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Manitoba invited 419 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its largest PNP Draw of 2020

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) conducted its biggest immigration draw of the year on December 17.

Total 419 immigration candidates working in a regulated occupation under Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education Streams of MPNP received invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency.

DISTRIBUTION OF INVITATIONS

Stream Total LAAs issued Expression of Interest (EOI) score requirement
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 329 375
Skilled Workers Overseas 50 706
International Education Stream 40 No EOI score requirement

Out of the total 419 invitations issued, 37 went to Express Entry candidates.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is one of the most popular Canadian PNPs that allows Manitoba to nominate foreign workers and international graduates of its post-secondary institutions for Canadian permanent residence 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.

This draw brings the total number of LAAs issued by MPNP so far this year up to 4,888.

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