The draw brings January total to 1,082
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held its second Expression of Interest draw of 2019 on January 31 for candidates in its Skilled Worker Overseas, Skilled Worker in Manitoba and International Education immigration streams and issued a total of 456 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to applicants across these three streams.
The MPNP’s three streams – Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas and International Education streams employ an Expression of Interest (EOI) system to select candidates.
Under the EOI system, applicants register a profile with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) and provide the requisite information on their education, work experience, language proficiency (English or French), among other factors.
Qualified applicants are then awarded a score and the highest-scoring candidates out of them are issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) through regular draws held by MPNP.
Skilled Worker Overseas Stream
An unspecified number of candidates in the federal Express Entry system were also issued LAAs through the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream’s Express Entry Pathway in the January 31 draw.
Express Entry candidates were one of two groups of Skilled Worker Overseas applicants who were issued a combined total of 299 LAAs in this draw. The lowest-ranked candidate in these two groups had a score of 572.
Those Express Entry candidates who received an invitation required to have a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code along with a minimum six months of recent work experience in an occupation listed as in-demand by MPNP.
Skilled Worker in Manitoba and International Education Stream
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) also invited 124 candidates under Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream with scores as low as 575.
Under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream, applications are accepted from qualified temporary foreign workers and international student graduates who are currently working in Manitoba and have been offered a permanent job with their Manitoba employer.
Additionally, 17 other invitations went to candidates under International Education Stream – a stream created last year to provide international graduates of Manitoba post-secondary institutions a faster pathway towards their Canadian permanent residence application.