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Manitoba issued 170 invitations to skilled workers and international students to apply for a provincial nomination

On May 9, 2019, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 170 Letters of Advice to Apply to skilled workers and international students to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in its Expression of Interest draw.

A total of 101 Letters of Advice to Apply were sent out to Skilled workers in Manitoba Stream candidates, with a minimum score of 569. 

52 Skilled Workers Overseas candidates were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative with a minimum score of 616. A strong connection to the province is a must if you want to apply for a provincial nomination through this stream.

17 Letters of Advice to Apply went to International Education Stream candidates. The International Education Stream is for international graduates of Manitoba post-secondary institutions who meet the criteria of one of three pathways: Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway and International Student Entrepreneur Pilot.

Of the 170 Letters of Advice to Apply issued in this draw, 15 were issued to candidates who had a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code. Once their nomination is approved, these candidates will be issued an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. 

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Immigrating to Alberta with a EE-CRS score of 300

Alberta has announced 14 rounds of invitation through its Express Entry-linked immigration programs so far in 2019.

A total of 3,357 Notifications of Interest were sent out. Express Entry applicants who have been issued the Notifications of Interest can receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS ranking score, which will basically guarantee the applicant’s permanent residency status. 

Of the 14 rounds of invitation in 2019, three rounds invited EE candidates with CRS scores as low as 300, which is lower a lot than the lowest score drawn through a Federal EE draw so far this year. Also, a CRS 300 points is the minimum required score for a provincial nomination in Alberta. 

To be nominated by Alberta, the applicant must be eligible for one of the three Federal Economic Immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program; Federal Skilled Trades Program; or Canadian Experience Class, and create a profile in the EE pool.

Although a job offer and previous study or work experience in Alberta is not required to be eligible for a provincial nomination, the candidate with a strong connection with the province may be prioritized for a Notifications of Interest. The strong connection can include the factors like have an Alberta job offer or work experience, graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution or have relative that is living in Alberta.

If you are interested in immigrating to Alberta or any other Canadian provinces, you are welcome to contact our team of professional immigration consultants at CEC.

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Why Provincial Nominee Programs matter

Immigration has become a major way to maintain population growth and meet the needs of the local labour market for each Canadian province. All Canadian provinces except Quebec increased their immigration allocations in 2019. 

The data from the federal department of immigration shows that the number of immigrants brought through the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) has increased year by year. In IRCC’s mute-year immigration levels plan, IRCC had a target of 55,000 admissions of new permanent residents through the PNP in 2018, 61,000 in 2019 and reach 71,300 in 2021.

There are two types of provincial nomination streams: enhanced nomination streams and base nomination streams. 

Enhanced nomination streams are linked to the Federal Economic Immigration programs. Only candidates who meet the eligibility requirements both of a province’s PNP and one of the three Federal Economic Immigration programs (Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class) can apply via the enhanced nomination streams. Express Entry applicants who have been nominated by one of the nine participating provinces and two territories can receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS ranking score, which will enhance their profile to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The processing time of the Express Entry is only six months. If you are eligible for one of the Federal Economic Immigration programs and do not have enough points for an ITA, the enhanced nomination streams are your best choices.

Base nominations are granted outside the Express Entry system and can also be used to apply for permanent residence. You only need to meet the eligibility requirements of a stream or category of the province’s PNP. However, the processing time of Provincial Nominees is 15-19 months. If you are not eligible for the Federal Economic Immigration programs, there are various base nomination streams in each province for you to choose. 

If you are interested in immigrating to Canada and have any questions, you are welcome to contact our Canada Immigration Consultants.

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Express Entry – Innovative PNP’s methods to meet the skill requirement

The Provincial Nomination Program plays an important role for express entry to Canada.

Lately Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario have used innovative approaches to shortlist candidates for Express Entry in their PNP Program.


The 600 points which the candidates get from PNP leads to enhancing their probability for getting an Invitation to Apply. In fact this becomes the single most factor which contributes to a candidate getting an invitation to apply.


In the last week new approaches used by Express Entry via the provincial immigration path to select candidates were:

• Expression of interest
• First-come, first-served
• Passive.


The invitation to apply from the Canada’s Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) has a specific fixed number of candidates for the federal pool each year. Each province and territory with a PNP has at least one stream for candidates in the federal Express Entry system which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled economic immigration programs – the Federal Skilled worker class, the Federal skilled Trades Class & the Canadian Experience class..


Between 2016 and 2017 there was an increase by 4000 in the Express Entry candidates who applied for Canadian permanent residence in the Provincial Nomination Program.

The Federal skilled worker class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class are critically popular with Express Entry candidates because they do not require a Canadian job offer or a minimum CRS score.


Lately Quebec took action to address Labour shortage in the province, especially in regions outside the Montreal metropolitan area by using a new Expression of interest system for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.


Ontario recently changed the minimum score in its Human Capital Priorities stream, which allows the province to search the federal government’s Express Entry system for eligible economic immigration candidates.


The position of an eligible Express Entry candidates in the pool is determined by the score they get in the Comprehensive Ranking System .CRS).


Ontario has also removed the minimum CRS score of 400 for eligibility and left it to the discretion of the director in charge of the province’s immigrant nominee program, the OINP. The CRS for the Human Capital Priorities Stream has lately been reduced to 350.


The majority of Canadian provinces and territories have a fixed target for giving Canadian permanent residence to candidates each year.