Manitoba invited 595 immigration candidates in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)’s Skilled Worker Overseas, Skilled Worker in Manitoba and International Education streams to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in its seventh Expression of Interest draw of 2019 held on March 28.
The March 28th draw brings the total number of invitations issued by the MPNP through these three streams so far in 2019 to 3,199.
Candidates invited in the March 28th draw had an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile registered with the MPNP, which is the first required step in order to be considered for a nomination from Manitoba through the Skilled Worker Overseas and Skilled Worker in Manitoba streams and most pathways under the International Education Stream.
An unspecified number of Express Entry candidates were among a group of 260 Skilled Workers Overseas Candidates who received Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) in the March 28 draw. The lowest-ranked candidate among this group had an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 563.
Invited Express Entry candidates were required to have a valid Express Entry ID and job-seeker validation code along with a minimum six months of recent work experience in a profession listed on Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations List.
Another 29 invitations went to candidates under Skilled Worker Overseas category through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, which include overseas recruitment missions conducted by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) in association with Manitoba businesses. The lowest-ranked candidates among this group had an EOI score of 719.
Skilled Workers in Manitoba and International Education Stream
The MPNP also issued another 262 invitations to Skilled Workers in Manitoba candidates with minimum score of 433, which was the lowest score so far in 2019 for a Skilled Worker in Manitoba draw.
The Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream is designed for qualified temporary foreign workers as well as international student graduates currently working in Manitoba and who have been offered a permanent job by their Manitoba employer.
Apart from it, additional 44 invitations were issued to International Education Stream candidates.
International Education Stream provides three pathways to permanent residence for eligible international graduates of Manitoba post-secondary institutions.