Manitoba PNP Draw: Province Issues 104 Canada Immigration Invitations 

Manitoba PNP Draw: Province Issues 104 Canada Immigration Invitations
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Manitoba has issued 104 letters of advice to apply in a new draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.

The March 8 draw focused on Skilled Workers Overseas candidates through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. It featured a minimum score of 614.

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Manitoba stated that 20 of the 104 candidates invited had valid Express Entry IDs and job seeker validation codes.

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

In a further draw on February 28, Manitoba invited 155 candidates through its pathway aimed at Ukrainians wishing to flee the war with Russia.

Candidates needed to meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen of Ukraine;
  • Have a minimum of CLB 4 in each language band;
  • Have established connection to Manitoba (close relative, family-like, community, previous employment or studies in Manitoba);
  • Have a valid language test;
  • Score at least 60 points according to MPNP assessment criteria; and
  • Satisfy all other requirements of the Skilled Worker Overseas Pathway, including sufficient settlement funds.

Latest Manitoba Draw

Stream Sub-Stream Letters of Advice to Apply Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate
Skilled Workers Overseas Strategic Recruitment Initiative 104 614

Manitoba Ukraine Pathway Draw

Stream Sub-Stream Letters of Advice to Apply Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate
Skilled Worker Overseas Pathway Ukraine 155 60

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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 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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