Manitoba PNP issued 189 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to immigration candidates on September 25

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The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) conducted its 99th provincial draw on September 25, 2020.

Total 189 invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in this invitation round.

The invitations went to skilled workers and international graduates through three immigration streams of MPNP – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream and Skilled Workers Overseas.

Invitations or LAAs distribution

The invitations or LAAs were distributed as follows across the three immigration streams, along with their minimum required Expression of Interest (EOI) score:

  Stream   Total LAAs issued     Minimum EOI score
  Skilled Workers in Manitoba     160   464
  Skilled Workers Overseas     4   847
  International Education Stream   25   No EOI score requirement

Out of total LAAs issued in this draw, 18 went candidates who had an active Express Entry profile.

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 total 3,671 Letters of Advice to Apply for provincial nomination so far this year.

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