Manitoba has been inviting eligible candidates into the province all year to compensate for the immigration losses suffered in 2020 due to the pandemic. Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is crucial for giving provinces and territories a chance to go through the Express Entry pool of candidates and find skilled candidates to fill the existing labor gaps of the market.
Details of the draw
Manitoba organized its latest PNP draw on October 21 and issued a total of 459 invitations. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited candidates belonging to three different categories. Skilled Workers in Manitoba candidates received 388 invitations, and their minimum score cutoff was 375. On the other hand, Skilled Workers Overseas candidates got 39 invitations, and their minimum score requirement was 716. There is usually no minimum score requirement for International Education Stream candidates, and this draw was no exception, with 37 eligible candidates getting invited.
Manitoba distributed 94 invitations among candidates who were already registered in the Express Entry system. Immigration candidates with a profile in the Express Entry system are scored on the basis of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Their score is calculated based on work experience, language abilities, age, educational qualifications and other relevant factors.
Provincial nominees are usually awarded 600 extra CRS points which gives them an advantage over other candidates. The invited candidates can submit their applications for provincial nomination but it is not guaranteed. Successful applications will have a higher chance of getting invited to apply for permanent residence in a future federal Express Entry draw.