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About Manitoba

Thinking about Studying in Manitoba? About the Province

While cold during the winter, Manitoba is known for its warm and friendly residents. Located in central Canada and part of the Canadian prairies, is known for its diverse land that is comprised of thousands of lakes and rivers, and diverse culture that is deeply rooted with First Nations and European settlers and it continues to welcome new immigrants with open arms.

The Capital of the province, Winnipeg,is located in the southern part of the province. Approximately 60% of the province population reside in Winnipeg, making it the heart and soul of the province. Like other modern Canadian cities, it is culturally and ethnically diverse and filled with great attractions, events and festivals.

If you are a sports fan, the province has two professional sports teams, The Winnipeg Jets (NHL), and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL). It also has a number of junior hockey teams across the province.

Exploring Your Education Options in Manitoba

The province has a number of community colleges and universities to choose from, many of which are located in Winnipeg, with the largest being the University of Manitoba.Schools and the province fall under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Literacy.

One of the most attractive features is that there is a wide range in the size of schools, meaning that you can opt for smaller class sizes and a more intimate educational experience at some of the smaller schools or get the big school experience at a larger post-secondary institution.

Universities include:

  • Booth University College
  • Brandon University
  • Canadian Mennonite University
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Winnipeg
  • Universite de Saint-Boniface (French Speaking University)

Community colleges include:

  • Assiniboine Community College
  • Red River College
  • Robertson College
  • University College of the North

These schools offer a broad range of academic areas of study at the diploma, degree, Masters, and PhD level.

A Great Option for Out of Province and International Students

While most students are either born in Manitoba or a neighboring province, approximately 5% of students abroad choose to do their education at one of the post-secondary schools in the province. Depending on your situation, you may be required to obtain a student visa.

People choose to get education in Manitoba for many reasons. They include:

  • Affordable cost of living and multiple student housing options
  • Reasonable tuition fees
  • A variety of undergraduate and graduate degree options
  • Schools offer work-study programs for international students, allowing you to work and earn an income while getting your degree.
  • ESL and other academic support programs are available for students studying abroad
  • On campus and online course offerings, creating flexible education options
  • International students have the opportunity to immigrate to the province once they graduate and become a permanent resident  of Manitoba through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Students choose to study in Manitoba because they feel at home when on campus, regardless of the school they choose to attend.

More Information

For more information about the province of Manitoba please check the official website of the province: http://www.gov.mb.ca/

Schools in Manitoba

School name Address City Postal Code Phone Number
Assiniboine Community College 1430 Victoria Avenue East Brandon R7A 2A9 204-725-8700
Booth University College 447 Webb Place Winnipeg R3B 2P2 204-947-6701
Brandon University 270-18th Street Brandon R7A 6A9 204-728-9520
Canadian Mennonite University 500 Shaftesbury Blvd Winnipeg R3P 2N2 204-487-3300
Providence Theological Seminary 10 College Crescent Otterburne R0A 1G0 204-433-7488
Red River College 2055 Notre Dame Ave Winnipeg R3H 0J9 204-632-2327
Universite de Saint-Boniface 200 De la Cathedrale Avenue Winnipeg R2H 0H7 204-233-0210
University College of the North 436-7th Street East The Pas R9A 1M7 204-627-8500
University of Manitoba 66 Chancellors Cir Winnipeg R3T 2N2 1-800-432-1960
University of Winnipeg 515 Portage Avenue Winnipeg R3B 2E9 204-786-7811
Winnipeg Technical College 130 Henlow Bay Winnipeg R3Y 1G4 204-989-6500

  • Capital city

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About Manitoba

  • Population of Manitoba

    The population of Manitoba is 1,208,268 as of the 2011 ..read more

  • Largest Cities

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  • Ethnic Mix

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Weather in Manitoba

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