In what could be called a very positive development--from the perspectives of the numerous skilled workers, keen to move to Canada--the province of Manitoba will not, any more, punish the skilled worker immigration aspirants who have a rather close family member in a different province and no close family member in Manitoba.
Apart from this, the applicants, who have earlier submitted a petition to shift to a province other than Manitoba, will not, any longer, be punished.
Through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Programme (MPNP) Skilled Worker Stream, some risk assessment factors lead to some aspirants being subtracted points. Hitherto, the above-mentioned factors resulted in the applicants being deducted as many as 100 points for every risk assessment factor (aspirants could get a maximum of 1,000 points in general).
Out of the initial four risk assessment features, two continue to be there and these are:
- Experience of employment in any different province; and
- Studies in a new province.
Thanks to these amendments, it is only those aspirants, who have really either done a job or pursued studies in another province, who could be subtracted points. Those who have merely shown an interest in residing in another Canadian province, and also those who have a close family member in another Canadian province, will not be punished anymore. Such aspirants may have never been to the Maple Leaf Country themselves.
MPNP for Skilled Workers
It runs on an Expression of Interest (EOI)/Invitation to Apply ground (for the objects of the MPNP, these invitations are known as Letters of Advice to Apply, or LAA). Qualified applicants may submit an EOI through one of these two classes, namely, the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, or the Skilled Workers Overseas.
Those, who obtain a LAA during one the periodic MPNP draws,are the ones who present a petition for a nomination certificate. And with such a certificate, the applicant may afterwards put forward a petition for the prized and the much sought after Permanent Residence (PR) in the country to the federal administration.
MPNP Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Under it, petitions are entertained from those skilled overseas employees and global student graduates who are presently doing offering their professional services in the province and have been offered a permanent opportunity by their recruiter/job-provider in the province. Trained manpower in Manitoba does not have to undergo a points-based evaluation so that a decision can be taken on their eligibility.
MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas
This specific MPNP sub-class is essentially for the qualified skilled labor force which could be located outside the nation but who can show a fairly strong link to the province and its labour market. A points-based arrangement is utilized to assess candidates on the basis of some factors, like age, education, language skills, employment experience, and adaptability.