The province of Manitoba has been fairly active when it comes to issuing invitations to new immigrants through draws during the pandemic.
Details of the draw:
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) targeted international graduates and skilled workers in three immigration streams:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba
- Skilled Workers Overseas
- International Education Stream
The invitations or Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), were distributed based on respective Expression of Interest (EOI) score requirements:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba— 152 LAAs; Minimum score of at least 528;
- Skilled Workers Overseas— 14 LAAs; Minimum score of at least 611;
- International Education Stream— 25 LAAs; No score requirement;
During the October 8 draw, 20 invitations were given to candidates who already have a valid profile under the federal Express Entry system. Candidates who are eligible for the Express Entry pool are assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score on the basis of human capital factors like work experience, age, education, and language ability. The candidates with the highest scores are awarded invitations that allow them to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
The candidates who get a provincial nomination receive 600 CRS points as a result of which they surely receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from IRCC. Express Entry candidates who secured a provincial nomination from the province had to show a valid Express Entry ID and a job seeker validation code.