The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) continues to be a beacon for aspiring immigrants, and on September 7, 2023, it conducted another successful invitation round under its Expression of Interest (EOI) system. This draw, known as Expression of Interest Draw #193, encompassed all three MPNP streams: Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, and Skilled Worker Overseas. A total of 558 candidates were fortunate to receive Invitations to Apply (ITAs), with eligibility criteria varying based on their respective streams.
Expression of Interest Draw #193 Highlights
Skilled Worker in Manitoba – Occupation-Specific Selection
In this category, profiles that declared current employment in Manitoba, particularly in occupations that have been identified as having high labor needs, were given priority.
A total of 230 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued in this sub-stream.
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for an ITA in this category was 595.
Specific occupations under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 were given special consideration. For a detailed list of these occupations, please refer to our comprehensive news analysis.
Skilled Worker in Manitoba – All Occupations
Profiles that were not selected in the occupation-specific selection still had a chance in this category.
A total of 236 LAAs were issued in this sub-stream.
The minimum CRS score required for an ITA in this category was 640.
International Education Stream
Candidates who declared their eligibility for the International Education Stream were considered for this category.
A total of 52 LAAs were issued in this sub-stream.
Skilled Worker Overseas:
This category encompassed profiles that declared being directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
A total of 40 LAAs were issued in this sub-stream.
The lowest-ranked candidate invited in this category had a CRS score of 724.
It’s worth noting that out of the 558 invitations extended in this Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program draw, 158 were allotted to candidates who had a valid Express Entry profile number and a job seeker validation code.
The MPNP’s commitment to selecting candidates across various streams underscores Manitoba’s intent to attract skilled individuals who can contribute to the province’s growth and development. By targeting specific occupations with labor shortages and providing opportunities for international students, Manitoba is fostering a diverse and dynamic community.
The Expression of Interest system, which Manitoba employs, allows candidates to showcase their qualifications, work experience, language proficiency, and ties to the province. This system has proven to be efficient and effective in identifying candidates who align with Manitoba’s economic and labor market needs.
The province’s ability to draw candidates from the Express Entry pool further illustrates its proactive approach to immigration. By selecting individuals with Express Entry profiles, Manitoba can tap into a pool of candidates who have already demonstrated their eligibility for economic immigration programs at the federal level.
Manitoba’s latest PNP draw on September 7, 2023, reaffirms the province’s commitment to attracting and retaining skilled talent. With invitations issued across multiple streams, Manitoba remains an enticing destination for individuals seeking permanent residency in Canada. As the MPNP continues to conduct these draws, we can anticipate the province’s population becoming even more diverse and its economy more vibrant, thanks to the contributions of these newcomers. If you’re considering immigration to Canada and have the skills or qualifications that align with Manitoba’s needs, the MPNP could be your pathway to a promising future in this welcoming province.