Manitoba has issued 4071 invitations till now this year

Manitoba has issued 4071 invitations till now this year

Manitoba has issued 4071 invitations till now this year

Manitoba has issued 4071 invitations till now this year

May 9 Manitoba EOI draw invites skilled workers and international students to apply for provincial nomination

Latest draw brings total invitations issued so far this year to 4,071

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program issued 170 new invitations to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in the latest Expression of Interest draw held May 9.

Out of the 170 invitations, 15 went to Manitoba immigration candidates with a valid federal Express Entry profile and job seeker validation code.

The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic immigration categories — the

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Class
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Class
  3. Canadian Experience Class

If their nomination is approved, these candidates will be issued an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. The additional points place them in a favorable position to receiving a federal Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a future Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) draw.

The majority of invitations went to Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream candidates with a total 101 invitations issued. The lowest-ranked candidate invited under the stream had a score of 569 under Manitoba’s unique point’s grid.

The rest of the invitations went to 52 Skilled Workers Overseas and 17 International Education Stream candidates. The lowest-ranked Skilled Workers Overseas candidate had a score of 616.

The International Education Stream targets international graduates of Manitoba post-secondary institutions who meet the criteria of one of three pathways. The MPNP encourages graduates to sign up for an information session with the program prior to submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to apply for one of the International Education pathways.

All Skilled Workers Overseas candidates were invited directly by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) through the Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

In these overseas recruitment initiatives, the MPNP works with employers in Manitoba to fill available positions in the province.

Where to begin

To start the journey of immigrating to Manitoba under the MPNP, foreign nationals must first submit an EOI to the program. To submit an EOI, candidates respond to a number of questions about their past education, work experience, language skills and connections to the Manitoba, among others.

The MPNP assigns candidate profiles a score based on the information provided and ranks eligible candidates against one another.

The highest-scoring candidates who demonstrate a greater likelihood of achieving economic integration and long-term contribution in the province are invited to submit a complete application for a provincial nomination during periodic provincial draws.

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The Best Canada has largest employment gain on record in April

The Best Canada has largest employment gain on record in April

The Best Canada has largest employment gain on record in April

The Best Canada has largest employment gain on record in April

Canada has added 426,000 net new jobs — most of them full-time

Canada had a flag April with regards to work, posting the biggest one month gain in net occupations on record.

Business ascended by 107,000 in April, with remarkable gains in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Prince Edward Island.

The unforeseen bounce in work far outperformed a generally gauge increment of 10,000 net employments and helped push Canada’s joblessness rate to 5.7 percent, down marginally from 5.8 in March.

Of the net new occupations in April, 73,000 were full-time and most of the additions — 84,000 — happened in the private division.

On a year-over-year premise, work developed by 426,000, of which 248,000 was full-time.

Insights Canada announced that business ascended for adolescents matured 15 to 24, individuals matured 55 and more seasoned, and ladies in the center working ages of 25 to 54.

“Amazing. This was all things considered a strong report,” Brian DePratto, senior business analyst with the Toronto Dominion Bank, wrote in an update. “Almost every marker of value came in solid this month: the best-ever gain accompanied strong all day work development, all in representatives (as opposed to independently employed), more Canadians were drawn in the process of childbirth markets, and wages were up.

“Chalk this one up as a strong message that businesses still have confidence in the Canadian economy.”

Bloomberg News said the business increment mirrored the reality the Canadian economy is pulling in new laborers, to be specific migrants and those 24 and more youthful, as opposed to falling joblessness.

Greatest increase in Ontario

Canada’s most crowded area, Ontario, posted a business increment of 47,000 in April, which Statistics Canada said was primarily because of increases in low maintenance work among individuals matured 15 to 24.

Work expanded by 38,000 in Quebec and the territory’s joblessness rate dropped 0.3 rate focuses to 4.9 percent, the most minimal rate since Statistics Canada started assembling comparable information in 1976.

Alberta likewise posted a work increment in April of 21,000.

New Brunswick was the main Canadian region to see work decline in April and the staying Canadian regions saw little change.

Employment gains were spread across several industries, namely:

  • Wholesale and retail trade (+32,000)
  • Construction (+29,000)
  • Information, culture and recreation (+14,000)
  • Public administration (+9,000)
  • Agriculture (+7,000)
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What is Temporary Skills Shortage Visa Subclass 482 – TSS Visa

What is Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa Subclass 482

Temporary Skills Shortage Visa Subclass 482 - TSS Visa

Temporary Skills Shortage Visa Subclass 482 – TSS Visa

Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa Subclass 482

The Temporary Skills Shortage Visa replaces the 457 visa that was abolished on 18 March 2018.

If not already approved, employers will apply for approval as a Standard Business Sponsor which will generally last for 5 years. Otherwise, businesses with an approved Standard Business Sponsorship in effect may continue to use this for the TSS visa.


The application for a company sponsorship visa consists of 3 main parts:

  1. Sponsorship

Applying for approval as a business sponsor would require the business to provide details to show:

  • The business is a lawful, operating business
  • The business has the financial ability to meet its sponsorship obligation
  • The business has continued to meet the training obligations (only for businesses who have previously been approved as a business sponsor)
  1. TSS Nomination

Employers must then nominate one of the three TSS application streams. These are as follows:

  1. a) Short term stream Under the short term stream:
  • The nominated occupation must be on the Short-Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL)
  • Applicants must show that they are Genuine Temporary Entrants
  • The visa is valid for either 1 or 2 years (unless an International Trade Obligation applies)
  • The visa can only be renewed onshore once
  • Provides limited pathways for employer sponsored permanent residence
  1. b) Medium term stream Under the medium term stream:
  • The occupation must be on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
  • A higher English language requirement applies compared to the short term stream
  • The visa can be valid for 1, 2, 3 or 4 years
  • The visa can be renewed without limitation and applicants may be eligible for permanent employer sponsored options
  1. c) Labour Agreement stream This stream is for employers who have negotiated a labour agreement with the Australian Government.

Skilling Australians Fund

A Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy is payable for each nomination under the TSS program, as follows:

For businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10m:

An upfront payment of $1,200 per nominee, per year of intended employment will be required

For businesses will an annual turnover of more than $10m:

An upfront payment of $1,800 per nominee, per year of intended employment will be required

The revenue raised from these payments will go towards the training of Australian workers. Please note the SAF levy has replaced the ongoing training obligation for Standard Business Sponsors.

  1. TSS Visa The employee would then apply for a visa to work in Australia to fill the nominated position. This would involve providing evidence that they:
  • Have at least 2 years of full-time, relevant work experience. A waiver is available in the Labour Agreements, and
  • Meet the ANZSCO requirements for the nominated occupation
  • Meet the English language requirement relevant to the stream in which the application is made (exemptions from English language testing are available in certain circumstances):
    • Short term stream: equivalent to average 5 in IELTS, with no scores under 4.5 in any of the 4 bands
    • Medium term stream: equivalent to a minimum of 5 in each band of IELTS, an average of 5 is not sufficient
    • Both streams: Hold passport from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand
  • Do not have a substantial criminal history and meet the character requirements
  • Meet the health requirements unless a waiver applies

Duration and Conditions

Applying under the Short term stream will result in the TSS visa being valid for either 1 or 2 years (unless an International Trade Obligation applies).

Applying under the Medium term stream will result in the TSS visa being valid for either 1, 2, 3 or 4 years.

TSS Visas are subject to condition 8607:

  • The employee can only work for the nominating employer, in the occupation in which they were sponsored
  • If registration, licensing or professional membership is required to work in the position, the applicant holds this
  • The holder must commence work within 90 days of grant or arrival in Australia; and
  • The holder is subject to cancellation if they cease work for more than 60 days


The application fee will depend on which stream is being applied for:

  • Short term stream: $1,175 (Main applicant)
  • Medium term stream: $2,455 (Main applicant)
  • Labour Agreement stream: $2,455 (Main applicant)

Additional fees are payable for each dependent applicant included in the application.


The TSS visa is similar in concept to the 457 visa, but different in detail in a number of important ways.

If you would like advice on applying for TSS visas for your staff, or how the changes will impact your business, please contact us.

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