On July 20, 2023, Manitoba held a new invitation round in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In round #186, the MPNP held a new draw under the Skilled Workers Overseas (SWO) stream and issued 595 LAAs to eligible candidates (340 to Express Entry candidates). The lowest score in the SWO category was 611 points, 163 points fewer than in the previous draw. In general, the MPNP invites candidates under three streams: Skilled workers in Manitoba, SWO, and the International Education Stream. In this round of invitations, Manitoba held an SWO-only draw. In 2023, MPNP invited 8,433 candidates, and 2,360 of them received invitations in the Express Entry.