Manitoba Invites 404 Express Entry Candidates in new PNP Draw
May 27, 2021
The largest draw of 2021 brings the total number of invitations issued by Manitoba up to 3,422 so far this year.
Manitoba invited 404 Express Entry candidates in a new round of invitations, in an unusual draw held May 27.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Express Entry candidates who may be eligible for the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
Invited candidates needed to have a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 601 in order to be invited. This score is tabulated based on Manitoba’s EOI scoring matrix. It is not the same as the federal Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for Express Entry. There was no CRS requirement for this draw.
Typically, the province only invites a few Express Entry candidates at a time. The majority of invites are divvied out between candidates who may be eligible for the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, and non-Express Entry candidates applying under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
Invited candidates may now apply for a provincial nomination from Manitoba. Since they all have Express Entry profiles, a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will automatically grant them an extra 600 CRS points toward their score, more than enough to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
Manitoba has a number of immigration programs dedicated to attracting international talent to settle in the province. The provincial government manages its immigration through the MPNP, which supports immigration applications to the federal government. Canadian provinces do not have the ability to give out permanent residency status, but they can help an application along by issuing provincial nominations.
If you want to benefit from a nomination from Manitoba, you need to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP. This puts you in a position to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.
Manitoba then ranks candidates out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors, as well as their connections to the province.
The Skilled Workers Overseas Category and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams are designed to allow the province to identify candidates who meet its labour market needs.
Candidates overseas need to demonstrate connections to Manitoba through the likes of close family ties, previous experience in the province, or an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. You do not need to be living in Manitoba at the time of your application to be eligible.
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