The recently held draw on September 25 has successfully invited 224 eligible candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence (PR) under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Nearly 7% of invitations went to candidates registered under the federal Express Entry system.
The draw held last week was Manitoba’s 73rd Expression of Interest (EOI) draw. It majorly focused on candidates who had their profile registered under one of the three MPNP pathways- Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas, and the International Education Stream.
This year alone, Manitoba has issued a total of 6,381 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to eligible candidates under the aforementioned immigration pathways.
MPNP pathway- Skilled Worker in Manitoba
A major portion of LAAs issued went to eligible candidates under Skilled Worker in Manitoba immigration pathway. Out of 224 LAAs, 140 LAAs were issued to candidates under this category. It guarantees permanent residence to eligible temporary foreign workers and international graduates currently working in Manitoba.
The Skilled Worker categories of Manitoba operate on an Expression of Interest (EoI) basis. Here the profiles are arranged based on their education, work experience, and language proficiency, among other factors. Further, each profile is awarded a score out of 1000 and the highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination.
The latest draw under the MPNP pathway- Skilled Worker in Manitoba invited eligible candidates with an EOI score above 537. The other eligibility criteria include a full-time, permanent job offer from an employer in Manitoba.
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MPNP pathway- Skilled Worker Overseas
Out of 224 LAAs issued, 59 LAAs went to candidates under the Skilled Worker Overseas category.
Candidates selected under this category were invited directly through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, organized by the MPNP in association with Manitoba employers.
To qualify under this category a candidate has to register their EOI profile under the MPNP. The latest draw gave invitations to eligible candidates with a minimum EOI score of 703 and above.
MPNP pathway- International Education Stream
Exclusively for Manitoba graduates with certain in-demand skills, this stream includes three subcategories – Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway, and the Student Entrepreneur Pathway.
Out of the total 224 LAAs issued, 25 LAAs went to eligible graduates under the International Education Stream candidates. However, the minimum EOI score for selection under this stream was not made public.
Candidates who qualify for Express Entry are ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This CRS score is based on the candidates’ age, work experience, education, and language proficiency. The candidates with high CRS scores are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the Express Entry pool.
An additional 600 CRS points are awarded to those who receive a provincial nomination. In the latest MPNP draw, 15 such candidates effectively guaranteed themselves an invitation to apply for a Canada PR visa.
To be considered for a provincial nomination from Manitoba, the federal Express Entry candidates must have to submit a separate EOI with the MPNP and also have work experience in one of Manitoba’s in-demand occupations.
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