Manitoba PNP invites record breaking number of candidates: 1017 invitations

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  • June 29, 2021

Manitoba held another draw for Expression of Interest system under Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) on June 28.

Manitoba invited total 1017 candidates to apply for provincial nomination to get Permanent Residence through MPNP. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 1,017 immigration candidates who had a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

Candidates were all invited to apply for a provincial nomination from the Skilled Workers Overseas stream. In order to be invited, candidates must have previously submitted a profile to Manitoba’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Also, they needed an EOI score of at least 565 to receive the Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).

If invited candidates receive the provincial nomination from Manitoba, they will automatically get 600 points added to their score.


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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