31 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued by the government of Manitoba on September 29th under the Manitoba Business Stream (MPNP-B) which forms part of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
Candidates who have been invited to apply to immigrate to Manitoba in the latest draw had scored between 90 and 95 points under the unique points grid from MPNP-B.
21 candidates of the total of 31 that were invited had scored 90 points and the rest of the 10 had scored between 91 to 95 points.
The MPNP-B enables the province of Manitoba to nominate and recruit eligible business people with the ability and intent to reside in the province and make significant investment in an existing or new business.
The candidate should also have an active participation at the managerial level. The MPNP-B program from Manitoba boost the economic growth of the province and it has been designed to bring in and retain professionals with executive-level experience and successful business owners.
Aspiring immigrants are first required to register themselves under the unique Expression of Interest (EOI) system. When they register they show their intention to apply for the program.
Just like that in Express Entry immigration system from the federal government, an online profile is created by aspiring immigrants on the MPNP website to start the process.
The profile submitted by aspiring immigrants than go to the EOI pool that has been under the MPNP-B. These candidates are than given a score depending on the assessment of their business knowledge and experience, age, language ability, net worth and connections in Manitoba.
Candidates whose profile rank at the top are than sent a LAA from the MPNP, which is an invitation to apply for immigration. Once a LAA is received by a candidate, he or she has 60 days to submit their completed application to the program.
During the same time period since the last draw has happened on September 1st, a total number of thirty applications have been received. This includes applications submitted under the Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative (FSRI).
The objective of FSRI is to pick up applicants who show an intention to live on a farm in rural Manitoba and look after the daily operation of the farm.