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The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program issued 592 new Letters of Advice to Apply for a provincial nomination in a draw that took place on June 21. 

Out of the 592 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) issued, 114 went to candidates under Manitoba's Express Entry sub-stream. Express Entry candidates whose application for a provincial nomination is successful receive an additional 600 points toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. 

This is the fifth time this year that the MPNP has issued invitations through its Express Entry-linked sub-stream. The lowest-ranked candidate invited in this draw had an EOI score of 562. 

Another 213 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) went to candidates under the Manitoba Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream with the lowest-ranked candidate invited at a score of 522.

A total of 150 LAAs also went to candidates under the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream who have:

  • a close relative residing in Manitoba or past education or work experience in Manitoba;
  • at least 6 months of recent experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations list; and
  • a minimum language proficiency of CLB/NCLC 5 unless work experience is primarily in a regulated occupation (minimum CLB/NCLC 7) or a compulsory trade (CLB/NCLC 6).

An additional 115 LAAs were issued under the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream's Strategic Recruitment Initiative. 

The province's Strategic Recruitment Initiative includes recruitment missions, where provincial representatives interview foreign skilled workers overseas and later issue LAAs to individuals who meet the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) (MPNP) eligibility criteria. In order to be considered, individuals must first submit a formal Expression of Interest (EOI) to the MPNP. In addition, the MPNP may invite people who have undertaken a pre-approved Exploratory Visit and passed an interview with a program official.

The MPNP conducts periodic draws based on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system wherein potential candidates submit an EOI to the province and their profiles are assigned a score based on the answers provided in the MPNP's online system. The highest-scoring candidates from the EOI pool receive a Letter of Advice to Apply for a provincial nomination from the Government of Manitoba.

Skilled workers in Manitoba and overseas who have received a LAA in the June 21 draw and whose application for a provincial nomination is successful, may later apply to the federal government for Canadian permanent resident status.

Submitting an EOI is a candidate's first step to immigration to Manitoba through the MPNP.

Complete our online assessment to find out if you are eligible for one of Mantioba's Canadian immigration streams.

MPNP EOI Draw #46 for Skilled Workers

Stream/Category Minimum score required to receive LAA Number of invitations
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 522 213
Skilled Workers Overseas 703/579 265
Skilled Workers Overseas — Express Entry Pathway 562 114


MPNP Skilled Workers in Manitoba

Under this sub-category of the MPNP, applications are accepted from qualified foreign workers and international student graduates who are currently working in Manitoba and have been offered a permanent job by their employer in Manitoba. Skilled Workers in Manitoba are not subjected to a points-based assessment to determine their eligibility (though points are assigned to the candidate once he or she enters the pool of candidates).

Learn more about eligibility for the MPNP Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream.

MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas

This MPNP sub-category is for qualified skilled workers who may be outside Canada but who can demonstrate a strong connection to the province and its labour market. A points-based system is used to assess candidates according to factors such as age, language proficiency, work experience, education, and adaptability.

Learn more about eligibility for the MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas Stream.

MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas — Express Entry sub-stream/pathway

This sub-stream is an immigration pathway for candidates who may be eligible under a MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas stream, and who also meet Express Entry criteria and have an active Express Entry profile. Candidates also must have the confirmed support of a close friend or relative who has resided in Manitoba for at least one year.

Learn more about eligibility for the MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas Stream.

Complete our online assessment to find out if you are eligible for one of Mantioba's Canadian immigration streams.