Manitoba in an interesting move has reduced the ranking score for Express Entry to its lowest point of 519 in the draw of July 6. The earlier low was of 545 points.

This cut off score from Manitoba’s Expression of Interest pool was 26 points less than the previous low of 545 points.

Expression of Interest System

Manitoba’s Expression of Interest system employs a unique kind of points system. As per the system, the candidates are given a score out of 1,000 points. Thus, there is no similarity between this system and the Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System or the CRS. CRS is a system that assigns a score out of 1,200 points to the candidates.

What exactly is Express Entry System? The Express Entry system has been designed to manage applications for three immigration categories of the federal government. These categories include the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Canadian Experience Class, and the Federal Skilled Trades Class.

In the draw of July 6, Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for a provincial nomination from Manitoba were issued to 202 Express Entry candidates. This draw was the sixth since the introduction of the Express Entry-linked Skilled Workers Overseas sub-stream under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.


As per the MPNP, the selected candidates possess “a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code, and at least six months of recent experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations list.”

However, the eligible Express Entry candidates should also possess the support of a relative or any close friend who has been a resident of Manitoba since one year at least.

The major benefit for Express Entry candidates is that the successful candidates receive an additional 600 CRS points.

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