In a compassionate response to the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has taken significant steps to support those affected. Conducting a special Ukraine draw, the province has issued 117 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) as part of its commitment to align with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s tailored immigration measures.
Special Ukraine Draw# 20
In this dedicated draw for Ukraine, the province issued a total of 117 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs). To be eligible for consideration in this special draw, applicants needed to fulfill specific criteria, including Ukrainian citizenship, language proficiency, a connection to Manitoba, a valid language test, scoring at least 60 points according to MPNP assessment criteria, and meeting other requirements of the Skilled Worker Overseas pathway.
Before this, on November 3, 2023, Manitoba conducted another draw, further emphasizing its commitment to inclusive immigration. In this draw, the province issued 36 LAAs.
It’s important to note that holders of the Canadian Ukrainian Accredited Translator (CUAET) designation, who have worked in Manitoba for at least six months in any occupation, may also be eligible to apply through the Skilled Worker in Manitoba pathway. Candidates under this category will be considered for Skilled Worker in Manitoba Expression of Interest (EOI) draws.
Manitoba Minimum PNP Points Requirement
For the Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas streams, a minimum of 60 points out of 100 is a basic requirement. However, these selection factors may vary periodically, adapting to the Economic and Labour market needs of Manitoba PNP.
Unlike the Skilled Worker streams, the International Graduate Stream does not have a specific minimum points requirement. Instead, eligibility hinges on factors such as completing a full-time academic program in Manitoba and securing a job offer from a Manitoba employer.
Calculating your Manitoba PNP Points becomes a pivotal step, and the Manitoba PNP points calculator serves as a useful tool in this regard.
Upon receiving a Manitoba PNP nomination, applicants gain an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. This boost significantly accelerates the process of securing a Canada Permanent Residency (PR) visa, placing nominated candidates in a favorable position for faster immigration.
Federal Family Reunification Policy
Adding to the supportive environment for affected families, the federal Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a temporary public policy on October 23, 2023.
This policy is formulated to aid families affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine in reuniting in Canada. The federal initiative aligns with the ethos of compassion and support exemplified by provinces such as Manitoba, fostering a holistic approach to immigration during challenging times.
This special Ukraine draw not only underscores Manitoba’s commitment to humanitarian efforts but also reflects the province’s dedication to providing a supportive pathway for individuals facing challenges due to global events. The issuance of 117 LAAs demonstrates Manitoba’s proactive stance in assisting those affected by the situation in Ukraine and fostering a sense of belonging in the province.