Eligibility - Graduate Internship 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.

Who cannot apply to the MPNP?

The following are not eligible to submit an application to the MPNP:

  • Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process
  • Live-in Caregivers currently living in Canada
  • Temporary foreign workers currently working and residing in a province other than Manitoba
  • Spouses of Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Individuals who have been refused by the MPNP within the last six months and who are not able to address the reason(s) for refusal
  • Individuals who have an active immigration application with any other provincial immigration program or federal immigration program in Canada. Note: an Express Entry profile is not considered an immigration application.

If you or your spouse already have an active MPNP application, you are not eligible to submit an additional application to any other stream/pathway of the MPNP.