MANITOBA INVITES CANDIDATES THROUGH SKILLED WORKERS & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STREAM

In a draw held on April 25, 2019, Manitoba has issued 299 Letter of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to candidates who have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) seeking provincial nomination to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.

To meet the requirements of the labor market, Manitoba issues Letter of Advice to Apply to the candidates through a variety of streams. In this draw, the Expression of Interest (EOI) candidates were invited under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)’s Skilled Worker Overseas, Skilled Worker in Manitoba, and International Education streams.

Out of 299 candidates, 208 were invited under Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams; while candidates invited under International Education stream and Skilled Workers Overseas stream were 25 and 66 respectively.

The authorities from the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program were quoted saying, “the candidates invited under the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream have issued a direct invitation through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. Through this initiative, MPNP aims to recruit overseas skilled workers in association with employers in Manitoba.” With the draw held on April 25, 2019, the number of Letter of Advice to Apply (LAAs) issued through Skilled Worker Overseas, Skilled Worker in Manitoba, and International Education streams have reached 3,901 for this year.

The candidates who seek invitations through MPNP have to submit an Expression of Interest profile. Once the EOI profile is submitted, the candidates are awarded a score based on factors including language proficiency, education, work experience, and established a connection with Manitoba.

The candidates with the highest score are identified and issued a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) for a provincial nomination through regular invitation rounds. The candidates who receive an LAA are required to have a valid Express Entry ID, a job-seeker validation code and a recent work experience in one of the professions mentioned on Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations List.

Among the candidates nominated under Skilled Workers Overseas stream, the EOI score of the lowest rank candidate was 632. Whereas, the lowest score for Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream was 510.

The Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream is open to overseas candidates who are working on a temporary work permit or the foreign graduate students, who are offered a permanent job with a Manitoba employer. Whereas, the candidates applying under The Skilled Workers Overseas Stream are expected to have a connection with Manitoba through overseas education, work experience or family members living in the province. Express Entry candidates who are issued Letter of Advice to Apply from Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program get an added benefit of 600 points toward their Express Entry ranking score. This enhances their chance of securing a letter of advice to apply for Canadian permanent residence through Manitoba in a forthcoming Express Entry Draw.

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