Manitoba PNP draw invites 1,140 Express Entry candidates

Manitoba PNP draw
  • July 28, 2021

Manitoba PNP draw held under its Expression of Interest System on July 27, 2021.

1,140 Letter of Advice to Apply were issued to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates enabling them to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.

In comparison to the previous draw held on June 28, 2021, this has been a new record-breaking draw. In the last draw, 1,017 Express Entry candidates were invited.

The details of the draw are as below:

Skilled Workers Overseas – 1,140 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 557

Until date, Manitoba has issued 6,139 invitations. This score is tabulated based on Manitoba’s EOI scoring matrix. It is not the same as the federal Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for Express Entry. There was no CRS requirement for this draw.

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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