Under MPNP, Manitoba issues nomination to a set number of economic immigration candidates every year through varied streams to meet the specific labour market needs of the provincial economy.
The global COVID-19 crisis has greatly affected the immigration international mobility landscape with many international borders closed for immigrants. This has become severe coupled with extremely slow economic activity. In a relief, the Federal Government of Canada recently announced that foreign nationals who have already made a commitment to study, work or settle in Canada will be exempt from travel bans imposed due to Coronavirus. The exemptions have come into effect from March 26.
Many Canadian provinces are still processing immigration applications and holding regular draws despite special immigration measures being in place.
In the March 26th draw, Manitoba invited 226 candidates for nomination from the MPNP’s Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.
The invitations were issued as follows:
Immigration candidates are required to first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and provide the required information about their education, skills in English/French, work experience and connections to Manitoba, apart from other required details.
Eligible profiles of candidates are given a score with which these get entry into the pool of candidates of the relevant stream. Those candidates with the highest scores are issued a Letter of Advice to Apply for a provincial nomination through the regular draws.
Of the 226 invitations, 29 were issued to Express Entry candidates. Candidates who secure a provincial nomination receive 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canada permanent residence (PR) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
The lowest score in the March 26th draw was 496 for Skilled Workers in Manitoba and 714 for Skilled Workers Overseas candidates.
The Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream is open to eligible international student graduates and temporary foreign workers who are currently working in Manitoba and have been offered a permanent job by their Manitoba employer.
With this draw, invitations issued by the Manitoba province through various MPNP streams stand at 1,523.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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