On November 18, 2021, Manitoba Immigration published the details of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Draw #130.
As a result of this draw, 428 skilled immigrants received Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) to apply for a Permanent Residence Visa in Manitoba. Out of a total of 428, 68 Immigrants with an active Express Entry profile on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) online portal received Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA).
The draw’s details, including the number of invites sent out and the required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in each category, are listed below:
SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA
• Invitations issued: 376
• CRS Score: 464
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STREAM
• Invitations issued: 30
SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS
• Invitations issued: 22
• CRS Score: 726
Note: The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited immigrants directly as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
Who can support my Manitoba application?
A Manitoba Supporter is a close relative or friend/distant relative of the applicant, who is a resident of Manitoba and is willing to support the applicant in settling and finding an employment in Manitoba. Manitoba Supporter must be:
• Currently living in Manitoba from the past one year (continuously).
• A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
• Able to present strong ties with Primary Applicant and to Manitoba.
• Able to support the Applicant’s Settlement Plan
Will my application be automatically denied if I have dependents, relatives, or friends living elsewhere in Canada?
Having friends or relatives in another province does not automatically result in a refusal of an application. The MPNP, on the other hand, must be convinced that the applicant will not come to Canada and live in the province where those friends or relatives are currently residing. It is up to you to convince the MPNP that you are serious about relocating to Manitoba.
What is the eligibility criteria for Manitoba's Skilled Workers Overseas Stream?
All the applicants who are submitting their application through Skilled Worker Overseas Stream, need to demonstrate their strong ties in terms of
• Support of family members or friends
• Previous education or work experience in Manitoba
Additionally, candidate also need to score at least 60 points based on five factors in order to be eligible. These five factors are:
• Factor 1: Language Proficiency
• Factor 2: Age
• Factor 3: Work Experience
• Factor 4: Education
• Factor 5: Adaptability
Can I still apply for the MPNP if I have no Manitoba connections?
A connection to Manitoba, such as a job offer, a relative, a friend, or previous education or work experience in Manitoba, is regarded as an important component of the MPNP. Without any connections in Manitoba, one may apply to the Business Investor stream. If you have no connections or strong ties to Manitoba and want to migrate, you can look for regional immigration initiatives run by:
• RNIP – Brandon
• RNIP – Altona
Can I still apply to MPNP if I received a rejection by another province?
Yes you can. You will be required to inform the MPNP about the application made previously to another Provincial or Federal immigration program, and its result. You have to share the copies of the letter of refusal. Additionally, the application should also contain sufficient information that allows MPNP to evaluate why the factors for refusal in the other Provincial or Federal programs do not apply to the application to Manitoba.
Is it possible to appeal if my application is denied?
There is no right of appeal to the MPNP once a decision has been made. The Procedural Fairness Policy was implemented by the MPNP to allow you to express your concerns before a final decision is reached.