In the latest development, the province of Manitoba conducted its latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw in August.
This draw happened on the 10th of August, 2023, and marked the Canadian province of Manitoba’s announcement for submissions under its provincial nomination. During the recent drawing, a total of 615 candidates were invited for the month’s Expression of Interest (EOI) draw.
The draw invited candidates from the MPNP streams for skilled workers overseas, skilled workers, and international education. The draws targeted candidates who possess the qualifications and experience required in various sectors that are integral to Manitoba’s economy.
Understanding the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
Within the domains of pathways to Canadian permanent residency, the MPNP stands as an avenue made for foreign laborers, entrepreneurs, and global graduates. The MPNP operates as a strategic program, aligning with the province’s distinct labor market needs. Under the MPNP, individuals with the right skills and qualifications can receive a provincial nomination, which significantly expedites their immigration process.
MPNP Latest Draw Highlights
In the most recent Manitoba PNP draw, the following MPNP streams were accepting nominations.
Skilled Worker in Manitoba
|No. Candidates Invited
|94 – Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors in processing, manufacturing, and printing
95 – Laborers for Processing, manufacturing, and utilities
Skilled Worker Overseas Stream
A total of 40 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) with a minimum score of 708 were issued by the stream.
International Education Stream
The MPNP provided 47 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to profiles that met the criteria for the following Manitoba stream.
Note: There were a total of 43 out of 615 Letters of Advice issued to applicants who submitted a valid Express Entry ID and Job Seeker validation code.
Express Entry Candidates and Provincial Nomination
Express Entry candidates also stand to benefit from the Manitoba PNP draw. A provincial nomination from Manitoba can significantly boost an Express Entry Candidate’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This nomination, in turn, enhances their chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency in subsequent federal Express Entry draws.
Manitoba’s PNP Pathways: Skilled Worker and International Education Stream
The skilled Worker route meets local labor market needs, selecting skilled workers for Canadian PR visas. Conversely, International Education Stream fast-tracks nominations for graduates from Manitoba institutions via Career Employment, Graduate Internship, and Entrepreneur pathways. Manitoba prioritizes skilled immigrants, enriching the province’s workforce and economy.
Steps to Apply for the Manitoba PNP
- Step 1: Interested candidates must submit an EOI to the MPNP.
- Step 2: Candidates with the highest-ranking EOIs receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) from Manitoba.
- Step 3: Upon receiving an LAA, candidates have a limited time to submit a thorough application to the MPNP.
- Step 4: Manitoba authorities carefully assess each application to ensure it aligns with program requirements.
- Step 5: With a provincial nomination, candidates can expect to receive an ITA for Canadian permanent residency in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
The latest Manitoba PNP draw, which issued 615 invitations in August, underscores the province’s commitment to attracting skilled immigrants who can contribute to its economic growth and development. By understanding the intricacies of the MPNP application process, candidates can position themselves strategically to capitalize on the opportunities presented by this program.