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Special Manitoba draw invites Ukraine citizens

Manitoba conducted the latest draw under its PNP program on March 10, 2022. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 120 candidates in this draw to apply for a provincial nomination. Furthermore, an additional draw was held on March 9 to invite Ukraine candidates owing to the current global crisis.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Manitoba operates through five streams. In the recent PNP draw, candidates from three of those streams were issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA). The number of candidates selected from different streams are:

  • 50 applicants were invited from the ‘Skilled Workers in Manitoba’ stream. The minimum score requirement was 781;
  • 34 invitations were issued from the ‘Skilled Workers Overseas’ stream who were directly invited by the MPNP under the Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The minimum score cut-off was 718; and
  • 36 candidates were invited from the ‘International Education Stream’. There was no specific score requirement for these applicants.

Additionally, Manitoba conducted a separate draw under Special Immigration Measure. The province issued 71 LAA to the citizens of Ukraine who meet the MPNP eligibility criteria and are affected by the ongoing situation.

To be eligible for this measure, candidates must be a citizen of Ukraine, have a valid language test with minimum CLB 4 in each language band, have established a connection such as close relative, family ties, previous employment or studies in Manitoba, and scored at least 60 points according to MPNP assessment criteria.

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The special draw came as the Manitoba government’s response to the current crisis in Ukraine and in line with the Special Immigration Measure by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the affected people. MPNP plans to conduct regular EOI draws for people affected by the current situation of Ukraine, who qualify under the eligibility criteria mentioned.

Adding the recent two draws, Manitoba invited a total of 1,500 applicants this year to apply for provincial nomination. These draws invite candidates who indicate that they are fully licensed to work in Manitoba and are working in a regulated occupation.

Out of the 120 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) issued in this draw 33 were to candidates with valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

MPNP (Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program)

Manitoba’s PNP program began in 1998. Since then, it has been effectively developing the workforce and economy by using this initiative to attract global talent.

MPNP draws are held regularly in the province, inviting foreign skilled workers to apply for a provincial nomination. Foreign nationals who fulfill the requirements of Manitoba’s labour force are nominated by the province for a Canadian permanent residence card through the provincial nominee program – MPNP.

Eligible candidates submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP. Their profiles are ranked and assessed through a point-based system. Each candidate can receive a maximum of 1000 points depending 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.

Manitoba invites a candidate who meets all of the required criteria to be considered for provincial nomination. Applicants are invited based on their EOI pool ranking. The MPNP invites the top-ranked candidates to submit their complete application. After being chosen, the candidate must submit a complete application with supporting documents within 60 days of receiving the LAA.

Candidates can apply for the MPNP through one of five immigration streams. Some of these are enhanced streams, meaning they are aligned with Express Entry.

Express Entry system

Applicants who are invited through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) get a provincial nomination once their application is approved. With this nomination their Express Entry profile’s CRS base score is increased by 600 points. As a result, they have a better chance of getting an ITA in the next federal draw because of these extra points.

The Express Entry system is used by the federal government to manage permanent residence applications. The Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) are the three main economic class immigration programs available under the Express Entry system. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which is a points-based system, is used to rank a candidate’s profiles. The CRS score is determined by the candidate’s age, language proficiency, work experience, and other factors. The pool’s highest-scoring candidates get Invitations to Apply (ITA) through frequent Express Entry draws. They can further apply to IRCC for permanent residency in Canada through the ITA.

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