The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) continues to be a pathway to permanent residence for foreign skilled workers, including individuals overseas, as well as many who are already living in the province. On March 30, a total of 225 candidates who had previously made a formal Expression of Interest in settling in Manitoba as a skilled worker were invited to submit an application for a provincial nomination certificate to the MPNP. Once they successfully obtain a nomination certificate, a candidate may then apply to the federal government for permanent resident status.
The MPNP is a Canadian immigration program that allows the province of Manitoba to welcome new immigrants who have the ability to establish themselves and their families in Manitoba, based on eligibility criteria set by the province.
In the March 30 draw for skilled workers, 201 candidates were issued a Letter of Advice (LAA, formally known as an invitation) under the criteria for the Skilled Workers in Manitoba sub-category.
The remaining 24 LAAs were issued to candidates in the Skilled Workers Overseas sub-category who were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
These initiatives include:
Candidates eligible for the MPNP for Skilled Workers sub-categories are ranked according to a unique points system that awards up to 1,000 points to each candidate. In the March 30, draw the points threshold required was lower than in the previous draw, which took place on March 16.