New Immigration Program for International Graduates in Manitoba

There is a new immigrant pathway – Career Employment Pathway for international students who want to immigrate to Manitoba province for post-secondary institutions. Candidates can apply for the same by Expression of Interest (EOI) in their express profile.

Eligibility criteria for Career Employment Pathway are as follows:

  • Candidate must have done full-time graduation of the duration of at least one year / two semesters.
  • Must be living in the province at the time of application’s submission.
  • Must have a full-time job offer from an eligible employer in an occupation that is in-demand in the province and is consistent with their training and education.
    Should have completed a bridging program and must have passed the initial stages of certification of the same program by the relevant regulatory body.

For applying in Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program, candidates needs to show expression of interest (EOI) so applicants can show that they are interested in moving into the Manitoba province to live as the permanent residence under a given immigration pathway.

Candidates will be asked some questions related to their education, work experience and language proficiency, and among other factors. Based on these factors profiles are ranked in comprehensive ranking system (CRS) and are given the ranking score in the express pool. Highest ranked profiles have then issued a Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) to apply for provincial nomination. Manitoba immigration office can impose program or occupation-specific limits when issuing these letters for Career Employment Path. The number of immigration pathway for international student has now increased to three, with the latest one – Career Employment Path starting from November 30. Other two immigration pathways are: International Student Entrepreneur Pathway and Graduate Internship Pathway were launched on November 1.

These streams were created as the part of general overhaul of the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program (MPNP).On launching these streams Immigration office stated “Attracting and retaining international graduates from Manitoba’s post-secondary institutions with the training to support innovation was a key element of the MPNP’s renewal program”.

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