On June 1, 2023, Manitoba held a new invitation round in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In round #181, the MPNP held a new occupation-specific candidate selection under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM) stream and invited 262 applicants who scored 607 points and above. Manitoba also issued 240 LAAs in the regular SWM draw. The minimum score for the LAA in this category was 669 points, 32 points fewer than the previous draw. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, MPNP issued 31 LAAs to candidates invited under the Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The lowest score in the SWO category was 801 points, 80 points more than in the previous draw. In addition, 56 invitations were issued in the International Education Stream. Manitoba has issued LAAs to 589 candidates, including 214 Express Entry candidates for this round. In 2023, MPNP invited 6,122 candidates, and 1,594 of them received invitations in the Express Entry.