In the latest Manitoba PNP draw on January 25, 2024, the province issued 275 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to candidates seeking permanent residency. This second MPNP draw of the year, marked as #208, targeted individuals under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system.
Latest MPNP Draw Highlights: January 25, 2024
The invitations were distributed across different streams, including those who completed post-secondary study in Manitoba, international education stream qualifiers, and skilled workers overseas invited through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The draw details are summarized below:
Skilled Workers in Manitoba Draw invited 156 candidates who completed post-secondary studies in Manitoba. The minimum CRS score requirement was 772 points.
International Education Stream Draw extended 78 invitations.
Skilled Worker Overseas Draw Received 41 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) this time. The minimum score for selection was 713 points.
|Letters of Advice to Apply
|Lowest-ranked Candidate’s Ranking Score
|Completed Post-Secondary Study
|Skilled Worker Overseas
Among the recipients, 29 candidates possessed a valid Express Entry profile number and job seeker validation code.
Manitoba to Boost PNP Candidates with Close Family Connections
Skilled workers with close family ties are set to receive a boost in the provincial nominee program selection, as the government aims to enhance newcomer retention rates. Malaya Marcelino, the Minister of Labour and Immigration, is actively exploring ways to prioritize provincial nominee applications from individuals with close family connections in the province.
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The recent shift is evident in the government’s approach to Manitoba PNP draws, where candidates with close family connections were selected in three consecutive draws. Minister Marcelino indicates that future draws will continue to prioritize family connections.
To initiate the immigration process through the provincial nominee program, applicants must:
- File an expression of interest.
- The government periodically selects and invites them to apply for the Manitoba provincial nominee program.
- The selection is not arbitrary; instead, it follows a ranking scale, with points assigned for various factors.
- Notably, having a job offer (500 points) and having a close relative in Manitoba (200 points) contribute significantly to an applicant’s point total.
The Expression of Interest (EOI) system is the initial step for the Skilled Worker and International Education System in Manitoba PNP. The Business Investor Stream follows a separate process. The EOI is not an application but an online profile where candidates answer questions, earning ranking points. Profiles with the highest scores are periodically invited to submit a comprehensive application to the MPNP.
With a cap of 9,500 skilled immigrants eligible to be nominated for immigration to Manitoba through the provincial program, the government aims to strategically focus on specific needs or demographics. With the latest Manitoba PNP draw, aspiring candidates should stay informed about the changing criteria and trends within MPNP draws in 2024.