New Manitoba Immigration Draw Sees 222 LAAs Issued

Manitoba has conducted a new immigration draw, issuing 222 Letters of Advice to Apply to skilled workers and international graduates.

The March 12 draw saw LAAs issued through three Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program streams.

Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 191 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidates scoring 496 points.

International Education Stream candidates received 18 LAAs.

The final 13 LAAs went to Skilled Workers Oversea candidates with a minimum score of 672.

Of the total LAAs issued in this draw, 13 went to candidates of Skilled Workers Overseas, 191 went to candidates of Skilled Workers in Manitoba, and remaining 18 went to candidates of International Education Stream.

Skilled Workers in Manitoba:

MPNP’s Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream targets currently working temporary foreign workers and international graduates in Manitoba with previous work experience for a permanent, full-time job in the province. It evaluates the profiles of eligible candidates placed in the Manitoba Expression of Interest (EOI) pool and awards them scores out of 1,000. The lowest score for Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream in this draw was 496

Skilled worker overseas stream:

MPNP’s skilled worker overseas stream target eligible international candidates living outside Canada, and fulfill the following requirements:

  • Connections in Manitoba like family members, friends, or possess some previous education or work experience in Manitoba.
  • Minimum language proficiency of CLB/NCLC 5 unless work experience is primarily in a regulated occupation (minimum CLB/NCLC 7) or a compulsory trade (CLB/NCLC 6)

All 13 selections for this stream in this draw were invited directly through MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. The lowest score for Skilled Workers Overseas stream in this draw was 672.

Manitoba stated that 17 of the 222 candidates had valid Express Entry IDs and job seeker validation codes.

For detailed requirements of all the streams featured in this draw, please see below.

This was the 85th draw in the history of the MPNP.

What Were the Details of March 12 Manitoba Draw?

Stream Sub-Stream Letters of Advice to Apply Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate
1) Skilled Workers in Manitoba 191 496
2) International Education Stream 18
3) Skilled Workers Overseas Strategic Recruitment Initiative 13 672

How Do I Qualify For The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream?

The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream (SWM) is based on the specific needs of Manitoba employers. SWM selects foreign-trained workers with the required skills and nominates them for Canada permanent residence. The stream prioritizes candidates with a strong attachment to Manitoba, with two pathways to Manitoba immigration.

a) Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

For applicants currently working in Manitoba on temporary work permits, through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or as international graduates from any province. Candidates do not need to be working in In-Demand Occupations.

b) Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

For applicants from overseas with job offers from approved Manitoba employers.

How Do I Qualify For The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream?

The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream (SWO) includes both a dedicated Canada Express Entry Pathway and a direct provincial pathway.

It is aimed at international skilled workers with skills and training in Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations. Priority is given to applicants and spouses with close family connections, plus the language proficiency, training and experience to find jobs quickly.

a) Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

For international candidates eligible under another MPNP stream, who also meet Express Entry criteria and have an active Express Entry profile. Candidates need skills, training and experience in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations, and a strong family connection to the province.

b) Human Capital Pathway

For international skilled workers with skills, training and experience in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations. Candidates must demonstrate potential to find employment soon after they arrive in Manitoba.

What Are The Requirements For the International Education Stream?

The International Education Stream (IES) is dedicated to international graduates from Manitoba colleges and universities. Under IES, candidates are no longer required to work for six months in their field before applying for an MPNP nomination. It has three pathways:

1) Career Employment Pathway  

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Completed a one-year or longer course from an eligible post-secondary Manitoba institution within three years of submission of application.
  • Have a full-time job offer in a Manitoba In-Demand occupation related to the completed degree
  • Resident of Manitoba

2) Graduate Internship Pathway

Masters and Doctoral degree holders who have completed Mitacs Accelerate or Elevate internships can apply for nomination through internships even without a job offer in the province.

3) Student Entrepreneur Pathway

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Completed a two-year or longer course from an eligible post-secondary Manitoba institution
  • Six months of business operation experience in Manitoba
  • Resident of Manitoba since graduation.
  • No specific minimum personal net worth requirement