Published on : February 12, 2024
Canada's Manitoba holds the third round of general invitations under Canadian PNP in 2024.
On February 8, 2024, Manitoba province of Canada held its Expression of Interest Draw #210. Manitoba runs its own provincial program under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that permits provinces to nominate candidates for Canadian permanent residency.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued a total of 282 invitations in the latest round of invitations. MPNP invitations are referred to as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs). Among these, 26 invitations went out to candidates that had a profile in the federal Express Entry system.
To be considered by Manitoba PNP for a nomination, an Express Entry candidate must mention their -
A majority of invitations went out to candidates eligible for the Skilled Worker in Manitoba category. Invitations were also issued under the International Education Stream and Skilled Worker Overseas stream.
The Skilled Worker in Manitoba (SWM) route is for candidates that have “a strong connection” to Manitoba. Through the close relative in Manitoba selection criteria, those who qualified under SWM in the latest MPNP draw had a supporter in Manitoba. This person could be either -
(1) a close relative,
(2) a Canadian PR visa holder, or
(3) a Canadian citizen.
They should have been living in Manitoba for a minimum of one year from the date of applying.
Close relationships accepted for MPNP’s SWM category are -
There must be clear documentary proof to provide as support of the relationship. A Settlement Plan will also be required.
Under the Skilled Worker Overseas stream, you need not have a prior connection to Manitoba. However, you must have either -
Your Express Entry profile must be valid at the time of the assessment of your application.
The MPNP’s IES route is specifically for foreign nationals that have graduated from a designated post-secondary institution in Manitoba. There are three separate pathways under Manitoba’s IES -
Foreign students that have graduated from another Canadian province are not eligible for Manitoba PNP’s International Education Stream. They can apply under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream instead.
Manitoba is among the top Canadian provinces with a high demand for skilled foreign labour. With the latest round of invitations, a total of 1,097 invitations have been issued by MPNP in 2024 so far -
Welcoming around 15,000 newcomers a year, Manitoba is a choice of many for different reasons.
Newcomers choose Manitoba for -
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