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
CategoryLetters of Advice to Apply [LAAs] sentMinimum EOI score required
Skilled Workers Overseas8Directly invited under Strategic Recruitment Initiative.824
Skilled Workers in Manitoba171475
International Education Stream34No 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 farDate of DrawTotal LAAs sentOf these, invitations received by Express Entry candidates
EOI Draw #80January 2, 202018624
EOI Draw #81January 17, 202024922
EOI Draw #82January 30, 202018111
EOI Draw #83February 13, 202024215
EOI Draw #84February 27, 202021720
EOI Draw #85March 12, 202022217
EOI Draw #86March 26, 202022629
EOI Draw #87April 9, 202015315
EOI Draw #88April 23, 2020132 7
EOI Draw #89May 7, 202012314
EOI Draw #90May 21, 2020 99 9
EOI Draw #91June 4, 2020124 9
EOI Draw #92June 19, 202018110
EOI Draw #93July 2, 202012510
EOI Draw #94July 16, 202017418
EOI Draw #95July 30, 202019915
EOI Draw #96August 13, 202025323
EOI Draw #97August 27, 202021323
Total LAAs in 2020 so far – 3,299.