The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 299 new invitations to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held on April 25. This invitation round brings the total number of applications issued by the MPNP through these streams so far this year to 3,901.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program allows Manitoba to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates each year through various streams designed to deal with specific labour market needs in the province.
The April 25th draw invited 208 candidates under Skilled Workers category, 25 under International Education Stream category while another 66 invitations went to candidates under Skilled Workers Overseas category.
Candidates invited under the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream were invited directly through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, which include overseas recruitment missions taken by the MPNP, often in association with Manitoba employers.
The lowest score drawn in the April 25th draw was 510 for Skilled Workers in Manitoba category while it was set at 632 for candidates under Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
The Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream is designed for eligible temporary foreign workers and international student graduates who are currently working in Manitoba and have been offered a permanent job with their employer in the Manitoba.
The MPNP said candidates under Skilled Workers in Manitoba category who indicated that they are working in a regulated occupation and are fully licensed to work in the province were selected in the April 25 draw.