Graduate Internship Pathway

The Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway is one pathway of the Manitoba International Education Stream of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Manitoba. The Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway accepts applications from international graduates who have completed a Masters or PhD program in Manitoba within the last 3 years and who completed a Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate internship.

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Candidates who are successfully nominated through the Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway will be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence. Please note that graduates from Canadian post-secondary programs located outside of Manitoba are not eligible for this stream. However, they may be eligible to apply through one of the Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams.

Important Updates

Throughout 2018 and 2019 the province of Manitoba is implementing extensive changes to their PNP. All details and a schedule of changes are included in the MPNP Renewal section of our website. All streams will be experiencing changes, with some streams closing and new streams opening.

Program Requirements

Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceStudy & Internship
Job OfferNo
Language ProficiencyCLB 7
Level of EducationMasters or PhD in Manitoba
Work ExperienceCompleted Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate Internship
Investment RequirementNone

Connection to Manitoba

In order to be eligible for the Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway, a candidate must have completed post-secondary education program resulting in a Masters or Doctoral Degree from a designated institution in Manitoba. This program must have been completed within the 3 years prior to application. Candidates must have completed a Mitacs internship in either the Accelerate or Elevate program.  


Language Proficiency

All candidates for this program must demonstrate proficiency in either English or French consistent with the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of level 7. Language tests must have been taken within the two years prior to applying to the program.  


Settlement in Manitoba

All candidates for this stream must be residing in Manitoba at the time of application and must show the intent to continue to reside in Manitoba after the nomination. This includes the submission of a Career Employment Plan.  


Settlement Funds

Candidates for this stream must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements as outlined by Canada’s federal immigration authorities. This may be satisfied if an applicant demonstrates they are employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba.

Application Procedure

Those interested in applying to the Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway must first contact the MPNP by email at [email protected]. Manitoba will invite qualified candidates to attend an information session for the MPNP where full details will be provided about the application procedure. It is a requirement to attend an information session before submitting an Expression of Interest for this pathway.

MPNP Recent Draws - International Education Stream

Below is the history of Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) issued for all MPNP streams for the International Education Stream.

DateNumber of LAAs Issued
2 September 202155
12 August 202131
29 July 202143
9 July 202123
18 June 202122
7 June 202122
25 May 202120
6 May 202113
26 April 202155
8 April 202121
25 March 202141
26 February 202128
12 February 202133
28 January 202123
14 January 202129
30 December 202018
17 December 202040
19 November 202030
5 November 202023
22 October 202030
8 October 202025
24 September 202025
10 September 202035
27 August 202034
13 August 202023
30 July 202021
16 July 202029
2 July 202018
19 June 202012
4 June 202019
21 May 202012
7 May 202015
23 April 202014
9 April 202014
26 March 202020
12 March 202018
27 February 202032
13 February 202033
30 January 202018
17 January 202023
2 January 202022
19 December 201917
9 December 201933
21 November 201929
7 November 201923
24 October 201916
10 October 201924
27 September 201925
12 September 201940
15 August 201936
19 July 201923
5 July 201921
20 June 201926
7 June 201928
23 May 201917
9 May 201917
25 April 201925
28 March 201944
1 March 201920
15 February 201934
31 January 201917
17 January 201932
20 December 201835

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