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Get to Know Us - International

Get to Know Us

We provide exceptional learning experiences and many times that means taking you outside of a traditional classroom. Whether you’re growing plants in our sustainable greenhouse or creating a meal in our teaching kitchen, we’ll make sure you get the hands-on experience you need so you’re fully prepared for your future.

Our college is proud to partner with professional organizations and other post-secondary institutions in Canada to ensure your education takes you further. A popular option is the 2+2 program, allowing you to combine two years at Assiniboine with two years at a partner university, earning you a diploma and a degree in just four years. And increasingly, we’re seeing more students attending our college for hands-on college training to complement their previous university education.

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Supports for International Students

Our Student Success Advisors and International Student Advisor work together to help you with needs like:

  • Preparing to come to Manitoba and study at Assiniboine College
  • Answering practical questions like how to get a driver’s license
  • Academic needs like tutoring, program planning or accommodations for a disability
  • Confidential support for personal issues
  • Contact with community agencies & services

Learning Commons staff offer study skills and research assistance, to help you understand and be successful in a Canadian college.

The International department works closely with the college's Students’ Association to plan events and activities to welcome you and help you build a community of friends and supports while having fun!

Our college has a growing population of international students. Small class sizes in a wide range of programs make it easy for you to get to know your instructors and fellow students.

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Where Is Manitoba?

Right in the heart of Canada! We're located in the geographic centre of North America, and our province is in the middle of the country.

Why Should You Study In Manitoba?

Manitoba is an excellent choice to help you meet your education goals. Our education system and institutions are internationally recognized, with leading-edge facilities and first-rate instructors. Manitoba offers high quality, affordable education and training throughout the province in rural or urban settings.

International students enjoying the beutifal fall weather.

Eight Big Reasons

  1. Affordable world-class education
  2. Internationally recognized diplomas and certificates
  3. Priority assessment eligibility for your Canadian permanent residency status**
  4. Work while you study and after you graduate
  5. Genuine English language immersion experiences
  6. Variety of recreational, cultural and entertainment activities
  7. Friendly urban centres and welcoming small rural towns
  8. International Education Act protects you while you study

** Visit the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for eligibility.

Brandon the 'Wheat City"

International student bundled up on a winter day.

Brandon is located 200 km west of Winnipeg (a 2-hour drive) and 100 km north of the United States border. Brandon has been nicknamed the "Wheat City" in honour of its rich agricultural heritage and reputation as a prosperous farming community. Brandon is the little city with a big heart and is a progressive community with a quality of life that must be experienced to be appreciated. Brandon is home to about 50,000 people.

Brandon has four distinct seasons and many activities to keep you fit and entertained. With -20 C winters, hot prairie summers, hiking and biking outdoors, provincial/national parks teeming with wildlife, festivals, concerts and cultural activities await, just imagine the stories you will have for your family about the true north!

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  • Manitoba is located in the geographical centre (or the heart) of North America. It is two to three hours if travelling by plane from cities such as Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago.
  • The history of Manitoba’s Indigenous people goes back thousands of years, and since the province was established in 1870, Manitoba has welcomed immigrants from every corner of the globe. Home to more than 210 declared ethnic or cultural origins, we are proud of our multicultural heritage!
  • Manitoba hosts an abundance of cultural festivals every year, including the National Ukrainian Festival held in Dauphin, Winter Multicultural Festival in Brandon and Folklorama in Winnipeg.
  • Manitoba basks in over 2,300 hours of bright sunshine per year with southern Manitoba enjoying up to 16 hours of daylight during peak summer weeks. Brandon is the 6th sunniest city in Canada.
  • Living in Brandon, you can experience four distinct seasons: snowy winter; cool, wet spring; hot summers; and crisp autumn.
  • The Assiniboine River winds 17 km through the heart of Brandon. With 44 kilometres of paved walking and hiking trails, and many parks, forests, rivers and lakes within a short drive of Brandon, the area is an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts in all seasons.
  • Brandon is Manitoba’s second largest city and provides services for 180,000 people, which includes those in surrounding communities. The city has amenities, services, and educational and employment opportunities generally found in much larger centres.
  • Brandon is renowned for its agricultural shows: The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, the Manitoba Summer Fair, and the Manitoba Livestock Expo. AgDays, held annually in January, is the province’s largest indoor agricultural tradeshow.
  • Brandon is the only Canadian city with a population under 50,000 that has a university, community college and an emergency services college.
  • Brandon has direct flights to Calgary, yet has a maximum in-city commute of 12 minutes.