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Nisha Uppal

June 28, 2021

Manitoba has now issued 4,722 invitations to PNP candidates since the start of 2021

Manitoba invited a record-breaking number of Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on June 28.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 1,017 immigration candidates who had a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

Candidates were all invited to apply for a provincial nomination from the Skilled Workers Overseas stream. In order to be invited, candidates must have previously submitted a profile to Manitoba’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Also, they needed an EOI score of at least 565 to receive the Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).

Express Entry candidates eligible for Skilled Workers Overseas stream
• Number of LAAs issued: 1,017
• Ranking score cutoff: 565

This score is tabulated based on Manitoba’s EOI scoring matrix. It is not the same as the federal Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for Express Entry. There was no CRS requirement for this draw.

That being said, if invited candidates receive the provincial nomination from Manitoba, they will automatically get 600 points added to their score. This is not unique to Manitoba. Any Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will render this same reward, putting provincial nominees at the top of the line to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.

Manitoba has a number of immigration programs dedicated to attracting international talent to settle in the province. The provincial government manages its immigration through the MPNP, which supports immigration applications to the federal government. Canadian provinces do not have the ability to give
out permanent residency status, but they can help an application along by issuing provincial nominations.

If you want to benefit from a nomination from Manitoba, you need to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP. This puts you in a position to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.

Manitoba then ranks candidates out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors, as well as their connections to the province.

The Skilled Workers Overseas Category and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams are designed to allow the province to identify candidates who meet its labour market needs.

Candidates overseas need to demonstrate connections to Manitoba through the likes of close family ties, previous experience in the province, or an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. You do not need to be living in Manitoba at the time of your application to be eligible.

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