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Admission Requirements

Regular Programs 

All regular programs require an equivalent (from your home country or another Canadian province) to a Manitoba Grade 12 diploma, including a “Language Arts” (in your first language) in the 12th year of study (or later). Most programs also require a Mathematics in the 12th year of study (or later). (Note: "40S" in Manitoba means the 12th year of schooling; in many countries that is called "senior" or "higher" secondary level.)

The Admission Requirements & Documents Chart describes the educational requirements for many countries.

Some regular programs (primarily in our Technology programs) require an advanced level of Mathematics or a minimum grade in Language Arts. See "Admission Requirements" on each program page for this information. 

All applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements. Please visit the English Language Proficiency page to ensure you meet requirements. If you do not, consider our English for Academic Purposes program or one of the other programs listed on that page. If you have questions, email

You will also need proficiency with keyboarding and basic computer applications, as you will do much of your schoolwork using a computer, and many programs do not teach these skills.  

Please Note: For Agribusiness, Civil Technician, Horticultural Production, Land and Water Management, and Sustainable Food System programs, we strongly encourage you to have a driver's licence. Access to a car will also be beneficial to you. 

A driver's licence is not an admissions requirement, but if you do not have one, you may not be able to graduate from the program. In the practicum or co-op in these programs, most work opportunities will require you to drive to locations outside of the city bus service.  If you do not have a driver's licence, you may not be able to find a practicum/co-op placement, as required for graduation. Receiving a Manitoba driver's licence can take several months for any new resident of Manitoba. If you do not have a driver’s licence in your home country, it could take 9 months or longer (which means you could not complete your practicum/co-op at the normally scheduled time).  See information here.

Post-Graduate Programs (We Call These “Advanced Diplomas”)

These programs require completion of a related college diploma (two-year minimum) or university degree. All applicants must also meet English language proficiency requirements. 

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Assiniboine International offers English for Academic Purposes classes in Brandon, Manitoba.

Students are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 Academic or equivalent to be admitted.

You can apply to Assiniboine's EAP program and a college program with the same application, for one application fee.

Please note that there could be a gap of a number of months between finishing the EAP program and the start of the college program.  Also, note that you may require more than one 14-week session of EAP classes to achieve the English proficiency level required for the college program