Manitoba is a major provider of opportunities for skilled immigrants. Its provincial draw is a program aimed at bringing in talents to fill the province’s human resource requirements.
Manitoba’s latest provincial immigration draw held on February 27, 2020, invited 217 candidates. These candidates can apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
The international migration of skilled workers benefits Manitoba greatly. The latest draw was the 84th Expression of Interest under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The invitations are also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs). These candidates had expressed their willingness to settle in Manitoba.
The LAAs were sent to 3 streams of candidates.
- Skilled Workers Overseas – 24 invitations
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba – 161 invitations
- International Education Stream – 32 invitations
Out of the 217 candidates, 20 who received invitations had their profiles in the Express Entry System. The Express Entry candidates were meant for 3 economic class immigration programs that are:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores given to the candidates were based on age, education, work experience, and language skill. The added advantage of 600 points to the overall CRS score was also applied. This gave them the guaranteed result of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
For Express Entry candidates in Manitoba, it is necessary to have eligible work experience in an in-demand occupation of the province. They also need to submit a separate EOI to the MPNP.
What is EOI?
For candidates to receive an invitation for a provincial nomination from Manitoba, they must register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP. The categories under which they can do it are Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas
Through the EOI, the profiles of candidates are generated. The maximum score for each candidate is 1000. The points are scored based on:
- Work experience
- Candidate’s education
- English or French skill
- Connections to Manitoba
The candidates who score high will get the LAAs. The candidates can then apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residency in Manitoba.
The lowest score for Skilled Workers in the Manitoba stream was 499. The lowest for the Skilled Workers Overseas stream was 707.
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