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Manitoba draw invites applicants for PR

Under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), the latest draw for Manitoba was held on February 24. 278 candidates were issued invitations in this draw to apply for a provincial nomination.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Manitoba operates through five streams. Eligible candidates submit their application for nomination through any of those. Manitoba conducts regular draws to invite applicants from these streams.

In the recent draw candidates under three of those streams were issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA). The number of candidates selected from different streams are:

  • 206 applicants were issued invitations from the ‘Skilled Workers in Manitoba‘ stream. The minimum score requirement was 612;
  • 39 invitations were issued from the ‘Skilled Workers Overseas‘ stream. These were issued directly by the MPNP under the Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The minimum score cut-off was 685; and
  • There were 33 invitations from the ‘International Education Stream‘. There was no specific score requirement for the applicants under this stream.

Manitoba issued a total of 1,309 invitations this year, including the recent draw. The candidates who indicate that they are fully licensed to work in Manitoba and are working in a regulated occupation are invited through these draws.

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66 out of the 278 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) issued in this draw were to candidates with valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Manitoba started its PNP program in 1998. It has been successfully developing the workforce and economy since then by inviting global talent through this program.
The province holds regular MPNP draws inviting foreign skilled workers to apply for a provincial nomination. Foreign nationals who meet the requirements of Manitoba’s labour force are nominated by the province (through its provincial nominee program – MPNP) to get a Canadian permanent residence card.

An eligible candidate must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP. A point-based system is used to assess and rank a profile. The candidate receives a maximum 1000 points based on their human-capital factors. A prior connection in Manitoba (close family ties) or an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives is also a requirement for this program.

A candidate who successfully fulfils all the required criteria is invited by Manitoba for provincial nomination. Applicants are invited based on their rank in the EOI pool. The highest-ranked candidates are invited to submit their full application to the MPNP. A selected candidate is then required to submit a complete application along with supporting documents within 60 days of issuance of LAA.

MPNP entails five immigration streams through which candidates can apply. Some of them are enhanced streams which mean they are aligned with the Express Entry system.

PR through Manitoba

The applicants who are invited through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program or MPNP receive a provincial nomination after approval of their application. The nomination grants an additional 600 points to the CRS base score of their Express Entry profile. The extra points enhance their chance of receiving an ITA.

An aspirant applying for permanent residence has a profile in the Express Entry pool. The federal government manages permanent residence applications through the Express Entry system. There are three main economic class immigration programs: Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). A points based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS ) is used to rank profiles. CRS score is calculated based on the candidate’s age, language proficiency, work experience, etc. Highest scoring candidates in the pool receive Invitations to Apply (ITA) through regular Express Entry draws. They can further apply for Canadian permanent residency through the ITA.

Check your eligibility to apply for permanent residence or immigration to Manitoba through a free assessment form by Canadian Visa News.

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