191 candidates were invited to apply In the 100th Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) draw. The draw took place on October 8, 2020, and invited candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Graduates, and Skilled Workers Overseas streams of their PNP program.
MPNP’s 100th draw results
SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA
- Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 152
- Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 528
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STREAM
- Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 25
SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS
- Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 14
- Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 611
MPNP’s ranking system
Like most PNP programs, Manitoba has a unique system of assigning points to an application. Applicants with stronger credentials and higher language proficiency are weighted higher.
What is interesting about MPNP’s ranking system is the points they award under the adaptability factors and the points they deduct during the risk assessment.
Candidates who have a close relative in Manitoba receive an additional 200 points on their application. Even a close friend in Manitoba awards 50 points. If you have previous work or study experience in Manitoba, you can receive upwards of 100 points for each. Currently working in Manitoba with an offer of employment will award you 500 points, all but guaranteeing a nomination.
The adaptability points MPNP assigns to attract candidates who are likely to stay in Manitoba after they receive Canadian permanent residence. The risk assessment is there to deter candidates who have ties to other provinces from applying to the MPNP.
If an MPNP candidate has worked or studied elsewhere in Canada, 100 points will be deducted from their application for each. In this way, Manitoba is attempting to discourage candidates who likely have ties to other provinces from applying under their system.
Freedom of mobility
Manitoba, or any PNP, cannot make you reside in the province you applied to. The end result of any PNP is Canadian permanent residence. Once you are a Canadian permanent resident, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects your ability to live and work anywhere in Canada.