Manitoba held its 154th Provincial Nominee Program draw on 26 August. The province issued a total of 353 Letter of Advice to Apply through Manitoba Immigrant Nominee Program. The LAAs were issued to immigrant applicants through various streams of immigration under the MINP.
Applicants from the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category received a total of 259 LAAs with a minimum score of 619 points.
Candidates who applied through the International Education Stream received 36 LAAs and applicants of Skilled Worker Overseas from the sub-stream of Strategic Recruitment Initiative received 58 LAAs with a minimum score point of 708.
79 of the 353 LAAs in this draw went to applicants who disclosed having a legitimate Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.
Only candidates who were personally invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment programme or who had an IRCC Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code were taken into consideration for expressions of interest from skilled workers overseas.
Candidates who have been invited and have an IRCC Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code are only qualified to be nominated if their Express Entry profile is still active at the time the application is evaluated.
If you received a Letter of Advice to Apply but your score is better than the applicant with the lowest ranking, there are several reasons why this can be the case:
In this Manitoba pnp latest draw, candidates who declared they were employed in a regulated profession and held a valid Manitoba work permit were chosen. However, candidates who are not genuinely engaged in a regulated occupation and/or who fail to present proof of having completed all required licencing processes to be employed in Manitoba may have their whole applications rejected by the MPNP. You might want to think about rejecting your letter of advice to apply if this applies to you.
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