March 24, 2017 – The Manitoba Nominee Program issued more than 310 Invitations to Apply for Manitoba immigration in the most recent draw of its Provincial Nomination Program (PNP), made on March 16, 2017.
Of those ITAs, 250 went to skilled workers already in Manitoba, with a minimum points score of 684.
A further 63 ITAs were issued under a Manitoba PNP Strategic Recruitment Initiative (SRI) to skilled workers from overseas, for which a minimum score of 703 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 28th overall draw for Manitoba immigration.
The Manitoba Nominee Program’s previous draw, made on February 27, 2017, saw a total of 324 ITAs issued, with 200 of them going to skilled workers in Manitoba. The lowest ranked candidate issued with an invite scored 719 points.
The remaining 124 ITAs went to overseas workers under another SRI. The minimum score was 575 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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