With more and more ILAC students inquiring about higher education in Winnipeg, ILAC puts the spotlight on this popular Pathway destination.
Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba, is one of the most diverse and friendly cities in North America. It offers fun and entertaining events and is an easy place to make new friends from Canada and around the world.
Here are a few reasons why Winnipeg is quickly becoming a popular destination for international students wanting to study at a Canadian College or University:
• It has the lowest cost of living for one of Canada’s biggest cities (population over 700,000)
• It has the lowest tuition fees in the country (from $9,000 per year for college and up to $13,000 for university)
• Manitoba offers an attractive immigration incentive program.
ILAC’s Four Pathway Partners in Winnipeg Have A Program For Everyone:
University of Manitoba—a well-ranked research university.
Popular programs: engineering, architecture, biotechnology, agriculture, food sciences, agribusiness, kinesiology, nutrition, business.
Winnipeg Technical College
Popular programs: Culinary Arts, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Network Security and Systems, Early Childhood Education, Pharmacy Technician, Rehabilitation Assistant
University of Winnipeg—a smaller teaching university.
Popular programs: Bachelor Degrees in health sciences, biochemistry, international relations, psychology, film, acting, theatre, arts, business.
1-year Post-degrees in Public Relations, Marketing, IT, Network Security, Project Management.
Red River College
Popular programs: diplomas in aircraft maintenance, aerospace manufacturing, automotive, hotel management, health information management, environmental technology, construction management, computer networking, pharmaceutical manufacturing, creative communications, graphic design, business, engineering and more.
For more information, contact your ILAC Pathways Specialist or email@example.com
Here are some interesting facts about Winnipeg!
1. The character JAMES BOND was based on a real person from Winnipeg!
He was a pilot in the First and Second World Wars and a master spy for Britain.
2. Winnie The Pooh got his name from Winnipeg:
During WW1, a Canadian soldier on his way to Europe bought a baby bear from a hunter and named her ‘Winnipeg’ (Winnie’ for short). When the troops were sent to France, Winnie was moved to the London Zoo, where the British author A.A. Milne often took his son Christopher Robin. When Milne wrote his children’s books, he called the loveable character Winnie the Pooh, who had become his son’s favorite animal.
3. Winnipeg is internationally renowned for its arts and culture. Along with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and The Winnipeg Art Gallery, it is also a popular location where some of your favorite Hollywood movies are filmed. Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival and Gimli International Film Festivals are also popular summer cultural activities.
4. Winnipeg is at the intersection of two rivers, the Red River and Assiniboine River. The Forks, a cultural and events centre, is located downtown where the two meet. Corydon Avenue is a very popular place to hang out during the summer for live music shows and many other free events. In the winter, the river becomes an 8.5 KM skating rink.
5. Winnipeg has a vibrant downtown (Red River College and the University of Winnipeg are located downtown), and a fun and trendy shopping and eating district.
Reading Comprehension Questions:
- Who was the character JAMES BOND based on?
- What was the name of A.A. Milne’s son?
- What is the name of one of Winnipeg’s Film Festivals?
- Where is The Forks located?
- Where is the University of Winnipeg located?