Canadian province Manitoba started off the year by inviting 443 immigration candidates with the first PNP draw of 2022 to apply for a provincial nomination. The Manitoba PNP (MPNP – Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program) welcomed candidates from three Provincial Nominee Programs.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the invitation issued for each program, also the minimum score cutoff according to Manitoba’s EOI system:
Skilled Workers in Manitoba – 357 invitations with a minimum score of 459
Skilled Workers Overseas – 53 invitations with a minimum score of 711
International Education Stream – 33 invitations with no score requirement
Amidst these invitations, 97 immigration candidates were welcomed in the express entry system.
Manitoba Immigration Program
The Canadian province of Manitoba manages its immigration program through Manitoba PNP, which supports immigration applications to the federal government of Canada. The provinces do not have the authority to give out permanent residency status, however, they can file an application by issuing provincial nominations. If you wish to have a nomination from Manitoba, then you need to register an EOI with Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. This will put you in a position to receive an LAA through Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.
Manitoba evaluates immigration candidates out of 1000 points for their human capital factors. Both the MPNPs streams are designed to allow the province to identify immigration candidates who fulfill their labour market requirements.
Foreign candidates are required to exhibit connections to the province of Manitoba through close family ties, previous experience in the province, or an invitation through one of Manitoba’s strategic recruitment initiatives. One is also not required to be living in Manitoba during the application process to stand eligible.
In order to receive an invitation under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category, you are required to have a full-time job offer from a provincial employer. Foreign graduates who complete their education in Manitoba can receive an invitation under the International Education stream if they are able to demonstrate in-demand skills.