The Manitoba province has issued new invitations to overseas workers and students in the latest Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) draw held on 7th December.
A total of 221 skilled workers, Express Entry candidates and international graduates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education sub-streams.
The invitations, also called Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), were distributed as follows:
SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA
Number of LAAs issued: 165
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 522
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STREAM
Number of LAAs issued: 33
SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS
Number of LAAs issued: 23 (who were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative)
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 718
Out of the total 221 LAAs issued in this invitation round, 18 went to candidates with a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) allows the province to nominate foreign workers and international graduates of its post-secondary institutions for Canadian permanent residence.
To apply under the Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba categories, applicants need to first file an EOI with the MPNP.
These EOI profiles are scored on the Manitoba points’ grid out of a total score of 1,000. Candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for provincial nomination for Canada permanent residence through regular draws conducted by the MPNP.
The MPNP has issued 7,362 LAAs so far in 2019.
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