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1 STUDYING IN MANITOBA

2 Welcome Bienvenue tính từ ยินดีต้อนรับ добро пожаловать 欢迎 مرحبا Bienvenido

3 CANADA 2 nd largest country in the world 33 million people 10 provinces, 3 territories Top UN Ranking Multicultural: 1 in 6 is a new immigrant Officially bilingual but over 200 languages are spoken Provinces are responsible for education

4 MANITOBA Geographic centre of North America and transportation hub Vast land with 100,000 lakes & rivers, and rolling prairies Diverse, stable economy, with a high standard of living, steady economic growth, a high employment rate, abundant natural resources Abundant energy, mineral and agricultural resources with a high-skilled workforce

5 MANITOBA Geographic centre of North America and transportation hub Vast land with 100,000 lakes & rivers, and rolling prairies Diverse, stable economy, with a high standard of living, steady economic growth, a high employment rate, abundant natural resources Abundant energy, mineral and agricultural resources with a high-skilled workforce MANITOBA EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

6 WHY MANITOBA? Welcoming environment Quality education Abundant Choice Opportunity to succeed WelcomingWelcomingQualityWelcomingQualityChoiceWelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunity

7 WELCOME TO MANITOBA WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityWelcoming Manitobans are friendly and caring, and believe in the spirit of community Manitoba enjoys safe, secure, and welcoming communities People from around the world have made Manitoba their home, creating a truly multi-cultural society Manitoba offers a wide variety of sports and recreational opportunities and cultural events

8 WELCOME TO MANITOBA WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityWelcoming Manitobans are friendly and caring, and believe in the spirit of community Manitoba enjoys safe, secure, and welcoming communities People from around the world have made Manitoba their home, creating a truly multi-cultural society Manitoba offers a wide variety of sports and recreational opportunities and cultural events How many languages are spoken in Manitoba? a) 2 b) 5 c) 40 d) over 100

9 WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityWelcoming MANITOBA’S PEOPLE Population: 1.2 million Capital City: Winnipeg (pop. 706,900) First populated by Aboriginal peoples and then settled by European immigrants Today: Multicultural – over 200 ethnic groups speaking over 100 languages Well educated & productive workforce

10 WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityWelcoming MANITOBA’S PEOPLE Population: 1.2 million Capital City: Winnipeg (pop. 706,900) First populated by Aboriginal peoples and then settled by European immigrants Today: Multicultural – over 200 ethnic groups speaking over 100 languages Well educated & productive workforce Which statement is NOT true? a) Winnipeg is home Canada's oldest and North America's second oldest dance company. b) Manitoba has the “World Polar Bear Capital.” c) Manitoba has the largest shopping mall in Canada. d) Winnipeg has Canada’s largest urban park.

11 WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityWelcoming ART, CULTURE & RECREATION 130 festival days each year Winnipeg is a cultural centre of Canada Internationally renowned ballet company, world- class symphony Classical, contemporary, jazz, country music, dance and theatre abound Professional sports teams Countless recreational opportunities

12 WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityWelcoming ART, CULTURE & RECREATION 130 festival days each year Winnipeg is a cultural centre of Canada Internationally renowned ballet company, world- class symphony Classical, contemporary, jazz, country music, dance and theatre abound Professional sports teams Countless recreational opportunities Winnipeg is one of the sunniest places in Canada. TRUE or FALSE

13 WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityWelcoming …ALL YEAR ROUND SPRING (March-May) -10 to 25 degrees Celsius (14 to 77 Fahrenheit) SUMMER (June–August) 20 to 35 degrees Celsius (68 to 95 Fahrenheit) AUTUMN (September-November) -10 to 25 degrees Celsius (14 to 77 Fahrenheit) WINTER (December-February) -30 to -15 degrees Celsius (-22 to 5 Fahrenheit)

14 WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityWelcoming …ALL YEAR ROUND

15 EDUCATION IN CANADA Education is the responsibility of provinces and territories The standard of education is consistently high across the country Globally recognized credentials Canada spends more per capita on its education system than most countries in the G-7WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityQuality

16 EDUCATION IN CANADA The UN ranks Canada among the top 5 countries in the world to live based on our excellent education system, high quality health care, low crime rate and clean environment. International tests demonstrate the strength of our education systems: WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityQuality Mathematics (2006) Science (2006) Reading (2003) Problem Solving (2003) 1 Finland 1 Korea 2 Korea2 Canada2 Korea2.Finland 3 Netherlands3 Japan3 Canada3 Japan 4 Switzerland4 New Zealand4 Australia4 New Zealand 5 Canada5 Australia5 New Zealand5 Australia 6 Japan6 Netherlands6 Ireland6 Canada The OECD PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) International Test of abilities of 15 year olds

17 EDUCATION IN MANITOBA High priority for government funding with emphasis on accessibility Student-centered teaching focused on creativity and problem-solving Core academic benchmarks at the K-12 level and accreditation at the post-secondary level Smaller class sizes with available and supportive faculty and staff WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityQuality

18 CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH Complete range of program options from short-term study to PhDs Transition programs, language upgrading, and other additional services available Accommodation options include Homestays, on-campus residences, off- campus housing, and private arrangements Many options for extracurricular and free- time activities WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityChoice

19 ELEMENTARY & HIGH SCHOOLS All schools offer Government-Approved Curriculum — Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6) — Junior High (Grade 7 – 9) — High School (Grade 10-12) Schools often run classes in semesters — 1st Semester (Sept. – Jan.) — 2nd Semester (Feb. - June) Classes run from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Access to support services at all times Extracurricular activities, leadership programs and athletics Transportation options WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityChoice

20 ELEMENTARY & HIGH SCHOOLS All schools offer Government-Approved Curriculum — Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6) — Junior High (Grade 7 – 9) — High School (Grade 10-12) Schools often run classes in semesters — 1st Semester (Sept. – Jan.) — 2nd Semester (Feb. - June) Classes run from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Access to support services at all times Extracurricular activities, leadership programs and athletics Transportation options WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityChoice MANITOBA’S HIGH SCHOOLS

21 ELEMENTARY & HIGH SCHOOLS All schools offer Government-Approved Curriculum — Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6) — Junior High (Grade 7 – 9) — High School (Grade 10-12) Schools often run classes in semesters — 1st Semester (Sept. – Jan.) — 2nd Semester (Feb. - June) Classes run from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Access to support services at all times Extracurricular activities, leadership programs and athletics Transportation options WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityChoice

22 ELEMENTARY & HIGH SCHOOLS All schools offer Government-Approved Curriculum — Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6) — Junior High (Grade 7 – 9) — High School (Grade 10-12) Schools often run classes in semesters — 1st Semester (Sept. – Jan.) — 2nd Semester (Feb. - June) Classes run from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Access to support services at all times Extracurricular activities, leadership programs and athletics Transportation options WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityChoice

23 UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES Colleges and universities with undergraduate, graduate (master, doctoral), professional and certificate programs Numerous technical/vocational institutions, language programs and transition programs Cutting edge technology and research labs with opportunity to collaborate on research projects Opportunities for co-operative education & internships Option to work on and off campus WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityChoice

24 UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES Colleges and universities with undergraduate, graduate (master, doctoral), professional and certificate programs Numerous technical/vocational institutions, language programs and transition programs Cutting edge technology and research labs with opportunity to collaborate on research projects Opportunities for co-operative education & internships Option to work on and off campus WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityChoice MANITOBA’S UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

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26 UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES Colleges and universities with undergraduate, graduate (master, doctoral), professional and certificate programs Numerous technical/vocational institutions, language programs and transition programs Cutting edge technology and research labs with opportunity to collaborate on research projects Opportunities for co-operative education & internships Option to work on and off campus WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityChoice

27 ENGLISH AND FRENCH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS Canada: a world leader in English and French language training True English immersion experience English as an Second Language (ESL) programs as part of a program of study AND Variety of specialized ESL language programs for academic, work or personal interest Small classes with individual attention WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityChoice

28 ENGLISH AND FRENCH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS Canada: a world leader in English and French language training True English immersion experience English as an Second Language (ESL) programs as part of a program of study AND Variety of specialized ESL language programs for academic, work or personal interest Small classes with individual attention WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityChoice MANITOBA’S ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOLS

29 OPPORTUNITIES TO SUCCEED WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityOpportunity Access to affordable, quality education that is recognized around the world Opportunities to gain work experience in a North American setting Opportunities to stay in Manitoba after your studies are complete Access to professors, opinion leaders and decision makers

30 QUALITY EDUCATION WITHIN REACH WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityOpportunity 2008/2009 Average Annual Undergraduate International Student Tuition Fees at Public Institutions Exchange Rate: $1 CDN = 1.76 BRL$ CountryTuition Canada¹21, BRL (13, – 29, BRL) Australia²21, BRL (15, – 27, BRL) USA³32, BRL UK 4 33, BRL (12, – 55, BRL) ¹Source: Statistics Canada TLAC Survey. ²Source: ³Source: 4 Source: Tuition more affordable than US/Europe and very competitive with Australia Low cost of living in Canada Merit-based scholarships available

31 2008/2009 Average Annual Undergraduate International Student Tuition Fees at Public Institutions Exchange Rate: $1 CDN = 1.76 BRL$ CountryTuition Canada¹21, BRL (13, – 29, BRL) Australia²21, BRL (15, – 27, BRL) USA³32, BRL UK 4 33, BRL (12, – 55, BRL) ¹Source: Statistics Canada TLAC Survey. ²Source: ³Source: 4 Source: QUALITY EDUCATION WITHIN REACHWelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityOpportunity Tuition more affordable than US/Europe and very competitive with Australia Low cost of living in Canada Merit-based scholarships available Manitoba Value Some of the lowest tuition in Canada One of the lowest costs of living in Canada Entrance scholarships for undergraduates Tuition Tax Rebate of $25,000 after graduation

32 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) Canadian Government-funding for 4-10 month international student exchange programs for up to $15,000 CAD. Available to college, undergraduate, and graduate students who are attending a university that is partnered with the Canadian university that will host the exchange. The Canadian university must apply on behalf of the student.

33 WORK OPPORTUNITIES Work opportunities for university and college students Work on campus (no permit required) Work off campus (work permit easily obtained) Co-op work programs Work after graduation (open work permits available) WelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityOpportunity

34 Provincial Nominee Program International Student Stream International Students are eligible to apply if they have: Graduated from a recognized post-secondary program of at least 8 months Possess a Post Graduation Work Permit Received a formal offer of full-time Employment Worked with that same employer for the past 6 months STAY AFTER YOUR STUDIESWelcomingQualityChoiceOpportunityOpportunity

35 COMING TO CANADA: ADMISSIONS Choose an institution: What do you want to study? Admission requirements vary by institution Academic performance is most important factor Manitoba institutions do not require SATs Proof of English proficiency may be required Transfer credit/advanced standing may be given for previously completed courses, including A-level, I.B. and A.P. courses Application dates may vary Apply from October onward Most application deadlines are between February – April Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis

36 COMING TO CANADA: VISAS Apply to the Visa Application Centre (VAC). Applications must include: Letter of acceptance Record of previous study (e.g. transcript or diploma) Application fee ($125 CDN) Proof of funds to cover tuition and living costs Intent to return after completing studies Medical examination, if required Apply for Visa & Study Permit Apply for Admission Pick a Program Is program 6 months or longer? Apply for Visa only YesNo

37 COMING TO CANADA: VISAS Apply to the Canadian Embassy Applications must include: Letter of acceptance Record of previous study (e.g. transcript or diploma) Application fee ($125 CDN) Proof of funds to cover tuition and living costs Intent to return after completing studies Medical examination, if required Apply for Visa & Study Permit Apply for Admission Pick a Program Is program 6 months or longer? Apply for Visa only YesNo What is the slogan on Manitoba license plates? a) Sunny Manitoba b) Friendly Manitoba c) The Grain Capital of Canada d) Home of the Polar Bear

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