Graduate Internship Pathway

The Graduate Internship Pathway provides faster nomination pathways for international student master and doctoral graduates through internships contributing to industry innovation in Manitoba. Graduates who complete an Accelerate or Elevate internship with Mitacs in Manitoba can apply to the MPNP immediately after graduation, whether or not they have a job offer.

If you are an international student who graduated in another province of Canada and/or are not working in an in-demand occupation, you may be eligible to apply under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba pathway.


CriterionMinimum Requirement
EducationYou must have completed a master or doctoral degree program in Manitoba within the past 3 years.
Official Languages ProficiencyMinimum CLB/NCLC 7 (or equivalent)
Internship in ManitobaYou must have completed a Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate (including Accelerate Entrepreneur) internship with an eligible industry and research enterprise in Manitoba.
Employment in ManitobaYou are not required to have a job offer at the time of application.
Settlement FundsYou must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.


You must be employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba.
AdaptabilityYou must be residing in Manitoba at the time of application.

You must show the intent to continue to reside in Manitoba after nomination, including the submission of a Career Employment Plan demonstrating opportunities for a successful career track in Manitoba.

You must also be eligible to apply to the MPNP.