2020 is ending, and Canadian immigration is working twice as hard since the year has presented so many difficulties for candidates.
Manitoba, however, is completing 2020 on a positive note. The province recently held the largest draw of the entire year on December 17. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program issued invitations to 419 candidates who will now be allowed to submit an application for a provincial nomination. International graduates and skilled workers received invitations during the draw do they can apply to any of the following streams:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba
- International Education Stream
- Skilled Workers Overseas
Requirements of the draw
Each category required candidates to have a minimum Expression of Interest score. Candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba needed a minimum score of 375, and they managed to secure 329 LAAs.
The Skilled Workers Overseas stream required candidates to have a score of at least 707 and they got 50 LAAs in total. On the other hand, the applicants under the International Education Stream had no EOI score requirement, and they received 40 LAAs.
With this draw, the number of LAAs distributed so far in 2020 has risen to 4,888. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program included candidates from the Skilled Worker Overseas stream in this draw if they got invitations via the strategic recruitment program.
Candidates engaged in a regulated occupation got invited during this draw. According to the MPNP, they have the right to reject candidates who are not occupied in a regulated profession. 37 of the 419 LAAs distributed were given to Express Entry candidates. They are required to have a job seeker validation code, a valid Express Entry ID, and experience in any of the province’s In-demand Occupations list.