The province of Manitoba organized a draw on 23rd April and issued invitations to apply for candidates belonging to the following streams: Skilled Workers Overseas, Skilled Workers in Manitoba, and International Education streams. The invitations to apply will allow the candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The draw saw the issuance of 132 Letters of Advice to Apply among Manitoba’s Expression of Interest pool. Seven of them were Express Entry candidates having valid profiles in the federal Express Entry system. They were issued a provincial nomination that would allow them to apply for permanent residence.
Manitoba has not slowed even after the imposition of travel restrictions due to the coronavirus restrictions. The province has distributed 1,808 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) so far this year among immigration candidates who belong to these categories. It was Manitoba’s 88th draw since the program was introduced back in 2014. The draw also saw the distribution of 93 LAAs among candidates with an EOI under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream. This stream is ideal for eligible temporary foreign workers who want to gain permanent residence status.
Why is the CRS score important?
The candidates who are eligible for the Express Entry pool are usually assigned ranks under the Comprehensive Ranking System. The scores depend on several human capital factors like work experience, age, educational qualifications, and language proficiency. Usually, the candidates with the highest scores are then handed invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Draws are held regularly from the Express Entry pool.
The candidates who can secure a provincial nomination are rewarded with an extra 600 CRS points. As a result, they are almost guaranteed to receive an invitation to apply from the IRCC of the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. The Express Entry candidates who got a provincial nomination in this draw provided a valid Express Entry ID and a job seeker validation code.