The Manitoba Immigrant Nominee Program (MPNP) has announced that the province will open a new stream called the International Education Stream (IES), which will be geared towards international graduates of Manitoba post-secondary institutions, and who meet the meet the eligibility criteria for the program. This stream is expected to open in April 2018.

The IES will prioritize international graduates through a Career Employment Pathway, which will be used to simplify and accelerate the nomination of graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. 

This stream currently has one Career Employment Pathway. Even though this pathway is designed for international graduates from Manitoba post-secondary institutions, other MPNP options may be available to international graduates under the renewed Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream. 

Note: This page will be updated with more details on the application process for the IES.

Eligibility Criteria

Criterion Minimum Requirement
Education Completed a graduate program in STEM in Manitoba within past 3 years;



Graduated in the past 3 years from a designated post-secondary institution (minimum one year, two semesters, full-time coursework);


Completed a recognized Bridging/Gap-Training program offered by a designated post-secondary partner institution in Manitoba and passed the initial stage of certification by the Regulator as required for the specific regulated occupation associated with that program.

Official Languages Proficiency Minimum CLB 7
Current Employment in Manitoba For STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduates:


If a graduate completed a STEM program in Manitoba with a completed internship in an eligible industry and research enterprise in Manitoba, the individual is not required to have a job offer at the time of application.


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



The individual must be employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba

Adaptability The individual must be residing in Manitoba at the time of application.


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

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