Manitoba continued its busy start to 2019 with a new Expression of Interest draw for Skilled Workers Overseas candidates on March 14.
A total of 337 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence from Manitoba were issued to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates, of which 274 went to a group that included candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system.
Canada’s Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of the country’s main economic immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has now issued 1,931 invitations through its Skilled Workers Overseas Stream over the course of six draws this year.
The MPNP is part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, which allows participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate an allotted number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year.