The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has issued nearly 4, 000 invitations through its various streams in 2019. The most recent draws happened in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, the International Education Stream and the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream, issuing 299 invites on 25 April 2019. This marks a significant influx of crucial skills into the province through Manitoba Immigration, putting it on a good course to address growing labour market shortages happening across Canada.
This is in line with the Canadian federal government’s plan to welcome over a million immigrants into its workforce within the next three years, making sure that in-demand occupations are filled where they can’t be by locals. Workers can expect a high quality of life working in the same profession they did overseas due to the value placed on these crucial occupations in Canada’s economy. Find out more about the recent draw below and evaluate your chances of applying for these streams.
The Provincial Nominee Program
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) was designed to address specific labour market shortages happening in individual provinces. 11 out of the 13 provinces and territories participate in this program, each offering their own streams. There are plenty of opportunities for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers who are eligible to fill available vacancies. Many immigrants are choosing Manitoba for its strong economy and temperate climate which make it one of the easiest provinces to settle in.
The most recent draw on 25 April resulted in another 299 invites being issued through Manitoba Immigration streams. This province works through the Expression of Interest (EOI) system which works through applicants submitting an interest to their immigration body. They create an application which is scored and measured against a certain criteria, after which, the highest-scoring applicants are issued with a Letter of Advice to apply for permanent residence.
Manitoba has several immigration streams available for candidates to apply to. Some of these streams did not issue invitations as part of the draw above but are also open to applications and do their own draws. However, quotas granted to Manitoba Immigration fill up quickly so it’s important to find the stream that best suits you in order to start applying as soon as possible.
|Skilled Worker in Manitoba||For candidates who are qualified, temporary foreign workers or international graduates working in Manitoba.|
|Skilled Worker Overseas||For candidates who are not necessarily working in Canada who are skilled workers. They will need either family in the province, past studies in the province or an offer of employment in the province.|
|Business Investor Stream (formerly MPNP-B)||For candidates who want to buy, co-own or start a business or farm in the province.|
|Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative||For candidates who meet the in-demand occupations in the rural town of Morden.|
|International Education Stream||For candidates who are graduates or students of a university in the province and meet the necessary skills required by the province’s economy.|
Express Entry-linked Streams
This draw follows an earlier Express-Entry-linked draw on 11 April 2019 where 403 invites were issued through the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream. These also work through EOI and requires candidates to already be inside the Express Entry pool before submitting their application to the province. To do this, candidates need to apply through one of the federal programs first.
Candidates begin by creating an online profile that details their background. This profile is then scored according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which is a set of criteria that awards points according to the categories detailed below. From here, eligible candidates are entered into the Express Entry pool from where they can submit their EOI to their selected province/territory.
CRS Criteria Awards Points For:
- CLB Language proficiency (English and French)
- Level of Education (In and outside Canada)
- Work Experience (In and outside Canada)
- Arranged employment
- Provincial Nomination achieved
- Siblings living in Canada as permanent residents/citizens
- Your spouse’s profile (if married)
Improve your Score
There are many ways to improve your score, especially from within the Express Entry pool. Getting a nomination (like the candidates in this draw) can add 600 points to your Express Entry profile, effectively guaranteeing you an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada. This is why Manitoba Immigration’s Express Entry-linked streams are a good way for candidates to quickly and successfully settle in the province.
Other ways include studying further (in and outside of Canada), gaining more work experience (in and outside of Canada), improving your English and French as well as getting an offer of employment from a Canadian company in your field. Just increasing your score by a small percentage in these categories can make the difference between missing out or being one of the first to be selected in the draw.
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