638 invitations to apply has been issued under Manitoba provincial nomination program out of which 253 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to Express Entry candidates who have a job seeker validation code and at least six months of recent experience in an occupation on the MPNP’s In-Demand Occupations List in a new draw steered as on 13th March 2018.
Express Entry candidate invited had a lowest ranking score of 545 under Manitoba’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system. There has been a drop of 15 points as per the previous draw through the MPNP’s new Express Entry sub-stream, and a 20 points drop in the sub-streams inaugural draw on 11th January 2018.
184 candidates were issued LAAs in the Skilled Workers Stream in Manitoba with the lowest-ranked entrant having an EOI ranking score of 545.
144 candidates were issued LAAs in the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream. The lowest-ranked entrant in this group had an EOI ranking score of 590.
These candidates had to have the following:
- A close relative residing in Manitoba or past education or work experience in Manitoba;
- Declared a regional destination;
- At least six months of recent experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations list; and A minimum language proficiency of CLB 5 unless work experience is primarily in a regulated occupation (minimum 7) or a compulsory trade (CLB 6).
- 57 LAAs were issued under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative through the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream, with the lowest-ranked candidate having a score 703.
Strategic Recruitment Initiatives include:
Recruitment missions. These overseas employment/immigration fairs involve MPNP representatives interviewing foreign skilled workers and subsequently inviting them to apply after they have made a formal Expression of Interest (EOI) to the MPNP.
Exploratory visits. The MPNP may invite people who have undertaken a pre-approved Exploratory Visit and passed an interview with a program official.