In the latest Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program [MPNP] draw held on August 27, the province of Manitoba in Canada has issued invitations to 213 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

In the latest draw, invitations by the MPNP – also referred to as Letters of Advice to Apply [LAAs] – were issued to international student graduates and skilled workers. The LAAs were sent by the MPNP to Canada immigration candidates through the 3 immigration streams of Skilled Workers Overseas, Skilled Workers in Manitoba, and International Education.

EOI Draw #97 – Date of Draw – August 27, 2020 – Total LAAs issued: 213
Category Letters of Advice to Apply [LAAs] sent Minimum EOI score required
Skilled Workers Overseas 8Directly invited under Strategic Recruitment Initiative. 824
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 171 475
International Education Stream 34 No minimum EOI score provided.

Note. – Of the 213 LAAs issued, 23 went to Express Entry candidates that had declared their job seeker validation code and Express Entry ID.

Express Entry candidates successful in securing a provincial nomination through any of the provinces/territories part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] are allotted 600 additional CRS points. By CRS is implied the Comprehensive Ranking System used for ranking profiles in the Express Entry pool.

The higher the CRS, the sooner a candidate can expect to be invited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

There are 80+ immigration pathways under the PNP of Canada, many of them aligned with the federal Express Entry system. Provinces in Canada routinely go through the pool of Express Entry candidates, looking for suitable matches with the most potential of thriving economically in their province.

In order to be considered for a PNP nomination, the candidate is required to first register their Expression of Interest [EOI] profile with the concerned PNP. Each of the provinces has their own requirements and eligibility criteria.

Do keep in mind that if you intend immigrating to Canada through the PNP route, you must have the intention of settling within the province/territory that had nominated you.

For 2020, MPNP has an allotment of 5,000 base nominations, along with 875 Express Entry spaces.

Manitoba has issued a total of 3,299 LAAs in 2020 so far.

EOI Draws in 2020 so far Date of Draw Total LAAs sent Of these, invitations received by Express Entry candidates
EOI Draw #80 January 2, 2020 186 24
EOI Draw #81 January 17, 2020 249 22
EOI Draw #82 January 30, 2020 181 11
EOI Draw #83 February 13, 2020 242 15
EOI Draw #84 February 27, 2020 217 20
EOI Draw #85 March 12, 2020 222 17
EOI Draw #86 March 26, 2020 226 29
EOI Draw #87 April 9, 2020 153 15
EOI Draw #88 April 23, 2020 132  7
EOI Draw #89 May 7, 2020 123 14
EOI Draw #90 May 21, 2020  99  9
EOI Draw #91 June 4, 2020 124  9
EOI Draw #92 June 19, 2020 181 10
EOI Draw #93 July 2, 2020 125 10
EOI Draw #94 July 16, 2020 174 18
EOI Draw #95 July 30, 2020 199 15
EOI Draw #96 August 13, 2020 253 23
EOI Draw #97 August 27, 2020 213 23
Total LAAs in 2020 so far – 3,299.