A total of 443 skilled workers have been invited by the province of Manitoba in a draw that took place on August 15th to settle in the province as permanent residents.
The invited candidates will now be in a position to apply for immigration to Manitoba along with the family members by way of Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program (MPNP).
The MPNP is an immigration program in Canada that enables the province of Manitoba to bring in new immigrants who have been found capable to settle in Manitoba along with their family members. Applicants are accepted based on the eligibility criteria that is set by the province.
The MPNP works through an Expression of Interest (EOI) system for skilled workers, wherein aspiring immigrants can submit their application for a formal EOI.
Once this step is taken by an candidate, points are assigned to them depending on their personal profile and related factors. Thereafter, Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) is issued to candidates that have obtained the highest points.
Such a candidate can than apply with the federal government for permanent resident status, that is after a successful nomination.
401 candidates were issued LAA in the August draw under the criteria for the Skilled Workers sub-category in Manitoba. The score that was attained by the lowest ranked candidate who was invited was 585.
This was the lowest cut-off threshold for any draw in this sub-category since last September. The rest of the 42 LAA were issued in the Skilled Workers Overseas sub-category to candidates.
Every candidate who was invited in this sub-category had obtained 719 or more points.
Strategic initiatives comprises of:
Recruitment Missions: Foreign skilled workers are interviewed at the overseas immigration / employment fairs by MPNP representatives. These workers are subsequently invited to apply after a formal Expression of Interest (EOI) is submitted by them.