The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) recently held a draw and gave invitations to more than 200 candidates. The people who were invited to apply included international student graduates, skilled workers, and Express Entry profile-holders.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program distributed 226 new invitations during the draw, allowing the lucky candidates a chance to apply for a provincial nomination. Held on 29th March, the draw gave the candidates an opportunity to go ahead in their journey towards Canadian permanent residence.
The MPNP belongs to Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program as a result of which the province has the power to nominate a fixed number of candidates from economic immigration programs every year. The province can choose from a variety of available streams, all of which are designed to fulfill specific labor market needs Manitoba.
The current scenario:
The coronavirus pandemic has posed a global health crisis that will definitely change the immigration landscape for better or for worse. The closure of international borders and sudden economic downturns has put international mobility into jeopardy all over the world. The federal government of Canada, however, announced that foreign workers who already had work or education commitments in Canada would be allowed to travel to the country in spite of the travel bans. The exemptions were implemented on 26th March.
The MPNP draw invited 226 candidates belonging to three streams, namely Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education. 168 invitations went to candidates from Skilled Workers in Manitoba, and 20 went to people from the International Education Stream. The remaining 38 were assigned to candidates from the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
Immigration candidates have to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and give all necessary information if they want a chance at obtaining a provincial nomination.