International Education Stream

The new International Education Stream (IES) for Manitoba graduates is dedicated to providing international students graduating in Manitoba and meeting the needs of industry faster pathways to nomination.

There are three pathways:

Note: If you are an international student who graduated in another province of Canada, you will not be eligible under this stream but may be eligible under the renewed Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream.


Career Employment Pathway

The Career Employment Pathway provides faster nomination pathways for post-secondary students who graduate and find long-term employment in Manitoba in an in-demand occupation consistent with their training. If you meet these conditions, you will be eligible to apply to the MPNP immediately after graduating and obtaining the job offer.

If you meet Career Employment Pathway criteria and unable to submit your EOI profile, email immigratemanitoba@gov.mb.ca to register for an information session.

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 Worker in Manitoba Stream.

International Education Stream – Career Employment Pathway
Criterion Minimum Requirement

Education

You must have graduated in the past 3 years from a designated post-secondary institution in Manitoba (minimum one year, two semesters, full-time coursework).
Official Languages Proficiency Minimum CLB/NCLC 7 (or equivalent)
Current Employment in Manitoba You must have a full-time job offer from an eligible current employer, with a minimum 1-year contract on Manitoba’s published In-Demand Occupations list that are consistent with your completed training.

Note:

  • The MPNP may impose program or occupation-specific limits.
  • If you have completed a bridging program and passed the initial stage of certification as determined by the appropriate regulatory body, you are not required to have a job offer at the time of application.
Settlement Funds You must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.

OR

You must be employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba.

Adaptability You 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.


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.

Interested candidates should email immigratemanitoba@gov.mb.ca to register for an information session.

NOTE: Attending an information session is required before you submit an Expression of Interest to the MPNP.

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 Worker in Manitoba Stream.

International Education Stream – Graduate Internship Pathway
Criterion Minimum Requirement

Education

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

OR

You must be employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba.

Adaptability You 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.


International Student Entrepreneur Pilot

The International Student Entrepreneur Pilot will provide up to 20 (per calendar year) international students who have graduated in Manitoba the opportunity to pursue entrepreneurship rather than employment. Once the applicant meets the conditions of their Business Performance Agreement, they are nominated for permanent residence.

Interested candidates should email MPNP-BusinessStream@gov.mb.ca to register for an information session.

NOTE: Attending an information session is required before you submit any forms to the MPNP.

If you are an international student who graduated in another province of Canada, you may be eligible to apply under the Business Investor Stream Entrepreneur Pathway.

International Education Stream – International Student Entrepreneur Pilot
Criterion Minimum Requirement
Business Experience
A business plan is required as part of your application to MPNP.

You must operate the business as a senior manager on a daily basis from the place of business in Manitoba for at least 6 months prior to nomination while on a valid temporary work permit, consistent with the requirements of your Business Performance Agreement (BPA).

Business equity ownership of at least 51%.

Official Languages Proficiency Minimum CLB/NCLC 7
Education Complete a full-time post-secondary program in Manitoba that is at least 2 years in duration. (distance learning or compressed academic programs are not eligible)

Studies and/or work/business experience outside of Canada will be considered as beneficial but not are not an eligibility requirement

Age 21-35
Adaptability You must:

  • Have a valid open work permit or post-graduation work permit (PGWP) at the time of application;
  • Have continuously resided in MB since graduation; and
  • Show intent to continue to reside in MB after nomination.
Net Worth / Settlement Funds A deposit is not required.

Minimum net worth is not an eligibility criterion; however, net worth/ source of funds will be considered for the purpose of evaluating the potential for you to successfully execute on your business plan

You must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a twelve-month period.

Your personal net worth will be verified by a third-party supplier approved by the MPNP. A verification report, along with the application, must be submitted to the MPNP within 120 days of receiving your LAA.

Business Performance Agreement After an application is approved, a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) must be signed prior to the MPNP issuing you an approval-in-principle letter to implement your business plan.

You must also be eligible to apply to the MPNP.