The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) continues to beckon talented individuals from across the globe, affirming its commitment to welcoming foreign workers and graduates into the heart of Canada. In the program’s most recent Expression of Interest (EOI) draw on September 21, 2023, a total of 620 candidates were granted invitations, representing a diverse pool of skilled workers and international graduates. This article explores the details of the draw, the different MPNP streams involved, and the significance of Manitoba’s continued efforts to attract top-tier talent.
The Latest MPNP Draw
On September 21, 2023, Manitoba conducted its second EOI draw of the month, underscoring the province’s proactive approach to immigration. Invitations were extended across three distinct MPNP streams: the Skilled Worker In Manitoba, International Education Stream, and Skilled Worker Overseas categories. These streams offer a variety of pathways for individuals with different qualifications and backgrounds to make Manitoba their new home.
Skilled Worker in Manitoba
The Skilled Worker In Manitoba stream, which focuses on occupation-specific selection, played a significant role in this draw. A total of 298 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued in this category. The ranking of the lowest-ranked candidate invited stood at 612. Notably, certain Sales and Service support occupations under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 were considered in this draw, a detail that has been covered in our comprehensive news coverage.
In addition to occupation-specific selection, Manitoba also extended 239 LAAs to candidates under the All Occupations category, with the lowest-ranked candidate invited having a ranking of 631. This approach ensures that a wide range of skilled workers from various fields have an opportunity to become a part of Manitoba’s vibrant workforce.
International Education Stream
For international graduates seeking opportunities in Manitoba, the International Education Stream remains a promising avenue. In the latest draw, 56 individuals received LAAs through this stream, demonstrating Manitoba’s commitment to retaining talented graduates who have studied in the province.
Skilled Worker Overseas
The Skilled Worker Overseas stream, which targets individuals with connections to Manitoba through family, friends, or previous work experience, contributed to the draw by extending 27 LAAs. The lowest-ranked candidate invited in this category had a ranking of 723.
Express Entry Candidates
A noteworthy aspect of this draw is that 59 of the 620 invitations issued were directed toward candidates who declared a valid Express Entry profile number and job seeker validation code. This further demonstrates Manitoba’s engagement with candidates in the federal Express Entry system, allowing them to complement their federal application with a provincial nomination.
MPNP’s Invitation Process
The MPNP follows a rigorous selection process, inviting candidates with the highest scores in the EOI pool to submit a complete application to the program regularly. Typically, MPNP draws are conducted every two weeks, with occasional exceptions. The frequency, size, and timing of these draws are tailored to meet the province’s specific application inventory requirements.
Manitoba’s Commitment to Immigration
Manitoba’s proactive approach to immigration highlights its commitment to fostering economic growth, cultural diversity, and community development.
The latest MPNP draw, which invited 620 foreign workers and graduates, reaffirms Manitoba’s status as an immigration-friendly province. With its diverse range of MPNP streams and its engagement with candidates in the federal Express Entry system, Manitoba provides a multitude of pathways for talented individuals to settle and thrive in the province. As Manitoba continues to extend invitations to skilled workers and graduates, it not only addresses its labor market needs but also enriches its communities with a mosaic of talents and backgrounds. This commitment to immigration is a testament to Manitoba’s vision of a prosperous, inclusive, and vibrant future.