On March 9, 2023, Manitoba held a new invitation round in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In round #171, the MPNP held a new occupation-specific candidate selection (sales and service support occupations) under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream and invited 224 applicants who scored 612 points and more. Manitoba also issued 277 LAAs in the regular SWM draw. The minimum score for the LAA in this category was 675 points, 18 points fewer than the previous draw. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, MPNP  issued 43 LAAs to candidates invited under the Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The lowest score in the SWO category was 666 points, 55 points fewer than in the previous draw. In addition, 53 invitations were issued in the International Education Stream. Manitoba has issued LAAs to 597 candidates, including 45 Express Entry candidates for this round. In 2023, MPNP invited 2,180 candidates, and 277 of them received invitations in the Express Entry.