In the Manitoba PNP draw held on March 25, the province invited 335 Canada immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates belonged to the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream and Skilled Workers Overseas stream under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program(MPNP).
Among those who received invitations in the draw, 285 belonged to the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream and they were required to have an Expression of Interest (EoI) score of at least 423 points. The number of Skilled Workers Overseas candidates who received invitations in the draw was 9 and the minimum Expression of Interest score required was 711. The remaining 41 invitations were issued to International Education Stream candidates and they did not have any EoI score requirement.
The number of Express Entry candidates who received invitations in the draw was 49.
Canada immigration through Manitoba PNP
Both the Skilled Workers Overseas and the Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams under Manitoba PNP, aim to attract skilled workers who can meet the labour market needs of the province. In order to receive an invitation to apply for provincial nomination under one of these streams, the candidates must first submit and Expression of Interest to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Each Expression of Interest profile submitted in this manner is assessed and awarded a score out of 1000 based on the points assessment grid of MPNP.
To be eligible under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, the candidates need to demonstrate previous connections to Manitoba in the form of close family ties, previous study or education experience in the province or an invitation received through one the Strategic Recruitment Initiatives of Manitoba. They need not be living in Manitoba at the time of submitting the application.
At the same time, Skilled Workers in Manitoba candidates need to have a full-time job offer from a Manitoba employer.
The students who have graduated from one of the higher education institutions of Manitoba are invited to apply for provincial nomination under the International Education Stream, if they have the skills that are in demand in the province.
Manitoba Express Entry immigration
The Express Entry system manages applications for skilled immigration to Canada. Under the system, the candidates are assessed on the basis of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Each Express Entry candidate is awarded a CRS score based on various eligibility factors such as age, education, work experience, language skills etc. Those with the highest scores receive invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the federal Express Entry draws that are conducted regularly. As those candidates nominated by Manitoba have 600 additional CRS score points, they are guaranteed an invitation in the Express Entry draw.