Manitoba in its latest draw on June 7, issued 209 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to skilled workers and international graduates for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
The breakdown of the total 209 invitations issued so far in the draw, is as follows:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 121 LAAs. (minimum score – 542)
- Skilled Workers Overseas: 60 LAAs. (minimum score – 701)
- International Education stream: 28 LAAs.
Candidates, who have received Invitations to Apply, have 60 days to submit the complete application to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Manitoba has become a popular immigration destination for newcomers, with a total of 5,207 issued so far in the year 2019. The record breaking invitations issued for Canadian permanent residence witnessed 65 percent of ITAs for Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream and 33 percent for the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
The Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream targets foreign nationals who already have the needed work experience in the province, whereas, the Skilled Workers Overseas streams majorly consist of 3 immigrants stream through which it targets individuals with the right skills and experience needed to contribute to the province. Candidates must score at least 60 points in the MPNP point assessment grid to qualify.
The International Education Stream further provides three pathways for eligible International graduates of Manitoba post-secondary institutions to settle in Canada as permanent residents.
Candidates, who wish to apply through the Manitoba Immigration Nominee Program (MINP), must initially submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). Further, candidates with the qualifying score in the pool of candidates, receive another 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.