Manitoba issues 366 LAAs in latest PNP draw
On 14 July Manitoba held its 150th draw issuing 366 Letters of Advice to Apply to Canada immigration candidates in a new draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The draw saw LAAs issued through three MPNP streams.
Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 293 LAAs, with a minimum of 699 points.
International Education Stream candidates received 40 LAAs.
Skilled Workers Overseas candidates received 33 LAAs with a minimum score of 715 under the Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
About Manitoba Skilled Worker Overseas Stream
The Manitoba Skilled Employees Overseas (SWO) category of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
may allow foreign workers with ties to Manitoba to seek Canadian permanent residence (MPNP). Based on the demands of the Manitoba economy and regional employers, the Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas programme was developed. This Canadian immigration category is points-based.
To be considered for immigration to Manitoba, applicants must first file an Expression of Interest. When the Government of Manitoba does a draw, or invitation round, the top applicants are then invited to apply to the MPNP. An invitation is known as a Letter of Advice to Apply in Manitoba (LAA). Candidates that are chosen for permanent residence are nominated.
About Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program's Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM) category was created to make it easier for Manitoba's skilled temporary workers to become permanent residents of Canada.
The federal Express Entry programme is not compatible with the category for skilled workers in Manitoba. Even if you are ineligible for Express Entry, you may be able to apply for permanent residency if you have an offer for a permanent and ongoing job from a Manitoba-based company and have worked there for at least six months. You can apply to the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category without having an Express Entry
profile, and those who are accepted won't receive 600 Comprehensive Ranking System points.
When a candidate submits an Expression of Interest (EOI) and is accepted into the candidate pool, they are given points score out of 1,000. This happens if they meet the qualifying requirements. Top-ranking applicants are given the opportunity to apply fully to the MPNP during periodic draws. If accepted, they can then apply for permanent residence visa status directly with the Canadian government.
About Manitoba International Graduate
The goal of the Manitoba International Education Stream is to assist international graduates in Manitoba in obtaining permanent residency status. The province of Manitoba wants to give foreign graduates who attended one of its universities or colleges a quicker path to permanent residency in Canada. The Manitoba International Education Stream offers three immigration pathways:
- Career Employment Pathway
- Graduate Internship Pathway
- International Student Entrepreneur Pilot
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