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International Student at the North Hill Campus

International Applications

Apply Directly or Through an Agent/Representative

You are welcome to apply directly to Assiniboine, or through an agent/representative. Your application is treated in the same way. Assiniboine Community College does not give preference to students applying through an agent/representative. An agent/representative cannot guarantee your admission to Assiniboine Community College. Applying through an agent/representative will not speed-up the admission process.

International applicants to full-time programs

Step One: Read our available programs page

Review the list of programs available to international students. These are the only programs for which we accept international applications.

Step Two: Choose the program best for you

Read the program pages for any program of interest, so that you have a good understanding of the program and its career possibilities. We encourage you to choose a program you will enjoy and can be successful in, as it is very unlikely you could transfer programs after you arrive.

Step Three: Check the admission requirements

Read "Admission Requirements" on the program page. Pay attention to specific course requirements, like Math or Language Arts. (Note: "40S" in Manitoba means the 12th year of schooling; in many countries that is called "senior" or "higher" secondary level.)

Also, check that you meet the English language proficiency requirement.

Step Four: Apply online

Apply online


Deadlines

Application: No deadline, but many of our programs become full, so we encourage early application. If a program is full when you apply, you could be on a waitlist and therefore may not get a seat.

See our full list of programs that start at a different time of year. Those programs become full very quickly, so we encourage you to apply as soon as a program on that list is "OPEN".

Visit the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website to see the average study permit processing time in your country. We encourage you to apply early enough that you have enough time to receive your study permit before the date on your letter of acceptance. Please note, most students will need to provide biometrics as part of their study permit application. This could increase the time you will need to complete your study permit application.

The first day of the program: See your letter of acceptance.

  • September start date: REQUIRED International Orientation
  • January start date: REQUIRED International Orientation
  • Other start dates: See your letter of acceptance.

Note: If you need a paper copy of our application, please print and email to international@assiniboine.net

Program Application and Guide (PDF)

My payment was cancelled when my application was submitted. How can I make the payment now?

Payments can be made using paymytuition.com once you receive your Assiniboine student ID number. Please wait 10 business days to receive this number. You can not go back into the online application and try the payment again once the application has been submitted.

Payments can also be made using online banking with a Canadian bank account once you receive your Assiniboine student ID number. Add Assiniboine Community College as a payee. Your seven-digit student ID number is the account number (e.g. 0123456). You can also pay your Tuition Deposit this way. Note: E-transfers are not accepted at this time.

How do I know if my application will be processed for my first choice or second choice program?

Your application is only processed for one program. If your first choice program has no available seats, your application will be processed for the second choice. This means that your application will not be considered at any time for the first choice program.

If you receive a letter stating that you are on the waitlist for your first or second choice, it is likely that there are no seats available in either program. We will do our best to put you on the waitlist that gives you the best possible chance for admission. If you wish to be considered for another program you will have to submit a new application and application fee.

When do I need to submit my original documents?

For Education outside Canada: We accept scanned or photocopied documents for the application. A condition of final acceptance will be that students provide the original, official hard copy documents before program start date.

For Education in Canada: We require original, official hard copy documents of ALL secondary, post-secondary or language education in Canada. Assiniboine will keep these documents. (“Original, official hard copy documents” means they must be sent by courier or by post. Scanned or photocopied documents are not acceptable.) You may upload these documents to your online application, but you must mail us the originals prior to processing your application. Your application will be considered incomplete until we receive official Canadian transcripts.

What does it mean if I receive a letter stating I am on the waitlist?

Being placed on the waitlist means that there are currently no seats available in the program you have applied to. It is possible a seat will become available for you, but there is no guarantee of a seat opening for you in your selected program and/or start date. If no seat becomes available for the intake you have chosen, we will ask you if you want to be considered for the next intake, if available.

If you want to apply to a different program, you will need to submit a new application and a new $200 application fee. Applications are not transferred.

When should I submit proof that I have applied for a study permit or proof that I have received approval of my study permit?

As soon as you apply for your study permit you should send us a copy of the IRCC application confirmation.

You should notify us as soon as you receive the approval letter or your visa stamp. The request from IRCC for your passport is not accepted as confirmation of study permit approval.

The deadline to provide your approved study permit is indicated in your acceptance letter.

Is the tuition deposit refundable? Is the tuition deposit transferrable?

A non-refundable tuition deposit is required for most programs. Cohort programs require a much larger deposit. The amount of your required deposit and the due date is indicated in your acceptance letter.

If your study permit is refused and you provide the official refusal from IRCC to Assiniboine your tuition deposit is refundable (less $100 processing fee). If you withdraw from your program your tuition deposit is non-refundable. If you switch your program your tuition deposit is forfeited. You can’t transfer your tuition deposit to another program.

Can I transfer my application to a different intake or location?

No, your application is only processed for the intake and location you have applied to.

Do I have to pay for the health insurance that is mentioned on the acceptance letter?

Yes, health insurance is mandatory, you will be invoiced for health insurance at the time of registration. Read more about health insurance.

When will I get a receipt?

Receipts are emailed as soon as possible after the payment is made. Please note that Assiniboine does not issue receipts for payments made through paymytuition.com and you will have to use the payment confirmation issued from paymytuition.

What is the status of my application?

You will receive an email to the email address on your application when there is a change in your application status. If you have not received an email that means that there is no change in your application status at this time. Check your email regularly and ensure that you follow all direction as soon as possible.

I have been asked to submit a Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry check, how do I do that?

If you are in Canada when you apply to the program, you will need to complete the check(s) and submit a copy as part of your application. We cannot process the application without the check(s).

If you are outside of Canada when you apply to the program, we will process the application without the check(s), using your study permit in place of these checks. You will be required to complete the check(s) within your program. Your program will let you know when you need to apply for these.

Am I going to be on campus or online for classes?

Please read the COVID-19 Updates for information regarding scheduling of classes during COVID-19.

Is my program eligible for a Post Grad Work Permit (PGWP)?

All of the programs on this list are eligible for a PGWP.

When will I have access to MyACC (Assiniboine’s online student portal)?

Once you have applied, have been admitted, and have been registered into your courses,we will email you a username and password for your MyACC online account.