International graduates and skilled foreign were the most recent Manitoba’s focus on the expression of Interest draw.

The recently published details of the 15th August draw indicate that the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) gave out 360 Advice to Apply (LAAs) letters. The letters were for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in Canada. The issuance was done via Manitoba’s Skilled Worker, and the International Education System, and Skilled Worker Pathway Overseas.

32 of the 360 letters issued went to candidates who already have a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

Manitoba is also allowed by the MPNP to nominate foreign nationals as long as they are eligible, and they meet the minimum skills the local employers require.

The MPNP issued 5207 nominations last year with 98 percent of these directed to candidates in its two categories of workers.

Skilled worker in Manitoba

241 letters went to the category of skilled worker candidates. This category offers a pathway to permanent residence for the temporary foreign workers who are qualified. It also allows international student graduates working in Manitoba and has gotten a permanent position provided by an eligible employer.

Manitoba skilled worker candidates must register an online profile to express their interest. They must also give details of their education, proficiency in French or English, and work experience, among other details. Profiles for the eligible candidates are given a score out of 1000 and then placed in the pool of Manitoba Expression of Interest.

The candidate who was ranked the lowest from those invited via Manitoba Stream of Skilled Worker has a score of 542.

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