The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has wasted no time welcoming the new year, conducting its first Expression of Interest (EOI) draw on January 11, 2024. In an exciting development, 423 candidates received invitations under all three MPNP streams: Skilled Worker in Manitoba, International Education Stream, and Skilled Worker Overseas.
MPNP EOI Draw #207 Breakdown
Skilled Worker in Manitoba
A significant portion of the 166 invitations were extended to candidates in the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream. The lowest-ranked candidate invited held a competitive ranking score of 823. Notably, this draw marked the third occasion where invitations were granted under the “Close Relative in Manitoba Selection” category within this stream, a trend initiated in draws held on November 30 and December 28, 2023.
Close Relative in Manitoba Selection
Continuing this unique trend, 168 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued in the Close Relative in Manitoba Selection category. The lowest-ranked candidate invited boasted a ranking score of 607, reflecting the program’s commitment to various selection criteria.
International Education Stream
The International Education Stream also played a significant role in the draw, with 58 Letters of Advice to Apply being issued to eligible candidates. This stream continues to attract individuals seeking educational opportunities in Manitoba.
Skilled Worker Overseas
The Skilled Worker Overseas stream contributed to the draw with 31 Letters of Advice to Apply. The lowest-ranked candidate invited under this stream achieved a commendable ranking score of 639, reflecting the program’s commitment to attracting skilled workers from around the globe.
Express Entry Profile Numbers
A noteworthy aspect of this draw was the allocation of 73 invitations to candidates who declared a valid Express Entry profile number and job seeker validation code. This integration demonstrates Manitoba’s efforts to align its immigration processes with federal systems.
Looking Back at 2023
In 2023, Manitoba PNP made substantial strides in immigration, inviting a total of 15,805 candidates across 30 EOI draws. The program maintained a consistent schedule of 3-4 draws almost every month throughout the year, providing ample opportunities for skilled individuals to become part of the vibrant Manitoba community.
Anticipating the Future
As 2024 unfolds, it is expected that the Manitoba PNP will continue its proactive approach to immigration by conducting regular draws and inviting skilled individuals who meet the province’s economic needs. Prospective immigrants are encouraged to stay updated on the program’s announcements and opportunities.
The first MPNP draw of 2024 sets a positive tone for the year, highlighting Manitoba’s commitment to attracting skilled individuals through a transparent and competitive process. As the program continues to evolve, potential candidates should seize the opportunities presented and stay engaged with the latest updates from the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Whether you are a skilled worker, an international student, or a professional overseas, Manitoba beckons with opportunities for a fulfilling and prosperous future.