Manitoba Holds Second PNP Draw In Two Weeks (Apply Here)

Manitoba PNP Giveaway

Manitoba has issued 4,469 invitations to immigration candidates in 2020, see how to apply for the Manitoba PNP Giveaway below.

Nigeria online news reports that Manitoba invited 196 hopeful immigrants to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on November 19.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominees Program (MPNP) invited skilled workers and international graduates through three streams of immigration:

Here is the number of invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA), along with their required minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) scores:

  • Skilled workers in Manitoba: 144 LAA with a score of at least 526;
  • Skilled workers abroad: 22 LAA with a score of at least 769; Y
  • International Education Stream: 30 LAA, no EOI score requirement.

Of the 196 LAAs issued, 40 were for Express Entry candidates. This is a big jump from the seven that were issued in the previous draw. The MPNP says they will reject any of these candidates who do not have a valid express entry ID, a job applicant validation code, and verifiable experience in an occupation on the Manitoba list of in-demand occupations.

The MPNP only considered overseas skilled worker candidates in this giveaway if they were invited directly under a strategic recruiting initiative.

If candidates scored higher than the minimum ranking, but did not receive an LAA, it could be because:

  • your third-party language test did not have a valid test number;
  • your language test is no longer valid; or
  • the candidate was invited under a strategic recruiting initiative, but did not send a valid invitation number.

The MPNP said that candidates who find themselves in one of these scenarios can update their EOI profile with the correct information to be considered for the next drawing.

In this draw, candidates who are working in a regulated occupation have been invited. The MPNP says they can reject candidates who are not actually working in a regulated occupation, or who do not provide proof of having completed all licensing steps to be employed in Manitoba. Those in this situation have the option of rejecting their LAA.

The Nov. 19 drawing brings the total number of LAAs issued so far this year to 4,469.

Express entry Manitoba

Candidates who are eligible for Express Entry are ranked based on a Comprehensive Classification System (CRS) score that considers human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language ability.

The highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular Express Entry pool sweepstakes.

Those who receive a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 CRS points and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Express Entry candidates who received a Manitoba provincial nomination in this drawing declared a valid Express Entry ID and provided a job applicant validation code.

The Manitoba EOI system

Individuals who wish to immigrate through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) must register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Abroad streams.

Under the Manitoba system, such candidates are ranked out of 1000 points for human capital characteristics such as their English or French language skills, education, work experience, connections to Manitoba, and other factors.

About Manitoba Immigration Streams

The Skilled Worker Overseas category and Skilled Worker in Manitoba allow the province to nominate skilled workers who can support the needs of the Manitoba labor market.

Individuals applying from abroad must have an established connection to Manitoba. This can be demonstrated through close family or friends ties in the province, previous Manitoba experience, or an invitation under one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.

Candidates do not need to be physically present in Manitoba at the time of application to be eligible.

Candidates selected in the Manitoba Skilled Workers category must meet certain criteria, such as having a permanent full-time job offer from an employer in Manitoba.

International students who graduated from an educational institution in Manitoba can receive an LAA under the international education stream if they have skills in demand.