On May 4, 2023, Manitoba held a new invitation round in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In round #178, the MPNP held a new occupation-specific candidate selection under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM) stream and invited 252 applicants who scored 606 points and above. Manitoba also issued 199 LAAs in the regular SWM draw. The minimum score for the LAA in this category was 650 points, one point fewer than the previous draw. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, MPNP issued 49 LAAs to candidates invited under the Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The lowest score in the SWO category was 699 points, 20 points fewer than in the previous draw. In addition, 39 invitations were issued in the International Education Stream. Manitoba has issued LAAs to 539 candidates, including 204 Express Entry candidates for this round. In 2023, MPNP invited 4,978 candidates, and 1,155 of them received invitations in the Express Entry.