Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway


Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway is one of the three programs under the MPNP International Education Stream. The Graduate Internship Pathway is for you if you have a master’s or a doctoral degree from Manitoba. This article includes all the eligibility requirements and steps to apply to the MPNP Graduate Internship Pathway.

Eligibility Requirements for Graduate Internship Pathway

Before submitting your Expression of Interest, make sure that you meet all the requirements for the Graduate Internship pathway that are listed below.

  1. You must have a master’s or a doctoral degree from an accredited educational institution in Manitoba.
  2. You must have earned your master’s or doctoral degree within the last three years.
  3. Along with the academic degree, you should also complete an internship with either Mitacs Elevate or Mitacs Accelerate.
  4. Unlike the Career Employment Pathway, the Graduate Internship Pathway does not require you to have an ongoing job in Manitoba at the time you submit your MPNP application.
  5. You must have at least CLB 7 or NCLC 7 in your language proficiency test. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program accepts CELPIP and IELTS for English language proficiency and TCF and TEF for French language proficiency. Your language test result should not be older than 2 years.
  6. If you do not have an ongoing employment in Manitoba, you must have at least CAD $10,000 readily available settlement funds. The minimum amount of settlement funds increases by CAD $2000 with every accompanying family member.
  7. You must be living in Manitoba at the time you apply for the Graduate Internship pathway. 
  8. You must be able to successfully demonstrate your plan and intentions to permanently live in Manitoba and contribute economically, socially, and culturally to the province.

What are Mitacs Elevate and Accelerate?

Mitacs is a non-profit national research organization in Canada that operates internship, training and research programs in the fields of social and industrial innovations. It runs six programs– Accelerate, Elevate, Globalink, Canadian Science Policy Fellowship, Entrepreneur International, and Business Strategy Internship. Mitacs Elevate and Accelerate are two of the programs that offer paid internships to eligible students in Canada. 

To be eligible for the Graduate Internship Pathway, you must have completed your internship in either Mitacs Accelerate or Mitacs Elevate program. An internship at the Accelerate program can pay you approximately CAD $10,000. Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship that offers a minimum stipend of CAD $55,000. 

Step by Step Application to MPNP

Applying to the Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway has 5 stages:

  1. Submit your Expression of Interest or EOI. 
  2. Get a Letter of Advice to Apply in the MPNP draws
  3. Submit a complete MPNP application and pay CAD $500
  4. Your application will be assessed by an officer
  5. Get a provincial nomination certificate once your application is assessed and approved.

This section includes a step by step guide to apply for the Graduate Internship Pathway.

Stage 1 : Submission of Expression of Interest

The very first thing you will need to do is register yourself in the MPNP online portal and create an Expression of Interest. At this stage you will not need to submit any documents or pay any fee. However, you will need to submit complete information about your age, education, language proficiency, settlement funds, work experience, etc.

Based on this information, your EOI will get a score by the Manitoba points calculator. Your EOI will be valid for a year. Moreover, you cannot have more than one active EOI in the MPNP system. If you hire a CICC authorized representative, they will submit the EOI on your behalf. This will ensure that your EOI gets the highest points possible.

Stage 2: Get a Letter of Advice to Apply in the MPNP draws

Manitoba PNP draws are usually held every second Thursday. Higher your rank or better suited your profile, more are the chances of getting an LAA. Once you get the Letter of Advice to Apply, you must submit your application within 60 days. 

Stage 3: Submit a complete MPNP application

Once you get your LAA, this is the stage where you will need to pay CAD $500 non-refundable application fee and submit a completed application along with the latest and valid documentation.

If a CICC licensed immigration consultant is representing you, it will be their responsibility to ensure that your application is complete, and has the maximum chances of getting approved by the MPNP officer. You will have 60 days to submit your application for the Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway.

Stage 4: Application assessment by MPNP officer

Your application will be assessed by an officer based on various factors like your education, employability, language skills, settlement plans, labour market requirements, etc. Secondly, the officer will also assess that all your information is supported by valid and updated paperwork. Manitoba PNP processes most applications within 6 months.

Make sure that all your details are complete for faster processing. Any changes in your case must reflect in your application. 

Stage 5: Approval and Nomination

Once your application is approved by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, you will receive a nomination certificate. Your provincial nomination is valid for 6 months or 180 days. Once you become a provincial nominee through the MPNP, you can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for Permanent Resident visa via Provincial Nominee Program. 

In case you have not completed your masters or doctoral degree from Manitoba, you have other MPNP pathways to settle in Manitoba. Contact us and get your case assessed by CICC licensed representatives who hold track records of successful immigration applications. Even if your profile does not fit MPNP, we will find you a Canada immigration program that is the most suitable for you. 

Contact Talent Connected Worldwide – your trusted and legal guide to Canada Immigration.  

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