The Prairie province of Manitoba sent out 597 Letters Of Advice To Apply (LAA) for immigration to candidates in a draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Thursday.

The March 9 draw saw the LAAs issued through three MPNP streams.

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Through the Skilled Worker in Manitoba (SWM)  stream, the province issued 224 LAAs to those candidates with a minimum score of 612 under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) who are eyeing sales and service support jobs categorized under major group 65 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021. 

Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream saw 501 letters of advice to apply sent out

Outside of this occupational code, the province issued another 277 LAAs through the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream to candidates whose Express Entry profiles score at least 675 through the CRS.

International Education Stream (IES) candidates received 53 LAAs.

The remaining 43 LAAs went to Skilled Workers Overseas (SWO) candidates through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, with a minimum score of 666.

What Were the Details of the Latest Manitoba Draw?

Stream Sub-Stream Letters of Advice to Apply Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate
1) Skilled Workers in Manitoba NOC major group 65 224 612
All occupations 277 675
2) International Education Stream 53
3) Skilled Workers Overseas Strategic Recruitment Initiative 43 666

Manitoba stated that 45 of the 597 candidates invited had valid Express Entry profile numbers and job seeker validation codes.

The SWM is based on the specific needs of Manitoba employers and tries to select foreign-trained workers with the required skills for permanent residence. The stream prioritizes candidates with a strong attachment to Manitoba, with two pathways to Manitoba immigration.

The Manitoba Work Experience Pathway is for applicants currently working in Manitoba on temporary work permits, through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) or as international graduates from any province. Candidates do not need to be working in in-demand occupations.

The Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway is for applicants from overseas with job offers from approved Manitoba employers.

The SWO stream includes both a dedicated Canada Express Entry pathway and a direct provincial pathway and is aimed at international skilled workers with skills and training in Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations. Priority is given to applicants and spouses with close family connections, plus the language proficiency, training and experience to find jobs quickly.

Foreign nationals who graduate from Manitoba colleges and universities can apply under the IES

The Manitoba Express Entry pathway is for international candidates eligible under another MPNP stream, who also meet Express Entry criteria and have an active Express Entry profile. Candidates need skills, training and experience in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations, and a strong family connection to the province.

Under the Human Capital Pathway, international skilled workers with skills, training and experience in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations must demonstrate the potential to find employment soon after they arrive in Manitoba.

The IES is dedicated to international graduates from Manitoba colleges and universities. Under IES, candidates are no longer required to work for six months in their field before applying for an MPNP nomination. 

It has three pathways:

  • the Career Employment pathway;  
  • the Graduate Internship pathway, and;
  • the Student Entrepreneur pathway

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