Manitoba is proud to have held its 95th provincial nomination program (PNP) that invites eligible immigration applicants to receive permanent residence [and eventually] Canadian citizenship. The recent draw was held on July 31.
The Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program (MPNP), the immigrants’ selection process in the province, issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to 199 immigration candidates. These letters are official invitations for eligible foreigners to partake in the provincial nomination stage to get approval for permanent residence in Canada. The nominations encompassed three immigration streams:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba – 157
- Skilled Workers Overseas – 21
- International Education Class – 21
The draw also featured immigration individuals who had already established a profile under the federal Express Entry program. Among the 199 LAAs sent out 15 comprised Express Entry candidates. That number brings the total number of LAAs issued by the province to 2,833 thus far, since the commencement of 2020.
Manitoba Expression of Interest (EoI) System
For one to get an LAA invitation by the MPNP, they need first to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) profile. That gives them a chance to apply for immigration under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.
Under Manitoba’s EoI system, a candidate gets ranked according to points awarded following a profile assessment. A profile is used to assess a candidate’s ability to thrive in the province. Hence, it focuses on five critical factors: age, work experience, language skills in English and French, education, and connections in the province.
In the 29th-July draw, immigration applicants needed at least 475 out of 1000 points to qualify for an LAA under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category. On the flip side, people required a minimum of 764 points to proceed to Manitoba’s PNP for the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.