International Education Stream was created about a year ago as an offshoot of MPNP’s (Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program). The latest development in the province is unveiling two new fast-track pathways (Graduate Internship Pathway and International Student Entrepreneur Pathway) as part of the International Education Stream. These pathways offer fast entry into Manitoba to international graduates of postgraduate institutions.
Each year, Manitoba can nominate a predetermined number of immigration candidates for permanent residence as allowed by MPNP. More than 130, 000 permanent residents have been welcomed into Manitoba via PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) since its inception in 1998 – about 20 years ago.
How It Works
1.) The International Student Entrepreneur category is for students who have gone through at least a 2-year program in a post-secondary institution in Manitoba as well as are willing to establish and run a business in Manitoba. They are expected to be actively involved in such businesses both in investment and operation. When selected in this pathway, a candidate will be granted a temporary work permit which is part of a two-year pilot program according to Manitoba’s government.
2.) For people who have completed their masters or Ph.D. at a Manitoba’s University within 3 years, as well as an eligible internship, Graduate Internship Pathway is for them.
3.) People who go through Elevate or Accelerate internships can submit applications for The Graduate Internship Program whether they have a job offer from an employer in Manitoba or not. Mitacs, a non-profit organization, provides the medium of organizing Accelerate or Elevate internships.
Kelvin Goertzen, Manitoba’s Minister of Education and Training, said that ‘these new pathways are put in place to pull and make more talented entrepreneurs and innovators stay in Manitoba. The new connections, ideas and entrepreneurial spirit they bring make Manitoba more innovative and competitive’.
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