Manitoba Aims To Helps Ukrainians As It Conducts 2 New Canada Immigration Draws

Manitoba Invites 518 Canada Immigration Candidates In New PNP Draw
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Canada immigration news: Manitoba has conducted two new draws, including one designed to help bring in Ukrainians, issuing 191 Letters of Advice to Apply to Canada immigration candidates.

The draws took place on March 9 and March 10 through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.

The March 9 draw saw 71 LAAs issued in a Special Immigration Measure to assist those impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Manitoba says it will be the first of regular special draws.

To be considered, candidates had to meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen of Ukraine.
  • Minimum of CLB 4 in each language band.
  • Established connection to Manitoba (close relative, family-like, community, previous employment or studies in Manitoba).
  • Valid language test.
  • Score at least 60 points according to MPNP assessment criteria.

The March 10 draw saw LAAs issued through three MPNP streams.

Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 50 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidates scoring 781 points.

International Education Stream candidates received 36 LAAs.

The remaining 34 LAAs went to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, with a minimum score of 718.

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For the March 10 draw, Manitoba stated that 33 of the 120 candidates had valid Express Entry IDs and job seeker validation codes.

For detailed requirements of all the streams featured in this draw, please see below.

These were the 138th and 139th draws in the history of the MPNP.

March 9 Manitoba Draw



Letters of Advice to Apply

Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate

Special Immigration Measure – Ukraine



March 10 Manitoba Draw



Letters of Advice to Apply

Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate

1) Skilled Workers in Manitoba



2) International Education Stream


3) Skilled Workers Overseas

Strategic Recruitment Initiative




How Do I Qualify For The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream?

The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream (SWM) is based on the specific needs of Manitoba employers. SWM selects foreign-trained workers with the required skills and nominates them for Canada permanent residence. The stream prioritizes candidates with a strong attachment to Manitoba, with two pathways to Manitoba immigration.

a) Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

For applicants currently working in Manitoba on temporary work permits, through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or as international graduates from any province. Candidates do not need to be working in In-Demand Occupations.

b) Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

For applicants from overseas with job offers from approved Manitoba employers.

How Do I Qualify For The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream?

The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream (SWO) includes both a dedicated Canada Express Entry Pathway and a direct provincial pathway.

It 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.

a) Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

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.

b) Human Capital Pathway

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

What Are The Requirements For the International Education Stream?

The International Education Stream (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:

1) Career Employment Pathway  

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Completed a one-year or longer course from an eligible post-secondary Manitoba institution within three years of submission of application.
  • Have a full-time job offer in a Manitoba In-Demand occupation related to the completed degree
  • Resident of Manitoba

2) Graduate Internship Pathway

Masters and Doctoral degree holders who have completed Mitacs Accelerate or Elevate internships can apply for nomination through internships even without a job offer in the province.

3) Student Entrepreneur Pathway

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Completed a two-year or longer course from an eligible post-secondary Manitoba institution
  • Six months business operation experience in Manitoba
  • Resident of Manitoba since graduation.
  • No specific minimum personal net worth requirement
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