The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has issued 400 Letters of Advice to apply for a provincial nomination in the latest draw, which took place on April 13.
In this year's fifth round of invitations, the province issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to 316 candidates under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream, with the lowest ranked candidate invited at a score of 534. An additional 84 LAAs were issued under the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream's Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
The Strategic Recruitment Initiative includes recruitment missions, where MPNP representatives interview foreign skilled workers abroad and issue LAAs to candidates who are eligible and have made a formal Expression of Interest (EOI) to the MPNP. In addition, the MPNP may invite people who have undertaken a pre-approved Exploratory Visit and passed an interview with a program official.
For more details on being eligible for an Exploratory Visit, please visit the Manitoba Skilled Worker Immigration Stream page.
The MPNP conducts draws based on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system wherein potential candidates submit an EOI to the province and their profiles are assigned a score based on the answers provided in the MPNP's online system. The highest scoring candidates from the EOI pool receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) for a provincial nomination from the Government of Manitoba.
Skilled workers in Manitoba and overseas who have received an LAA in the April 13 draw, and whose application for a provincial nomination is successful, may apply to the federal government for Canadian permanent resident status.
Submitting an EOI is a candidate's first step to immigration to Manitoba through the MPNP.
MPNP EOI Draw #43 for skilled workers
|Stream/Category||Minimum score required to receive LAA||Number of invitations|
|Skilled Workers in Manitoba||534||316|
|Skilled Workers Overseas||703||84|
MPNP Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Under this sub-category of the MPNP, applications are accepted from qualified foreign workers and international student graduates who are currently working in Manitoba and have been offered a permanent job by their employer in Manitoba. Skilled Workers in Manitoba are not subject to a points-based assessment to determine their eligibility (though points are assigned to the candidate once he or she enters the pool of candidates)
Learn more about eligibility for the MPNP Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream.
MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas
This MPNP sub-category is for qualified skilled workers who may be outside Canada but who can demonstrate a strong connection to the province and its labour market. A points-based system is used to assess candidates according to factors such as age, language proficiency, work experience, education, and adaptability.
Learn more about eligibility for the MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas Stream.