The province of Manitoba carried out a draw on September 26 and a total of 349 skilled workers were invited to come and settle down permanently in the province. The invited candidates along with family members will not be able to apply for a provincial nomination by way of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
Once the nomination is received, these people will then be able to apply for permanent residency status with the federal government.
The current draw, the total number of candidates who have been sent the Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) has reached to 2,942 in the year 2017. A LAA works in the same manner as the Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the program.
The MPNP is an immigration program that is run by Canada and the one that enables the province of Manitoba to bring in new immigrants. Aspiring immigrants who have the eligibility to establish themselves along with family members in Manitoba are welcomed in the province.
In the case of immigrating skilled workers, the MPNP works by an 'Expression of Interest' (EOI) system, wherein, people who are interested submit a formal EOI. Once a person goes through this step, points are assigned to the profile of that person depending on various factors.
LAA is issued to candidates that rank high in the list. Once the nomination is successful, the selected candidate can than apply for permanent resident status with the federal government.
In the draw held on September 26th, LAA were sent to 300 candidates as per the criteria for the Skilled Workers in Manitoba sun-category. The lowest-ranked candidate who was invited achieved a score of 602 points.
The rest of the 40 LAAs were given through the Skilled Workers Overseas sub-category and they were directly invited under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. These candidates had scored 721 or above points.
Strategic Initiative comprises of:
- ·Exploratory visits: People may be invited by MPNP who wish to approve a pre-approved Exploratory Visit and has attended an interview with an official of the program.
- ·Recruitment missions: These immigration / overseas employment fairs comprises of MPNP representatives taking interviews of foreign skilled workers and finally inviting them to apply to MPNP with a formal Expression of Interest (EOI).
A unique points system is used to rank candidates who are eligible under the MPNP Skilled Workers sub-categories. The maximum in this category is 1,000 points.
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