Manitoba held its 95th Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on July 31. The Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued a total of 199 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) to prospective immigrants.
LAAs are invitations for immigrant applicants to apply for a provincial appointment for permanent residence in Canada. Manitoba sent out invitations under the following three immigration streams:
Of the 199 LAAs issued in this draw, 15 were awarded to candidates with profiles in the federal Express Entry system. Manitoba has so far issued LAAs to 2,833 immigrant applicants in 2020.
MPNP’s EOI System
Immigrant applicants must register an expression of interest (EOI) with the MPNP to receive an LAA in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas categories.
In the Manitoba system, these applicants are ranked out of 1,000 points for human capital characteristics such as English or French language skills, education, work experience, relationship with Manitoba, and other factors.
In today’s draw, successful applicants needed a score of at least 475 points to earn an LAA under the Manitoba Skilled Worker Stream. Qualified applicants abroad had to achieve a minimum score of 764 points.
Manitoba PNP different immigration streams
The Skilled Worker Overseas Class and the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Classes allow the province to nominate skilled workers who can meet the needs of the Manitoba labor market.
People overseas must have an established connection with Manitoba. This can be evidenced by close family ties or friends in the province, previous experience in Manitoba, or an invitation to one of MPNP’s strategic recruiting initiatives.
Applicants do not need to be physically present in Manitoba at the time of application to be eligible.
Successful candidates in the Manitoba Skilled Worker category must meet certain criteria, such as having a permanent full-time job offer from a Manitoba employer.
International students who have graduated from an educational institution in Manitoba may receive an LAA under the International Education stream if they have in-demand skills.
MPNP Express Entry sub-category
Express Entry manages applications for three federal immigration streams: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Eligible applicants are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which assigns them a score based on human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language skills.
Top-rated applicants receive Invitations to Apply (ITAs) through regular Federal Express Entry draws.
If the 15 MPNP nominees, who received an LAA in the July 31 draw, successfully receive the provincial nomination, they will receive an additional 600 CRS points.
The additional points effectively guarantee that the candidate will be selected in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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