Manitoba invited 132 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination in latest EOI draw held on April 23


Express Entry candidates among those who received invites

In its latest Expression of interest (EOI) draw that was conducted on April 23, the province of Manitoba issued a total 132 Invitations to apply (ITAs) for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to immigration candidates.

The invitations or Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) went to candidates in Manitoba’s Skilled Workers in Manitoba,  Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams.

April 23 EOI Draw invitations broke down

Stream Number of LAAs issued Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited
Skilled Workers in Manitoba   93 489
International Education Stream 14 …………
Skilled Workers Overseas       25 (through Strategic Recruitment Initiative) 714

Among the 132 LAAs issued in the April 23 draw, 7 went to candidates with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system and job seeker validation code.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is one of the most popular Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). It allows the province to nominate qualified foreign workers and international graduates of its post-secondary institutions for Canadian permanent residence through three popular immigration pathways – Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas and International Education Stream.

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 ITA in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

The MPNP has issued 1,808 LAAs to immigration candidates in these categories so far this year.

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