Manitoba has officially asked 11,179 potential immigrants to register for a provincial nomination in 2021. On December 30, Manitoba performed its final draw of the year. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 393 immigration candidates in total across three Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). According to the province's Expression of Interest (EOI) system, the number of invites granted for each program and the minimal score cut-off is mentioned in the coming paras.
Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 332 invitations with a minimum score of 375, whereas Skilled Workers Overseas received 35 invitations with a minimum score of 726. Also, the International Education Stream received 26 invitations with a requirement of no minimum score.
Among these invites, 73 were sent to Express Entry hopefuls. Express Entry is Canada's application management system for three federal high-skilled immigration programs wherein it manages the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) evaluates immigration prospects who apply through the Express Entry system. Age, job experience, education, and language proficiency, among other characteristics, are used to assign points. The best scorers are invited to apply for permanent residency via regular Express Entry lotteries.
It can circumvent the PNP procedure and obtain a permanent residency invitation by applying directly through Express Entry. On the other hand, a provincial nomination result in an automatic 600 CRS points, thereby assuring candidates an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry lottery.
Manitoba's immigration programs are managed by the MPNP, facilitating immigration applications to the federal government. In addition, although Canadian provinces lack the jurisdiction to grant permanent status, they can help candidates by making provincial nominations.
You must first submit an Expression of Interest to the MPNP if you want to be nominated by Manitoba. This allows you to apply for an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas programs.
Manitoba then allocates a point value to candidates based on their human capital and ties to the province. Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba categories are meant to assist the government in locating candidates who meet the province's labour market criteria.
Candidates from other provinces must have close familial links to Manitoba, prior 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.
To be qualified for an invitation under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category, you must have a full-time job offer from a provincial enterprise. In addition, if international graduates complete their studies in Manitoba, they may be eligible for an invitation through the International Education Stream if they exhibit in-demand skills.
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