Manitoba held its biggest invitation round of the year with 419 invitations issued to Canada’s skilled migration candidates under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
The latest round of the draw, held on December 17, saw 419 applicants invited to apply for a provincial nomination for skilled migration to Canada under three immigration streams of the MPNP: Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education and Skilled Workers Overseas.
Under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, 329 invitations to apply (ITAs) were granted to Canadian immigration candidates, with a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 375.
50 ITAs were issued to candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, with the threshold EOI score being 706.
Under the International Education stream, 40 applicants were invited to apply for migration to Canada, with no EOI score requirement.
Of the 419 ITAs issued to candidates for migrating to Canada, 37 were granted to Express Entry candidates.
After this round of the draw, Manitoba has invited 4,888 skilled immigration applicants to apply for skilled migration to Canada under the MPNP.
Under Manitoba’s immigration system, candidates need to register an EOI with their MPNP application in order to receive an invitation to apply for a Canadian skilled visa and travel to Canada to contribute to the country’s growing workforce.
Successful candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category need to satisfy certain criteria, such as having an employment offer from an employer in Manitoba.
International students who graduate from an educational institution in Manitoba can also apply for and obtain a skilled Canadian visa under the International Education stream if they possess in-demand skills.