Manitoba invites another 221 foreign workers and international student graduates to apply for provincial nomination

Shelby Thevenot
Published: December 9, 2019

Manitoba has invited 221 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held the draw on December 6, inviting candidates in the Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas categories and the International Education Stream.

The invitations, also called Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), were distributed as follows:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 165
  • Skilled Workers Overseas: 23
  • International Education Stream: 33

This brings the number of LAAs issued by the MPNP to 7,362 this year.

Express Entry candidates invited

Out of the 221 candidates invited in the December 6 draw, 18 had a profile in the Express Entry pool.

The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main Economic-Class immigration categories: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

Express Entry candidates are given a score based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that measures human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language ability. The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the Express Entry pool.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 CRS points, which effectively guarantee an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

To be considered for a provincial nomination from Manitoba, Express Entry candidates must have eligible work experience in one of Manitoba’s in-demand occupations, among other requirements.

They must also submit a separate Expression of Interest to the MPNP.

Expression of Interest

In order to be invited for a provincial nomination from Manitoba through both the Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas categories, candidates need to register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP.

An EOI is an online 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 Worker in Manitoba Stream had a score of 522.

The lowest-ranked candidate invited from the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream had a score of 718.

Skilled Worker Overseas and Skilled Worker in Manitoba

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.

The 23 candidates invited through the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

Candidates invited through the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Category must be working in Manitoba and have a full-time, permanent job offer from their employer, among other criteria.

International Education Stream

Manitoba graduates with certain in-demand skills may be invited under the International Education Stream.

This stream includes three sub-categories: Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway, and the Student Entrepreneur Pathway.

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