Manitoba's Invited 155 Candidates

Welcoming Ukrainian Talent: Manitoba Invited 155 Candidates Through MPNP Draw

In a move to support Ukrainian nationals amidst ongoing events, the Government of Manitoba conducted its 23rd draw specifically targeting candidates from Ukraine. On February 28, 2024, Manitoba invited 155 candidates through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), aligning with special immigration measures implemented by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.

Key Highlights of the Draw

This special draw, initiated in response to the circumstances in Ukraine, aims to provide a pathway for Ukrainian citizens who meet specific eligibility criteria to immigrate to Manitoba. In 2024 alone, Manitoba has already invited a total of 1,252 candidates through various draws, with 272 of them being Ukrainian nationals.

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Eligibility Criteria for Ukrainian Candidates

To be considered for the MPNP draw, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Ukrainian citizenship
  • Minimum CLB 4 proficiency in each language band
  • Establish connections to Manitoba through family, community ties, previous employment, or studies
  • Score at least 60 points in the EOI registration points grid
  • Possess a valid language test in one of the official languages

Understanding the MPNP

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) offers a range of immigration streams designed to cater to diverse needs. These include the Skilled Worker Overseas/in Manitoba Stream and the International Education Stream.

Skilled Worker Overseas/in Manitoba Stream: This stream facilitates the immigration process for skilled workers who possess the qualifications and experience required by Manitoba employers.

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International Education Stream: Aimed at international students, this stream provides opportunities for students who have graduated from post-secondary institutions in Manitoba to transition to permanent residency.

Manitoba’s Commitment to Talent and Growth

Manitoba’s proactive approach to immigration underscores its dedication to welcoming skilled individuals and fostering economic growth within the province. By targeting specific groups such as Ukrainian nationals through special draws, Manitoba demonstrates its commitment to supporting communities in need while enriching its workforce with diverse talent.

The latest MPNP draw for Ukrainian candidates reflects Manitoba’s compassionate response to global events and its ongoing commitment to immigration as a driver of economic prosperity. As Manitoba continues to extend invitations to skilled individuals from around the world, it reinforces its position as a welcoming destination for immigrants seeking new opportunities and a brighter future.

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