Manitoba invites 224 students and workers in Expression of Interest draw
Manitoba held the last draw on September 25, where 224 candidates received invitations for provincial nomination. This was the Expression of Interest (EOI) draw, the 73rd for the province. So far in 2019, the province of Manitoba has sent 6,381 Letters of Advice to Apply to applicants in the provincial immigration streams.
The EOI draws examines profiles in three streams in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The full results of the selection in this stream are as follows:
- 25 candidates from International Education Stream
- 140 candidates from Skilled Worker in Manitoba
- 59 candidates from Skilled Worker Overseas
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Categories
The MPNP has three main immigration categories for applicants: the International Education Stream, the Skilled Worker in Manitoba category, and Skilled Worker Overseas category.
The International Education Stream is aimed at former students who attended post-secondary school in Manitoba. In other words, the Manitoba draw focuses mainly on international students who studied in the province and who have in-demand skills.
The Skilled Worker in Manitoba category is used by immigration candidates currently working full-time in Manitoba. Because of this, the bulk of this category consists of international graduates and temporary foreign workers currently living in the province.
Finally, the Skilled Worker Overseas category, linked with the Strategic Recruitment Initiative, invites immigration candidates who have previously lived in Manitoba. Candidates residing outside of Canada are still eligible, so long as they can provide documentation that they have lived in the province for two or more years.
Manitoban Connections to the Federal Express Entry
Manitoba gave 15 out of the 224 invitations to applicants with federal Express Entry profiles. The federal Express Entry system takes applications of candidates from Canada’s federal economic immigration classes. These categories are the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class. Candidates drawn in through Express Entry receive invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Express Entry ranks the profiles of its candidates based on their scores in the Comprehensive Ranking System. Evidently, the system gives the applicants scores based on several factors. These factors including their age, educational background, work history, and English or French language skills. Subsequently, the profiles with the highest scores are placed at the top of the Express Entry list. The highest scoring profiles are the most likely to be selected in the federal draw.
Selected immigration candidates are given a provincial nomination and receive 600 points on their Express Entry Profiles. Subsequently, their high score places them at the top of the draw and just about guarantees they will be picked in a federal Express Entry draw. As a result of being chosen in the draw, the candidates receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.