Manitoba PNP issued invitations to 141 immigration candidates on June 17, 2021. These candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination from Manitoba for Canada PR.
Candidates who are skilled workers had to have their profiles created in Manitoba’s EOI system so that they are eligible to be invited. Here are the results of the draw in a summary:
- International Education Stream: 22 invitations – No minimum EOI score
- Skilled Workers Overseas: 24 invitations – Minimum EOI score was 703
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 95 invitations – Minimum EOI score was 430
Express Entry candidates received 10 LAAs (invitations).
About immigration programs in Manitoba
A skilled worker outside Canada can immigrate to settle in the Canadian province of Manitoba. For this, the candidate has to register an EOI with the Manitoba PNP. Then, the candidate will be in a position to get an LAA via the Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams.
Manitoba then uses a 1,000-point scale to rank the candidates in the EOI pool. Their scores are determined on the basis of their human capital factors as well as their connections to the province.
Foreign candidates must demonstrate connections to Manitoba via previous experience of living/working in the province, close family ties, or an invitation via one of the SRIs of Manitoba. To be eligible, they don’t need to live in Manitoba while applying.
If international students who graduate from an institution in Manitoba can demonstrate that they are having in-demand skills, they can get an LAA under the International Education Stream.
Express Entry candidates to Manitoba
Express Entry is Canada’s system of managing Canada immigration applications to its economy class immigration streams namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP. This is an alternative to the PNP immigration process. Here you can directly apply to the federal government.
In case a candidate does not have a high Express Entry score to qualify for immigration, the option available for them is the PNP. Manitoba PNP is the PNP system that is designed to bring in skilled immigrants to Manitoba.
A suitable candidate will be found in the Express Entry pool and given a provincial nomination. The nomination will increase the Express Entry candidate’s CRS score by 600 points. This will ensure that in an upcoming federal draw, the candidate will have an almost assured chance of winning a selection to immigrate to Canada.
Though Manitoba PNP can nominate immigration candidates to Manitoba, the sole right to grant Canada PR rests with the federal government.
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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident
CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System
EOI – Expression of Interest
PNP – Provincial Nominee Program
ITA – Invitation to Apply
FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program
FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program
CEC – Canadian Experience Class
SRI – Strategic Recruitment Initiative