A total of 6,789 immigration candidates were invited to file for a provincial nomination for Manitoba in 2021
On August 12, Manitoba asked 275 immigrants to seek a provincial nomination. Candidates who have been asked to participate in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) can now do so. If approved, the nomination will be used to support their final application for permanent residency in Canada.
As per the results, 238 skilled workers with an EOI score of at least 454, were invited to Manitoba. Six overseas skilled workers with an EOI score of at least 719 and 31 individuals under the international education stream with no EOI score requirement were invited through Manitoba’s PNP draw. Additionally, a total of 36 Express Entry Candidates were invited through Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs).
Immigration initiatives in Manitoba
The MPNP, which facilitates immigration applications to the federal government, oversees Manitoba's immigration programs. Although Canadian provinces do not have the authority to grant permanent residency, they can assist applicants by granting provincial nominations.
If you wish to be considered for a nomination from Manitoba, you must first submit an Expression of Interest to the MPNP, only then you will be eligible for an LAA through the Skilled Workers and Skilled Worker Overseas programs in Manitoba. Manitoba then assigns candidates a point value out of 1,000 based on their human capital qualities and connections to the province.
The Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams are intended to help the government discover individuals who match the province's labour market demands.
Candidates from outside Manitoba must have links to the province, such as close family ties, previous experience in the province, or an invitation from one of Manitoba's Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. You do not have to be a Manitoba resident at the time of your application to be eligible, but you must have a full-time job offer from a provincial firm to be considered for an invitation under the Skilled Workers category in Manitoba.
International graduates who complete their studies in Manitoba may be eligible for an invitation under the International Education Stream provided they can demonstrate in-demand skills.
Brief detail about the Express Entry
Express Entry is a permanent residence application management system for three federal high-skilled immigration programs: the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
By applying immediately through Express Entry, it is possible to bypass the PNP procedure and get a permanent residency invitation. Given the 600-point prize, having a provincial nomination almost assures that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada will ask you to apply for Canadian permanent residency.
When you submit your profile, you are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which takes into account criteria such as your age, job experience, education, and language abilities, among others. Through regular Express Entry drawings, the top-scoring applicants are invited to apply for permanent residency. The first step in applying for a Manitoba provincial nomination is to create a profile in the Express Entry pool.
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