How to Apply – International Students

Important: Due to the challenges raised by COVID-19, MITT reserves the right to alter course delivery methods and/or program durations for current and future intakes. Course deliveries may require increased percentages of online/distance learning components, alternatives to work practicums, and extended program durations to accommodate physical distancing and work practicum placement restrictions.

In light of this, MITT will be providing an exceptional level of enhanced student and program supports to ensure this modified program experience continues to meet all required learning outcomes for your program.

Post-Secondary applications

Please review the following steps to help guide you through the application process.

Recent admissions changes are listed on the What's New page.

Step 1: Before you apply

Choose a Program

Visit our program listing page to find a program that is right for you.

  • Academic program only (continue below)
  • English for Academic Purposes plus Academic program (continue below)

Decide when you want to begin your studies

MITT offers multiple intakes throughout the year in Fall, Winter and Spring. Program availability varies by intake; please check current availability here.

Apply Early! Many programs are very popular and fill up quickly. Take time to learn about the many programs we offer and carefully select a program that matches your abilities, interests, and future goals. Please ensure you review the entrance requirements for your program of choice, complete the application in full, and have all your original documents are ready.

International Applicants should research the amount of time it will take to obtain a study permit. Be aware of these timelines when applying for a specific program intake.

Determine if you meet entrance requirements

General Entrance Requirements: Post-Secondary Certificate and Diploma Programs

The general admission requirement for all regular full-time certificate and diploma programs is high school graduation (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date). Applicants may apply while still enrolled in high school as long as they are able to provide an interim transcript.

Applicants who have been educated outside of Canada should review the general admission requirements [PDF] based on country/curriculum of study.

IMPORTANT: In addition to the general entrance requirements, applicants with previous post-secondary studies must be in good academic standing at all previous post-secondary institutions attended.

General Entrance Requirements: Post-Graduate Programs

The general admission requirement for Post Graduate programs is an undergraduate diploma or degree from an accredited institution, with good academic standing (this includes MITT’s Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Management). A minimum of 2 years of full-time undergraduate level coursework may also be considered.

Program Specific Entrance Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements noted above, applicants must also meet the program specific admission requirements for the program they are applying to. Visit the appropriate program page for program specific admission requirements and minimum grade requirements.

Applicants still enrolled in high school can submit an interim transcript confirming enrolment and applicable interim grades in the required courses. Final transcripts must be provided at least 30 days prior to the program start showing that all admission requirements have been maintained/met.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

English Language Proficiency is required for all applicants whose primary language is not English.

  • Applicants who have been educated outside of Canada may be required to prove English Language Proficiency.
  • Applicants educated in an identified English Exempt Country are not required to prove English Language Proficiency.

Applicants who do not currently meet English Language Proficiency requirements can apply for additional English language training at MITT's English Language Institute (ELI) and may be eligible for conditional admission to a post-secondary program once enrolled in the ELI.

Please visit the English Language Proficiency page for program specific English Language proficiency requirements.

Additional Program Requirements

Please note that some programs have additional requirements needed to participate in the program or work practicum, graduate from the program or be employed in certain professional fields. These requirements do not impact admissibility, but may impact a student’s ability to continue in or successfully complete their program or to gain employment following graduation. It is recommended that applicants review these program specific requirements prior to applying.

Gather supporting documents

The following documents must be submitted/uploaded with your application:

1. High School/Secondary Academic Documents - Upload your official high school/secondary transcript/mark sheet and graduation certificates (if applicable). They must be official documents printed on school letterhead and signed by a school official.

If you are still studying, please upload a copy of your most recent transcript. Students who are currently studying in their final year of high school may be eligible for early, conditional admission using their most recent high school transcript (final Grade 11 transcript or interim Grade 12 transcript). The most recent transcript must show the required senior level academic courses with current (or predicted) grades that satisfy the admission requirements of the program applied to. Final official documents must be submitted as soon as studies have finished and must be received by MITT at least 30 days prior to the start of the program. Final admission is dependent on successful completion of all Grade 12 admission requirements.

If you have attended more than one school, please upload transcripts from all schools attended.
The following high school/secondary results can be verified online:

  • Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) Results: if your exam results are from June 2014 or later, please upload a scanned copy of your GCE certificates. Any exams taken prior to June 2014 will require original certificates to be sent to us.
  • CBSE 12th Year Marks Sheet (India): Please upload the following information to verify your Senior Secondary Marks Sheet online according to your graduating year:
    • 2017 onwards - Roll number, school number and center number
    • 2016 – Roll number and school number
    • 2004-2015 - Roll number.
  • WAEC/WASSCE Exam Results (West Africa): Please upload a copy of your exam results as well as a copy of your scratch card information for verification.

2. Post-Secondary Academic Documents - If you have attended a post-secondary institution including college, university, or a technical institute, you must upload your up-to-date official post-secondary transcript(s)/mark sheet(s) and graduation certificate(s), even if the program you are applying to does not require post-secondary courses as an admission requirement.

If you are still studying, please upload a copy of your most recent transcript. Please note that a final official transcript must be provided at least 30 days prior to the start of the selected program. If this is not possible, please apply to a future intake.

If you have attended more than one post-secondary institution, please upload transcripts from all institutions attended.

3. Proof of English Language Proficiency (if applicable) – Upload you English proficiency test results, proof of completion or enrolment in an approved English program or pathway program, or proof of meeting one of the accepted English Language proficiency waivers.

CALE, IELTS, PTE and TOEFL can all be verified online. Please refer to our English Language Proficiency requirements page “Online Verification” section to ensure that you are submitting the information require to verify/authenticate your scores online.

4. Passport Identification Page (for International Applicants) - International applicants must hold a valid passport. Upload your passport identification/bio-data/picture and address pages.

5. Immigration Documents (If available at time of application) - Upload a copy of your Study Permit, Study Permit approval letter (IRCC Letter of Introduction), Work Permit, Co-op Work Permit or Visitor Visa document(s).

6. Proof of Name Change (if applicable) - If the name listed on your official transcripts does not match your current name, you will be required to upload your proof of name change. Official documents accepted as proof of name change include government issued Certificate of Birth, Certificate of Marriage or Certificate/Affidavit of Change of Name, provided the document references both your previous name and current name.

7. Proof of Completion of Other Program Admission Requirements (if applicable) - Some programs require completion of other admission requirements. E.g. Personal resume, statement of interest. Please refer to the individual program page for any additional program-specific requirements.

The quickest method to submit your documents for initial assessment is to upload them to your online application. However, if you are unable to do so, you can post/courier your document to:

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
Admissions Office
7 Fultz Blvd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3Y 1G4

Applications will not be processed until all required documents have been submitted. Applications that remain incomplete for 30 days or more after missing documentation has been requested will be cancelled with no refund of the non-refundable/non-transferable application fee.

Official academic documents and English proficiency results must be submitted for verification at least 30 days prior to the start of your program.

Please note that your application form, transcripts/mark sheets, and other documentation submitted become the property of the MITT and will not be returned.

Step 2: Apply online

Applicants are allowed one active application with MITT at any given point in time with up to two post-secondary program selections. If applying to two post-secondary programs, both program selections must be made in the same application session. Once an application is submitted, a second program cannot be added to that application (even if only one program was initially selected). If you wish to be considered for two programs, you must select both programs prior to submitting your application.

To start a new application, all existing applications must be inactive (i.e. Inactive = All programs within that application must have a decision rendered of Ineligible, Withdrawn, or Offer Rescinded).

Once submitted, an application may not be transferred between programs or deferred to a future intake. Applicants wishing to change the program or intake for which they applied must cancel their current application, submit a new application, and pay a new, non-refundable, application fee.

**International applicants who have previously submitted an application to MITT and are using the services of an educational agent to apply to a new program should thoroughly review MITT's Agent Change Policy prior to submitting any new applications.

Each program selected requires payment of the applicable application fees:

  • Certificate and Diploma Programs: $190 per application/program
  • Cyber Defense and Cloud Administration, Network and Computer Technology, and Software Developer Programs: $300 per application/program (includes PAT/TPAT fee)
  • English Language Institute: $100 per application

All application fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Apply online

Once you are ready to apply, start your application here!

Online Application

Upload official supporting documents

Upload all required documents to the online application (see Step 1 for a complete list). We require high quality scans of your original OFFICIAL documents.

  • An official academic document is a document issued directly by your educational institution or test center. Scans of certified, notarized and attested documents are not acceptable. Some documents can be verified online, as indicated in Step 1.
  • All other required documentation (example: passport, immigration documents, name change documents, etc.) submitted must be a color scan of the official/original document. Scans of certified, notarized and attested documents are not acceptable.

Scanned documents that are of unacceptable quality, illegible or certified/notarized/attested documents will delay application processing and may result in your application being cancelled.

All supporting documentation must be in English, or have English translations attached.

Official academic documents and English proficiency results must be submitted to MITT for verification at least 30 days prior to the start of your program. More detailed information on official documents can be found under ‘What is an official document?’ below.

Please note that your application form, transcripts/mark sheets, and other documentation submitted become the property of the MITT and will not be returned.

Step 3: After you apply

Application processing

After MITT has received your completed application, it will be reviewed by our Admissions Team. Please allow 6-12 weeks for processing.

While your application is being processed, it will be assigned a processing status. You can login to your application hub account anytime to check the status of your application. Below is a list of processing statuses and what these statuses mean:

Processing Status

Status Description

Received

The application has been received and is queued for processing.

Processing

The application is being processed by Admissions

Action Required

The application requires applicant attention (refer to email and documents tab)

Updated - Pending Verification

An update has been received by the applicant. Application is now pending review by Admissions.

Processing Complete

All information required to assess the application and make an admission decision has been received.

Processing Terminated

The application has been withdrawn prior to an admission.

If your application is missing any required documents, you will be sent a notification via email and given 30 days to submit the outstanding items. Outstanding documents must be uploaded to your application hub account (we do not accept documents via email).

MITT prioritizes and will only process complete applications. An application is considered complete once all required information and original document scans have been received in the required format.

Admissions Testing

If the program you have applied to requires a specific test to be completed as part of the admission and assessment process, you will be contacted to arrange testing following submission of your application. The following programs require specific testing:

Information Technology Programs (Cyber Defense and Cloud Administration, Network and Systems Administrator and Software Developer): Applicants to these programs are required to write the Technology Programs Aptitude Test (TPAT). If you have applied to one of these programs, you will be contacted by MITT’s Test Centre after submitting your application to schedule a time to write the TPAT. All applicants to technology programs must write this test and achieve a passing grade to be considered for admission.

English for Academic Purposes: Applicants who apply to MITT’s English Language Institute (ELI) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program who do not submit a valid English Language proficiency test will be contacted to sit for a placement test to determine their initial placement in the English for Academic Purposes program. This test must be completed before an admission decision can be made.

Assessment and Notification

Class sizes at MITT are limited and MITT consistently receives many more applications than available seats in a given intake. Meeting minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Once your application is complete and assessment has taken place, a notification will be issued by email outlining one of the following Admission Decisions:

Admission Decision

Decision Description

Admission Offered

The applicant is eligible for admission. Admission has been offered.

Waitlisted

The applicant is eligible for admission. A seat is not currently available so the applicant has been placed on a waitlist.

Ineligible

Applicant does not meet entrance requirements, and is not eligible for admission at this time.

Important information about waitlists: If your program of choice is full, you will be placed on a waitlist until the start of the program. If a space does not become available by the start of the program you applied to, you may need to re-apply for a future intake.

Receive your offer of admission

If you meet all entrance requirements and a seat is available for your chosen program and intake, you will be sent an Offer of Admission by email. This offer will include a request to pay a non-refundable admission deposit by a given deadline, which will be applied toward the total tuition owing for your program.

Admission Deposit (International applicants):

  • $5000 for Post-Secondary and Post-Graduate programs.
  • $400 for English Language Institute programs (per Level required, as determined upon assessment)

Admission deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable.*

*In instances where an international applicant has received a study permit denial, deposits may be refundable. Please see our refund policies for more information.

Admission limits: Where an applicant gains admission to more than one post-secondary program, they will be required to choose one program and their other application will be cancelled. Any admission deposit already paid for an offer that has already been accepted is non-refundable.

Accept your offer of admission

In order to accept your Offer of Admission, you must pay the required admission deposit and submit any required forms by the deadline outlined in the offer.

Failure to pay the deposit or tuition by the deadline(s) indicated will result in your Offer of Admission being withdrawn.

Receive a Letter of Acceptance (LOA)

Once you have accepted your Offer of Admission, you will be provided with a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) within 5-10 business days from receipt of the required deposit and fees.

Review the Conditions of Your Admission

All conditions of your admission to MITT must be met as stated in your offer and letter of acceptance.

Submit the required documents to MITT Admissions to show that you have completed your conditions. Outstanding official and final transcripts/documents must be provided by the document deadline (30 days prior to the start of class). You can login to your Application Hub account to review all outstanding requirements in the ‘documents’ tab.

Submit Final Official Transcripts/Documents

Final official transcripts must be submitted as soon as studies have finished and must be received by MITT at least 30 days prior to the start of the program. Final admission is dependent on successful completion of all program admission requirements.

If your application was processed using transcripts and other academic documents that you uploaded at the time of application, you are still required to provide official copies of your transcripts and supporting documents to MITT for verification at least 30 days prior to the start of your program.

If you are unsure what documents are still required/outstanding, please login to your Application Hub account and review the outstanding items under the ‘documents’ tab.

What is an official document?

To be considered official, a document must meet one of the following criteria (paper, electronic or online verification). Transcripts must be complete and include record of all individual courses taken, grades achieved, and any credential(s) earned at an educational institution.

Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by a notarized or certified English translation.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all required documents are received by MITT prior to the final official document deadline.

For the passport, study permit, and proof of permanent residency, a scan of the original document is sufficient. Please do not send us your Passport, Study permit or PR Card by mail.

Students who are admitted to MITT will be required to provide final, official documents at least 30 calendar days prior to the start of classes. The following documents are accepted as official:

Paper documents

We accept transcripts if the document meets ALL of these conditions:

A paper document is considered official only if it:

  • It comes in a school stationary envelope (has the name and address of your school on it)
  • The envelope states it contains an official transcript
  • The envelope is sealed with a signature of a school representative, signature stamp or label across the seal
  • The transcript bears the original signature, seal, or stamp of the issuing institution, or is
  • Is issued on institute security paper
  • It is in the original language of instruction

Transcripts mailed directly from the student will only be deemed official if they are forwarded by the student in the original signed and sealed envelope. Transcripts that have been previously opened by the student and then forwarded will be deemed unofficial.

Photocopies will be deemed official only if they are certified by the school principal, head or counsellor AND sent from the school in a sealed school envelope.

Certified or attested documents are not acceptable. Notarized documents are only accepted in the instances noted below.

Photocopied, scanned, and faxed transcripts are not official.

Occasionally, notarized copies of transcripts may be accepted instead of, or in addition to, original official copies (for example, if translations are required).

Notarized copies of the following are accepted as official copies:

  • Higher secondary/senior secondary school certificates
  • Cambridge, Excel, Pearson, or other British-patterned GCE Certificates

Notarized copies of the following are not accepted as official copies:

  • English proficiency test score reports (TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, etc.)
  • WAEC or NECO Certificates
  • University and College transcripts

There may be other rare instances where notarized documents are accepted for admission. If you believe that your document is irreplaceable, please contact admissions@mitt.ca prior to submitting your original documents detailing your specific document and why you believe an original cannot be re-produced by the institution or issuing authority.

Notarized documents must be sent directly to MITT from a notary public in a signed/sealed envelope in order to be considered official. In the event that a notarized copy is presented, the Registrar's office reserves the right to request the original document for verification upon your arrival on campus.

Please send original hard copy supporting documents prior to the start of class to:

Admissions Office
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
7 Fultz Blvd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3Y 1G4

Documents may be submitted in person, by mail or courier (applicants are responsible for all courier fees).

All documents received by the admissions office become the property of MITT and will not be returned.

Electronic documents

Transcripts received electronically through a secure external transcript service (such as MyCreds, for example) or an external examination agency will be considered official.

If you attended or are currently attending a Canadian high school or post-secondary institution, you may have your documents sent directly from the institution in PDF format. Your high school or post-secondary institution will need to send the document(s) directly to admissions@mitt.ca for them to be considered official. Documents forwarded from a personal email address will not be accepted.

Documents that can be verified online

As stated above, we are able to verify some academic documents and English Language proficiency results online with the right information. Results that can be verified online will be considered official.
For a list of ELP tests that can be verified online, please visit our English Language Proficiency requirements page “Online Verification” section. Please ensure that you are submitting the information required to verify/authenticate your scores online.

High school results that can be verified online are indicated above under ‘Supporting Documents’.

Alternative credential evaluations and assessments

MITT also accepts the following alternative evaluations and assessments:

  • International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS): Educational Assessment
  • WES Canada: document-by-document International Credential Advantage Package
  • International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES): Comprehensive Report
  • Comparative Education Service (CES): Educational Credential Assessment
  • International Credential Assessment Services of Canada (ICAS): Secondary School Comprehensive Assessment Report
  • Academic Credentials Assessment Service (ACAS): This assessment service is no longer available but we will continue to accept previous ACAS evaluations for admission
  • Education Credential Evaluators (ECE): Course-by-Course Assessment

If received directly from the credential evaluator, these may be deemed as official documents.

Documents not issued in English

All applicants with non-English transcripts must submit an official transcript(s) in the original language subject to the MITT’s official document requirements.

Documents issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation and an affidavit stating the contents of the translation are a true representation of the contents of the original document.

The affidavit must come from the person who translated the document(s). MITT will only accept translations produced by a certified translator whose certification can be confirmed by a stamp or a membership number of a professional translation association (please see below). Translations by family members or friends are not acceptable.

All students with non-English transcripts must:

  • Submit an official transcript(s) in the original language (subject official document guidelines below)
  • Submit a copy of the official transcript(s) in the original language accompanied by a certified translation.

A certified translation must be issued by one of the following:

  • An official translator at the issuing institution
  • The Canadian consulate, high commission or embassy in the country where the documents were issued
  • A translator accredited by a professional association of translators in Canada (for example, the ATIM in Manitoba).
  • A translator who has received accreditation through a federal, provincial or municipal government in Canada
  • A sworn or public translator in the country where the document was issued

The translator must include:

  • a photocopy of the document(s) from which the translation was prepared
  • an original statement indicating:
    • that the translation is accurate and authentic
    • that the translator belongs to one of the categories listed above (identification number and/or seal, name, address, and telephone number required)
    • their printed name and signature

Retention of Application Documents

All documents and transcripts submitted to MITT in support of an application become the property of the College and will not be returned. Documents will not be released or copied except to other employees of the College as required by College procedures regarding admission, registration, and awards and financial support administration.

Apply for transfer credit (if applicable)

Requests for transfer credit are accepted up to 30 days prior to the program start date. More information on transfer credit can be found on the Recognition of Prior Learning section of our website.

Credit Transfer will only be considered for a student who has been admitted to a program, i.e. a student who has accepted an Offer of Admission and has paid an admission deposit. Credit Transfer must be requested using the appropriate form 30 days before the start of the program. Students interested in requesting Credit Transfer are expected to read the Credit Transfer Policy.

Apply for a study permit and submit a copy to MITT

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure a study permit is applied for in a timely manner.

After receiving a Letter of Acceptance, you must apply for a study permit. Original information on requirements can be obtained from an IRCC office in Canada, a Canadian Embassy or Consulate overseas and/or the IRCC website.

Applicants who have been admitted to a post-secondary program must provide proof of a valid study permit by the study permit deadline indicated in the Letter of Acceptance. If a valid study permit cannot be presented by this date, applicants can request a one-time deferral to the next available intake by emailing admissions@mitt.ca (see ‘Admission Deferrals’).

Pay your tuition fees

More information on tuition and fees can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.

Tuition fees are charged on a program basis, not per course. Tuition is due approximately two months prior to the start of the program, on the dates specified on the Fee Payment page. For information about fees for your program, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

Attend orientation and begin classes

Detailed information regarding orientation and the start of classes will be provided via email prior to the start of the program.

Review the program supply list, and make arrangements to purchase your textbook.

Once available, program schedules will be posted on the Program Schedules section of our website.

Requests an Admission Deferral (if required)

An admitted student (who has accepted an Offer of Admission and has paid an admission deposit) may defer their admission up to 30 days before the start of the program; admission will be deferred one time only, to the next available intake, and no new admission deposit will be required.

Note: A student who defers their admission to an intake where the program tuition or admission requirements have changed will be subject to the new tuition rates and program requirements. Students must meet all admission requirements for the intake they are being deferred to. English Language proficiency results must be valid by the start of the new intake or updated results will be required before admission to a future intake can be granted.

Requests for Return of Original Documents (for students admitted to Spring 2022 and earlier only)

All documents received become the property of MITT and will not be returned. For applicants to the Spring 2022 intake and prior, in select cases, documents deemed to be 'irreplaceable' by the institution may be returned to students. As of Fall 2022, documents will not be returned (see further information under Official Documents above).

Examples of commonly received documents that are deemed ‘replaceable’ and will not be returned include:

  • English proficiency score reports (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.)
  • Any notarized documents
  • Translations of original documents (unless permanently affixed to an original document which is deemed to be irreplaceable)
  • Photocopies of passports, study permits, etc.
  • Any unofficial documents
  • Original high school/secondary transcripts/graduation certificates (unless the document is deemed to be irreplaceable by MITT)
  • Original Post-secondary transcripts/graduation certificates

Admitted students

MITT reserves the right to retain original hard copy documents for six months following the start of your program. Requests for return of irreplacable documents will not be accepted until at least six months after the start of the program or upon withdrawal from the program.

Document return requests will not be accepted while applications are still in progress.

Irreplaceable documents will be returned by request if your Admission status is one of the following:

  • Ineligible
  • Offer Rescinded
  • Withdrawn

Once an admissions decision has been made, requests for the return of irreplacable documents should be sent to admissions@mitt.ca with your full name, program applied to, and student ID. Please allow 5-10 business days for a response to your request.

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