Manitoba Declares Its Another Major Draw in January 2020
On January 17, 2020 the government of the Canadian province, Manitoba provided issued 249 invitations or Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to immigration candidates to apply for provincial nominations for Canadian PR. It is 81st Manitoba draw since the introduction of MPNP in April 2014.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is a popular provincial nominee program which targets graduates, skilled individuals, entrepreneurs, business persons, and all who can contribute to the developing economy of the province. The draw primarily focused candidates having profiles in Manitoba’s streams – Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas, and the International Education Stream.
Of the total LAAs issued in this draw, 34 went to candidates of Skilled Workers Overseas, 192 went to candidates of Skilled Workers in Manitoba, and remaining 23 went to candidates of International Education Stream.
Skilled Workers in Manitoba:
MPNP’s Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream targets currently working temporary foreign workers and international graduates in Manitoba with previous work experience for a permanent, full-time job in the province. It evaluates the profiles of eligible candidates placed in the Manitoba Expression of Interest (EOI) pool and awards them scores out of 1,000. The lowest score for Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream in this draw was 545
Skilled worker overseas stream:
MPNP’s skilled worker overseas stream target eligible international candidates living outside Canada, and fulfill the following requirements:
- Connections in Manitoba like family members, friends, or possess some previous education or work experience in Manitoba.
- Minimum language proficiency of CLB/NCLC 5 unless work experience is primarily in a regulated occupation (minimum CLB/NCLC 7) or a compulsory trade (CLB/NCLC 6)
All 34 selections for this stream in this draw were invited directly through MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. The lowest score for Skilled Workers Overseas stream in this draw was 708.
In this draw, 22 invitations went to candidates of Federal Express Entry which help them to get an additional of 600 points towards their express entry CRS score. Minimum requirements for Express entry candidates include
- profile in Federal Express entry system
- Job seeker validation code
- Work experience of minimum six months in any of the occupation listed in Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations List.
MPNP’s International Education Stream:
MPNP’s International Education Stream targets eligible international graduates who have completed education from Manitoba post-secondary institutions. It has three sub-categories including, Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway, and the Student Entrepreneur Pathway. No EOI minimum score for this stream was given.
So if you want to consider your profile for MPNP’s nomination, then submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the MPNP. Based on your education, work experience, language proficiency, connections in Manitoba and more, you will get the rank in the pool of candidates. Only higher-scoring candidates receive LAAs through regular draws.
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