Prepared by Peter Seeder, Vinay Krishnan; Edited by Christopher Samuel on July 10, 2020

Manitoba Invites Skilled Workers & Graduates

Nearly 128 Candidates were invited in the new draw conducted by Manitoba Immigration!

Manitoba Immigration issued 125 Letters of Advice to apply through the Manitoba Provincial Nominate Program (MPNP) to qualified international graduates. On the 2nd of July, LAAs were issued through 3 MPMP streams.

In Manitoba, skilled workers received 101 LAAs with a lowest score of 475, 18 LAAs were received by candidates from the International Education Stream, while overseas skilled workers received 6 LAAs with a minimum score of 816 through the Strategic Recruitment Initiative stream.

Out of the 125 candidates who received LAAs, 10 candidates had valid Express Entry IDs and job seeker validation codes. This was the 93rd draw in the history of the MPNP.


How can I qualify for Skilled Worker Overseas stream?

The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream (SWO) has a dedicated Express Entry pathway as well as a direct provincial pathway.

It is designed for internationally qualified candidates with expertise and training in ‘in-demand’ occupations in Manitoba. Priority shall be given to applicants and spouses with close family ties, language skills, training, and work experience Canada.

Manitoba Express Entry Pathway: Manitoba is offering candidates in the Manitoba Express Entry Pathway to apply to the province to receive a provincial nomination in Canada. Candidates need skills, training and experience in one of the ‘in-demand job occupations’ in Manitoba, and a strong family relationship with the province.

Direct Provincial Pathway: It is applicable for international skilled workers with expertise and good knowledge for the in-demand occupations in Manitoba. Soon after the arrival, the candidates should demonstrate their potentiality by finding a job as soon as possible.


How can I qualify for the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream?

The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream (SWM) relies on the Manitoba employers’ specific needs. SWM will select and nominate foreign trained workers with appropriate skills for permanent residency in Canada. The stream gives priority to Manitoba candidates with two pathways towards immigration.

Manitoba Work Experience Pathway: This steam targets foreign nationals who already have work experience in Manitoba and are working in the province at the time of application who were working on temporary work permits. Candidates do not need to be working in ‘In-Demand’ Occupations.

Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway: This stream is applicable for applicants from overseas with valid job offers from an approved Manitoba employer.


Requirements for International Education Stream

The Manitoba International Education Stream (IES) is dedicated to helping international graduates in Manitoba (graduated from colleges and universities of Manitoba) remain in the province as permanent residents.

In accordance with IES, applicants no longer have to work in their field for six months before applying for an MPNP nomination. It is geared towards international graduates in the province who meet the eligibility criteria for the various pathways.

Career Employment Pathway

Candidates are eligible to apply if

  • Candidates are resident of Manitoba
  • Candidates have a full-time job offer in Manitoba in-demand occupation
  • Full time job offer should be related to the degree completed in Manitoba
  • Candidates have completed at least one-year or longer course from an eligible post-secondary institution within 3 years of submission of application.


Graduate Internship Pathway: Masters and PhD candidates with Mitacs accelerate or elevate internships may apply through internships, even without a job offer for nomination.

Graduates from Canadian post-secondary institutions located outside of Manitoba are not eligible for this stream. Candidates who are successfully nominated through the Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway will get an invite to apply for Permanent Residency.

Student Entrepreneur Pathway:

Candidates are eligible if

  • Candidates have completed a two-year or longer course from an eligible post-secondary institution in Manitoba
  • Candidate is a resident of Manitoba
  • Minimum 6 months of Business experience in Manitoba

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