Manitoba issued a total of 626 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on January 17 in its first draw of the new year. Manitoba is one of nine Canadian provinces that take part in Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, which allows participating provinces to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for permanent residence each year. Candidates in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)’s Skilled Workers Overseas, Skilled Workers in Manitoba and International Education streams were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in the January 17 draw. A total of 394 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) went to candidates in its Skilled Workers Overseas Stream, including an unspecified number to Express Entry candidates who have registered an Expression of Interest profile with the MPNP. Manitoba’s Express Entry pathway is linked to Express Entry system.
Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry ranking score, effectively assuring them of an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence from the Government of Canada.