April 11 Manitoba PNP draw issued 403 invitations to immigration candidates
The April 11 Manitoba PNP draw (MPNP) issued 403 invitations to immigration candidates through its Skilled Workers Overseas stream. The draw issued invitations to two groups of candidates, including an unspecified number with a profile in the federal Express Entry system
The federal Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
The Skilled Workers Overseas stream is a key component of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), which allows the province to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year.
Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination from Manitoba obtain an additional 600 points toward their federal Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. These additional MPNP points enable them to rank high among top candidates in the federal pool of immigration candidates and effectively guarantee them to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a future draw.
To be considered for a provincial nomination from Manitoba, Express Entry candidates must submit a separate Expression of Interest (EOI) profile to the MPNP. Information about invitations to apply is posted shortly after the date of issuance. Check back frequently for most recent information.
To find out the status of your application, simply log in through the MPNP Login at MPNP Online and click Status Check to see where your file stands in the assessment process. (Status Check messages are further explained in MPNP FAQ.)
Eligible EOI profiles are ranked based on scores awarded for factors that include education, work experience and a candidate’s connection to Manitoba. The highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws from the pool.
Express Entry candidates invited in the April 11 draw were required to have a valid Express Entry ID and job-seeker validation code, and at least six months of recent work experience in an occupation listed as in-demand by the MPNP.
The other group met the following criteria:
- a close relative residing in Manitoba or past education or work experience in Manitoba;
- at least six months of recent experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations list; and
- a minimum language proficiency in English or French of CLB/NCLC 5 unless the work experience is primarily in a regulated occupation, in which case the requirement is a minimum of CLB/NCLC 7, or a compulsory trade, in which case the minimum is CLB/NCLC 6.
The lowest-ranked candidate in these two groups had a score of 561.
The April 11 draw also issued 51 invitations to candidates through one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. These include overseas recruitment missions conducted by the MPNP in association with Manitoba businesses.
The lowest-ranked candidate invited through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative was 695.
Enhanced MPNP Login Online includes Status Check
As part of the province’s commitment to continual improvement of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, MPNP added automated Status Check functionality to MPNP Online. To improve processing of applications, the Province of Manitoba launched MPNP Online in June 2011, and after two years of positive feedback the MPNP eliminated paperwork entirely, giving Manitoba the country’s first online-only immigration process.
To find out the status of your application, simply use MPNP login at MPNP Online and click Status Check to see where your file stands in the assessment process. (Status Check messages are further explained in our FAQ.)
This change improves the quality of service and enhances the client experience by allowing applicants to check the status of submitted applications anytime, anywhere.