- January 19, 2017
- Posted by: Pratik Gupta
- Category: Canada Visa
Skilled Worker Immigration to Manitoba Ends 2016 with two draws in quick succession one taking place on December 21 and December 30. In total, 316 Letter of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued on December 30 while 115 were issued on December 21 to eligible candidates who had previously made a formal ‘Expression of Interest’ in immigrating to the province. These individuals can now submit applications to for a Provincial Nomination Certificate. Through this certificate, the individual as well as his or her accompanying family members can apply.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program sub-category is for qualified skilled workers who may be outside Canada but can demonstrate a strong connection with the province and its labor market. The candidates who received an LAA under this sub category in a recent MPNP draw were directly invited under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. These initiatives include:
- Recruitment missions: These overseas employment immigration fairs involve MPNP representatives interviewing foreign skilled workers and subsequently inviting them to apply after they have submitted Expression of Interest to the MPNP.
- Exploratory Visits: The MPNP may invite people who have undertaken pre-approved Exploratory Visit and passed an interview with a program official.
The Skilled Worker sub category of MPNP, is only for international applicants, international graduate students who are currently working in Manitoba. Skilled workers in Manitoba are not eligible to apply for Permanent Residency through MPNP program.