April 5, 2017 – The Manitoba nominee program issued 225 Invitations to Apply for Manitoba immigration in the most recent draw of its Provincial Nomination Program (PNP), made on March 30, 2017.
Of those ITAs, 201 went to skilled workers already in Manitoba, with a minimum points score of 657.
A further 24 ITAs for Canada immigration were issued under a Manitoba PNP Strategic Recruitment Initiative (SRI) to skilled workers from overseas, for which a minimum score of 698 was required. An SRI is when a batch of permanent residents are invited to apply to fill a specific labour market need.
This was the 29th overall draw for Manitoba immigration.
The Manitoba Nominee Program’s previous draw, made on March, 2017, saw a total of 313 ITAs issued, with 250 of them going to skilled workers in Manitoba. The lowest ranked candidate issued with an invite scored 684 points.
The remaining 63 ITAs went to overseas workers under another SRI. The minimum score was 703 in this category.
Overseas skilled workers from several professions were not included in the latest Manitoba PNP draw.
Those professions were:
- Registered nurses
- Secondary and elementary school teachers
- Vocational and college instructors
- University professors
- General and specialist physicians
The Manitoba immigration draw statement said this could be because of a large backlog of applications, low labour market demand, or significant barriers labour market participation.
If candidates with scores higher than the thresholds stated above did not received ITAs, this could be down to not providing a valid language test number, or an existing language test may no longer be valid.
Otherwise, if you received an ITA as part of an SRI, you may not have provided the invitation number in your expression of interest.
The draw statement urged candidates to make sure their expression of interest files are fully updated with the latest information.
All candidates working in regulated occupations and fully licensed to work in Manitoba have been selected in the latest draw, but the statement warned that if you cannot prove this, your subsequent application will be rejected.
Where this applies, the Manitoba program advises candidates to reject their ITAs.
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