On August 10, 2023, Manitoba held a new invitation round in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In round #189, the MPNP held a new occupation-specific candidate selection under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM) stream and invited 249 applicants who scored 605 points and above. Manitoba also issued 279 LAAs in the regular SWM draw. The minimum score for the LAA in this category was 647 points, two points fewer than the previous draw. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, MPNP issued 40 LAAs to candidates invited under the Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The lowest score in the SWO category was 708 points, nine points fewer than in the previous draw. In addition, 47 invitations were issued in the International Education Stream. Manitoba has issued LAAs to 615 candidates, including 43 Express Entry candidates for this round. In 2023, MPNP invited 9,678 candidates, and 2,509 of them received invitations in the Express Entry.