On January 17, Manitoba issued their first invitations for this year across their three immigration streams under Its Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) with total number of invitations issued reaching to 626 invitations.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) allows the province of Manitoba to nominate the skilled and highly capable immigrant for the permanent residency in the province. Candidates who have applied under Skilled Workers Overseas, Skilled Worker in Manitoba and International Education Streams categorized under the Manitoba’s provincial nomination program were issued the invitations to apply for permanent residence visa under the draw that was held on January 17.
Total of 394 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) were given to the candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream which includes an unspecified number of Express entry candidates registered via the Expression Of Interest with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
Like other provincial nomination programs, Manitoba also has an express entry linked stream connected to Federal Express Entry program, which manages the profile of the candidates who have applied under the Canada’s Federal High Skilled economic immigration programs. Candidates who are able to land a provincial nomination program are awarded with 600 CRS points that allows them to apply for permanent residence visa via Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Candidates who have applied via the express entry program and want to apply for Manitoba’s provincial nomination program have to show an Expression of Interest (EOI) and register for the MPNP. Candidate’s profiles are then issued points related to factors like Educational qualifications, language proficiency in English or French and work experience in an occupation that is in demand in the Manitoba province.
Express entry candidates that were issued LAAs in latest draw were required to have a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code and at least six months of work experience in an occupation that is in demand in the province.
LAAs were issued to the Skilled Workers Overseas candidates with a close relative residing in Manitoba or work experience in Manitoba. Candidate with the lowest score of 575 points in the Skilled Worker Overseas stream were also invited in the latest draw. 27 Skilled Workers Overseas candidates were invited through Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The minimum score for this category that is Strategic Recruitment Initiative was 729 points.
Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program (MPNP) has invited 232 candidates in their Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream and International Education stream. Under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream candidates with score as low as 650 points were issued the invitations. This category is for eligible qualified temporary foreign workers and for international students’ graduates who are currently working in Manitoba and they have been offered a permanent job by an eligible Manitoba employer.
Additional 32 invitations were sent to International Education Stream candidates. This stream was created last year to provide faster pathways to for international graduates who have done post-secondary education in Manitoba institutions who have skilled that are required by the employers in the Manitoba province. This stream has three gateways – Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway and Student Entrepreneur Pathway.
Reference is taken from CIC news