On the 28th of March, the province of Manitoba hosted her seventh Expression of interest for the year, issuing 595 invitations to apply for nomination by the province to applicants seeking Permanent Residence in Canada.
The Province targeted applicants in the International Education Streams and Manitoba Nominee Program’s – Skilled Workers Overseas. With this last invitation, the number of applicants who have been invited by the Province of Manitoba in the year 2019 is 3,199.
One of the criteria which the Province looked out for in all the applicants invited during the draw on 28th March was the Expression of Interest profile which must have been registered with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Applicants who submit a well-completed Expression of Interest profile have successfully finished their first requirement towards being selected for Provincial Nomination under International Education Streams, Skilled Foreign and Resident Workers.
The Provincial Nominee Program in Manitoba is mainly about a registered EOI profile because that is what will be used to award scores concerning the applicants educational level, work experience, language proficiency and level of adaptation to the Province. Applicants who earn the highest scores usually receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) from the Province.
The number of Skilled Workers Overseas who received a Letter of Advice to Apply was 260, but in this population, the number of people that had registered profiles in the Canadian Express Entry System was undefined.
Some of the things required of the Express Entry Candidates to qualify them as being eligible to include:
their jobseeker validation code, Express Entry ID, and a minimum of six months work experience in one the occupations listed as In-demand Occupations for the Province of Manitoba.
The benefit of getting an LAA is that you stand a great chance of getting 600 free points in your Comprehensive Ranking System Score if your application to the Province for nomination goes through. Additional 600 points imply effectively securing a spot in the list of those invited by the province to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada during subsequent draws.
A sub-group of applicants from the Skilled Workers Overseas stream who were invited on the 28th of March was selected with considerations to the following criteria:
- A minimum of Six months of work experience in a job mentioned among the highly demanded jobs in the Province.
- Work experience, prior education or close relative living in the Province.
- Language Proficiency with a minimum score of CLB/NCLC 5 in English or French language, otherwise if the work experience is in a compulsory trade, then the minimum CLB/NCLC used is 6; or majorly in a regulated occupation, the minimum CLB/NCLC score should be 7.
Again, a group of 29 applicants in the Skilled Workers Overseas stream were given LAAs under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative during this last draw. One of such Initiatives is the Overseas Recruitment Mission organized by the MPNP and working hand in hand with the Businesses in Manitoba.
Minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score Used
During the 28th March draw, the minimum CRS score used was 563 points.
Among the 29 Skilled Overseas Workers nominated, the applicant with the lowest score had 719 points.
Manitoban Skilled Workers and the International Education Streams
The Manitoban Provincial Nominee Program issued about 262 invitations to Skilled Workers in the Manitoban Skilled Workers stream. The applicant with the lowest score in this stream had 435 points, and that was also the lowest score drawn so far under this Stream since the year began.
The Manitoban Skilled Workers Stream is open to applicants in Manitoba who are either International Students Graduates or temporary foreign Workers who are presently working in the province and having been given full-time jobs by an employer in the province.
The number of applicants drawn from the International Education Streams was 44. There are three sub-pathways in the International Education Stream, and there are open to past foreign graduates in a higher institution in the Province.
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