Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) said it issued 253 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to Express Entry candidates who have a job seeker validation code and at least six months of recent experience in an occupation on the MPNP’s In-Demand Occupations List.
The lowest-ranked Express Entry candidate invited had a ranking score under Manitoba’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system of 545. This score is a decrease of 15 points over the previous draw through the MPNP’s new Express Entry sub-stream, and 20 points lower than the sub-stream’s inaugural draw on January 11.
A total of 184 candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream were also issued LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidate having an EOI ranking score of 545.
A further 144 candidates in the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream were issued LAAs. The lowest-ranked candidate in this group had an EOI ranking score of 590.
These candidates had to have the following:
- A close relative residing in Manitoba or past education or work experience in Manitoba;
- Declared a regional destination;
- At least six months of recent experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations list; and
- A minimum language proficiency of CLB 5 unless work experience is primarily in a regulated occupation (minimum 7) or a compulsory trade (CLB 6).
Another 57 LAAs were issued under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative through the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream, with the lowest-ranked candidate having a score 703.
Strategic Recruitment Initiatives include:
- Recruitment missions. These overseas employment/immigration fairs involve MPNP representatives interviewing foreign skilled workers and subsequently inviting them to apply after they have made a formal Expression of Interest (EOI) to the MPNP.
- Exploratory visits. The MPNP may invite people who have undertaken a pre-approved Exploratory Visit and passed an interview with a program official.
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