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Manitoba PNP Invites 282 to Apply for a Nomination for Canada PR

Published on : February 12, 2024

Canada's Manitoba holds the third round of general invitations under Canadian PNP in 2024.

On February 8, 2024, Manitoba province of Canada held its Expression of Interest Draw #210. Manitoba runs its own provincial program under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that permits provinces to nominate candidates for Canadian permanent residency.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued a total of 282 invitations in the latest round of invitations. MPNP invitations are referred to as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs). Among these, 26 invitations went out to candidates that had a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

To be considered by Manitoba PNP for a nomination, an Express Entry candidate must mention their -

  • Valid Express Entry profile number, and
  • Job seeker validation code.

A majority of invitations went out to candidates eligible for the Skilled Worker in Manitoba category. Invitations were also issued under the International Education Stream and Skilled Worker Overseas stream.

Manitoba PNP - EOI Draw #210 on February 8, 2024


Invitations issued

Ranking score

Skilled Worker in Manitoba


EOI 619 and above

International Education Stream



Skilled Worker Overseas


EOI 713 and above




Express Entry invitations

26 out of 282



What is Manitoba PNP’s Skilled Worker in Manitoba category?

The Skilled Worker in Manitoba (SWM) route is for candidates that have “a strong connection” to Manitoba. Through the close relative in Manitoba selection criteria, those who qualified under SWM in the latest MPNP draw had a supporter in Manitoba. This person could be either -

(1) a close relative,

(2) a Canadian PR visa holder, or

(3) a Canadian citizen.

They should have been living in Manitoba for a minimum of one year from the date of applying.

Close relationships accepted for MPNP’s SWM category are -

  • Mother
  • Father
  • Sister
  • Brother
  • Grandmother
  • Grandfather
  • Niece (daughter of your brother/sister)
  • Nephew (son of your brother/sister)
  • Aunt (sister of your mother/father)
  • Uncle (brother of your mother/father)
  • First cousin (child of your uncle/aunt)

There must be clear documentary proof to provide as support of the relationship. A Settlement Plan will also be required.

What is Manitoba PNP’s Skilled Worker Overseas stream?

Under the Skilled Worker Overseas stream, you need not have a prior connection to Manitoba. However, you must have either -

  1. Received a direct invitation from the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, or
  2. Provided a valid Express Entry profile number with job seeker validation code.

Your Express Entry profile must be valid at the time of the assessment of your application.

What is Manitoba PNP’s International Education Stream (IES)?

The MPNP’s IES route is specifically for foreign nationals that have graduated from a designated post-secondary institution in Manitoba. There are three separate pathways under Manitoba’s IES -

  • Career Employment Pathway.
  • Graduate Internship Pathway, and
  • International Student Entrepreneur Pilot (ISEP).

Foreign students that have graduated from another Canadian province are not eligible for Manitoba PNP’s International Education Stream. They can apply under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream instead.

Manitoba is among the top Canadian provinces with a high demand for skilled foreign labour. With the latest round of invitations, a total of 1,097 invitations have been issued by MPNP in 2024 so far -

  • EOI Draw #210 on February 8 - invitations: 282
  • Special Immigration Measure - Ukraine Draw #22 on January 30 - invitations: 117
  • EOI Draw #208 on January 25 - invitations: 275
  • EOI Draw #207 on January 11 - invitations: 423

Welcoming around 15,000 newcomers a year, Manitoba is a choice of many for different reasons.

Why choose Manitoba to settle in Canada as a permanent resident?

Newcomers choose Manitoba for -

  • A strong and diverse economy,
  • A low cost of living,
  • Many job opportunities,
  • Easy to start a business,
  • Affordability when compared to many other provinces,
  • High quality of free public health care, and
  • High standard of school system.

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