Manitoba holds second PNP draw in two weeks
Manitoba invited 196 hopeful immigrants to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on November 19.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited skilled workers and international graduates through three immigration streams:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba— 144 LAAs with a score of at least 526;
- Skilled Workers Overseas— 22 LAAs with a score of at least 769; and
- International Education Stream— 30 LAAs, no EOI score requirement.
Out of the 196 LAAs issued, 40 went to Express Entry candidates. This is a huge jump from the seven that were issued in the previous draw. The MPNP says they will refuse any of these candidates who do not have a valid Express Entry ID, a job seeker validation code, and verifiable experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations list.
The MPNP only considered Skilled Worker Overseas candidates in this draw if they were directly invited under a strategic recruitment initiative.