Manitoba Immigration recently awarded an astounding 450 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA’s) for provincial nomination in the latest Express Entry Draw, which took place on June 20, 2019. Candidates applied via 3 different streams, namely the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, the Skilled Workers Overseas stream and the International Education stream. These streams fall under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), which is designed to assist eligible candidates with the immigration process. The MPNP enables the province to not only nominate individuals with suitable “in-demand skills”, but also those candidates who are able to relocate and integrate into the community economically. The breakdown for each stream is indicated below:
|LAA’s issued in Express Entry Draw - June 20, 2019|
|Skilled Workers Overseas||323|
|Skilled Workers in Manitoba||101|
|International Education Stream||26|
This new draw means that Manitoba Immigration has already issued 4,979 LAA’s to skilled worker candidates this year. Of these candidates, 133 applied via the Express Entry System These candidates not only possessed a job seeker validation code but had relevant work experience pertaining to jobs listed on the In-Demand Occupations List. Due to the lack of local candidates to fill the gap in the labour market, the Government implemented the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program to assist economic immigrants in relocating to Canada. Over the past 2 decades, the MPNP has successfully helped over 130,000 candidates establish themselves in various regions throughout Manitoba.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is particularly advantageous to applicants wanting to boost their chances of success. By securing a provincial nomination, candidates earn an additional 600 points, which is added to their points earned according to the Comprehensive Ranking System. This almost certainly guarantees a successful application, putting candidates in this stream ahead of the pack. But how do you qualify for provincial nomination?
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
In order to be considered for a provincial nomination, candidates are first required to register an Expression of Interest (EOI). EOIs include information about the candidate pertaining to their educational qualifications, work experience and proficiency in both English and French languages, amongst other criteria. Points are then tallied and candidates are scored out of a possible 100 points. Applicants are then ranked against each other with only the highest scoring individuals receiving LAA’s. These candidates will then be eligible to apply for permanent residency and are required to submit their application within 60 days of receiving their LAA. Once the provincial government has assessed the application, successful candidates will then be nominated to apply for permanent residency.
There are essentially 4 streams offered by Manitoba Immigration:
- International Education Stream;
- Business Investor Stream;
- Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream; and
- Skilled Worker Overseas Stream.
It is important to note that each stream has a specific set of requirements that must be met in order to be considered eligible.
For more information regarding requirements for respective streams mentioned previously, please click here.
Skilled workers, entrepreneurs and students from across the globe are choosing to make Manitoba their home. But what makes this province the ideal place to relocate to?
Manitoba is a province that is often overlooked by newcomers, but those who have discovered the unbridled beauty of its expansive prairies, rugged coastlines and rolling fields of canola and wildflowers stretching as far as the Arctic tundra have not looked back. It is a province filled with an abundance of natural wonders, including Riding Mountain National Park and Wapusk National Park. The province’s major lakes include Lake Manitoba, Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Winnipeg, which is the world’s tenth-largest freshwater lake. Cities such as Winnipeg and Churchill are popular destinations among newcomers.
Winnipeg is the capital and largest city in Manitoba, situated at the bottom of Red River Valley. It is a multicultural city with a sense of sophistication, offering big-city lifestyle to those looking for an urban dwelling. Manitoba is an avid supporter of the arts and is home to Canada’s oldest and North America’s longest running ballet company. It also hosts a number of annual festivals, including the Festival du Voyageur, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival and Folklorama.
Churchill is a charming little town in northern Manitoba located on the west shore of Hudson Bay. It is not only known as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’ but is also the perfect place to observe thousands of whales as they migrate to Canadian shores. Both cities offer exceptional healthcare and public education at no cost to its permanent residents. And if that doesn’t inspire you to move to Manitoba, how about dining beneath the Northern Lights?
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