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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

Requirement 
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 immigratemanitoba@gov.mb.ca. 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 IssuedStream Specified
7 November 201923N/A
24 October 201916N/A
10 October 201924N/A
27 September 201925N/A
12 September 201940N/A
15 August 201936N/A
19 July 201923N/A
5 July 201921N/A
20 June 201926N/A
7 June 201928N/A
23 May 201917N/A
9 May 201917N/A
25 April 201925N/A
28 March 201944N/A
1 March 201920N/A
15 February 201934N/A
31 January 201917N/A
17 January 201932N/A
20 December 201835N/A

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