Manitoba issued 230 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in its 77th Manitoba Expression of Interest (EOI) draw on November 21.
This latest draw issued invitations to candidates in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)’s Skilled Worker in Manitoba Category, Skilled Worker Overseas Category and International Education immigration streams.
The 230 LAAs issued in the November 21 draw were distributed as follows:
The new invitations bring the total issued to skilled worker and International Education Stream candidates this year to 7,141.
Invitations through the Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas are based on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system.
Each candidate creates a profile that is ranked out of a score of 1,000. Points are awarded for a candidate’s education, work experience, connections to Manitoba and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.
A set number of the highest-scoring candidates receive an LAA, allowing them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence from Manitoba.
In the latest draw, the lowest-ranked candidate invited under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream had a score of 504. The lowest-ranked candidate invited from the Skilled Workers Overseas stream had a score of 739.
The 16 candidates invited through the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
Of the candidates selected in the November 21 draw, 20 were issued to candidates who had a valid Express Entry ID.
Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, which effectively guarantee an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
They must also submit a separate Expression of Interest to the MPNP.
The MPNP’s Skilled Worker Overseas Category allows the MPNP to select and nominate skilled foreign workers who can help support Manitoba’s labour market.
Candidates must have an established connection to Manitoba such as close family or friends, previous education or work experience in the province, or an invitation through one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives, among other requirements.
They do not need to be in Manitoba at the time of application in order to qualify.
Manitoba graduates with certain in-demand skills may be invited under the International Education Stream.