Manitoba PNP holds record-breaking draw inviting 1,017 Express Entry candidates
Manitoba held a record-breaking draw inviting 1,017 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on June 28.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited immigration candidates who had a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.
All invited candidates were from the Skilled Workers Overseas stream. To be eligible for the draw, candidates were required to have previously submitted a profile to Manitoba’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system.
In order to receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA), candidates needed to meet the minimum EOI score of 565.
So far in 2021, Manitoba has issued 4,722 LAAs through various PNP streams.
The EOI score is calculated based on Manitoba’s EOI scoring matrix. The EOI score system is different from the federal Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for Express Entry. For this draw, there was no CRS requirement.
All Express Entry candidates who received a provincial nomination LAA from Manitoba, will automatically get 600 points added to their CRS score. This effectively guarantees them to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the future.
It is possible for candidates to skip the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) process and receive a permanent residence invitation by directly applying through Express Entry. However, having a provincial nomination guarantees that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will invite you to apply for permanent residence, given the 600-point advantage.
Manitoba has many immigration programs to attract international talent to settle in the province. The provincial government manages its immigration through the MPNP.
Those interested in benefiting from a nomination from Manitoba, need to first register an EOI with the MPNP. This allows the candidate to be in a position to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams. Then, the MPNP will rank candidates out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors as well as their connections to Manitoba.