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Here is Why International Students Should Study in Manitoba


Manitoba is a popular choice for international students. Over 18,000 international students from 100 countries have been enrolled in Manitoba schools and post-secondary institutions since 2018. They have contributed more than $400 million to Manitoba’s gross domestic product. They have also supported over 4,250 jobs in the province. As well, the Province of Manitoba has established its own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Those working in Manitoba, including international students, can also take the Manitoba Work Experience Pathway!

Settle in Canada throughManitoba Work Experience Pathway

One of the requirements to gain residency is for Manitoba’s International Student Graduates to be on the In-Demand Occupations list and have been working a minimum of 6 months in the Province of Manitoba. The fun fact is that the job don’t have to be in your field of study to be eligble under this stream. Isn’t this great news for international students? Let’s look at which University is great to study in Manitoba.

University of Manitoba

Established in 1877, the University of Manitoba is the largest and only research‐intensive university in the province of Manitoba.It is also the first university in western Canada. The UM is one of Canada’s top research institutions and is world ranked on both QS and Times Higher Education rankings. Their vibrant and diverse community is made up of over 30,000 students studying in more than 100 academic programs. Below are some of the faculties present at University of Manitoba.

Pandemic Support for International Students

During the pandemic, they provided comprehensive support to international students. They have provided dedicated vaccination cards for international students.

Agircultural and Food Sciences

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences is known for the high-quality programs it offers and its supportive staff. As well as the expertise of faculty, students at the University of Manitoba also benefit from the close proximity to other faculties, federal research facilities, and a vibrant agricultural community in Winnipeg.


The Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba is the first in Canada to offer post-graduate degree programs in the built environment. By focusing on design excellence, teaching, and research, the faculty contributes to improving the built environment and thereby fostering ecological, economic, physical, and social well-being worldwide.

School Of Art

At the University of Manitoba, the School of Art provides students with practical experience in a number of artistic disciplines. It is their goal to prepare students for a successful career in the arts at a time when creativity, critical thinking, and complex problem solving are in highest demand.

Many of their Art graduates have gone on to thriving careers as visual artists, curators, designers, art historians, gallerists, educators, arts administrators, cultural workers, and in many other fields.


The I.H. Asper School of Business has flourished for over 80 years, providing world-class education to the brightest minds who contribute to the social and economic well-being of Manitoba and the world.


Teaching, research, scholarship, and service are the core activities of the Faculty of Education.


The University of Manitoba’s Price Faculty of Engineering is the oldest engineering school in Western Canada and offers over 20 unique programs across multiple engineering disciplines.

Environment, Earth, and Resources

Developing and disseminating knowledge of the earth’s, environment, and human condition, so as to benefit people now and into the future. Building an intellectual community conducive to becoming a premier faculty that teaches and conducts research in a wide range of areas including earth, environment, sustainable development, resources, and human activities. Our goal is to apply the synergies between our interdependent disciplines, develop academic programs that meet the needs of students, change societal conditions, and create opportunities for research and outreach.

Health Sciences

More than 3,100 students are enrolled each year in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. In response to the evolving focus on interprofessional models of care, they prepare their students for patient care delivered in a team-based environment.

Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Examine what moves you. The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management is dedicated to studying and supporting developments in physical activity, human movement, sport, and leisure activities that encourage healthy communities and healthy lives.


You are more than a student at the Desautels Faculty of Music. Working with accomplished professionals and developing your talent in an inspiring, leading-edge environment is the best part of being a part of a thriving music community. During your training in music or the arts, you will be able to discover your true talent and prepare for a fulfilling career.


Discoveries in science impact us in new, unanticipated ways every day, inspiring us in unimaginable ways and improving our lives through their innovative solutions.The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba aims to share this wonder and impact widely. Our mission is to produce the researchers who’ll invent a better future for us all, and to educate all those who pass through our doors – doctors, nurses, scientists, engineers, lawyers, accountants, entrepreneurs, CEOs, social scientists, artists, and educators. Their faculty believes that science belongs to all.

Read detailed programs at their viewbook

Trouble meeting the Academic Requirements?

You may be eligible for the pathway program at International College of Manitoba if you do not meet the academic requirements or would like additional support.

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Disclaimer: The information is directly derived from IRCC, Government of Canada and University of Manitoba Website. The material and information contained on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice. Although best efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, we cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of all information. As information may change without notice, always refer to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Government of Canada’s and University of Manitoba’s website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Source: International Students Data in Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program in Manitoba In-Demand Occupations List Vaccine Card for International Students

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