The first Expression of Interest draw of 2018 has taken place under the majorly restructured Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.
The January 12 2018 MPNP draw saw 291 candidates invited to apply across three Manitoba streams.
Of the 291 invites, 155 went to candidates for the province’s new Express Entry Pathway, part of the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 565 points.
A further 17 candidates were invited as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, also part of the SWO, with a lowest score of 815 points. An SRI is when a batch of candidates are invited to apply to fill a specific labour market need.
The remaining 119 invitations, with a lowest score of 520 points, went to candidates under the Skilled Workers In Manitoba (SWM) stream.
MPNP: January 12, 2018 Draw
|Date||Stream||Sub-Stream||Invitations to Apply||Score of Lowest-Ranked Candidate|
|12-01-18||1) Skilled Workers in Manitoba||119||520|
|2) Skilled Workers Overseas||a) Strategic Recruitment Initiative||17||815|
|b) Express Entry Pathway||155||565|
This was the 39th draw for Manitoba immigration, and saw a significant move away from recent trends in MPNP activity. Up to the end of 2017, Manitoba draws were dominated by the SWM stream, but the first draw of 2018 saw the majority of invites given to candidates based overseas under the SWO stream.
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The previous Manitoba draw, on December 29, 2017, saw 178 candidates invited to apply for Manitoba immigration.
Of those ITAs, 133 went to skilled workers already in Manitoba, with a minimum points score of 545.
A further 45 ITAs for Canada immigration were issued under a SRI to skilled workers from overseas, for which a minimum score of 711 was required.
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.
- Manitoba Work Experience PathwayFor 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.
- Employer Direct Recruitment PathwayFor applicants from overseas with job offers from approved Manitoba employers.
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.
- Manitoba Express Entry PathwayFor 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.
- Human Capital PathwayFor 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.