International Student at the North Hill Campus

International Applications

We are excited to hear you are planning to study here! You are welcome to apply directly to our college, or through an agent/representative. Your application is treated in the same way and we do not give preference to students applying through an agent/representative. An agent/representative cannot guarantee your admission to our college, and applying through an agent/representative will not speed-up the admission process once we receive it.

Step One: Choose your Program

Not sure exactly which program you want to take? You can review the list of programs available to international students. These are the only programs for which we accept international applications. 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 Two: Review all Admission Requirements

Read the "Admission Requirements" on the program webpage. 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.) Read more about International Admission Grade 12 Equivalency.

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

Step Three: Apply online

For the majority of our programs, you can apply one year in advance of the start date. We do not have application deadlines; however, many programs form waitlists many months before their start date, so we always encourage early application.

Complete the application form online, and upload all required items: transcripts, proof of English Language Proficiency (if required), criminal record/child & adult abuse registry checks (if required), study permit or visa approval (if you already have this), as well as any supplemental application form for competitive entry programs.

The $200 non-refundable application fee can be paid online as well. Sometimes, if you have the same or similar name to another student, it may not accept payment. If this is the case, we will reach out to you with your student ID number and method to make payment within a few days.


International Application Process

  1. All applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received and processing time may vary. Current processing time is 10-15 business days.
  2. If you meet admission requirements, and if there is seat available in the program, you will first receive a Letter of Eligibility (LOE) from us.
  3. In the LOE, you will be asked to pay your non-refundable, non-transferable tuition deposit by the stated deadline. If payment is not made by the deadline, your application will be cancelled.
    • The tuition deposit is not an additional cost, it goes towards your tuition.
    • The tuition deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable unless your study permit is refused by Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada (IRCC) prior to the deadline stated in your letter. A delay in applying for your study permit and receiving a decision back from IRCC does not grant you a refund of your tuition deposit.
    • It is important that you refer to Policy A20 for full details about any refund eligibility.
  4. After we have received your tuition deposit, you will receive a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and the provincial attestation letter, if required.
  5. You must then submit their study permit application to IRCC by the deadline in your letter (typically 30 days) and provide proof of your study permit application to
  6. You must provide their decision from IRCC as soon as you received it and by the deadline stated in your LOA. Students should always forward the refusal, even if they plan to re-apply for the study permit. Failure to do so will jeopardize your tuition deposit refund eligibility.

Note: If you need a paper copy of our application, please print and email to

Program Application and Guide (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to apply?

The application fee for international students is $200 (Canadian Dollars).

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

Payments can be made using 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.

When do I need to submit my original documents?

If you were educated outside Canada, we accept scanned or photocopied documents at the time of your application. A condition of final acceptance will be that you provide the original, official hard copies before program start date. This means you will still need to provide the original, physical copies before starting in your program, but not at the time of applying.

If you were educated in Canada, for your application we require original, official hard copies of any and all secondary, post-secondary or language education in Canada, even if you did not graduate. We will keep these documents once submitted to us. Failure to declare all schools you have attended is a violation of Policy A17 – Application and Admission to College Programs. If your study permit arrival date indicates that you could have attended an educational institution in Canada (based on the dates of your study permit), your application will be considered incomplete without the required information about your Canadian education. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Please Note: We accept emailed documents, only if they come directly from the issuing institution directly to us. You can also provide all documents in person or by mail directly to:

Assiniboine International
Assiniboine Community College
1430 Victoria Avenue East
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada R7A 2A9

What does it mean if I receive a letter stating that 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 and non-transferrable tuition deposit is required for programs. The amount of your required deposit and the due date is indicated in your Letter of Eligibility. It is also detailed in Policy A20: Refunds, Registration, Adding and Dropping of Courses.

If your study permit is refused and you provide the official refusal from IRCC to Assiniboine College your tuition deposit is refundable (less $150 processing fee). Notice to our college of an official study permit refusal letter is required no later than six weeks after the date of rejection and before your program starts in order to be eligible for a refund.

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 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.

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. This is typically 6 to 10 weeks before your program begins.