In a compassionate response to the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) continues its commitment to support individuals from Ukraine affected by these challenging circumstances.
42 Letters of Advice to Apply Issued
The most recent EOI draw, known as Ukraine Draw #18, occurred on a date that reaffirms Manitoba’s dedication to providing a lifeline for those in need. In this draw, a total of 42 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to deserving candidates who have found themselves in the midst of challenging circumstances due to the situation in Ukraine. These LAAs serve as a crucial step towards a potential pathway to permanent residency in Canada.
Key Eligibility Criteria for Consideration
For individuals to be considered under this special immigration measure, they must meet specific criteria outlined by MPNP and IRCC. These criteria are designed to ensure that the support reaches those who need it most. Here are the key eligibility requirements:
Citizenship of Ukraine:
Applicants must be citizens of Ukraine, as this program is tailored to offer assistance to individuals specifically affected by the situation in Ukraine.
Candidates should possess a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 4 in each language band. Adequate language skills are vital for successful integration into Canadian society.
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Connection to Manitoba
To be considered, individuals must demonstrate a genuine connection to the province of Manitoba. This connection can be established through close relatives in Manitoba, family-like ties, community involvement, previous employment, or studies in the province.
Valid Language Test
Applicants must have a valid language test result to showcase their language proficiency.
Minimum 60 Points
Candidates must score a minimum of 60 points according to the MPNP assessment criteria.
Skilled Worker Overseas Pathway Requirements
Applicants must fulfill all the requirements of the Skilled Worker Overseas pathway, including having sufficient settlement funds.
Special Note for CUAET Holders
For those who hold the Canadian Ukrainian Admission and Employment Test (CUAET) and have been working in Manitoba for a minimum of six months in any occupation, there is a pathway available. Such individuals may be eligible to apply to the MPNP under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba pathway. In this case, they will be considered for Skilled Worker in Manitoba EOI draws, which offer another opportunity for them to secure a nomination.
Supporting Ukraine: A Manitoba Priority
Manitoba’s Special Immigration Measure: Ukraine Draw #18 is a testament to the province’s commitment to standing in solidarity with those affected by challenging circumstances. By providing pathways to permanent residency, Manitoba is not only offering hope but also practical assistance to individuals seeking refuge and a fresh start in Canada. These regular EOI draws are a lifeline for those who meet the specified criteria, ensuring that they can rebuild their lives in a safe and welcoming environment. Manitoba, through its MPNP, remains a beacon of hope for Ukraine and a symbol of Canada’s enduring commitment to humanitarian values.