In a compassionate response to the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has been actively participating in Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s special immigration measures. One significant facet of this endeavor is the regular Expression of Interest (EOI) draws conducted by the program to assist individuals who meet the MPNP’s eligibility criteria and are directly affected by the unfolding events in Ukraine.
Recently, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has issued 42 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) in Ukraine Draw #18.
The Eligibility Criteria
Eligible candidates must be citizens of Ukraine, recognizing the specific challenges and circumstances they may be facing.
To qualify, individuals must possess a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 in each language band. This requirement ensures that candidates have a basic level of language proficiency that facilitates their integration into Canadian society.
Candidates are required to prove a connection to the province of Manitoba, which can take various forms. This may include having close relatives in Manitoba, community ties, and previous employment or educational experience in the province, all of which contribute to their ability to adapt and thrive in Manitoba.
Valid Language Test
Eligible individuals must hold a valid language test, further affirming their language skills and readiness for life in Canada.
Candidates are evaluated based on MPNP assessment criteria, and a minimum score of 60 points is required to be considered in these draws.
Applicants must meet all other requirements of the Skilled Worker Overseas pathway, including having sufficient settlement funds to support their initial settlement in Canada.
It’s important to note that individuals holding a Canada-Ukraine Agreement on Employment (CUAET) and working in Manitoba for at least six months in any occupation may also be eligible to apply to the MPNP under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba pathway. This pathway is specifically designed to accommodate those who have established themselves in the province and contributed to its workforce.
In addition, Skilled Worker in Manitoba candidates will be considered in Skilled Worker in Manitoba EOI draws, allowing those who have already integrated into the Manitoba labor market to pursue their immigration goals.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program’s commitment to assisting those affected by events in Ukraine is a testament to its dedication to humanitarian values and its role as a pathway for individuals seeking a better future in Canada. These special immigration measures provide hope and opportunity to those facing adversity, reinforcing the province’s reputation as a welcoming and inclusive destination for newcomers.
As the situation evolves, it’s crucial for eligible candidates to stay informed and ready to seize the opportunities presented by these special draws. Manitoba stands strong for individuals who are looking to re-start their lives in a caring community.