The changes in Risk Assessment Factors, made by Manitoba, evade penalizing skilled worker immigration candidates having no relatives in Manitoba but in another province. Also, it evades penalizing the candidates who have already applied to immigrate to a province other than Manitoba.
Under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Skilled Worker stream, there are four risk assessment factors amongst which the above two result in deduction of candidates’ points (100 for each, where each candidate is permitted to obtain 1000 points overall) until now.
The other two risk assessment factors which remain effective are:
- Work experience in another province;
- Studies in another province;
Thus, these changes result in deduction of points, of candidates who have worked or studied in another province. Individuals interested in living in another Canadian province, or those having close relatives in another province cannot be penalized anymore because of these changes. But, it has to be noted that such candidates might never set foot in Canada for themselves.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Skilled Workers
It operates on an Expression of Interest or Invitation to Apply basis (for MPNP purposes, these invitations are termed as Letters of Advice to Apply, LAA).
There are two categories: Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas, among which the eligible candidates are allowed to use any one to make an Expression of Interest.
The candidates can submit an application for nomination certificate after receiving LAA during the periodic MPNP draws. The candidates with a nomination certificate are permitted to apply for Canadian permanent residency by submitting an application to the Federal government.
MPNP Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Qualified foreign workers and international student graduates working in Manitoba, who’ve received a permanent job offer by an employer in Manitoba, can submit their applications under this sub-category. Points based assessment is not applicable for skilled workers in Manitoba to check eligibility.
MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas
The qualified skilled workers outside of Canada, but having a strong connection to the province and its labour market are listed in this MPNP sub-category. The factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency and adaptability are considered to assess candidates using the points-based system.