On July 13, 2023, Manitoba held a new invitation round in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In round #185, the MPNP held a new occupation-specific candidate selection under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM) stream and invited 205 applicants who scored 604 points and above. Manitoba also issued 237 LAAs in the regular SWM draw. The minimum score for the LAA in this category was 661 points, one point fewer than the previous draw. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, MPNP issued 41 LAAs to candidates invited under the Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The lowest score in the SWO category was 774 points, 57 points more than in the previous draw. In addition, 57 invitations were issued in the International Education Stream. Manitoba has issued LAAs to 540 candidates, including 77 Express Entry candidates for this round. In 2023, MPNP invited 7,838 candidates, and 2,020 of them received invitations in the Express Entry.