Manitoba invited 249 candidates in the second draw in 2020

Manitoba invited 249 candidates in the second draw in 2020

Manitoba invited 249 candidates in the second draw in 2020
On January 17, 2020, Manitoba conducted a new round of invitations for candidates in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In EOI draw #81, Manitoba sent Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) to 192 candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. The lowest score in this stream was 545, an increase of eleven points. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, MPNP issued 34 LAAs under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The lowest score in this stream remained 708 points, as in the previous round. In addition, MPNP invited 23 candidates in the International Education Category. In total, Manitoba sent 249 LAAs in this round and 22 of them were issued to candidates who have a valid Express Entry profile and job seeker validation code. So far, Manitoba invited 435 candidates under all streams of MPNP in 2020.

#Manitoba, #MPNP, #PNP, #International_students, #In_demand_occupations, #SWO, #SWM

IRCC issued 7,928 ITAs in the International Experience Canada
During January 13-17, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held the second round of Invitations to Apply (ITA) for the Work Permit in the International Experience Canada (IEC) program in the 2020 season. This week, Canada invited 7,928 candidates. Among them, Canada invited many candidates from such pools Ireland (1,408), Germany (1,092), Australia (685), France (500), Japan (425), Poland (336), Italy (335), Belgium (330), Czech Republic (325), South Korea (300), New Zealand (238), Spain (200), the Netherlands (175) Taiwan (150), Slovakia (125), and Chile (100). The remaining 1,204 ITAs were issued to candidates from the other participating countries and pools. In total, Canada sent ITAs to 17,535 young foreign nationals in this program in 2020. In addition, this week Greece got its initial quota of 200 spots (180 in the Working Holiday category) as well as the United Kingdom that was allocated 5,000 spots.

#IEC, #Working_Holiday, #ITA, #IRCC, #Work_Permit

Qualifying job offer misconceptions
A qualifying job offer may award an applicant at least 50 points and at most 200 points depending on the NOC group. Many foreign nationals outside Canada have a misconception about job offers. They think that they can claim 50 points in Express Entry if they are able to get a job offer from any Canadian. But this is not the case. They need a certified job offer, for which a Canadian employer needs to apply to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). The ESDC assesses the employment for the eligibility criteria before issuing an LMIA. The employer also needs to meet the job advertisement needs and prove that he is unable to get a local candidate and needs to hire a foreign worker for his business.

#LMIA, #Job_offer, #ESDC, Work_in_Canada, #Work_permit

Express Entry: Almost 40% of international students qualify for PR through CEC
Under the Express Entry system, after completing their education in Canada, international students can be eligible to qualify for permanent residency. The 85,000-90,000 Express Entry applicants that received an ITA last year included a large number of international students. Nearly 40% of foreign students out of all the Express Entry candidates qualified for PR under the Canadian Experience Class category. Those international graduates who do not score enough points may seek provincial streams for students or look for their employers’ support through the LMIA.

#international_students, #Express_Entry, #PR, #CEC, #ITA