On June 4th, Manitoba held its 91st Expression of Interest draw in which it issued a total of 124 invitations to candidates through three streams of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Manitoba issued 84 invitations to foreign nationals who qualify for their Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. This includes workers from all over the world who possess the skills needed for Manitoba’s labour market. The CRS cut-off score for this category was 523.
International Education Stream
Another 19 invitations were issued through the province’s International Education Stream. This stream is for international students who have graduated from a Manitoba institution. Its mandate is to provide jobs for these graduates while meeting the needs of Manitoba employers.
Skilled Workers Overseas stream
Another 21 invitations have been issued through the Skilled Workers Overseas stream. This stream targets candidates that are outside of the province, but have skills that respond to the needs of Manitoba employers.
The MPNP for Skilled Workers Overseas nominates applicants who demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba through:
- the support of family members or friends;
- through previous education or work experience in the province; or
- through an Invitation to Apply received directly from the MPNP as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
Candidates who receive a provincial nomination earn an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points which virtually guarantees that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence under IRCC’s Express Entry system.
How to Apply to a PNP
Each of Canada’s provinces and territories operates its own unique Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) designed to meet its economic and demographic needs. Program requirements and application procedures vary greatly between provinces, so interested applicants should consult each of the provinces in order to determine their eligibility.
As with most economic immigration programs, young applicants who possess strong language skills, high levels of education, and skilled work experience are better suited to succeed.