Manitoba is an excellent choice to help you meet your education goals. Our education system and institutions are internationally recognized, with leading-edge facilities and first-rate teachers and professors. From academic programs to flight schools to dance schools, whatever your educational aspirations are you’ll find a program that is right for you.
Manitoba offers high quality, affordable education and training throughout the province in rural or urban settings by public or private institutions in both English and French.
Universities and Colleges
Manitoba’s universities and colleges offer the education and training students need to thrive in today’s global economy. Manitoba’s universities and colleges offer certificate, diploma, undergraduate, post-graduate, masters, doctorates, pre-professional and professional degree programs in a broad range of disciplines.
The following universities and colleges have been designated by Manitoba to accept international students.
Private Vocational Institutions
Manitoba’s Private Vocational Institutions (PVIs) are privately owned and operated as businesses for profit. PVIs offer occupational training in a wide range of fields. Programs may be taught in the classroom and through hands on training.
The following PVI programs have been designated by Manitoba to accept international students:
Aveda Institute Winnipeg
CDI College Winnipeg
Intra-Oral Dental Assistant
Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts
Audio in Media
Please note that international students enrolled in PVIs may be eligible to work off-campus or as co-op student or intern. However, PVI students are not eligible to work on-campus. Graduates of PVI programs are not eligible to apply for the Post-Graduation Work Permit.
Kindergarten to Grade 12 Schools
Manitoba schools teach students age 5 to 19 in Kindergarten to Grade 12. Both public and private schools teach the Manitoba curriculum. Teachers and support staff recognize that students are entering Manitoba schools with different levels of English or French language proficiency and work with each student to build their language skills.
Once in high school. Students choose to follow one of four streams: English, Français, French Immersion, or technology education. By combining compulsory and elective courses, students create their own balanced and challenging program. In addition to academic programs, schools offer extracurricular activities such as music, sports, art, drama, student government, and more. All Manitoba high schools prepare students aged 14 to 19 years old for post-secondary education, training or employment after graduation.
Schools with formal International Education programs
Manitoba’s superior professional dance school inspire students to celebrate and perfect their craft while also receiving a quality education.
The following dance schools have been designated by Manitoba to accept international students:
- Ballet Academic Program (ages 12 to 17)
- Aspirant Program (post-secondary)
- Teacher Training Program (post-secondary)
Please note that international students enrolled in dance schools may be eligible to work off-campus or as co-op student or intern. However, PVI students are not eligible to work on-campus. Graduates of dance school programs are not eligible to apply for the Post-Graduation Work Permit.
International students can only apply for a study permit from Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada once they have an acceptance letter from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). A DLI is a school approved by the provincial government to host international students. For more information about DLIs and a complete list of DLIs visit IRCC’s webpage.
International students in Manitoba are protected under the International Education Act. Visit the International Education Act webpage for more information.