In the latest Expression of Interest draw held on December 19, Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited a total of 183 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The invited candidates belonged to the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and the International Education Streams of MPNP. With the latest draw, the total number of Letters of Advice of Apply(LAAs) issued by MPNP so far this year has touched 7545.
The distribution of LAAs issued in the December 19 draw is as follows:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 149
- Skilled Workers Overseas: 17
- International Education Stream: 17
The lowest score of candidates selected under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream was 542, while that of Skilled Worker Overseas Stream was 559.
Express Entry invitations
Among the total 183 invitations issued in the latest draw, 16 went to candidates with an active Express Entry profile. The major requirements for Express Entry candidates to be considered for provincial nomination include work experience in one of the eligible occupations of Manitoba. They must also submit an Expression of Interest to the MPNP. If the candidate succeeds in obtaining a provincial nomination, they will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points added to their total CRS score. This guarantees an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
MPNP Expression of Interest
To be considered for provincial nomination from Manitoba through either the Skilled Worker in Manitoba category or the Skilled Worker Overseas category, the candidates must first submit an Expression of Interest. Each EoI submitted this way is assessed and awarded a score on the basis of a number of eligibility factors such as education, work experience, previous connections to the province etc. The highest scoring candidates are issued LAAs with which, they may apply for a provincial nomination from Manitoba.
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