Manitoba conducted a latest PNP draw and invited over 500 candidates
On October 5, 2023, Manitoba held a new invitation round in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). latest PNP draws #197, the MPNP invited 542 applicants under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM) stream, the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, and the International Education Stream.
Details of Manitoba Latest PNP Draw
In occupation-specific selection round #197, Manitoba in the latest PNP Draw sent out invitations to 524 candidates in three MPNP streams. In this round, Manitoba has issued LAAs to 542 candidates, including 140 express-entry candidates. In 2023, MPNP invited 13,445 candidates, and 3,675 of them received invitations in the Express Entry.
Manitoba Occupation-specific selection
Profiles declaring current employment in Manitoba in occupations specific as having high labor demands based on Statistics Canada data were taken into account
- Number of letters of recommendation issued: 219;
- lowest-ranked candidate invited: 610;
In this draw, occupations from the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 major groups were considered:
- 72 – Technical trades and transportation officers and controllers,
- 73 – General trades,
- 75 – Helpers and laborers and other transport drivers, operators, and laborers,
Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM) stream
The MPNP held a new occupation-specific candidate selection under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM) stream and invited 219 applicants who scored 610 points and above.
Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM) stream (regular)
Manitoba also issued 222 LAAs in the regular SWM draw. The minimum score for the LAA in this category was 629 points, two points fewer than the previous draw.
Skilled Workers Overseas stream
In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, MPNP issued 41 LAAs to candidates invited under the Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The lowest score in the SWO category was 601 points, 122 points fewer than in the previous draw.
International Education Stream
In the International Education Stream (IES), 60 invitations were issued in the International Education Stream.
About the Skilled Workers Overseas stream
The Skilled Worker Overseas (SWO) pathway selects applicants who can demonstrate an extensive connection to Manitoba by:
- the assistance of family members or friends;
- previous education or employment in the province; or
- an Invitation to Apply received directly from the MPNP as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
Besides your Manitoba connection, you have to get at least 60 points on five criteria: language competency, age, work experience, education, and adaptability. You cannot apply under SWO if you do not have a link to Manitoba, regardless of your points amount.
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