In the draw held September 24, 2020, Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 189 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to skilled workers and international graduates through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The LAAs were issued through the following three MPNP streams:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 160 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidates scoring 464 points.
- International Education Stream candidates received 25 LAAs.
- The remaining 4 LAAs went to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, with a minimum score of 847.
This latest draw, MPNP’s 99th draw since the program began in April 2014, brings the total number of LAAs issued by MPNP in 2020 to 3,673.
Under the 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.
Federal Express Entry candidates who apply for and receive a nomination are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score at the federal level, on top of the points that they have in the federal Express Entry pool. The additional 600 CRS points virtually guarantee that the candidate will also receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence under the federal Express Entry system.
About Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
In order to be nominated for Canadian PR under MPNP, candidates are required to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP. If you are successful, you will receive an LAA. Candidates are ranked out of 1,000 points for multiple factors including the candidate’s work experience, education, English or French language ability, Manitoba connections and other factors.
Note: Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program invites:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.