Scarlett Wilson [Published 29 Jul, 2021 | 05:37 AM]
1,140 Express Entry candidates gained additional points through Manitoba PNP
A record number of 6,139 new immigrants were brought to Canada through Manitoba invitations in 2021.
Setting consecutive record-breaking draws Manitoba provincial nominee program reaches a new target with 1,140 candidates in the express entry pool getting the invitation to apply for a Canadian PR on July 27, 2021.
This is the highest number of invitations to be issued in a single draw in the history of the province.
Just a month before the present issuance of invites, the previous record stood at a staggering 1,017 Express Entry candidates receiving a Manitoba provincial invitation on June 28, 2021,
Conditions to be eligible for MPNP under the Express Entry (Skilled Workers Overseas stream)
Cutoff Points: 557
Letter of Advice to Apply issued: 1,140
The candidates who were invited through the draws for Manitoba provincial nomination came from the Skilled Workers Overseas stream. Those selected from the Express Entry pool must have previously submitted their interest in the Manitoba provincial nomination program in the form of an EOI to be eligible for receiving a nomination. Moreover, to qualify under the present cut off the candidate must have a PNP score that is equivalent to 557 for a chance to receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) from Manitoba.
The points garnered are based on Manitoba's EOI matrix with an individual preference which is different from the CRS ranking of the federal Express Entry pool. On the contrary, there is no requirement for CRS points calculator for this draw.
With that being said, candidates who received the invite from Manitoba are automatically credited with 600 additional points to their initial CRS scores. This is not specific/subject to Manitoba only, any provincial or territorial nominations linked with the Canada Express Entry program yield the same reward. This is why provincial nominee programs have been a top-most priority for aspiring Canadian immigration applicants to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.
What is the Canada Express Entry program?
The Express Entry of Canada is the most desirable immigration pathway for foreign nationals from around the world. It is an online system that sorts the application of skilled workers who show genuine interest in migrating to Canada.
The interested applicants who create an online profile in the Express Entry System are subject to a point-based ranking system that pits each candidate against the other in the job pool. This ranking system is called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) whereby points are allocated by the government to assess and rank candidates based on their core-human factors such as age, language proficiency, education, professional work experience, adaptability, as well as other factors.
The federal government announces the cut-off every two weeks and candidates who score the highest are provided with an opportunity to apply for Canada PR.
Manitoba immigration programs
Manitoba encompasses a number of immigration pathways that are tailored to attract foreign talent to come and settle in the province. The provincial government of Manitoba manages the intake of applicants through MPNP with aligned support of applications to the federal government. As provinces don't have the liberty to issue PR to applicants but can assist in providing nominations to show the federal government that the province has vested interest in bringing the applicant to its province.
If you are interested in the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program and reap the most benefits out of it then you need to register an Expression of Interest with the province. This way you gain the attention of the provincial government to stand a chance to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.
In order to receive a nomination, the applying candidates need to demonstrate that they have close relations in the province through family ties, previous work experience in the province, or have received an invitation through one of Manitoba's Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. A full-time valid job offer is a mandate to be eligible for MPNP.
If you are a foreign graduate who has completed your education from Manitoba, you can apply under the International Education Stream to receive a provincial invite if you exhibit to have an in-demand skill that would prove beneficial to the economy of Manitoba.
Stay tuned for more updates and information on Canada's immigration streams!
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