Express Entry to bring 500 more skilled immigrants to Manitoba

The Province of Manitoba has been allocated a maximum of 500 potential immigrants to endorse from a new national pool of international skilled workers who have expressed interest in immigrating to Canada.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada's "Express Entry" system, which intends to match the education and experience of people interested in immigrating with the qualifications needed by Canadian employers, takes affect in 2014.

Manitoba's Express Entry allocation is separate from and in addition to the allocation of 5,000 immigrants that Manitoba can nominate each year under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.