A new Manitoba PNP draw held for Skilled Workers Overseas stream candidates

Author: John Black | | Categories: Manitoba

new Manitoba PNP draw

On June 25, 2024, Manitoba held its new Manitoba PNP draw (#222) under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. This draw, which was occupation-specific, focused on the Skilled Worker Overseas (SWO) stream. A total of 250 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to eligible candidates, with 93 of these going to Express Entry candidates.

This draw marked a significant milestone, as the minimum required score dropped to 516 points. This is a notable decrease of 205 points from the previous SWO draw, making it considerably easier for candidates to qualify.

So far, in 2024, the MPNP has invited a total of 4,908 candidates. Out of these, 732 candidates received invitations through the Express Entry stream.

Key Highlights of the New Manitoba PNP Draw:

  • Draw Number: 222
  • Stream: Skilled Worker Overseas (SWO)
  • Total LAAs Issued: 250
  • Express Entry Candidates: 93
  • Minimum Required Score: 516 points
  • Score Decrease from Previous Draw: 205 points

The following National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 occupations were considered in this draw:

  • 31301: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 31302: Nurse practitioners
  • 32101: Licensed practical nurses
  • 33102: Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates

Understanding the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream

The Skilled Worker Overseas stream is designed to attract international skilled workers who possess the skills and experience needed in Manitoba’s labor market. This stream allows Manitoba to select candidates who can demonstrate a strong connection to the province through family, employment, or education.

Benefits of the Manitoba PNP Draws

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program plays a crucial role in addressing the province’s labor market needs. By conducting regular draws, the MPNP ensures a steady influx of skilled workers who can contribute to the economic growth and development of Manitoba. The significant drop in the minimum required score in the latest draw indicates Manitoba’s commitment to making the immigration process more accessible to a broader range of candidates.

Express Entry and Its Role

The inclusion of Express Entry candidates in the MPNP highlights the importance of this federal immigration program. Express Entry is designed to fast-track the immigration process for skilled workers who meet specific criteria. Candidates who receive an LAA through Express Entry benefit from an expedited pathway to permanent residency in Canada.

The June 25, 2024, draw under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is a significant event for skilled workers overseas aspiring to immigrate to Manitoba. With a total of 250 LAAs issued and a notable decrease in the minimum required score, this draw opens up new opportunities for candidates. As Manitoba continues to conduct regular draws, the province reaffirms its commitment to welcoming skilled workers who can contribute to its economic growth and vibrant community.

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