International Education Stream (IES)

International Education Stream (IES)

This stream is for foreign students who have graduated from Manitoba and have the skills to grow the province. Apply under one of the following streams of International Education Stream (IES):

  • Career Employment Pathway
  • Graduate Internship Pathway
  • International Student Entrepreneur Pilot


Career Employment Pathway

To apply, meet the terms such as:

  • Firstly, must have graduated from a Manitoba recognised institute/university.
  • Secondly, have a job offer in an in-demand occupation.
  • Also, the job offer must be in the field of study/training.


To apply, meet the following terms:

Factors Minimum Requirement
Education Have a minimum 1-year full-time post-secondary study experience from a Manitoba recognised institute/university. Also, you must have graduated in the past 3 years.
Language Skills Language skill level must be a minimum of CLB/NCLC 7.
Current Job in Manitoba Must have a full time, continuous, paid job offer from a Manitoba employer. Also, the job offer must be for a minimum of 1 year in an in-demand occupation list. Further, this job offer must be related to your field of study/training. However, at the time of assessment of your profile, you must be working full-time.

 

Note

Degree graduates can qualify if they have a NOC 0, A, B or in an in-demand job in Manitoba.

MPNP can choose to assess your profile as per program or occupation-specific limits.

 

Settlement Funds Show proof of settlement funds.

Show funds for a period of 6 months, as per the Low Income Cut Off (LICO) terms 

Or

Have a full-time, long term, paid job in Manitoba.

Adaptability Prove your intent to live, settle and work in Manitoba. Also, submit a career settlement plan.

 


Graduate Internship Pathway

This stream helps international masters and PhD graduates contribute to the innovation industry in Manitoba. Besides, only foreign graduates who complete an internship through Elevate or Accelerate internship programs with MITACS can apply. Also, after your internship, you do not need a job offer to qualify for this stream.


To apply, meet the following terms:

Factors Minimum Requirement
Education Have a Masters/PhD degree within the last 3 years from a Manitoba recognised institute/university.
Language Skills Language skill level must be a minimum of CLB/NCLC 7.
Internship in Manitoba Must have completed a MITACS Elevate or Accelerate (including Accelerate Entrepreneur) internship. Also, this internship should be in an eligible industry and research company in Manitoba.
Current Job in Manitoba You do not need a job offer for applying under the Graduate Internship Pathway of the International Education Stream (IES).

 

Settlement Funds Show proof of settlement funds.

You must show funds for a period of 6 months, set as per Low Income Cut Off (LICO) terms

Or

Have a full-time, long term, paid job in Manitoba.

Adaptability You must show your intent to live, settle and work in Manitoba. Also, submit a career settlement plan.


International Student Entrepreneur Pilot

Under the International Education Stream (IES), this sub-stream offers 20 spots (a year) for foreign graduates from Manitoba. Also, it helps applicants to start a business in Manitoba after completing their graduation. Besides, to qualify, you must meet all the terms of your Business Performance Agreement (BPA).


To apply, meet the following terms:

Factors Minimum Requirement
Business Experience Submit a business plan along with your MPNP application.

Also, you must have a valid work permit, and

Have an active involvement in the day to day operations of your business. You must be running your business as a senior manager, 6 months before MPNP selects your profile.

Also, you must meet all the terms of your BPA.

Language Skills Meet the CLB/NCLC 7 language skill level.
Education Level Must have completed a full-time, min 2 years post-secondary program from a Manitoba recognised institute/university.
Age Must fall between the age group of 21 to 35.
Adaptability Prove that you were living in Manitoba after completing your studies.

Also, have a valid open work permit or post-graduate work permit at the time of applying for MPNP.

Further, you must prove your intent to settle in Manitoba even after MPNP selects your profile.

Funds to settle in Manitoba MPNP does not have a set limit for settlement funds but you must submit financial statements. As this will help MPNP check how profitable your business plan is for you and Manitoba. Also, you must show funds set as per Low Income Cut Off (LICO) terms, for a 12-month period.

Further, you need to submit a report that verifies your net worth from MPNP approved third party supplier.

 

Business Performance Agreement (BPA)

After your application gets approved, you must sign a BPA.