The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) draw held on March 26 invited 226 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. Of the total number of candidates invited, 168 candidates belonged to Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, 20 candidates to International Education Stream and 38 candidates to Skilled Workers Overseas stream. Twenty-nine of the total candidates invited in the latest draw were Express Entry candidates.
The Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream candidates had to score a minimum of 496 to qualify, while the lowest score for the Skilled Workers Overseas candidates was 714. With the March 26 draw, the total number of invitations issued by the MPNP through these three streams– Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education stream–so far this year has touched 1523.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program(MPNP)
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program allows the province to nominate a set number of candidates for permanent residence in Canada every year, based on the demands of the labour market. To obtain a provincial nomination from Manitoba, a candidate must first submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) to the MPNP with information regarding their education qualification, work experience, language skills, previous connection to the province etc. Based on these qualifying factors, each of these Expression of Interest profiles are assessed and awarded a score. The highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program draws that are conducted regularly.
Temporary foreign workers and international student graduates currently working in Manitoba with a permanent job offer may apply for a provincial nomination through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream. The invited Express Entry candidates, if successfully obtain a provincial nomination, will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points added to their total CRS score. It guarantees them an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
Though the global pandemic crisis has led to border closures and economic slowdown, Canada is keen to go ahead with its Immigration Levels Plan which has set the immigration target for the current year high. Last week, Canada informed that those who have already made a commitment to work, study or settle in Canada are allowed to travel to the country. Despite the regulations, Provincial Nominee Programs also continue to process applications and conduct regular draws, which is a positive sign for immigration aspirants and those who wish to pursue higher education in Canada.
Provincial Nominee Program is viable pathway for Canada immigration, especially for those who do not have an Express Entry profile and those with low CRS score. Find out the best Canada immigration pathway for you with the professional help of the expert immigration consultants of CanApprove. Contact us now!