Canadian province Manitoba conducts the 50th PNP draw


The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program held its 50th draw on September 14, 2018, and issued 432 invitations to apply (ITA) in an Expression of Interest for a provincial nomination.

Under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream, the MPNP issued 200 LAAs (Letters of Advice) to candidates in the Manitoba EOI pool. The lowest ranking candidate invited under this stream had a total score of 721 under the Manitoba points grid.

Another 150 invitations were issued under the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream to candidates in the MPNP EOI pool. The lowest ranking candidate selected through this stream had a score of 604, as per CIC news.

82 invitations were also issued to candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

Under the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream, candidates should meet any one of the below criteria in order to be eligible:

  1. Should have a blood relative or close relative residing in the province of Manitoba continuously for at least a year
  2. Should have past work experience in Manitoba for at least a period of 6 months
  3. Should have past education from Manitoba and should have completed an approved education or training program from any post-secondary, private or vocational institute of Manitoba
  4. Should have at least 6 months of recent work experience in an occupation listed on the Manitoba in-demand occupation list

The Strategic Recruitment Initiative includes recruitment missions conducted overseas. Overseas candidates were interviewed by the MPNP representatives and those found eligible were then issued LAAs.

All candidates who have received Invitations will get 60 days time to submit a completed application for Provincial Nomination. Those whose provincial nomination applications get approved can then proceed to file their applications for Permanent Residency of Canada with IRCC.

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