August 13, 2020, saw Manitoba conducting its largest PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) draw of 2020. It invited 253 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
Candidates from the following categories were invited by the MPNP (Manitoba PNP):
- International Student Graduates
- Skilled workers
These candidates are invited through the streams of:
- International Education
- Skilled Workers Overseas
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba
The invites sent to candidates are also called LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply). The number of invites sent to each stream’s candidates are as follows:
- International Education Stream: 23
- Skilled Workers Overseas: 33
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 197
Manitoba has issued 3,086 LAAs to candidates in these categories as yet this year. The August 13 draw was the 96th draw since the MPNP program began in April 2014.
For those who want to immigrate via the MPNP must first register and EOI (Expression of Interest) with the MPNO to get an LAA via the Skilled Workers Overseas and the Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams.
The immigrant candidates under Manitoba’s system are ranked out of 1,000 points. These points are given based on human capital characteristics like:
- Work experience
- Manitoba connections
- English/French language proficiency
The EOI score cut-offs for this draw were as follows:
- Skilled Workers Overseas: 672
- Skilled workers in Manitoba: 485
These 2 streams allow the province to nominate skilled workers with the capability to support the labor market needs of Manitoba.
Those coming from overseas to Canada via MPNP must have a connection to Manitoba. It could be:
- friends or family members in Manitoba
- an invitation under any of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives
- previous experience in Manitoba
An eligible candidate needn’t be in Manitoba physically when applying under MPNP. Successful immigration candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category, willing to work in Canada, must have a job offer in Manitoba for a full-time permanent job from an employer in Manitoba.
If a candidate under the International Student category is graduated from an educational institution in Manitoba, that candidate may get an LAA under the International Education stream, in case the candidate has the in-demand skills.
In the August 13 draw, 9 invites went to candidates with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system.
Candidates who have the qualification for being in the Express Entry pool are ranked with a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score. The score takes into account human capital factors like work experience, age, education, and language skills in English/French.
Candidates who score the highest receive invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada via regular draws from the Express Entry draw.
Candidates who get a provincial nomination from Manitoba will be awarded an extra 600 points on the original CRS score. That will effectively guarantee that an ITA (Invitation to Apply) from IRCC (Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada).
Express Entry candidates who got Manitoba’s provincial nomination in the August 13 draw had a valid Express Entry ID. They will also get a validation code for job seekers.
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