Manitoba invited 213 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on August 28

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The Canadian province of Manitoba held a new immigration draw under its Provincial Nominee Program – The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) on August 28, 2020.

Total 213 immigration candidates received invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for a provincial nomination in this draw.

Invitations were issued to skilled workers and international student graduates through three immigration streams of MPNP – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams.

Distribution of invitations

Among the total 213 LAAs issued in the August 28 draw, 23 went to Express Entry candidates.

  Stream   Total LAAs issued     Minimum EOI score
  Skilled Workers in Manitoba     171   475
  Skilled Workers Overseas     08   824
  International Education Stream     34   No EOI score requirement

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is one of the most popular Canadian PNPs and allows Manitoba to nominate foreign workers and international graduates of its post-secondary institutions for Canadian permanent residence through three popular immigration pathways.

In order to apply under both the Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba categories, applicants need to first register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP.

These EOI profiles are scored on the Manitoba points’ grid out of a total score of 1,000. Candidates with the highest scores are then invited to apply for provincial nomination through regular draws conducted by the MPNP.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination get an additional 600 points toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

Manitoba has now issued 3,299 LAAs to candidates through its three immigration categories so far in 2020.

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