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Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway

Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway
The Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway is part of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program’s (MPNP) Manitoba International Education Stream. The Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway enables expedited nomination paths for foreign students who have completed a Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate internship after completing a Master’s or Doctoral (Ph.D.) studies program.

What are the minimum eligibility requirements?

Here’s a quick rundown of the minimum eligibility requirements for the Graduate Internship Pathway. Some of these will be discussed further below this table.

Criteria Minimum requirement
Express Entry ProfileNo, you do not need an existing Express Entry profile.
Connection to ProvinceStudy & Internship, to be discussed further below.
Job OfferThere are no minimum job offer requirements.
Language Proficiency

All applicants must demonstrate competence in either English or French of at least level 7 of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB).


Language tests must have been completed within the two years prior to applying to the program in order for them to be valid.

Level of EducationCandidates must have completed a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Manitoba.
Work ExperienceCandidates must have completed Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate Internship.
Investment RequirementThere are no minimum investment requirements for this pathway.


Connections to Manitoba — Minimum Requirement

The applicant must also have passed a post-secondary education program leading to a Masters’s or Doctoral Degree from a designated Manitoba institution to be eligible for the Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway. This program must have been finished within the last three years before applying. Candidates must have finished an internship with Mitacs in either the Accelerate or Elevate programs.

Settlement in Manitoba — Minimum Requirements
All applicants for this stream have to be Manitoba residents at the time of the application, demonstrate their plan to remain in Manitoba following nomination, and present a Career Employment Plan.

They also must show liquid funds comparable to the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) standards set by Canada’s federal immigration authorities, which can also be fulfilled if an applicant shows they are employed in full-time, long-term employment in Manitoba.

How do I acquire Permanent Resident status to this pathway?
1. Check your eligibility for the Graduate Internship Pathway based on the information above.
This stream is not available to foreign graduates of study programs from outside Manitoba. If you graduated somewhere else in Canada and are currently working in Manitoba, or if you have an offer of employment from a Manitoba company, you might be able to apply under some other streams, including the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream.

2. Assess your eligibility to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.

Make sure that you do not belong to a category that disqualifies you from the MPNP.

3. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).
If you’re eligible, you may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) so you can be added to the candidate pool, where you will be awarded a point score out of 1,000. Those ranked at the top will be given Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), which means they can now submit a full application. The EOI filing is an electronic procedure that requires you to answer several questions online and provide supporting papers.

4. Get your Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).
Manitoba holds regular draws to encourage top-ranked applicants to make a full application to the MPNP where they can be given a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA). These drawings are held generally once a month, however, there has historically been no set timetable or advance notifications for draws.

You have 60 days after receiving an LAA to finalize and submit an application to the MPNP. It is strongly advised that you start preparing your papers and other necessary documentation as soon as they enter the pool, as gathering the essential documents in the proper manner might take some time.

5. Apply for Canadian Permanent Resident Status.
If your application to the MPNP is approved, you will be able to apply for permanent residency directly to the Canadian government.

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