New Manitoba’s Draw Invites 360 Skilled Workers
Recently, the government of the Canadian province, Manitoba provided detail on its new draw held on August 15, 2019. In the draw, it issued 360 invitations or Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian PR.
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.
Of the total LAAs issued in this draw, 241 went to candidates of Skilled Workers Overseas, 83 went to candidates of Skilled Workers in Manitoba, and remaining 36 went to candidates of International Education Stream. After this draw, the total number of LAAs issued to skilled worker immigration candidates has reached to 5,810 so far in this year through its 16 EOIs draws.
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 542
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)
In addition to this, selection for this stream can be made on an invitation through MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. In this draw, the lowest score for Strategic Recruitment Initiative candidates was 685.
In this draw, 32 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.
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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