The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program issued 170 new invitations to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in the latest Expression of Interest draw held May 9.

Out of the 170 invitations, 15 went to Manitoba immigration candidates with a valid federal Express Entry profile and job seeker validation code.

The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

If their nomination is approved, these candidates will be issued an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. The additional points place them in a favorable position to receiving a federal Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a future Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) draw.

The majority of invitations went to Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream candidates with a total 101 invitations issued. The lowest-ranked candidate invited under the stream had a score of 569 under Manitoba’s unique points grid.

The rest of the invitations went to 52 Skilled Workers Overseas and 17 International Education Stream candidates. The lowest-ranked Skilled Workers Overseas candidate had a score of 616.

The International Education Stream targets international graduates of Manitoba post-secondary institutions who meet the criteria of one of three pathways. The MPNP encourages graduates to sign up for an information session with the program prior to submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to apply for one of the International Education pathways.

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