The Canadian province of Manitoba invited 243 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in latest immigration draw held on April 8.
Candidates received invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) through three prominent streams of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education Streams.
DISTRIBUTION OF INVITATIONS
|Stream||Total LAAs issued||Expression of Interest (EOI) score requirement|
|Skilled Workers in Manitoba||208||456|
|Skilled Workers Overseas||14||708|
|International Education Stream||21||No EOI score requirement|
Out of total 243 Invitations issued, 15 went to Express Entry candidates.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is one of the most popular Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). It allows Manitoba to nominate foreign workers and international graduates of its post-secondary institutions for Canadian permanent residency through its three popular immigration pathways.
In order to apply under both the Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba categories, applicants need to first register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP.
These EOI profiles are scored on the Manitoba points’ grid out of a total score of 1,000 based on their human capital characteristics including their English or French language skills, work experience, education, Manitoba connections, and other factors.
Candidates with the highest scores are then invited to apply for provincial nomination through regular draws conducted by the MPNP.
Express Entry Candidates who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in subsequent Express Entry Draw.
With this draw, Manitoba has now issued 1,870 LAAs for a provincial nomination to immigration candidates so far in 2021.
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