Province of Manitoba held its second EOI draw in this month, inviting skilled workers both in the province and abroad, as well as international students who have applied for a provincial nomination for Canada PR Visa through Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) on January 17th.
Total 249 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to candidates registered under three streams of MPNP, in following way:
Since the program has begun in April 2014, it was the 81st Manitoba provincial draw.
Out of 249 LAAs, 22 were issued to express entry registered candidates. Express entry, the main source of skilled immigrants, manages the pool of immigrants registered under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). All the express profiles are then submitted into the express pool. In an express pool, profiles are ranked through a ranking system – Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Points are given to express profiles based on the candidate’s credentials like age, language proficiency, work experience etc. The highest-ranked profiles are then issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for Canada PR Visa.
For an express entry candidate to land a provincial nomination, they are given a major boost of 600 CRS points. These many effectively guarantee that the candidate gets the ITA.
Express Entry candidates are required to have work experience in an occupation that is in-demand in the province, among other major requirements to be considered for provincial nomination via MPNP. They must also submit a separate Expression of Interest (EOI) with the province.
EOI profiles of the candidate are awarded points by the province based on their selection factors out of a maximum of 1000 points. All the profiles are in the MPNP’s EOI pool. Highest scoring EOI profiles are then issued LAAs to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR Visa.
In the latest provincial draw, Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream’s registered lowest-ranked candidate who was issued the LAA had a score of 545 points. Skilled Worker Overseas stream had issued LAA to the candidate with the lowest score of 708 points.
The other category of MPNP – Skilled Worker Overseas allows the province to nominate foreign workers who can help in the province’s labour market.
To be eligible candidates must have a strong connection to the province, previous education or work experience in the province, or an invitation through MPNP’s strategic recruitment initiatives, among other major requirements.
A total of 34 candidates was invited through MPNP’s strategic recruitment initiative.
Candidates under MPNP’s Skilled Worker in Manitoba must be working in the province and have a full-time job offer from their employer, among other criteria.
Manitoba graduates with required skills can be invited through MPNP’s International Education Stream. There are three sub-categories under this stream: Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway, and the Student Entrepreneur Pathway.
Reference is taken from CIC News