Graduate Internship Pathway

This is one of the pathways of the Manitoba International Education Stream of MPNP. This pathway accepts applications only from international graduates who have successfully completed either a Masters or PhD program in the province of Manitoba within the last 3 years and who have completed their Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate internship.
Candidates successfully nominated through this stream are invited to submit their applications for Canadian PR. It must be noted that the graduates from Canadian post-secondary educational institutions out of Manitoba are ineligible for this stream. Nevertheless, they may apply through one of the Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams.

Program Requirements



Express Entry Profile


Connection to Province

Study & Internship

Job Offer


Language Proficiency


Level of Education

Masters or PhD in Manitoba

Work Experience

Completed Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate Internship

Investment Requirement


Connection to Manitoba

To be eligible for this stream, a candidate must have completed a post-secondary program resulting in a Masters or Doctoral Degree from a specified institute in the province of Manitoba. The program must have been completed within 3 years prior to the application. Furthermore, the candidates must have completed a Mitacs internship in either the Accelerate or Elevate program.

Language Proficiency 

The candidates must demonstrate proficiency in either English or French consistent with CLB level 7. Language tests must have been taken within 2 years prior to applying to the program.

Settlement in Manitoba

All the candidates applying for this stream must be residing in the province of Manitoba at the time their application and exhibit their intent to continue to reside in Manitoba post-nomination, which includes the submission of their Career Employment Plan.

Settlement Funds

For this stream, the candidates must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements per the federal immigration authorities of Canada, which can be done by showing a valid full-time, long-term position in the province of Manitoba.

Application Procedure

The candidates interested in applying to this pathway must first contact the MPNP by emailing at The qualified candidates will be invited to attend an information session for the MPNP where full details will be provided about the application procedure. It is mandatory to attend the information session before submitting an Expression of Interest.