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February 24 MPNP draw

February 24 MPNP draw – Manitoba invites 278 candidates for PR nomination

In the February 24 MPNP draw, Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 278 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination to become Canadian permanent residents. Invited candidates were from Skilled Workers in ManitobaSkilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams.

Manitoba has now invited 1,309 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in 2022.

In the February 24 MPNP draw, Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 206 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) with a minimum EOI score of 612. International Education Stream candidates received 33 LAAs while the remaining 39 LAAs went to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates with a minimum score of 685.

Among the 278 invitations, 66 candidates had profiles in the federal Express Entry system.

How to apply for MPNP Programs

Under their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), Canada’s provincial and territorial governments are able to nominate individuals to reside in the province/territory as permanent residents in order to meet their economic needs. 

See also How to immigrate to Canadian Province of Manitoba.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) seeks recent graduates, skilled workers, businesspeople and their families with the intention and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Manitoba as Canadian permanent residents.

Anyone interested in applying to the MPNP must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). An Expression of Interest is not an application but an online profile, which will be entered into a pool of all eligible candidates and be valid for one year.

You will receive EOI Ranking Points based on the answers you provide. Manitoba ranks candidates out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors, as well as their connections to the province. The MPNP issues LAA to the highest-scoring candidates in the pool to submit a full application for nomination.

You must receive a LAA in order to be able to submit an application for PR nomination under the MPNP.

All candidates must answer all EOI questions accurately and completely. If your situation changes, you must update your profile. If you provide false or misleading information in your EOI, it may be considered misrepresentation. You may be subject to a ban which would prevent you from submitting another EOI for two years. Create an EOI.

MPNP and the Federal Express Entry immigration system

Canadian provinces do not have the ability to give out permanent residency status. However, they can nominate your for PR if you have a profile in the federal Express Entry immigration system.

Express Entry is the application system that Canada uses to manage skilled worker applications. It is also the most popular way to immigrate to Canada. You can receive a permanent residence invitation by applying through Express Entry directly and skipping the PNP process. However, having a provincial nomination effectively guarantees that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will invite you to apply for Canadian permanent residence in any of its Express Entry draws.

A total of 1,200 points is available under Express Entry. You immediately get 600 points if you are nominated by a province. See Provincial Immigrant Nomination Programs (PNPs).

How does PNP nomination help your Canada immigration application?

The 600 CRS points from a PNP nomination virtually guarantee that you will receive an ITA in an Express Entry draw.

For example, Adelaida has a bachelor’s degree. She’s been working in food sciences for five years. Adelaida has never worked or studied in Canada. She has an advanced English language proficiency.

Adelaida entered the Express Entry pool with a CRS score of 370. However, she recently obtained a provincial nomination through MPNP. As a result IRCC awards her additional 600 points.

Consequently, Adelaida’s total CRS score jumps to 970 points! This is well above the minimum CRS score that Adelaida needs to get an ITA in any federal Express Entry draw.

IRCC will issue qualified PNP candidates in the Express Entry pool an invitation to apply for permanent residence. After IRCC approves your application you complete the landing process, and officially become a Canadian permanent resident.