Manitoba holds second PNP draw in two weeks


Manitoba invited 196 hopeful immigrants to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on November 19.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited skilled workers and international graduates through three immigration streams:

Here are the number of invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), along with their required minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) scores:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba— 144 LAAs with a score of at least 526;
  • Skilled Workers Overseas— 22 LAAs with a score of at least 769; and
  • International Education Stream— 30 LAAs, no EOI score requirement.

Out of the 196 LAAs issued, 40 went to Express Entry candidates. This is a huge jump from the seven that were issued in the previous draw.  The MPNP says they will refuse any of these candidates who do not have a valid Express Entry ID, a job seeker validation code, and verifiable experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations list.

The MPNP only considered Skilled Worker Overseas candidates in this draw if they were directly invited under a strategic recruitment initiative.