Manitoba was recruiting for a new labor force recently. they called for interested candidates to apply. Among them, they announced they were looking for skilled workers from the Manitoba province and abroad. Also, they requested the international student to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residency on January 17.

As per now, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is giving chance to 249 candidates to apply for permanent residency. They did so by sending Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAS). The candidates who were lucky to apply for this program in Manitoba belonged to three categories namely:

  • Skilled workers overseas
  • International education mainstream

In the invitation, 192 skilled workers in Manitoba were given the chance to apply. Other groups include 34 individuals in skilled workers overseas, 23 individuals in international education mainstream.

These invitations marked the 81st draw since Manitoba initiated the program in 2014. The program has helped the region counteract the shortage of labor, which led to great losses in some areas like agribusiness. More importantly, the program has given capable overseas workers to discharge their services in an enabling environment.

How were invitations to Express Entry Candidates Conducted?

Express Entry section allows Manitoba to secure skilled labor. From the 249 invitations that had been issued by Manitoba, only 22 candidates were able to qualify for the Express Entry pool.

This category separates candidates in accordance with Canada’s main economic class for immigration categories. They include:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

The number of candidates issued with invitations was low, as the categories require highly qualified individuals.