Manitoba invited 450 immigration applicants in an Expression of Interest draw held June 20. The invites, known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), went to applicants in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams. The invites are given to apply for PR visa for the country.
Each of the three streams are a piece of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), which enables the region to select applicants with appropriate skills required by firms in the area and the capacity to settle rapidly and build up themselves.
LAAs issued in the June 20 draw has invite the following numbers with the following streams:
- Skilled Workers Overseas: 323
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 101
- International Education Stream: 26
This draw brings the complete number of LAAs issued to skilled applicants in 2019 to 4,979.
Manitoba said that a total of 133 of the LAAs issued in the June 20 draw went to applicants in the government Express Entry framework with a job seeker code and past experience in an occupation presently on the Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations List.
Express Entry applicants who acquire nomination from the province are now eligible to get an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, thus ensuring an invitation to apply in the next federal draw for Canadian PR visa. Other applicants of Skilled Workers Overseas who got a LAA in the June 20 draw had the following criteria at their disposal to satisfy:
- Had a nearby relative dwelling in Manitoba or past education or work experience in Manitoba;
- Had at least 6 months of experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s sought after Occupations list; and
- A base language ability of CLB/NCLC 5
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