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Welcome New Students!

Our next International Welcome Week Orientation will take place January 9-11, 2018. Please note that the college is open on Monday, January 8th but the orientation program begins on Tuesday, January 9th.

All new international students starting classes must attend orientation events. During the welcome week you will learn more about what to expect during your studies at MITT, get to know the campus, meet our staff and fellow students, and explore the city of Winnipeg.

All events start at our Henlow Campus, 130 Henlow Bay, in the Delta Rooms. Please make sure to check your program schedule here to know the start time of your orientation.  Punctuality is important – REMEMBER: we are working on Canadian time! Check out a map and parking information, and look up how to get here by bus. You can use the Winnipeg Transit tool Navigo to find out how to get to MITT by bus (


Schedule and Themes: January 9-11 International Welcome Week Orientation

Settlement in Canada (Tuesday, January 9th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for students in Day Programs & 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm for students in Evening Programs) – Welcome to MITT! First impressions are always important. During the first day of orientation you will learn about the college and the people that will be part of your experience at MITT. You will be part of different presentations about the academic culture and expectations at MITT and receive important information to get settled in Winnipeg, including how to get a Health Card and dress for winter. This is also a great opportunity for you to meet other international students while participating in our own version of the Amazing Race!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Student Services, Student Life & Admin Fair (Wednesday, January 10th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) - You will receive information about the supports and services available for you at MITT. In addition, you will learn about the extra-curricular events that happen at MITT apart from classes. We want you to engage in other aspects of student life. Also, the admissions team will finalize your student file by reviewing your Study Permit and transcripts from your previous studies. You will also be able to obtain your student ID card, Social Insurance Number, bus pass, and locker. Lunch will be provided.

Please contact us if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements:

Winter Activities (Thursday, January 11th, 9:00 - 3:00) – We will finish your orientation week by traveling to Forth Whyte Alive nature reserve. This is an optional activity and registration is required to participate. During the field trip you will get a chance to try amazing winter activities like tobogganing and snowshoeing. The activity has a cost of $10 that includes transportation from MITT, admission fee and transportation back to MITT. Lunch not included.

What should I bring?

  • Tuesday: Comfortable clothes, reusable water bottle & $10 for (optional) Thursday
  • Wednesday: Comfortable clothes, reusable water bottle & $10 for (optional) Thursday event admission documents, transcripts, passport, study permit
  • Thursday: Comfortable warm clothes and a packed lunch or money for lunch


January 15 – February 2: Introduction to College and Work program

The Introduction to College and Work program is made up of three mandatory one-week courses to help prepare international students for what is expected of them while studying at MITT and in their work practicums. 

Courses will focus on promoting learning strategies to help students become more efficient and effective in the classroom, resume writing, interview skills and how to market yourself to prospective employers, intercultural communication skills and how to manage the expectations of the Canadian workplace. 

Students will be required to demonstrate their competence in these skill areas through assignments and presentations. 

Course Schedule:

January 15-19: Enhancing Skills for College and Work

January 22-26: Career Planning and Employment Readiness

January 29 - February 2 September 1st: Transition to Work

Other upcoming dates:

February 6 – First day of technical program for all students


Check the Welcome week website for additional information, and Join the Facebook event! For questions or further information about orientation please email us at

We look forward to meeting you!

MITT Student Life


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