Manitoba invited 464 candidates under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) for Canadian immigration in its latest invitation round.
This iteration of the periodic invitation rounds was held on October 21, when immigration candidates were invited under three categories of the MPNP – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education Stream.
In the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category, 388 applicants were invited to apply for Canadian immigration with a minimum score of 375 points.
In the Skilled Workers Overseas category, 39 invitations for Canadian immigration were issued with a minimum score requirement of 716 points.
For the International Education Stream, 37 candidates were invited to apply with no score requirement.
Following this invitation round, Manitoba has now invited 9,150 candidates to apply for Canadian immigration this year.
All the candidates who are invited to apply in PNPs are granted an additional 600 points on their immigration profiles, which effectively guarantees them an invitation to apply for Canadian immigration with PR.
Out of the 464 invitations issued in this round of Manitoba’s invitation draws, 94 went to candidates in Canada’s Express Entry system.
Applicants who were invited by Manitoba in this invitation round can apply for permanent Canadian immigration to the country’s federal government.
Manitoba ranks candidates out of 1,000 points, with scores being assigned based on a number of human capital factors and their connections to the province.
The Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas categories target immigration candidates based on their ability to help the province’s labour market needs.
Skilled Workers Overseas candidates must also demonstrate their ties to Manitoba, either through close family ties, by having previous experience in the province, or by being invited through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.
On the other hand, candidates under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category must have a permanent employment offer from an employer in Manitoba to be invited to apply for Canadian immigration.
The International Education Stream targets international students who graduate from an educational institution in Manitoba and demonstrate that they have the skills that are in demand in the province.