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April 8 MPNP draw

Manitoba invites 243 for PR nomination in April 8 MPNP draw

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The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to 243 skilled workers and international graduates in the April 8 MPNP draw. The LAAs were issued through three immigration streams:

Manitoba stated that 15 of the 243 invited candidates had valid profiles in the federal Express Entry system.

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The Skilled Workers Overseas Category and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams are designed to allow the province to identify candidates who meet its labour market needs.

You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.

In order to receive an invitation under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category, you need to have a full-time job offer from a provincial employer.

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The International Education Stream is for international graduates who complete their education in Manitoba and demonstrate that they have in-demand skills.

Overseas candidates applying under Skilled Workers Overseas must demonstrate connections to Manitoba, for example through close family ties, previous experience in the province, or an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. You do not need to be living in Manitoba at the time of your application to be eligible.

With the April 8 MPNP draw, Manitoba has now invited a total of 1,870 Canadian immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination this year.

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. 

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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.

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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, but they can help an application along by issuing provincial nominations to candidates who have registered a profile in the federal Express Entry immigration system.

The federal Express Entry is the main system that Canada uses to manage skilled worker applications. You can receive a permanent residence invitation by applying through Express Entry directly. However, having a provincial nomination effectively guarantees that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will invite you to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

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Candidates who received a MPNP nomination get an additional 600 points toward their federal Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The additional 600 CRS points virtually guarantee that the candidate will receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in an Express Entry draw.

See Canada invites 284 PNP candidates in March 31 Express Entry draw.

In order to enter the federal Express Entry pool, candidates must first create an Express Entry profile. You must meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three federal government economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class.

A job offer is not required to enter or be selected from the Express Entry pool although additional CRS points are awarded to those who already have a job.

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Based on the information you entered in your federal Express Entry profile you will be given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and placed into a pool of other candidates ranked. Your CRS is a numerical value, out of a possible 1,200, determined by your core human capital. This is essentially your age, work experience, educational background, ability to adapt and language skills.

A limited number of candidates with the highest CRS points in the pool are issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence. IRCC issues ITAs through regular federal Express Entry draws which typically take place every two weeks.


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You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.