant must also have a prior connection in Manitoba (close family ties) or an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.
Invitations are issued to applicants based on their rank in the EOI pool. Manitoba invites the highest-ranked candidates from the pool to submit their full application to the MPNP. A complete application along with supporting documents have to be submitted within 60 days of issuance of LAA.
There are five immigration streams through which candidates can apply in MPNP. Some of them are enhanced streams which mean they are aligned with the Express Entry system.

MPNP Nomination and the Express Entry system

The Express Entry system is used by the federal government to manage permanent residence applications through three main economic class immigration programs of the country: Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Profiles are ranked on the basis of a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). CRS score is calculated based on the candidate’s age, language proficiency, work experience, etc. Highest scoring candidates receive Invitations to Apply (ITA) through regular Express Entry draws through which they can apply for Canadian permanent residency.

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A candidate selected through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program or MPNP will receive a provincial nomination. This nomination grants an additional 600 points to their Express Entry profiles’ CRS score.
Thus, applying through PNP increases the chances to get an ITA for Permanent Residency.

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