Manitoba did another draw on August 28, 2020. 213 candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. That sums up the total invitations (also known as LAAs ie. Letters of Advice to Apply) issued so far in 2020 to 3,299. This draw was the 97th since the program started in April 2014.
Candidates who belonged to international student graduates and skilled workers categories got invited by MPNP (Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program) via 3 immigration streams namely:
- International Education
- Skilled workers overseas
- Skilled workers Manitoba
The EOI (Expression of Interest) score requirements for candidates were as follows:
- International Education Stream – 34 LAAs, no EOI score needed
- Skilled Workers Overseas – 8 LAAs, a minimum score of 824 needed
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba – 171 LAAs, minimum score of 475
23 candidates who were sent LAAs had a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system. This is the system that collects candidate profiles and gives them CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) scores based on factors like age, work experience, education, and language proficiency in English or French.
The higher CRS points you score, the earlier you could be sent LAAs to apply for permanent residence (PR) via regular Express Entry draws.
If the province nominates a candidate, he/she gets 600 additional points on the CRS score. This earns them a guaranteed opportunity to get an ITA (Invitation to Apply) from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in a future Express Entry draw.
Express Entry candidates that got a nomination from Manitoba in this draw in this PNP draw had a valid Express Entry ID and gave a validation code for job seekers.
Those who want to immigrate via Manitoba’s PNP (MPNP) must register an EOI with the MPNP to receive an invitation via Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers Manitoba streams.
The candidates arriving through Manitoba’s system are ranked out of 1000 points considering similar factors as considered for CRS scores, with the addition of Manitoba connections.
The candidates who seem to be able to support the province’s labor market needs and has connections like friends or family in Manitoba are invited. The successful candidates who got selected must have a permanent full-time job offered by an employer in Manitoba.
Under the International Education stream, international students who graduated from an educational institution in Manitoba may get an LAA, provided they have the required in-demand skills.
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