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International Students

Updates made to this page
  • Tuesday, August 18: Added self-isolation resources for students under FAQs

International Students

Assiniboine understands you may have questions as a current or future international student in these changing times. We have answered a range of frequently asked questions for both current and future international students. If you require further information, please email the International office team at international@assiniboine.net, and they will endeavour to respond to your email promptly.

Campuses: Student Access

  • Please see the most recent information regarding access to Assiniboine’s Victoria Avenue East campus on the COVID-19 Updates page.

COVID-19 Readiness Plan

Current and New International Student FAQs

Do I need to quarantine after arriving in Manitoba?

You may need to quarantine if you arrive in Manitoba from outside of Canada or certain regions within the country. More information is available to assist you in this PDF.

I need assistance with academic planning. Who should I speak to?

Contact your School office to talk to your Student Success Advisor (SSA) or program chair. The SSA and program chairs work closely with Assiniboine International to support students. Please find appropriate contact details under the FAQs on our Student Resources page.

Will I still have health insurance coverage?

If you are currently registered at Assiniboine, please check your college email account and re-read the email that you received from guard.me International insurance approximately one month after your 2019-20 program start date. This email will have your unique policy number and claims information. Please note: guard.me has confirmed that students with an existing policy will have coverage for COVID-19 under the terms and conditions of the policy. You can also read additional information about health coverage on our website.

Now that I’m no longer in face-to-face classes, will this impact my eligibility to study or work?

Your eligibility to study and/or work will continue as before. Even if your class schedule has changed as a result of COVID-19 and you are no longer on campus for classes, please refer to the dates noted in MyACC. Your student status has not changed and your eligibility to work part-time has not changed. Please view the latest information from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada here.

Can I work full-time off-campus when my in-person classes are finished?

No, you are still a student for the full dates listed in your MyACC. You are only permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours per week. The only two exceptions are: a) If you have an on-campus job, you can work more than 20 hours per week in total (on- and off-campus) b) If you have paid work in a college practicum or co-op, for credit, authorized in advance by the instructor, and if you have a “co-op work permit”.

Who do I talk to about admissions/application/program availability?

Please email the International office team at international@assiniboine.net.

Who do I talk to about course registration or payment questions?

Please contact the Registrar’s Office via the following methods: Call: 204.725.8701 or toll-free 800.862.6307 ext 8701 Email: admissions@assiniboine.net

I’m finished my program, when can I get my letter of completion?

The original end date of the program applies. After the end date of all courses as shown in MyACC has passed and when all grades are showing in MyACC, you may request the completion letter through your MyACC account only.

Please note there is a fee for this. Completion letters are usually processed within 3-5 business days after received and will be mailed to the address noted in MyACC.

Where do I find Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) information about travel to Canada?

Please find the most up-to-date IRCC information about travel restrictions here.