On July 9th, 2021, Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 277 invitations to Skilled Worker candidates through three of the province’s immigration streams.
Breakdown of MPNP draw #121:
Skilled Worker in Manitoba
Minimum score: 445
Number of Invitations Issued: 201
Minimum score: N/A
Number of Invitations Issued: 23
Skilled Workers Overseas
Minimum score: 703
Number of Invitations Issued: 53
Candidates who received an invitation under Manitoba’s Skilled Worker Overseas program were invited directly under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
This draw follows last month’s record-breaking Skilled Worker Overseas draw, which invited 1017 Express Entry candidates.
What kind of tie to Manitoba do I need to submit an Expression of Interest?
As implied by the name, the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream requires candidates to be working in the province with a job offer at the time of applying. These candidates must have been working for the employer for at least six months prior to submitting an application to MPNP.
Similarly, the International Education Stream targets individuals who have recently completed a post-secondary credential in Manitoba. These candidates must have some work experience or business management experience in the province, either completed after graduation or as part of an internship or co-op during their studies.
The Manitoba Skilled Worker Overseas Stream targets skilled workers that can fill labour gaps and easily adapt to living in the province. These candidates must have a connection through either a supporter or experience in the province, or an invitation directly under a strategic recruitment initiative.
A supporter must be a friend or family member that is a permanent resident or citizen and has been living in the province for at least one year. They must be able to support the applicant’s settlement plan and prove they have sufficiently close ties to both the applicant and the province.
MPNP strategic recruitment initiatives actively involves employers in recruiting skilled workers to help to fill labour gaps in the province. Manitoba can invite candidates directly under a strategic initiative to qualify for the Skilled Worker Overseas program.
How do MPNP Skilled Worker programs operate?
Candidates that are eligible under one of the three abovementioned streams can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to MPNP. Manitoba then ranks and provides a score to qualifying profiles. Thereafter, these candidates have a chance to be invited to apply for nomination; in regular draws, MPNP issues “Letters of Advice of Apply” (LAA) to the highest-ranking profiles.
Once a candidate receives an invitation, or LAA, they have 60 days to submit a complete application. At this time, applicants must remit a non-refundable application fee of $500 CAD.
Successful applicants will subsequently be invited to apply to the Canadian government for permanent residency.