On 19 April 2021 the Manitoba government issued “Letters of Advice to Apply” through an invitation directly from the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative to 30 people. The applicant had to have at least 703 points. The “Strategic Recruitment Initiative” is immigrants.
The program also issued “Letters of Advice to Apply” who have an IRCC Express Entry ID to 369 people of which the lowest score was 708 points. The point system can be seen here: http://www.immigratemanitoba.com/immigrate-to-manitoba/general-mpnp-policies/sw-eoi-ranking/