Manitoba immigration has conducted another invitation round, inviting 212 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence on Sept 10.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited international student graduates and skilled workers through three immigration streams: Skilled Workers Overseas, Skilled Workers in Manitoba, and International Education streams.

The invitation, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), were issued as follows along with their respective Expression of Interest (EOI) score requirements:

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba— 168 LAAs with a minimum scores of at least 475;
  • Skilled Worker Overseas— Nine (9) LAAs with a minimum score of at least 824; and
  • International Education Stream— Thirty-five (35) LAAs, no EOI score requirement.

Manitoba has sent out 3,511 Letters to 212 immigration candidates in these categories so far in 2020. This was Manitoba’s 98th draw since the program started in April 2014.

Express Entry System

Among the Letters sent out in the September 10 draw, twenty-two (22) went to candidates with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system.

Eligible candidates for the Express Entry pool are ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking Systems (CRS) score that considers human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, and language ability.

The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the Express Entry pool.

Those who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 CRS points and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Express Entry candidates who received provincial nominations from Manitoba province this draw declared a valid Express Entry ID and provided a job seekers validation code.

Manitoba’s Express Of Interest System

People who wish to immigrate through Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) need to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP to receive an LAA via the Skilled Workers Overseas streams and Skilled Workers in Manitoba.

Under Manitoba’s system, such individuals are ranked out of 1,000 points for human capital characteristics such as their English or French language skills, work experience, education, Manitoba ties, and other factors.

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