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Manitoba Province Issues 492 LAAs in the Latest Draw

Manitoba province issues 492 LAAs in the latest draw

In the latest draw held on December 20 for the provincial nomination, Manitoba immigration office issued a total of 492 Letter of Advice to Apply (LAAs).

Invitations were issued to the candidates who have applied under Manitoba’s Skilled Worker Stream, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams. All these streams are part of Manitoba’s economic immigration program.

Manitoba’s provincial immigration office has shared the details how these LAAs were distributed among the categories of immigration programs. A total of 351 LAAs were given to candidates who have applied under the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream and 106 LAAs under the skilled workers stream. Remaining 35 letters given to the candidates who have applied under International Education Stream.

With this latest draw total number of invitations issued in the month of December went to 1,022.

Candidates who have applied through the express entry linked stream have also issued the invitations with this being done for the second time in this month. Numbers of invitations issued to them were not disclosed by the province.

Federal government’s Express entry program manages the pool of candidates who have applied under the following skilled workers immigration programs:

For express entry’s candidates to be considered for Manitoba’s provincial program they have to show the Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Manitoba provincial nomination program (MPNP). Candidate’s express profile is given scores based on the factors like education, work experience and language proficiency. Based on these scores, their profiles are ranked in Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and the profiles with the higher ranks are then given an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for permanent residence visa. Once the candidate gets a provincial nomination program, they are awarded with 600 CRS points.

In order to be eligible for Manitoba provincial nomination, candidates need to meet the following requirements:

  • Must have work experience in an occupation that is in-demand in the province with a job seeker validation code (For express entry candidates)
  • Must have a Manitoba connection. (Close relative living in Manitoba as a permanent residence)
  • Must have a past education or work experience in Manitoba province.
  • Must have minimum language proficiency of CLB/NCLC 5 unless the candidate has work experience in a primarily regulated occupation (minimum CLB/NCLC 7) or a compulsory trade (CLB/NCLC 6).

Total 44 LAAs were issued to candidates who have applied under the Strategic Recruitment Initiative and have a score of at least 718; this stream also includes overseas recruitment missions by the Manitoba provincial nomination program (MPNP).


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