The Canadian province of Manitoba organized its 92nd PNP draw on June 19, 2020. This draw allowed the province to invite immigration candidates inside Canada as well as candidates who are currently located overseas. In total, the draw distributed a total of 181 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) among candidates. The LAAs are responsible for giving immigration candidates the chance to apply for a provincial nomination.
Details of the draw:
Candidates who want to gain a permanent resident visa will benefit from securing a provincial nomination from Manitoba. The LAAs were given to candidates who satisfied all the eligibility requirements of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) streams:
- Skilled Workers Overseas: 58
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 111
- International Education Stream: 12
Out of 181 invited candidates, 10 of them already had registered profiles in the Express Entry system. Manitoba has issued 2,335 LAAs to immigration candidates so far in 2020. Candidates are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP if they want to receive an LAA via the Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba categories.
For the June 19 draw, candidates had to have a minimum score of 504 points in order to be successful via the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. If they scored below the requirement, they were not given an LAA. Candidates in the Skilled Workers Overseas were required to have a minimum score of 686 points.
Manitoba uses the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas Category categories to nominate skilled workers who will be able to meet the province’s labor market needs. Manitoba has a system in place that ranks candidates by scoring them on 1,000 points. Candidates are judged on the basis of human capital factors like language skills, educational qualifications, professional experience, connections in Manitoba, and more.