The province has now issued 3,671 Letters of Advice to Apply this year
Manitoba’s latest provincial draw issued 189 invitations for immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited skilled workers and international graduates through three immigration streams:
This draw brings the total number of invitations this year, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), up to 3,671.
The LAAs were distributed as follows across the immigration streams, along with their minimum required Expression of Interest (EOI) score.
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba – 160 LAAs with a minimum EOI score of at least 464;
- Skilled Workers Overseas – 4 LAAs with a minimum EOI score of at least 847;
- International Education – 25 LAAs with no minimum score required.
This was Manitoba’s 99th draw since the program began in April 2014.
Of the LAAs issued today, 18 were issued to candidates who had an Express Entry profile and a job seeker validation code.
Express Entry is the system that the federal government uses to manage permanent residence applications.
To enter the Express Entry pool, candidates must be eligible for one of three economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Candidates in the pool are then ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that considers each candidate’s human capital factors such as age, work experience, education as well as language proficiency in English or French.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) regularly holds draws inviting the highest ranked candidates in the Express Entry pool, to apply for permanent residence.
Those who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 CRS points and are practically guaranteed receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
Manitoba’s EOI system
If you wish to immigrate to Manitoba, you are required to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP. If you are successful, you will receive an LAA.
Under Manitoba’s EOI system, candidates are ranked out of 1,000 points for multiple factors including the candidate’s work experience, education, English or French language ability, Manitoba connections and other factors.
About Manitoba immigration streams
The Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams are specific to skilled workers and allows the province to nominate them to fill the province’s labour market needs.
If you are applying from overseas, you need to display a connection to Manitoba. This could be family ties, having a friend in the province or demonstrating previous experience in Manitoba. Otherwise, you must receive an invitation under one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.
Successful candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream must meet certain criteria, such as having a full-time permanent job offer from an employer in Manitoba.
International students who graduated from an educational institute in Manitoba may receive an LAA under the International Education Stream if they have in-demand skills.