The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) commenced February with its inaugural draw on February 8th, extending a total of 282 invitations for permanent residency. This draw signifies a promising start for individuals aiming to establish roots in Manitoba, highlighting the province’s dedication to attracting skilled workers and international graduates.
Among the invited individuals in this latest MPNP draw, 26 possessed both a job seeker validation code and a valid Express Entry profile, highlighting the province’s emphasis on individuals poised to make significant contributions to Manitoba’s economy.
The breakdown of invitations in the February Manitoba PNP draw showcases the diverse streams through which candidates were selected:
Skilled Worker in Manitoba:
Profiles with close relatives in Manitoba were given priority, emphasizing the value placed on family connections in the selection process. Candidates with Manitoba supporters who are close family members, Canadian permanent residents or citizens, long-term residents of Manitoba, and have resided in the province for at least a year were prioritized.
International Education Stream:
Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria of the International Education Stream (IES) received invitations, demonstrating Manitoba’s commitment to retaining international graduates from designated institutions.
Skilled Worker Overseas:
This stream comprised profiles specifically invited under the MPNP Strategic Recruitment Initiative, highlighting the province’s targeted approach to addressing specific skill shortages.
As of January 31, due to the high volume of MPNP applications, processing obligations exceeded six months from the application submission date. The February 8th MPNP draw in Manitoba followed three major draws in January 2024 and a series of draws conducted in 2023, reflecting the program’s ongoing efforts to attract skilled individuals to the province.
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