The Canadian province of Manitoba issued invitations to immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held on June 7.
A total of 209 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams.
Invitations issued in the June 7 draw broke down as follows:
• Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 121 LAAs | Minimum score: 542
• Skilled Workers Overseas: 60 LAAs | Minimum score: 701
• International Education Stream: 28 LAAs issued
Candidates, who received an LAA in this invitation round, have 60 days to submit a complete application to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), which allows the province to nominate economic-class immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence.
Manitoba is one of the most popular destinations for immigrants to Canada. Last year the province issued a record 5,207 nominations for Canadian permanent residence, 65 per cent of which went to candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream and 33 per cent went to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates.
The Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream is open to qualified temporary foreign workers and international student graduates who are currently working in the province and have been offered a permanent, full-time job with their Manitoba employer.
The Skilled Workers Overseas Stream allows the MPNP to nominate eligible immigration candidates living outside Canada who have an established connection to Manitoba such as the previous education or work experience in the province, support of family members or friends or an invitation under one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.
All 60 Skilled Workers Overseas candidates issued invitations in June 7 draw were invited directly through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
The MPNP said 18 of the 209 LAAs issued in this invitation round went to candidates in the federal Express Entry system – A popular immigration pathway that manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
In order to be considered for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence through MPNP, Express Entry candidates need to first register a separate Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP and have a job seeker validation code along with having experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations List, among other eligibility requirements.
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