In the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program(MPNP) draw held on May 5, the province invited 315 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. Among those invited, 249 candidates belonged to Skilled Workers in Manitoba candidates with a minimum score of 651 points. A total of 32 invitations were issued to International Education Stream candidates. The remaining 34 invitations were issued to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates with a minimum score of 691 points, who received their invitations through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative of Manitoba. Among the total number of candidates invited, 48 were Express Entry candidates.
Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream
The Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream aims to cater to the specific needs of employers in Manitoba. It allows the province to select eligible candidates and nominate them for permanent residence in Canada. The stream has two pathways- Manitoba Work Experience Pathway and Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway. Temporary workers currently working in Manitoba and international graduates from any province may apply under Manitoba Work Experience Pathway if they meet the requirements. The Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway is for those applicants who have a job offer from an approved Manitoba employer.
Skilled Worker Overseas Stream
The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream has two pathways under it, the Canada Express Entry Pathway and a direct provincial pathway. Those who have an active Express Entry profile, as well as work experience in one of the In-Demand Occupations of Manitoba, may apply under the Express Entry pathway. They must also demonstrate a strong family connection to the province. At the same time, under the Human Capital Pathway, candidates with work experience in one of the in-demand occupations of Manitoba may apply. They must also demonstrate that they have the potential to find employment soon after they arrive in Manitoba.
International Education Stream
International students who graduated from colleges and universities in Manitoba may apply under this stream. It is not mandatory to have work experience to apply under this Stream. The Stream has three pathways under it, which are the Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway, and Student Entrepreneur Pathway.