1,526 newcomers are set to call Canada home following the most recent Manitoba immigration draw held on 15 February 2019. The draw issued a total of 444 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination through several Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program categories. Discover how you can get your invitation below.
Manitoba Immigration’s Provincial Nominee Program
Like nearly all of Canada’s provinces and territories, Manitoba has their immigration program called the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). This program allows the province to invite candidates for Canadian PR (Permanent Residence) in Manitoba if they have the required skills and work experience. Manitoba was the first province to have their own nominee program and has since enjoyed great success with it.
As of today, Manitoba has already issued 1,526 letters of advice to apply for a provincial nomination to eligible candidates, making it one of the most active provincial nominee programs of 2019.
How It Works
Most of Manitoba immigration’s immigration streams work using an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Basically, this system requires candidates, who are interested in immigrating to Manitoba, to indicate their interest by submitting what is called an EOI to the province.
Your EOI is an online profile created using some of your background and personal information. Once created, your profile is given an EOI score based on your work experience, age, language ability and education among other factors.You are then entered into a pool of candidates where you are all ranked according to your respective EOI scores.
Candidates with the highest ranking profiles get issued Letters of Advice to apply for a provincial nomination in Manitoba through regular draws held by Manitoba Immigration.
If candidates are successful with their provincial nomination application and they are entered into the Express Entry pool, they will earn 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System score, which will guarantee them a spot in the next Express Entry draw.
Results of the Recent Draw
A total of 444 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued to qualifying candidates on 15 February 2019. The draw chose candidates from three of Manitoba Immigration’s nominee program categories – the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream, Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream and the International Education Stream.
Skilled Worker Overseas Stream
268 letters of advice to apply went to three groups of candidates under the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream. The minimum EOI score cut off for this stream was 570.
The first group were part of Manitoba’s Express Entry linked stream. Candidates needed to have a valid Express Entry ID, job seeker validation code and a minimum of six months recent work experience in one of Manitoba’s in-demand occupations.
The second group had profiles sharing the following information:
- a tie to the province through a close relative, past education or work experience;
- a minimum of six months work experience in one of Manitoba’s in-demand occupations; and
- a Canadian Language Benchmark score of at least 5.
The third group consisted of only 22 candidates who were each issued Letters of Advice to Apply through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream
The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream targets candidates who are already in Manitoba as a temporary foreign worker or international graduate who have been offered a job in the province. 120 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued under this stream and the lowest ranked individual had an EOI score of 574.
International Education Stream
This stream was only created last year and has already helped many immigrate to Manitoba. The International Education Stream promises faster permanent residency processing for international students who have graduated from a Manitoban tertiary educational institution and possess the skills and experience the province needs.
A total of 34 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued to candidates under the three pathways – Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway and the Student Entrepreneur Pathway – during the most recent draw.
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