Manitoba Institutions

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

Commonwealth College
Culinary Arts

M.C. College
Esthetics and Nail Technician

Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts
Audio in Media

Robertson College
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Massage Therapy
Medical Laboratory Assistant
Pharmacy Technician

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

Summer Language Program English as an Additional Language French as an Additional Language
Institution English French Program Support Program Support
Public School Divisions (Ages 5-18)
Evergreen School Division
Lord Selkirk School Division
Louis Riel School Division
Mountain View School Division
Pembina Trails School Division
River East Transcona School Division
St. James-Assiniboia School Division
Western School Division
Funded Independent Schools (Ages 5-18)
Balmoral Hall School
Gray Academy of Jewish Education
Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute •‏ •‏
Mennonite Collegiate Institute
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School
University of Winnipeg Collegiate
Universities (17+)
Brandon University
Providence University College
Université de Saint-Boniface (en français)
University of Manitoba
University of Winnipeg
Colleges (17+)
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
Red River College
Faith Based Schools (17+)
Living Word Bible College and Christian High School
Private Language Schools (16+)
Heartland International English School
Winnipeg Global Education Institute

Dance Schools

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:

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet

School of Contemporary Dancers

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.

Flight Schools

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.