Manitoba PNP extended invitations and issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to a total of 620 candidates in its most recent draw conducted on September 21, 2023. Notably, among the recipients, 59 candidates had disclosed possession of a valid Express Entry profile. It is noteworthy that the candidate with the lowest-ranking score invited in this particular draw possessed a score of 612 points.
Category wise details of the draw as follows:
Profiles declaring current employment in Manitoba in occupations identified with high labour needs based on data published by Statistics Canada were considered.
- Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 298
- Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 612
The occupations under the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 major groups were considered in this draw:
- 64 – Sales and service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations
- 65 – Sales and service support occupations
All profiles that were not selected in the occupation-specific selection were considered.
- Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 239
- Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 631
International Education Stream
Profiles that declared meeting International Education Stream eligibility requirements.
- Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 56
Skilled Worker Overseas
Profiles that declared being directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
- Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 27
- Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 723
Of the 620 Letters of Advice to Apply issued in this draw, 59 were issued to candidates who declared a valid Express Entry profile number and job seeker validation code.
Journey to obtaining Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
Understanding the Expression of Interest (EOI) System:
The MPNP employs an Expression of Interest (EOI) ranking system, which is applicable to the Skilled Worker Stream and International Education Stream. However, it’s important to note that the Business Investor Stream follows a distinct process for submitting an EOI.
What is an EOI?
An EOI is not an application but an online profile that serves as your initial step towards immigration to Manitoba through the MPNP. To submit an EOI, candidates are required to answer a series of questions online, and based on their responses, they receive EOI ranking points. These profiles are then entered into a pool of eligible candidates, from which the MPNP regularly invites the highest-scoring individuals to submit a full application.
Key Points to Keep in Mind:
- Eligibility Criteria: Before you begin the EOI process, ensure you meet the eligibility criteria of the MPNP and the specific stream or pathway you intend to apply for. Depending on your circumstances, you may need to take a language test or fulfill other requirements.
- Create an Account: To initiate your EOI, create an account on the MPNP Online portal. Once registered, select the option to “Create an Expression of Interest.”
- EOI Validity: Your EOI profile remains valid for one year from the submission date. Remember that you can only have one active EOI at a time, and once it expires, you can submit a new profile.
- No Guarantee: Successfully completing an EOI does not guarantee nomination or the ability to submit a full application. It’s crucial to keep your information accurate and up-to-date, as providing false or misleading information can lead to EOI refusal.
Exploring the EOI Ranking System:
The EOI ranking system allocates points based on six key factors: language proficiency, age, work experience, education, adaptability, and risk. Let’s delve into each of these factors:
- Language Proficiency: Points are awarded based on individual Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) band scores for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. These scores are equivalent to IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, and TCF test results. Proficiency in Canada’s second official language can also earn you additional points.
- Age: Your age at the time of EOI submission affects your ranking. The younger you are, the more points you can earn, with the highest score awarded to candidates between the ages of 21 and 45.
- Work Experience: Points are determined by the number of years of full-time work experience you have. Additional points can be claimed if you are fully recognized by a provincial licensing body, especially in professions or trades requiring licensing in Manitoba.
- Education: The highest level of education completed at a recognized institution plays a significant role in your ranking. Points are assigned based on certificates, diplomas, or degrees earned.
- Adaptability: Your connection to Manitoba is assessed under this factor. Various types of connections, such as close relatives, previous work or study experience, or post-secondary education in Manitoba, can earn you adaptability points.
- Risk Assessment: This factor evaluates your connections to other Canadian provinces. While points are not deducted for having relatives in other provinces or previous immigration applications elsewhere, it’s essential to declare these connections truthfully.
Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA):
Candidates with the highest EOI rankings are periodically selected to receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA). This invitation is your gateway to submit a full application for immigration through the MPNP.
The MPNP’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system offers a fair and transparent pathway to Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) in Manitoba. By understanding the EOI process and maximizing your ranking points, you can increase your chances of receiving an invitation to apply for PR. Remember that preparation and accuracy are key, so take the first step toward your Canadian dream by submitting your EOI today
If you’re ready to embark on this exciting journey, create your MPNP Online portal account and start your Expression of Interest. Your future in Canada awaits!
Disclaimer: The MPNP reserves the right to modify intake limits for Expressions of Interest in specific occupations or with significant application inventories. Please refer to official MPNP guidelines for the most current information.
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