In the latest draw held on December 5th, Manitoba PNP Draw issued 530 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. Out of the total number of invitations issued 317 were issued to candidates belonging to the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream. These included unspecified number of candidates from the Express Entry-aligned immigration pathway under the stream. The minimum required score for candidates belonging to the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream was 596. The foreign workers who were invited directly through a strategic recruitment initiative under the stream required minimum 711 score points to qualify. The remaining 213 invitations to apply for provincial nomination were issued to candidates of the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. The minimum required score was 375.
Manitoba PNP Express Entry pathway
The Express Entry-aligned immigration pathway of Manitoba PNP is part of its Skilled Workers Overseas Stream. The pathway allows Manitoba to select eligible candidates from the federal Express Entry pool in order to invite to apply for provincial nomination. The candidates who are nominated by Manitoba will receive 600 additional CRS points which would guarantee an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
A major eligibility criterion for Express Entry candidates to be considered for provincial nomination from Manitoba is minimum six months of recent work experience in an in-demand occupation in Manitoba.
The Express Entry candidates who want to be considered for provincial nomination from Manitoba must first create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the Manitoba PNP. The profile shall include information on eligibility factors such as education, work experience and language proficiency. Based on the information provided, each candidate is given a score and the candidates with the highest score will be invited to apply for provincial nomination from Manitoba.
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