Manitoba PNP Draw: 275 candidates invited

Manitoba PNP Draw
  • August 13, 2021

Manitoba invited total 275 candidates on August 12 to apply for provincial nomination to get PR through Provincial Nomination under MPNP (Manitoba Provincial Nominee program).

275 Letter of Advice to apply were issued to Skilled Workers and International graduates candidates enabling them to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.

The details of the draw are as below:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba— 238 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 454;
  • Skilled Workers Overseas— 6 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 719; and
  • International Education Stream — 31 invitations with no EOI score requirement.

A total of 36 invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), went to Express Entry candidates.

In order to receive an invitation under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category, candidates need to have a full-time job offer from a provincial employer. International graduates who complete education in Manitoba can receive an invitation under the International Education Stream if they can demonstrate that they have in-demand skills.

If invited candidates receive the provincial nomination from Manitoba, they will automatically get 600 points added to their score. This is not unique to Manitoba; any Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will render this same reward, putting provincial nominees at the top of the line to receive an Invitation to apply for permanent residence.


Manitoba immigration programs

The provincial government manages its immigration through the MPNP, which supports immigration applications to the federal government. Canadian provinces do not have the ability to give out permanent residency status, but they can help an application along by issuing provincial nominations.

To get the nomination, you need to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP. This puts you in a position to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams. Manitoba then ranks candidates out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors, as well as their connections to the province.

The Skilled Workers Overseas Category and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams are designed to allow the province to identify candidates who meet its labour market needs.

Candidates overseas need to demonstrate connections to Manitoba through the likes of close family ties, previous experience in the province, or an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. You do not need to be living in Manitoba at the time of your application to be eligible.

In order to receive an invitation under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category, you need to have a full-time job offer from a provincial employer.


Manitoba invites Express Entry candidates

Express Entry is the main way Canada manages skilled worker applications. It is possible to skip the PNP process and receive a permanent residence invitation by applying through Express Entry directly. However, having a provincial nomination effectively guarantees that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will invite you to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

You gain an additional 600 CRS points if you receive a provincial nomination from a PNP, such as Manitoba’s. This award is high enough to allow you to receive an Invitation to Apply in an Express Entry draw.

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