Immigration candidates seek provincial nominations because they give an advantage to the recipients. The province of Manitoba recently organized a draw on 9th April and issued invitations to 153 immigration candidates who will now be able to submit their applications for a provincial nomination. So far, Manitoba has distributed 1,676 provincial nominations in 2020.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) extended the invitations to candidates who had registered an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile via one of the three immigration streams. These invitations are called Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), and they were issued to candidates from three specific streams.
- Skilled Workers Overseas: 16
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 123
- International Education Stream: 14
Out of the 153 invitations, 15 of them were awarded to candidates with a valid Express Entry profile.
The Expression of Interest system
If candidates want to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination by the province of Manitoba via the Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba categories, they will have to register an EOI under the MPNP. An EOI is a type of online profile that is given a rank out of 1,000. The points are appointed on the basis of factors such as work experience, the candidate’s education, any existing connections to Manitoba, and language proficiency. During the latest draw, the candidates who were invited via the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream had to have a score of 500.
The Skilled Workers Overseas Category grants permission to the MPNP to pick and nominate foreign workers who are skilled enough to support Manitoba’s labor market. The lowest-ranked candidate who was given an invitation from the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream scored 742. Having an established connection to Manitoba is important if you want to be picked.