MPNP under the Expression of Interest System – Draw #16 – May 16, 2016
Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 150
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 722
Skilled Workers Overseas
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 206
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 569
1. For reasons which could include a large existing inventory of un-assessed applications; low labour market-demand; and/or significant barriers to labour market participation, Expressions of Interest from Skilled Workers Overseas in the following occupations have not been considered in this draw, unless they were directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative:
- Registered Nurses
- Secondary and Elementary School Teachers
- Vocational and College Instructors
- University Professors
- General and Specialist Physicians
2. If your score is higher than that of the lowest-ranked candidate, but you have not received an Letter of Advice to Apply, this could be because:
- You have indicated that you have taken an approved third-party language test to demonstrate your language ability in English/French, but have not provided a valid Test Number in your EOI or your language test is no longer valid
- You have indicated that you have received an Invitation to Apply to the MPNP under a Strategic Initiative, but did not provide a valid Invitation Number
Please note that for each question in EOI, help text is available, providing detailed information on the information you should enter. If one of these scenarios applies to you, you may wish to update your EOI with the correct information in order to be considered for the next draw from the EOI pool.
3. Candidates who indicated that they are working in a regulated occupation and are fully licensed to work in Manitoba have been selected in this draw. However, the MPNP may not accept or may refuse full applications from those candidates who are not actually working in a regulated occupation and/or fail to provide proof of having undergone all necessary licensing steps to be employed in Manitoba. If this applies to you, you may wish to consider declining your Letter of Advice to Apply.
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Submit an Expression of Interest
Who can submit an Expression of Interest?
Submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) is your first step to immigration to Manitoba as a Provincial Nominee. If you are eligible under one of our application streams, you will be able to submit an Expression of Interest.
What do you submit?
Eligible candidates complete a series of questions online and are not required to upload supporting documentation before submitting their profile into the EOI pool.
Your profile will be placed in a pool with other eligible candidates and you will receive a score based on the answers you provide. We will then rank you using several factors and if you are amongst the highest-scoring candidates, you may be invited to submit an application to the MPNP.
There are no limits on the number of candidates who can submit an Expression of Interest and no deadline. The information you provide will help us determine if you are eligible to immigrate through the MPNP.
Before starting, please familiarize yourself with the eligibility criteria of the MPNP as you may have to take a language test or fulfill other requirements prior to submitting an Expression of Interest.
You will be able to update the information in your Expression of Interest after submission by logging back into your account. Please ensure that all information in your profile remains up-to-date.
You can find more answers to frequently asked questions about Expressions of Interest here.
An Expression of Interest is NOT an application, but an indication of your interest in being considered to apply to the MPNP for Skilled Workers. All candidates must answer all EOI questions accurately and completely. If you provide false or misleading information in your EOI, it may be considered misrepresentation and you may be subject to a ban which would prevent you from submitting another EOI for a period of two years.
The MPNP reserves the right to limit the intake of or exclude from draws Expressions of Interest in specific occupations with a high volume of existing submissions and/or application inventories, evidence of a limited employment outlook and other significant barriers to employment in Manitoba.
How the pool works
If you successfully create an Expression of Interest, you will be entered into a pool of all eligible candidates.
- Your profile will be valid for one year from the day you submit it.
- You will receive EOI Ranking Points based on the information you provided in your profile.
- The MPNP will regularly draw the highest scoring candidates and invite them to submit a full application to the MPNP.
- The MPNP uses an electronic system for both the submission of Expressions of Interest and complete applications and we will communicate with you via email. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address to us.
- If you are invited to submit an application, you can use the same log-in information you created for your Expression of Interest to complete your application.
- You must make sure that the information you provide in your Expression of Interest stays true and accurate at all times. If your situation changes, you must update your profile.
- If we find that you provided false information or left out important details, your application will be refused and you could be barred for two years from submitting another application.
Understanding the ranking system
By completing an Expression of Interest, you automatically receive a score based on a number of criteria. The highest-scoring candidates in the pool will be invited on a regular basis to provide a full application to the MPNP.
A points-based system is used to assess and score your profile, and to rank you in the pool of Expressions of Interest. You will be assessed based on factors including:
- your language ability
- your education
- your work experience
- your adaptability and other factors
These factors all play a role in your future economic success in Manitoba. A goal of the Expression of Interest system is to ensure strong economic outcomes and long-term retention in Manitoba for those selected.
You can view a PDF version of our EOI Ranking points grid here or read on to learn more about how you will be scored.
Factor 1: Language Proficiency
Points are based on individual Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) band scores for Reading Writing, Listening and Speaking. Points awarded based on official test results provided. Those candidates who do not submit valid results of an approved language test do not receive points in this category. To be considered valid, your test must have been taken no more than two years prior to the date you submit your MPNP Online application. Points for the second official language are also based on evidence in form of official test results indicating the candidate scores at least at CLB 5 overall.
|Language Proficiency||Ranking Points|
|First Official Language|
|CLB 8 or higher||25 per band|
|CLB 7||22 per band|
|CLB 6||20 per band|
|CLB 5||17 per band|
|CLB 4||12 per band|
|CLB 3 or lower|
|Second Official Language|
|CLB 5 or higher (overall)||25|
|Maximum Points – Factor 1||125|
Factor 2: Age
Points are based on your age at the time your Expression of Interest is submitted to the MPNP.
|21 to 45||75|
|50 or older||0|
|Maximum Points – Factor 2||75|
Factor 3: Work experience
Points are calculated based on your years of full-time work experience. Your employment is considered full-time if you are working for 30 hours or more each week for the same employer.Only full-time jobs of six months or longer should be included. You should ONLY count full years of work experience you have already completed. Do not round up your work experience (Ex.: If you have gained 7 months of work experience, you would have to answer less than 1).
Additional points for licensing are ONLY awarded to those candidates who are working in professions or trades that require licensing in Manitoba and have completed ALL necessary steps to be able to seek employment in Manitoba. Evidence of this is required at the time an application is submitted to the MPNP.
|Years of work experience||Ranking Points|
|less than one year|
|four years or more||75|
|Fully recognized by provincial licensing body||100|
|Maximum Points – Factor 3||175|
Factor 4: Education
Points are calculated based on the highest level of education you completed at a recognized education institution. A completed program is one for which you have met all requirements and received a certificate, diploma or degree.
|Highest level of completed education||Ranking Points|
|Master’s degree or Doctorate||125|
|Two post-secondary programs of at least two years each||115|
|One post-secondary program of three years or more||110|
|One post-secondary program of two years||100|
|One-year post-secondary program||70|
|No formal post-secondary education||0|
|Maximum Points – Factor 4||125|
Factor 5: Adaptability
Adaptability points are calculated based on the type of connection you have to Manitoba. All candidates must have at least one type of connection to our province (Regional Development is considered a supplemental connection factor; points can only be awarded in combination with a Manitoba connection). You cannot be awarded points for more than one connection factor, you will only be scored based on your connection which gives you the highest score. Supplemental points for Regional Development cannot be awarded to candidates whose connection to Manitoba is based on Manitoba Demand. All candidates indicating that they plan to settle outside of Winnipeg MUST at the time of application satisfactorily demonstrate that they have a convincing connection to a region outside of the capital city indicating a strong likelihood that they will make a long-term economic contribution to that region.
|Adaptability Factor||Ranking Points|
|Connection to Manitoba|
|Close relative in Manitoba||200|
|Previous authorized work experience in Manitoba (six months or more)||100|
|Completed post-secondary program in Manitoba (two years or more)||100|
|Completed post-secondary program in Manitoba (one year)||50|
|Close friend or distant relative in Manitoba||50|
|Ongoing employment in Manitoba for six months or more with long-term job offer from the same employer||500|
|Invitation to Apply under a Strategic Initiative||500|
|Immigration destination in Manitoba outside of Winnipeg||50|
|Maximum Points – Factor 5||500|
Factor 6: Risk Assessment
Points are calculated based on any connections you or your spouse, if applicable, may have to other parts of Canada.
|Risk Factor||Ranking Points|
|Close relative in another province and no close relative in Manitoba||-100|
|Work experience in another province||-100|
|Studies in another province||-100|
|Previous immigration application to another province||-100|
|Maximum Points – Factor 6||-400|
Letters of Advice to Apply
On a regular basis, the highest-scoring EOIs in each of the MPNP’s application streams, Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas, are drawn from the pool according to the MPNP Ranking Points system above and those selected receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA). The number of LAAs issued in each draw is dependent on annual processing targets and capacities.
If you receive a LAA, you have 60 days to submit a complete application to the MPNP and you will have to provide proof of the information you provided to us in your Expression of Interest. If you provide false or misleading information in your EOI, it may be considered misrepresentation. Your application could be refused and you may be subject to a ban which would prevent you from applying to the MPNP for a period of two years.
If you are invited to apply, your LAA will advise you on what you should do next. By following these instructions you will be able to log in to the Government of Manitoba account you created for your Expression of Interest and will now have access to the full application.
Your Expression of Interest will remain active for one year from the date you originally submitted it. After it expires, you will have to submit a new Expression of Interest to still be considered.
Try to improve your score
Make sure your profile is fully up-to-date and accurate. While your Expression of Interest is active, you can continue to update your profile with new information. There are things you can do to improve your score and increase your chances of receiving a Letter of Advice to Apply.
For example, you could:
- improve your language score by taking another test
- improve your education
- gain more work experience
To create your Expression of Interest
Create Government of Manitoba account
Click the button on the bottom of this page and follow the instructions to create an account with the Government of Manitoba.
Sign in to create Expression of Interest
Select Create an Expression of Interest from the options provided
Complete an Expression of Interest and tell us about:
- your identity
- your contact information
- your education, work experience and official language proficiency
- your connection to Manitoba and Canada
Before you submit your EOI, you should print a copy of the summary page showing all your answers and ranking points scores for your records.
You can only have one active Expression of Interest at any time. You will only be able to submit a new profile once your current Expression of Interest expires.
Successfully completing an Expression of Interest does not guarantee nomination or the ability to submit a full application to the MPNP.
Provide truthful information
If you provide false or misleading information in your EOI, it may be considered misrepresentation. A subsequent application would be refused and you may be subject to a ban which would prevent you from applying to the MPNP for a period of two years. Please also note that any questions related to connections or applications to other provinces in Canada need to be answered with Yes, if they apply to either you or your spouse.
Previous immigration applications: You should only select YES as your answer if your destination on your previous federal or provincial immigration application was a province other than Manitoba.
Language skills in Canada’s second official language: Your second official language for the purposes of the MPNP is considered the official language of Canada, English or French, in which you are less proficient. You should ONLY indicate that you have language ability at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 or higher in Canada’s second official language if you are in possession of a valid language test as proof.
For example, if you completed an English test for your first official language, in order to receive points for a second official language, you must provide proof of a valid French test (TEF) that meets CLB 5 or higher. If you completed a French test for your first official language, in order to receive points for a second official language, you must provide a valid English test (CELPIP or IELTS) that meets CLB 5 or higher.