530 Candidates are set to call Manitoba home after the latest Expression of Interest (EOI) draw. Invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to individuals in the province’s Skilled Workers and Skilled Worker Overseas Stream. There was also an unspecified number of ITAs issued to Express Entry candidates linked to the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Manitoba, you will be surprised to find out that it is the first province to have it’s own immigration program, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The MPNP has been so successful that Manitoba has become the fastest growing population in all of Canada. Since the MPNP’s inception in 1998, 130,000 immigrants have been welcomed into its borders. 2019 will see a further 13,000 newcomers into Manitoba! Commenting on the recent influx of newcomers, Ben Rempel, Minister of Immigration had this to say:
Skilled Worker Stream Issues 213 ITAs
Manitoba’s Skilled Worker Stream issues 213 Invitations to Apply for provincial nomination in the most recent draw. Candidates needed to have a minimum score of 375 in addition to meeting the following requirements.
|Requirements for Skilled Workers Stream|
|You must be a skilled foreign worker or international graduate;|
|You must have a job offer for a full-time position in Manitoba;|
|You must have already been working for an employer in Manitoba for a minimum of six months;|
|You must have a valid Work Permit;|
|You must have all the qualifications and training needed to fulfil the duties of the position; and|
|You must have sufficient language ability in English or French|
Skilled Worker Overseas Stream Issues 317 ITAs
The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream issued 317 ITAs to eligible candidates. Seeing as this stream has two pathways, ITAs were spread amongst the Express Entry and Human Capital pathway. It was not revealed how many candidates were specifically invited in each pathway. The minimum score needed was 596.
The requirements for the two pathways are quite similar so we will discuss them together.
|Requirements for the Skilled Overseas Worker Stream|
|You must be accepted into the Express Entry pool*;|
|You must have full-time work experience of at least 6 months;|
|You must meet the minimum language requirements;|
|You must be at least 18 years old when you submit your application;|
|You must have enough money to settle yourself in the province;|
|You must have the intention and ability to stay in Manitoba; and|
|You must have the support of a close relative or friend who has lived in Manitoba for at least one year; or|
|You must have have an ITA form the MPNP; or|
|You must have completed some tertiary education in Manitoba**|
* Only for the Express Entry Pathway
** Only for the Human Capital Pathway
If you are an Express Entry candidate who is interested in Manitoba immigration, you must register for an EOI profile with the MPNP. The great thing about receiving a provincial nomination through this system is that it scores you 600 points towards your Comprehensive System Ranking, basically guaranteeing you spot in the next Express Entry draw.
Manitoba immigration continues to have one of the most popular and successful Provincial Nominee Programs of all Canadian provinces. In fact, three new PNPs have just recently opened up for international students who want to make Canada their new home.
If you are interested in moving to Canada, Manitoba could be just the right place for you. In fact, they may be looking for people just like you! So sign up for our services today and we will get started on your immigration application as soon as possible. Find out if you can call Canada your home too.