551 Skilled Workers Invited to Apply for Immigration to Manitoba in June 29th Draw

 

The Canadian province of Manitoba, located in central Canada, has conducted the 18th draw

for the Skilled Worker category of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). A

total of 173 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to candidates through the Skilled

Workers in Manitoba sub-category, while 378 LAAs were issued through the Skilled

Workers Overseas sub-category, making for a total number of 551 LAAs issued in this draw.

 

The MPNP for Skilled Workers is based on the needs of Manitoba employers. The

province selects internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed

in the local labour market, and nominate them to receive Canadian permanent resident visas

to settle and work in Manitoba. Successful applicants first receive a Manitoba provincial

nomination certificate, after which they can apply for permanent immigration to Canada.

These immigration options may be particularly attractive to individuals who may not be

eligible to immigrate to Canada through the federal Express Entry immigration selection

system, as the eligibility requirements are rather different. For example, the MPNP awards

points for language proficiency equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4, a

much lower threshold than what is required under the Federal Skilled Worker Class.

MPNP Skilled Workers in Manitoba

 

Under this sub-category of the MPNP, applications are accepted from qualified foreign

workers and international student graduates who are currently working in Manitoba and have

been offered a permanent job by their employer in Manitoba. Skilled Workers in Manitoba

are not subject to a points-based assessment to determine their eligibility.

MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas

 

This MPNP sub-category is for qualified skilled workers who may be outside Canada but

who can demonstrate a strong connection to the province and its labour market. A points-

based system is used to assess candidates according to factors such as age, language

proficiency, work experience, education and adaptability. While candidates may be awarded

a significant number of points as a result of having a connection to Manitoba, they may also

be deducted points under certain 'risk assessment' factors that derive from having connections

to other Canadian provinces.

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