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Manitoba PNP issues 299 invitations in April 25 draws

Manitoba PNP issues 299 invitations to immigration candidates in three MPNP streams

The Manitoba PNP (Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program) issued 299 new invitations to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held April 25. The draw (EOI Draw # 64) invited 299 candidates from the MPNP’s Skilled Workers in Manitoba,  International Education and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.

The Manitoba PNP (MPNP)allows Manitoba to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates each year through a variety of streams designed to address specific labour market needs in the province.

The 299 invitations broken down by streams as follows:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 208
  • International Education Stream: 25
  • Skilled Workers Overseas: 66

The MPNP said all candidates invited through the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream were invited directly through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. These initiatives include overseas recruitment missions led by the MPNP, often in association with employers in Manitoba.

To be considered for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence from the MPNP, immigration candidates must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and provide the required information on their education, work experience, skills in English or French and connections to Manitoba, among other details. See Step-by-Step Process for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) .

Eligible profiles are issued a score and entered into the relevant stream’s pool of candidates, and those with the highest scores are issued a Letter of Advice to Apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws.

The lowest score drawn in the April 25 draw was 510 for Skilled Workers in Manitoba and 632 for Skilled Workers Overseas candidates.

The Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream is open to eligible temporary foreign workers and international student graduates who are currently working in Manitoba and have been offered a permanent job with their Manitoba employer. See Skilled Workers Overseas and Immigration through the MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba.

The MPNP said Skilled Workers in Manitoba candidates who indicated that they are working in a regulated occupation and are fully licensed to work in Manitoba were selected in the April 25 draw.

The April 25 invitations bring the total issued by the MPNP through these streams so far this year to 3,901.

  1. Expressions of Interest from Skilled Worker Overseas candidates have not been considered in this draw unless they:
    • were directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
    • Candidates invited under the Express Entry sub-stream who do not have a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code and verifiable experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations list will be refused.
  2. If your score is higher than that of the lowest-ranked candidate, but you have not received an Letter of Advice to Apply, this could be because:
    • You have indicated that you have taken an approved third-party language test to demonstrate your language ability in English/French, but have not provided a valid Test Number in your EOI or your language test is no longer valid
    • You have indicated that you have received an Invitation to Apply to the MPNP under a Strategic Initiative, but did not provide a valid Invitation Number
    • Please note that for each question in EOI, help text is available, providing detailed information on the information you should enter. If one of these scenarios applies to you, you may wish to update your EOI with the correct information in order to be considered for the next draw from the EOI pool.
  3. Candidates who indicated that they are working in a regulated occupation and are fully licensed to work in Manitoba have been selected in this draw. However, the MPNP may not accept or may refuse full applications from those candidates who are not actually working in a regulated occupation and/or fail to provide proof of having undergone all necessary licensing steps to be employed in Manitoba. If this applies to you, you may wish to consider declining your Letter of Advice to Apply. See MPNP Report Draw #64 – April 25, 2019.