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December 20 New Manitoba Draw Allows the Inclusion of Express Entry Candidates

Recently, the latest update of the New Manitoba draw has been issued on December 20th, 2018. As per the December 20th draw by the Province of Manitoba, around 492 of total invitations are issued to apply for a provincial nomination to immigration candidates in its skilled workers in Manitoba,  skilled worker overseas streams, and International Education streams. As per the December 20th draw issued by the Manitoba Province, around 106 invitations were issued under the skilled workers in Manitoba, another 351 invitations went to the skilled workers in the overseas stream, and the outlasting 35 invitations were issued for the applicants of the current Stream of International Education in Manitoba. All the streams are part of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) that allows the province to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for permanent residency every year.

The December 20th, 2018 Manitoba draw also included an unspecified number of invitations to candidates in the Federal Express Entry system that manages the pool of the candidates for three main Federal economic Canada immigration programs that mainly comprise – the Federal Skilled Trades Class, the Federal Worker Class, and the Canadian experience class.

Express Entry in Canada

Additionally, according to the new Manitoba draw, an Express Entry-linked immigration pathway that is a component of the skilled workers’ overseas stream has also become a part of the MPNP program. This new Manitoba draw update allows to nominate eligible Express Entry candidates for permanent residency in Canada. The Express Entry Candidates applying for and receiving the provincial nomination from Manitoba are awarded an additional 600 extra CRS scores toward their Express Entry ranking score that effectively guarantees an invitation to apply for Permanent Residency in Canada.

Requirements to be Eligible for the Express Entry Immigration Pathway

Among the other criteria of the new Manitoba draw of December 20th, 2018, Express Entry Candidates must have at least six months of recent work experience in an occupation that are in-demand in Manitoba. To get considered for this pathway, the Express Entry candidates must register an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the MPNP (Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program). The EOI profile that you submit must include information on a candidate’s education, work experience, proficiency in English or French and other factors. On the basis of all of this, a score will be allotted to the profile that determines their rank in the pool of eligible candidates for Canada immigration.

The latest December 20th draw issued invitations of skilled workers overseas candidates with scores as low as 502. The minimum score for foreign workers invited directly by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program through a strategic recruitment initiative was 718. The least score for candidates invited through the skilled workers in Manitoba stream in the round was 576.