On April 08, 2021, Manitoba PNP sent 243 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) to candidates to apply for permanent residence through three provincial immigration streams.
Skilled Worker in Manitoba minimum score: 456 points – 208 invitations
International Education minimum score: 708 points – 14 invitations
Skilled Workers Overseas minimum score: 21 invitations
How the system works:
Similar to the other Canadian provinces, Manitoba has its own provincial nominee streams and operates its own Express Entry like system. An applicant must create an online profile with Manitoba Immigration – Expression of Interest (EOI) where his profile will be placed in what is called a pool of candidates and is ranked based on selection factors.
Having ties to the province (close connections) such as relatives, previous study or work experience in Manitoba will rank higher. Once invited to apply to Manitoba PNP, a candidate must submit an application for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Manitoba PNP selection factors:
Under the Manitoba Skilled Worker and International Education Streams, applicants are assessed and ranked on six selection factors. These six selection factors evaluate your ability to successfully establish yourself in Manitoba. Manitoba PNP also assesses the likelihood you will reside in the province upon completion of your application.
- Language proficiency: Applicants with higher official language test scores receive additional points
- Age: Candidates between the age of 21-45 receive maximum points
- Work experience: Four or more years of work experience will be ranked highest
- Education: The higher the education, the more points the candidate gets
- Adaptability: A close relative and/or work/study experience in Manitoba will add additional points
- Risk assessment: If you have worked or studied in another province, this will actually subtract points from your application
To be nominated under this program, the applicant must complete an Expression of Interest with the MPNP while this in turn gives the chance 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 and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams are structured to facilitate identifying candidates who meet the labour market needs in Manitoba.
Candidates overseas need to have connections to Manitoba such as
- close family ties,
- previous experience in Manitoba, or
- an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.
Yet, the candidate does not need to be living in Manitoba at the time of application to be eligible.
However, to receive an invitation under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category, the candidate must have a full-time job offer from a provincial employer.
International graduates who complete education in Manitoba, on the other hand, can receive an LAA under the International Education Stream if they demonstrate that they have in-demand skills.
Interested in knowing more about these programs? We are here to help. You can contact us to confirm if you qualify.