New Manitoba EOI draw invites 347 skilled workers and international graduates; pushes 2019 total over 6,000 (WWICS: 19201909Ga1111)

The Canadian province of Manitoba invited 347 skilled foreign workers and international graduates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a new expression of interest (EOI) draw held on September 12.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has now issued over 700 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) through its Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas and International Education Stream in less than a month.

September 12 draw also brings the total number of LAAs issued to immigration candidates in 2019 through these three immigration pathways to 6,157.

  • Express Entry invitations

Of the 347 invitations issued, a total of 45 went to candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers and manages the profiles of candidates for three Federal High Skilled economic class immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool, where they are issued a CRS score based on their age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.

A set number of highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba

MPNP issued a total of 254 LAAs to candidates in the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Category.

The category 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 lowest-scoring Skilled Worker in Manitoba candidate in this draw had an EOI score of 545.

  • Skilled Worker Overseas

The September 12 draw issued 53 LAAs to candidates in MPNP’s Skilled Worker Overseas Category, which 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 candidates who received LAAs were invited directly through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, which include overseas recruitment missions organized by the MPNP in association with Manitoba employers.

The lowest-ranked candidate in Skilled Worker Overseas Category invited in the September 12 draw had a score of 706.

  • International Education Stream

Another 40 LAAs were issued through the MPNP’s International Education Stream in the September 12 draw.

MPNP’s International Education Stream is dedicated to providing faster pathways to nomination international students graduating in Manitoba who fit the province’s labour market needs. There are three subcategories in this stream: Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway, and the Student Entrepreneur Pathway.

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