In its latest provincial draw conducted on March 13, 2018, Manitoba sent 638 invitations to apply, out of which 253 invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates. These candidates were those who had at least six months of experience in a profession on MPNP’s In-Demand Occupations List and job seeker validation code.
Instead of sending an invitation to apply, Manitoba sends a Letter of Advice to Apply, which is just as same as the former one. Minimum score required for Express Entry candidates on the Expression of Interest System was 545, around 15 points less than Manitoba’s January 11 draw. 184 candidates were sent Letters of Advice to apply to the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream and 144 candidates in the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream. For the second category, the minimum score required was 590 points. Instead of using the federal Comprehensive Ranking System, the province of Manitoba has formulated its own points-based system called Expression of Interest.
To be eligible for the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream, you need to fulfill all the following requirements:
- Have a close relative residing in Manitoba
- Declared a regional destination
- Minimum six months of experience in one of the occupations listed on Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations list
- General minimum language proficiency of CLB 5, minimum CLB 7 in a regulated occupation, and CLB 6 in compulsory trade occupation.
Manitoba issued 57 more Letters of Advice to Apply to applicants of Strategic Recruitment Initiatives that comes under the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream. The minimum EOI score required was 703 points. The province has two Strategic Recruitment Initiatives - Recruitment missions and Exploratory visits. In Canada’s latest Express Entry draw, 3,000 candidates were issued Invitations to Apply and the minimum score required was 452 points. It is 2018’s fifth draw, which means there are many more exciting draws to come.