September 16, 2020

Manitoba PNP invites 212 candidates to apply for nomination

Manitoba has now issued 3,511 Letters of Advice to Apply this year.

“Friendly Manitoba” has held another invitation round, inviting 212 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on September 10.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited skilled workers and international student graduates through three immigration streams: Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams.

The invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), were distributed as follows along with their respective Expression of Interest (EOI) score requirement:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba— 168 LAAs with a minimum score of at least 475;
  • Skilled Workers Overseas— 9 LAAs with a minimum score of at least 824; and
  • International Education Stream— 35 LAAs, no EOI score requirement.

The province has issued 3,511 LAAs to immigration candidates in these categories so far in 2020. This was Manitoba’s 98th draw since the program began in April 2014.

Express Entry

Among the LAAs issued in the September 10 draw, 22 went to candidates with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system.

Candidates who qualify for the Express Entry pool are ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that considers human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language ability.

The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the Express Entry pool.

Those who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 CRS points and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Express Entry candidates who received a provincial nomination from Manitoba in this draw declared a valid Express Entry ID and provided a job seeker validation code.

Manitoba’s EOI system

People who want to immigrate through Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) need to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.

Under Manitoba’s system, such candidates are ranked out of 1,000 points for human capital characteristics such as their English or French language skills, education, work experience, Manitoba connections, and other factors.

Source: CIC News

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