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Pre-Arrival Information

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We hope to make your stay in Canada as easy and enjoyable as possible, so we provide a pre-arrival guide for international students.

International Handbook

Also available is a relocation guide for the City of Brandon.


Before you start at Assiniboine Community College complete the checklist to be sure you are prepared.

  1. I have satisfied all the college admission requirements by the deadline date.
  2. I have an updated passport to cover the length of the college program.
  3. I have received my study permit and sent a copy to
  4. If I want to request credit for previous education, I am doing the necessary paperwork as early as possible.
  5. I have booked a flight or other transportation to Brandon and will arrive for orientation.
  6. I have found a place to live. I can pay or have paid the damage deposit and first month’s rent.
  7. I can submit original transcripts (both my home country and Canadian) and English test documents.
  8. I have paid my first term tuition.
  9. I have my books/supplies or can pay for them as soon as I arrive.
  10. I have transportation to college each day.
  11. I am ready to purchase health insurance.

Download our International Handbook. This document will help you prepare for travelling and living in Manitoba.


You are welcome to email Assiniboine International at

Assiniboine International employs a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor. The advisor can offer basic advice to students about study permits and work permits. They cannot complete applications for you, and cannot represent you.