The Canadian immigration for Manitoba under the Expression of Interest immigration system had its 19th draw. On July 29, 2016, a total of 609 candidates have issued a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).
LAAs are issued through 2 sub-categories in Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP):
155 LAAs were issued for the first subcategory whereas 454 LAAs were issued for the second subcategory. This makes a total of 609 LAAs for both subcategories collectively.
The previous draw had 551 candidates that were issued an LAA. This draw was conducted a month ago.
MPNP Skilled Workers Category candidate invitations are based on the needs of employers in the province. Manitoba nominates candidates who are trained internationally and have work experience in the required skills at the local labour market. These candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian immigration. They are offered permanent resident visas and work grant for Manitoba.
Prospective candidates must receive a Manitoba provincial nomination certificate before applying for permanent Canadian Immigration.
The candidates who are ineligible to apply for permanent immigration to Canada under federal Express Entry system find it attractive. This is due to the difference in the eligibility requirements of the two immigration programs.
Qualified foreign workers and international student graduates, currently working in Manitoba, are eligible for this subcategory. They must have been offered a permanent job in Manitoba by their employer.
Under skilled workers category, candidates are not subject to points based assessment within Manitoba.
Qualified skilled workers residing outside Canada are eligible for this subcategory in case they can demonstrate a strong connection to the province and Manitoba local labour market.
These candidates have assessed on points based system. Points are awarded on the basis of factors such as age, language proficiency, work experience, education, and adaptability.
Though the system awards point on demonstrating a strong relation with Manitoba, the provincial nomination system might deduct the points of the candidate under certain risk assessment factors.