Covid-19 updates archive

UPDATE: June 7, 2022, 11:00 a.m.
Current border measures for travellers entering Canada extended until June 30, 2022

UPDATE: April 26, 2022, 11:30 a.m.
New border measures

Effective April 25, 2022, at 00:01:00 EDT, all fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to provide a quarantine plan upon entry. Furthermore, fully vaccinated travellers arriving to Canada on or after April 25, 2022, will no longer be federally required to do the following for 14 days after arriving:

  • mask while in public spaces;
  • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms;
  • quarantine if another traveller in the same travel group exhibits signs or symptoms or tests positive; and
  • maintain a list of close contacts and locations visited.

All travellers are still required to use ArriveCAN (free mobile app or website) to provide mandatory travel information within 72 hours of their arrival to Canada and/or before boarding a plane or cruise ship destined for Canada, including:

  • contact and travel information, and
  • vaccination information and proof of vaccination (if applicable).

Fully vaccinated travellers who do not submit their information into ArriveCAN:

  • won't be eligible for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption (i.e., they may have to submit a pre-entry test result and suitable quarantine plan, quarantine and undergo testing in Canada);
  • may face additional delays at the border for public health questioning; and
  • may be subject to fines or other enforcement action.

All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, must also continue to wear a mask throughout their entire travel journey.

While some federal requirements are being lifted for certain eligible travellers, all travellers entering Canada by air, land or water must adhere to the federal requirements along with those outlined by their province or territory.

Details of the announcement can be found at Government of Canada announces additional easing of border measures effective April 25 -

How the new border measures may affect MITT international students:

  • Students should check if they are eligible to enter Canada and meet all entry requirements before heading to the border.
  • Students are recommended to be fully vaccinated to travel to Canada. Unless otherwise exempt, all travellers eligible to enter Canada who do not qualify as fully vaccinated will continue to be tested with COVID-19 molecular tests on arrival and on Day 8, while they quarantine for 14 days. This includes unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travellers.
  • Students will no longer need to provide a quarantine plan before entering Canada, but students entering Canada continue to be required to input their mandatory information in ArriveCAN within 72 hours before their arrival in Canada and/or before boarding a cruise ship or airplane destined for Canada. Students who arrive without completing their ArriveCAN submission may have to test on arrival and quarantine for 14 days, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • Students arriving to Canada from any country, who qualify as fully vaccinated, may need to take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival if selected for mandatory random testing. Students selected for mandatory random testing are not required to quarantine while awaiting their test result.
  • Students who have already recovered from COVID-19 and can provide proof of a positive molecular test result (taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before entering Canada), are encouraged to bring that proof with them when travelling to Canada.
  • Fully vaccinated students arriving to Canada on or after April 25, 2022, will no longer be federally required to mask while in public spaces however, this new measure only applies after students have completed their travel journey. Students must continue to wear a mask during their entire travel journey, and will be informed by government officials at the border when the mask may be removed.
  • While no longer required in some cases, masks are an effective individual public health measure that people can easily implement to protect themselves and others. When layered with other public health measures, a well-constructed, well-fitting and properly worn respirator or mask can help prevent a person from getting and spreading COVID-19.
  • Students travelling with children or dependent should refer to Travel to Canada: Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinated travellers for requirements.
  • Students can contact MITT Pre-Arrival Help Line (Immigration Services) at 1 204 989 7342 or for travel-related questions.

UPDATE: March 24, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
Government of Canada will remove pre-entry test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers on April 1

  • Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water
  • All travellers entering Canada, including returning residents, continue to be required to input their mandatory information in ArriveCAN within 72 hours before their arrival in Canada
  • Unless otherwise exempt, all travellers eligible to enter Canada who do not qualify as fully vaccinated will continue to be tested with COVID-19 molecular tests on arrival and on Day 8, while they quarantine for 14 days
  • Travellers may experience delays at ports of entry due to the public health measures. Travellers should have their ArriveCAN receipt ready to present to the border services officer. Before heading to the land border, travellers should check Canada Border Service Agency's website for estimated border wait times at select land ports of entry

How this change affect MITT international students:

  • Effective April 1, 2022 at 12:01 AM EDT, fully vaccinated students will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada
  • Fully-vaccinated students will be randomly selected for arrival testing and selected students without symptoms will not be required for quarantine. However, all students entering Canada continue to be required to input their mandatory information (including their quarantine plan) in ArriveCAN within 72 hours before their arrival in Canada
  • As per the current federal instructions, students must still have a quarantine plan to travel to Canada
  • At this time, students travelling to Canada are required to send their travel and quarantine plan to MITT Immigration Services at least two weeks before they travel to Canada.
    Students will be provided with the updated travel document checklist on our Quarantine Resources webpage and links to the federal website for the most up-to-date information
  • Students can contact MITT Pre-Arrival Help Line (Immigration Services) at 1 204 989 7342 or for travel-related questions

UPDATE: February 22, 2022, 2:30 p.m.
Government of Canada lightens border measures as part of transition of the pandemic response

  • As of February 28, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. EST, PHAC will be easing the on-arrival testing for fully-vaccinated students. This means that students arriving in Canada, who qualify as fully vaccinated, will be randomly selected for arrival testing. Students selected will also no longer be required to quarantine while awaiting their test result.
  • Unvaccinated students will not be permitted to enter Canada unless they meet one of the few exemptions.
  • Students will now have the option of using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test result (taken the day prior to their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry) or a molecular test result (a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry) to meet pre-entry requirements. Taking a rapid antigen test at home is not sufficient to meet the pre-entry requirement – it must be authorized by the country in which it was purchased and must be administered by a laboratory, healthcare entity or telehealth service.

UPDATE: November 25, 2021, 9:00 a.m.
Adjustments to Canada’s border and travel measures

UPDATE: November 19, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
WHO Vaccines and impact on international students’ travel

Effective November 30, 2021, Canada will expand the list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of travel to Canada. The list will include Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN, matching the World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing.

Details of the announcement can be found here:

UPDATE: October 25, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
COVID-19 Testing Program – Thrive Health

MITT has partnered with the Canadian consortium (CDL-Rapid Screening Consortium) to assist with a web-based testing/screening application program (Thrive Health App) for MITT Staff and Students.

For more detail visit Thrive Health Webpage

UPDATE: October 15, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
COVID-19 Travel: Checklists for requirements and exemptions

Starting October 30, 2021: To depart from Canadian airports or travel on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, travellers will need to qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.

For more details, see the backgrounder.

UPDATE: September 24, 2021, 10:45 a.m.
Covid-19 Travel Toolkit available

We have uploaded the Government of Canada's COVID-19 Travel Toolkit to our Current Students page. This document compiles frequently asked questions, and links for additional information on key topics on COVID-19. You can download it now at this link: COVID-19 Travel-Toolkit [PDF] (

UPDATE: September 24, 2021, 10:45 a.m.
Direct Flights from India to Resume

As of September 26, 2021, at 23:59 EDT, direct flights from India to Canada will resume. Once the restriction on direct flights expires, travellers eligible to enter Canada will be able to board direct flights from India to Canada with some additional measures. For more information, please visit the Government of Canada Website.

UPDATE: September 13, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
COVID-19 vaccinated students entering Canada

As of September 7, fully vaccinated travellers, from any country, can enter Canada. They will not have to quarantine upon arrival if they meet all mandatory requirements. Visit for details.

Who can come to Canada

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals who meet the requirements of a fully vaccinated traveller can come to Canada. Travellers from countries outside of Canada who are not fully vaccinated are not able to enter Canada unless they already meet an exemption set out in the Orders made under the Quarantine Act. Otherwise, they will be denied entry into Canada, may be denied boarding on flights to Canada, and/or could face fines on arrival.

To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must:

  • be eligible to enter Canada on the specific date you enter
  • have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
  • have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines
  • have received your last dose at least 14 full days prior to the day you enter Canada
    • Example: if your last dose was anytime on Thursday July 1, then Friday July 16 would be the first day that you meet the 14 day condition
  • upload your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
  • meet all other entry requirements (for example, pre-entry test)

Accepted COVID-19 vaccines in Canada

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)

If you received your Government of Canada-accepted vaccines outside Canada, it’s still accepted but proof of vaccination must be uploaded digitally in ArriveCAN and must only be in French or English, or certified translation into French or English.

Recovered from COVID-19 with one dose

If you have recovered from COVID-19, you still need a full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or combination of accepted vaccines. If you’ve only had one dose of an accepted vaccine other than Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), you don’t qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption.

If you do not qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you may still be able to enter Canada.

Find out if you can enter Canada

No exceptions for partially-vaccinated travellers

At this time, there are no exemptions from testing or quarantine for travellers who haven't received the full series of a vaccine or a combination of vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada.

Travelling with children or dependents who are not fully vaccinated

Unvaccinated children under age 12

Unvaccinated youth aged 12 through 17

Travelling with unvaccinated adult dependents

If your submission included travellers who are not exempt from the requirement to quarantine (e.g., unvaccinated 12- to 17- year- olds or unvaccinated dependent adults), you will receive ArriveCAN notifications and will be asked to complete daily reporting for the unvaccinated travellers.

Exemptions for fully vaccinated travellers

If you qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption you are exempt from:

  • quarantine
  • Day-8 testing requirement

Regardless of citizenship, all travellers must meet and follow all of the same requirements.

If you provide essential services or already qualify for other exemptions from quarantine and Day-8 testing, you don’t need to be considered a fully vaccinated traveller to enter Canada. If you think you qualify for other exemptions: find out if your travel is exempt.

Steps to follow for your trip

To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must also follow these requirements:

  1. Pre-entry test result
  2. Quarantine plan in case you don’t qualify for the exemption
  3. Upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
  4. Checklist of what to have ready at the border
  5. Arrival tests - randomized testing and exemptions

Testing positive or possible exposure within 14 days of your entry to Canada

Monitor for symptoms for at least 14 days after your arrival. If you start having COVID-19 symptoms you must immediately:

  • contact the local public health authority and follow their directions, including isolation
  • report symptoms to PHAC by calling 1-833-641-0343

You must provide proof of your test results, if asked, to any federal, provincial, territorial or municipal government official.

Note: Fully vaccinated MITT students are still required to send their travel and quarantine plan to MITT Immigration Services ( at least 2 weeks before they travel. MITT Immigration Servies will review your quarantine and travel plan according to government instructions: All travellers must present their quarantine plan at the Canadian border regardless of full vaccination.

UPDATE: August 19, 2021, 9:30 a.m.
The suspension of flights from India has been extended to September 21, 2021

UPDATE: July 22, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
Updates on border measures

As of August 9, 2021, new measures will be put in place for travellers to Canada, including international students.

Details of the announcement by the Public Health Agency of Canada can be found on this federal website:

What will change on August 9, 2021:

  • Eliminating the 3-night government-authorized hotel stay requirement for all air travellers arriving after 12:01 a.m. EDT on August 9, 2021. Until that time, non-vaccinated travellers flying to Canada must complete their 3-night hotel stay while they wait for their on-arrival test results.
  • Implementing a surveillance randomized testing regime for fully vaccinated travellers who qualify for entry to Canada at select airports and land border crossings across Canada. Unvaccinated travellers will continue to be subject to mandatory on-arrival and day 8 testing.
  • Allowing individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, but who continue to test positive, to present a positive COVID-19 molecular test result on a specimen taken 14 to 180 days prior to arrival in Canada as part of the pre-entry test requirements.

International flights carrying passengers will be permitted to land at the five additional Canadian airports: Halifax, Québec City, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Edmonton (in addition to the four main airports)

The suspension of flights from India has been extended to August 21, 2021

  • Refer to this webpage for details:
  • Attention: MITT students in India
    • If you think you will not be able to arrive in Canada in time to attend your classes in person on Sep. 8, 2021 or Sep. 10, 2021: Contact your instructor AND MITT Immigration Services ( as soon as possible. Note that you are required to have a 14-day quarantine plan whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

UPDATE: July 19, 2021, 9:30 a.m.
Updates on quarantine, vaccinations and immunization in Manitoba

Quarantining in Manitoba:

  • Students that are fully vaccinated (received two doses of a Canadian approved vaccine plus 14 days have passed) do not have to quarantine for 14-days upon arrival in Manitoba


  • If the vaccines students have received in their home country are not approved in Canada, students who have been vaccinated in their home country should contact a local public health office upon their arrival in Manitoba to speak with a healthcare professional. For a list of public health offices, visit:
  • Students who have received their first dose in their home country are eligible to receive a second dose in Manitoba. Upon arrival, students should contact a local public health office to have their first dose recorded. Healthcare professionals will advise them as to their vaccination schedule in Manitoba. Documentation would be proof of vaccination from their public health office or equivalent in their home country
  • Government of Manitoba will administer the vaccine to non-Manitoba residents who have been isolating in Manitoba for at least 14 days, and who will remain in Manitoba for a further 16 days minimum, resulting in a total stay of no less than 30 days. Non-residents must meet the minimum age requirement for each vaccine as listed in the eligibility criteria found here: Temporary residents, must provide proof of date of entry to Manitoba, as well as documentation to support the reason and anticipated length of their stay (e.g., student visa, work visa, immigration documents)

UPDATE: June 23, 2021, 9 a.m.
Exemptions for fully vaccinated students travelling to Canada who meet specific condition

Beginning July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter Canada will not be subject to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day-8. In addition, fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel. Details of the announcement can be found here:

Students may qualify for certain exemptions to quarantine and testing requirements if they:

Those who meet the requirements may be exempt from:

  • quarantine
  • hotel stopover (for air travellers)
  • day-8 testing requirement

Determine if you’re fully vaccinated

To be considered fully vaccinated, you must:

  • be eligible to enter Canada
  • have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines
  • have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to the day you enter Canada
  • upload your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
  • Accepted vaccines:
    • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
    • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
    • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine
    • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine - single dose

Entry requirements for the fully vaccinated exemption

Pre-entry testing for travellers

  1. Quarantine plan
    • You must have a suitable quarantine plan where you can stay for at least 14 days. This is required even if you are seeking the fully vaccinated exemption. Final determination is made by a government representative at the border based on the information presented at the time of entry into Canada.
  2. Arrival testing
    • Register in advance for your test to save time at the border. Follow the instructions provided to you upon entry to Canada to complete your arrival (day 1) test. Airports and some land borders have on-site testing or sample observation services where you can complete your test before continuing on to your destination. If you receive a home test kit instead, complete it on the day you arrive and send it to the lab following the instructions provided.
  3. Proof of vaccination
    • You must use ArriveCAN to enter your proof of vaccination, quarantine and travel information.

COVID-19 testing for students travelling to Canada

Review the details at this website:

  1. Taking your arrival test
    • When you enter Canada, you'll be instructed to either take an arrival test at the border, or receive a home test kit. You may also get a kit to use on Day-8 of your mandatory quarantine.
    • Airport arrival testing: You must take a test before leaving the airport. At that time, you may get a home test kit to use for your test on Day-8 of your mandatory quarantine. Following the arrival test, you will need to go directly to your reserved hotel to await test results.
    • Land border arrival testing: Some border crossings offer on-site testing stations. If your border crossing doesn't offer on-site testing, you’ll need to follow the instructions in your home test kit to complete the test at your place of quarantine.
  2. Arrival test results
    • Airport testing: If you receive a negative result on your arrival test, you may check out of the hotel and go directly to your quarantine location to complete the remainder of your quarantine. You must have a suitable plan for your quarantine. You are still required to complete a test on Day-8 of your quarantine.
    • If you didn't get the results from your test after 72 hours, stay in your room and contact your test provider. Negative results for your arrival test
  3. Who doesn’t need an arrival test

UPDATE: May 28, 2021, 4 p.m.
Self-Isolation/Quarantine Exemptions in Manitoba

The Province of Manitoba updated the self-isolation/quarantine exceptions. International travellers who have completed a period of isolation elsewhere in Canada and travel directly to Manitoba immediately after their isolation period ends.

Please refer to the provincial website for details:

As per the Province of Manitoba, a student does not have to isolate upon arrival in Manitoba if they have isolated in another province in Canada, as long as they travel to Manitoba immediately after completing the 14-day quarantine in another province. If a student has stayed in another province for a few days after completing the quarantine, they would have to quarantine another 14 days upon arriving in Manitoba.

UPDATE: May 27, 2021, 10 a.m.
International students: study permit for Fall 2021 and travel restrictions update

Fall 2021 intake students:

  • As per IRCC, if you submitted IRCC your complete study permit application (including your biometrics and immigration medical exam) by May 15, 2021, you should get a decision by August 6, 2021. Check the study permit documentation submission deadline on your MITT Letter of Acceptance and contact MITT Admissions if you think you cannot receive your permit by the date.

Flights from India and Pakistan:

  • The Government of Canada has extended the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) restricting all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India and Pakistan until June 21, 2021 at 23:59 EDT. Read the news release for more details.

UPDATE: May 11, 2021, 10 a.m.
Update on program delivery/campus status effective May 12, 2021

As secondary learners transition to remote, we will continue to provide skills labs (targeted in-class learning) to select post-secondary programs, with increased PPE and social distancing measures in continued full compliance with existing orders unless or until the Province amends its directive for post-secondary education.

There will be no public access to our campuses.

In addition to instructional staff, essential support staff will continue to work on campus.

UPDATE: April 27, 2021, 9:00 a.m.
COVID-19 test requirement changed for students arriving in Canada on or after April 23, 2021

Effective April 23, 2021, the Day-10 test has changed to Day-8 for travellers entering Canada. If you arrived in Canada before April 23, you must still take your test on Day 10 of your quarantine.

For details, visit:

UPDATE: April 23, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Flights from India and Pakistan are banned until May 22, 2021

As of April 22, 2021, at 11:30 p.m. (EDT), the Government of Canada will suspend flights from Pakistan for a period of 30 days. During that period, students who travel to Canada from India or Pakistan via an indirect route will need to obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from a third country before continuing their journey to Canada. Visit the government website to obtain the most up-to-date information.

If you have any questions regarding your travel to Canada, contact MITT Immigration Services at

UPDATE: February 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
Students arriving to Canada by air: A 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel near the Port of Entry airports is mandatory

As of February 22, 2021, all travellers arriving to Canada by air, with some exceptions, will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport, and another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period. All travellers arriving in Canada by air, as of February 22, 2021, with some exceptions, will be required to reserve, prior to departure to Canada, a 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel.

Before traveling to Canada, students should book a 3-day stay at one of the approved hotels at their Port of Entry airports (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, or Montreal). Hotel stopover bookings are managed by American Express Global Business Travel and available by phone only. Students are required to book their mandatory 3-night hotel stopover by calling the 1-800 phone numbers indicated at this website: COVID-19 mandatory hotel stopover: Booking and list of government-authorized hotels -

After booking 3 nights at the approved port of entry hotels, students should book another quarantine accommodation in Manitoba for 11 days to complete the remaining days of their quarantine. Please refer to to book a safe quarantine hotel or homestay in Winnipeg acknowledged by the Province.

If you enter Canada by land, you will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken in the United States within 72 hours of pre-arrival, or a positive test taken 14 to 90 days prior to arrival. As of February 22, 2021, travellers entering Canada at the land border will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival as well as toward the end of their 14-day quarantine.

Details of the federal government announcement are available at this link:

If you have any questions about travel or quarantine, contact MITT Pre-Arrival Help Line/Immigration Services Advisor. Call 204-989-7342 or email

UPDATE: February 9, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
New testing and quarantine requirements for travelers to Canada

Following the announcements by the Government of Canada, all flights to and from Mexico and Caribbean countries have been suspended until April 30, 2021. As of February 3, 2021, all international flights will land into four Canadian airports: Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport.

Based on recent conversations with officials from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) we understand that international students would be tested at the point of entry (Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver).

Please note that the new measures and details of the government-approved hotels will be announced in the coming days. The Government of Canada intends to outline a set of requirements that hotels will need to meet in order to be eligible to receive international travelers.

Details of the announcement can be found here:

For the latest travel restrictions and policies affecting international students, be sure to check the IRCC webpage regularly:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact MITT Immigration Services Advisor at or call 204-989-7342.

UPDATE: January 6, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results are required to travel to Canada by air. International travellers should be tested for COVID-19 immediately upon arrival in Manitoba.

When you travel to Canada by air:

  • Starting January 7, 2021, if you are flying to Canada from another country, you will be required to provide written or electronic documentation showing you received a negative result from a COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to your scheduled boarding. The COVID-19 test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Without a negative COVID-19 test, you will be denied boarding onto their flight. This implementation date provides all airlines, both foreign and domestic, adequate time to comply with the new requirements.
  • Please note that anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • Please refer to the IRCC website for details:

When you arrive in Manitoba:

  • As of January 4, 2021, all international travellers should be tested for COVID-19 immediately upon arrival in Manitoba, regardless if you have symptoms and whether you are visiting the province or are returning from out of the country.
  • You should self-isolate immediately upon arrival back to the province. You should make an appointment with a provincial testing site or visit a drive-thru test site, and indicate at the time of testing that they have been out of the country and share the location of travel. You should also be tested again after seven days, even if still asymptomatic.
  • International students need to observe the full 14-day self-isolation period regardless of symptoms and test results. Re-testing is advised if an asymptomatic student develops symptoms at any point, unless you had already tested positive.
  • You and your family member can get tested prior to going to your quarantine location, or as soon upon arrival as you are able to get tested. While taxis are not the preferred mode of transportation, you may use a taxi if required to attend a testing centre.
  • If you and your family members are already here and are in quarantine, if it is feasible, you may leave their current quarantine location to go to a COVID-19 testing centre in Manitoba to be tested.
  • Regardless of whether you or your family members have a documented negative test at pre-departure, you are recommended to be tested on arrival and at the seven-day mark.
  • You can find COVID-19 testing centres in Manitoba at this link:
  • Please refer to the Manitoba government website for more information on provincial recommendations and current public health orders: Province of Manitoba | State of Emergency and Public Health Orders

If you have any questions, please contact MITT Immigration Services Advisor at visainfo@mitt.c.a or 204-989-7342.


UPDATE: November 20, 3:00 p.m.
Visa office openings in India. Use ArriveCan to enter Canada.

Some Visa Application Centres (VAC) in India would begin scheduling biometrics services from November 20, 2020. Students are encouraged to give their biometrics as soon as possible by contacting the nearest visa application centres ( Students are expected to attend classes on MITT campus as per the academic schedule and to meet their post-graduation work permit eligibility requirements. Students must complete their 14-day quarantine before coming to campus. Students should refer to their program's on-campus delivery schedule:

Use ArriveCan to enter Canada by air

As of November 21, 2020, if you are flying to Canada as your final destination, you must use ArriveCAN to submit your travel and contact information, quarantine plan, and COVID-19 symptom self-assessments. You can register online ( or download ArriveCan application on your mobile device.

You must submit your information before boarding your flight to Canada and be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada. A border services officer will verify that you have submitted the information digitally. If you don't submit your information through ArriveCAN, you may:

face additional delays at the border for public health questioning or be subject to enforcement action, which can range from verbal warnings to $1,000 fines.

If you're travelling to Canada by land or sea, you're strongly encouraged to submit your travel information through ArriveCAN. This will speed up processing at the border and limit points of contact.

Details of the Canadian government regulations can be found at this link:


UPDATE: November 4, 3:00 p.m.
Flu shots for international students, out-of-province visitors

International students and out-of-province visitors continue to be eligible to receive the flu vaccine free-of-charge regardless of third party insurance and/or MHSAL coverage.

Further information can be found here.


UPDATE: October 30, 8:20 p.m.
New public health guidelines, MITT campus status

Today’s announcement by the Province of Manitoba included serious statistics on COVID-19’s ability to spread rapidly in community and resulted in the need for greater restrictions in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba that will take effect on Monday, November 2, 2020.

Education was an exception to announced restrictions. As a result, MITT remain status quo at code orange or restricted. On Monday, students should continue to participate in their program as they have been during the last two months. Click here more information on MITT's COVID-19 campus plan.

UPDATE: October 21, 4:00 p.m.
MITT has been posted on the list of approved DLIs with a COVID-19 readiness plan

On October 21, 2020, MITT has been posted on the list of approved DLIs with a COVID-19 readiness plan.

Current MITT students studying overseas or prospective students can travel to Canada with a valid study permit or Port of Entry Letter of Introduction (i.e., study permit approval letter). Before, only students with study permit approved before March 18, 2020 could enter Canada.

MITT students overseas should contact MITT Pre-arrival Help Line (204-989-7342 or before they travel AND after they arrive in Canada. Before you travel, make sure to review pre-arrival and quarantine information at this link:

UPDATE: October 16, 6:00 p.m.
Public Health Order Changes

Following today's announcement by the Province of Manitoba of increased restrictions for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, we wanted to provide clarity that these measures do not affect the K-12 school system nor the post-secondary system directly.
We also want to confirm that classes on Monday will continue status quo. Under COVID-19 legislation, schools are not public spaces and therefore not affected by increased measures to reduce the number of people allowed to gather in public spaces.

For more information on Manitoba Public Health's announcement, please click here.

UPDATE: October 16, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Update on travel restriction exemptions for international students: MITT international students should not make any travel plans until IRCC post the approved DLI list on the IRCC website.

As per IRCC, amended travel restrictions will take effect on October 20, 2020, allowing international students to enter Canada if their designated learning institution (DLI) has an approved COVID-19 readiness plan in place. The Province approved MITT's International Education Coordination Plan (i.e., COVID-19 readiness plan) on September 29, 2020.

Accordingly, MITT students can travel to Canada when MITT's name appears on the approved Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) list on the IRCC website. Before October 20, 2020, only students with study permit approved before March 18, 2020 can enter Canada.

However, MITT international students should not make any travel plans until we can confirm that IRCC posted MITT's name on the approved DLI list on the IRCC website. Before traveling to Canada, students must meet all requirements and have necessary pre-arrival documents and quarantine plan authorizations.

Students should contact MITT Pre-arrival Help Line at or 204-989-7342 before they travel to Canada, and after they arrive.

Please refer to the IRCC website for detailed information:

UPDATE: September 25, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Today, the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer announced that the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region will be moved to the Orange/Restricted level under the Province’s Pandemic Response System effective Monday, September 28, 2020. New health orders will take effect, including:

  • Mandatory masks in all indoor public places in affected communities
  • Public gatherings restricted to 10 people, both indoors and outdoors.

Please note that classrooms are not deemed public spaces.

MITT’s campus status remains at yellow and on-campus program delivery is status quo for Monday.

All students, staff, and guests are to continue following all guidelines for safe, on-campus learning.

UPDATE: September 10, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Fall 2020 Programs

  • International student orientation (online): August 19 to 22, 2020
  • Introduction to College and Work (online): August 24 to September 4, 2020
  • Domestic student orientation (online): September 9 and 10, 2020
  • Post-secondary program start date: September 11, 2020
  • Post-graduate program start date: September 3, 2020

On-campus delivery begins on the following dates:

Program On-campus delivery begins
Auto Mechanics (Evening section) Sept. 28, 2020
Business Administrative Assistant Jan. 6, 2021 Fully online with optional on-campus activities.
CAD Technician Sept. 28, 2020
Carpentry Sept. 11, 2020
Client Services Specialist On-campus November 2, 2020. Online option available.
Cyber Defense and Cloud Administration Jan. 6, 2021
Early Childhood Education Sept. 28, 2020
Electrical Applications Sept. 14, 2020
Electronics Technician (formerly Industrial Electronics) (Day section) Sept. 28, 2020
Graphic and Print Technician Sept. 28, 2020
Hairstyling Sept. 14, 2020
Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk Sept. 28, 2020
Hospitality Management March 1, 2021
Hotel and Hospitality Services Jan. 6, 2021
Industrial Mechanic/Millwright Sept. 14, 2020
Industrial Welding (Evening Section) Sept. 28, 2020
Medical Office Assistant Sept. 28, 2020
Motosport Technician Sept. 14, 2020
Network and Computer Technology Jan. 6, 2021
Pharmacy Technician Sept. 11, 2020
Rehabilitation Assistant Sept. 11, 2020
Software Developer Jan. 6, 2021
Post Graduate Business Management Jan. 6, 2021 Fully online with optional on-campus activities.
Post Graduate International Business Jan. 6, 2021 Fully online with optional on-campus activities.

UPDATE: August 7, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
International students: travel restrictions extended until August 31, 2020
On July 30, 2020, IRCC announced the travel restrictions are extended until August 31, 2020. Details of the announcement can be found here: this announcement on July 30th, IRCC had previously announced that the travel restrictions will be lifted on July 31, 2020.As a result of this travel restrictions extension, international students whose study permit was approved after March 18, 2020 cannot enter Canada until the travel restrictions are lifted. This can impact students in programs that require on-campus delivery in September.If you cannot travel to Canada due to the travel restrictions, or if you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact or refer to the news and updates from MITT Registrar's Office at

UPDATE: August 5, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
Quarantine resources for international students traveling to Canada and Manitoba
MITT welcomes international students for the 2020-2021 academic year. International students traveling to Canada and Manitoba must follow government regulations for the COVID-19 pandemic to keep travellers and communities safe.MITT has prepared a resource guide which outlines what international students must do while traveling and once you arrive in Winnipeg, Manitoba to meet the requirements for quarantine.If you have any questions, contact MITT Pre-Arrival Help Line at 1-204-989-7342 or click on the chat on our website link at

UPDATE: July 24, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Travel Restrictions and Exemptions: International Students Travelling to Canada, and MITT's letter that confirms an on-campus component
As per IRCC, students who already had a study permit or whose study permit approved on before March 18, 2020 are exempt from the travel restrictions at this time.Please click on the following link and review the IRCC travel restrictions and exemptions: you had a study permit application approved on or before March 18, 2020, IRCC have sent you a letter advising about

  • public health measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus in Canada
  • what to expect upon arrival, in particular, the mandatory 14-day quarantine instructions

If you had a study permit application approved after March 18, 2020, IRCC will send you a letter advising that

  • you may not be exempt from the travel restrictions
  • you should not make any plans to travel to Canada until the travel restrictions are lifted, as you will not be allowed to travel to or enter Canada

MITT Registrar's Office will send a letter that confirms an on-campus component (essential travel letter) to all international students enrolled in Winter 2020, Spring 2020, and Fall 2020 programs by the end of the first week of August. However, please note that this letter does not guarantee your entry to Canada, AND this letter cannot help you enter Canada if your study permit was approved after March 18, 2020.If you have any questions regarding your travel to Canada, contact Immigration Services Advisor at


UPDATE: July 14, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
Biometrics exemption for students applying for study permit and work permit in Canada
You are exempt from giving biometrics if you’re applying for study permit, work permit or visitor visa from within Canada. This applies to all new applications as well as applications already in progress. You do not have to pay the biometric fee when you submit your application, even if the system tells you to pay it.If you are outside Canada, You don’t have to give your biometrics until biometrics collection services near you open, even if your biometrics instruction letter says you have 30 or 90 days. You are required to pay the biometric fee. For details

UPDATE: July 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
Biometrics collection services: the collection services remain unavailable at Services Canada. Some visa offices are operating with limited services
To find out if the biometrics collection site near you has resumed biometrics collection services, visit this IRCC webpage regularly: you have any questions about biometrics, contact MITT's Immigration Services Advisor at


UPDATE: July 6, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
International students outside Canada: a letter to support your entry to the Canada border
MITT Immigration Services Advisor would be able to provide you a letter to support your entry to the Canada border, if you meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • You are currently outside Canada;
  • You require a letter from MITT as you are having difficulties in entering the Canada border or boarding on a plane to Canada;
  • You already have a valid study permit, or your study permit has been approved on or before March 18, 2020;
  • You choose to travel to Canada even though you can start your program from outside Canada and complete up to 50% of your program from outside Canada;
  • You are currently enrolled in the MITT Spring 2020 program, or you will start your program in Fall 2020;

If you meet ALL of the above conditions, please contact Immigration Services Advisor at to request a letter. Please make sure to email your MITT Letter of Acceptance and IRCC Letter of Introduction (study permit approval letter). Explain why you should travel to Canada. Immigration Services Advisor will check your eligibility to study in Canada. Please note, MITT’s support letter does not guarantee your entry to the Canada border. You are responsible for demonstrating the border officer the necessary documents for your arrival AND your plan to quarantine for 14 days once you arrive in Winnipeg.


UPDATE: June 30, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Visa and immigration FAQ webpage regarding COVID-19 is available
Please visit the following link and contact Immigration Services Advisor at for any


UPDATE: June 16, 2020, 12:30 p.m.
Temporary measure for international students applying for post-graduation work permit
MITT's graduating students would receive the official final transcript and Confirmation of Completion in 4-6 weeks from the program completion date.In case students are unable to obtain the completion letter or official final transcript due to situations they cannot control, as a temporary facilitation measure by IRCC, they may submit a PGWP application without their letter of completion or final transcripts. However, they should submit a letter of explanation, indicating that why they are unable to submit the document or why it's taking them longer to get it. Once these documents become available, they should submit the documents using the IRCC web form.Please note, students can submit the unofficial final transcript from the student portal, instead of the official final transcript. Contact for any questions.

UPDATE: May 29, 2020, 1:30 p.m.
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology unveils return to campus plan for fall 2020
Fall plan strikes balance between protecting public health and student success through blended delivery of online and scalable on-campus learning, services.
Continue reading…

UPDATE: May 15, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources for Mental Health and Substance Use Support For more info: Services available for international students as well.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit now available in CERB Multiple languages For more info:

UPDATE: May 13, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
International students are temporarily allowed to work more than 20 hours until August 31, 2020
If you are:

  • a study permit holder in an academic session
  • eligible to work off campus, and
  • providing an essential service

Find out if your work is considered an essential service or function.

Program On-campus delivery begins
Auto Mechanics (Evening section) Sept. 28, 2020
Business Administrative Assistant Jan. 6, 2021
CAD Technician Sept. 28, 2020
Carpentry Sept. 11, 2020
Client Services Specialist TBD (November 2020 program start)
Cyber Defense and Cloud Administration Jan. 6, 2021
Early Childhood Education Sept. 28, 2020
Electrical Applications Sept. 14, 2020
Electronics Technician (formerly Industrial Electronics) (Day section) Sept. 28, 2020
Graphic and Print Technician Sept. 28, 2020
Hairstyling Sept. 14, 2020
Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk Sept. 28, 2020
Hospitality Management TBD (November 2020 program start)
Hotel and Hospitality Services Jan. 6, 2021
Industrial Mechanic/Millwright Sept. 14, 2020
Industrial Welding Sept. 28, 2020
Medical Office Assistant Sept. 28, 2020
Motosport Technician Sept. 14, 2020
Network and Computer Technology Jan. 6, 2021
Pharmacy Technician Sept. 11, 2020
Rehabilitation Assistant Sept. 11, 2020

UPDATE: May 4, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
COVID-19 be prepared factsheet is available in multiple languages for international students

International students coming to Canada can find out how to plan ahead and be prepared for their mandatory 14 day quarantine once they arrive.

The following resource is available in multiple languages: Be prepared for COVID-19 (factsheet)


UPDATE: April 24, 2020, 9:05 a.m.
Additional details regarding Federal Government Student Funding Increases for Fall/Winter 2020-21

Future students considering an MITT program in Fall 2020 or Winter 2021 will have access to significant increases in grants and bursaries through the federal and provincial student loan program, as well as increases to the weekly amount of loan funding provided.

On April 22, the Government of Canada announced increased support to the Canada Student Loan program, including:

  • Doubling the Canada Student Grants (CSG) for the 2020-21 school year. The CSG for full-time students is now up to $6,000 and the CSG for Students with Permanent Disabilities and Students with Dependents will also be doubled.
    This funding is not a loan – you will not need to repay any of the Canada Student Grants!
  • The expected student and spousal contributions in 2020-21 have been removed which increases eligibility for financial assistance. This is in recognition that many students and their families may not have been able to save for school in 2020-21 due to COVID-19.

  • Increasing the maximum weekly loan amount for the 2020-21 school year from $210 a week to $350 a week.


Future MITT students considering a Fall/Winter program or students who have already applied to MITT are encouraged to research and strongly consider applying for a government student loan to access these grants and bursaries.

Learn more about student loans and funding your studies at MITT by contacting one of our recruitment specialists or student advisors. We are here to help guide you through all of your options. 

Contact a recruitment specialist at or 204 989 7376

Contact a student advisor at 204 989 6512.

References: Government of Canada: Support for Students and New Grads


UPDATE: April 23, 2020, 1:30 p.m. 

Enhancing Student Financial Assistance for Fall 2020
Due to the economic impacts of COVID-19, students may be unable to secure and retain summer employment, and save for school in the fall. As a result, many students are worried about their ability to manage tuition fees and the cost of books for the next school year.

To address additional financial needs of students caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government has proposed changes to the Canada Student Loan Program’s eligibility requirements in 2020-21 to allow more students to qualify for supports and be eligible for greater amounts, including doubling the non-repayable Canada Student Grants for full and part time students, as well as for students with disabilities and students with dependents, in the coming academic year.

These measures are expected to expand the reach of the program and benefit more than 760,000 students at an estimated cost of approximately $1.9 billion over two years starting in 2020-21. 

By announcing this now, the government is providing more financial certainty for students preparing to enter or continue their post-secondary education this fall. The Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) is delivered in collaboration with 10 participating jurisdictions. Students in Quebec, Northwest Territories and Nunavut do not receive CSLP support as these jurisdictions run their own student financial assistance programs. Additional compensation will be offered to provinces and territories that do not participate in the CSLP.

Click here to earn more about student finances and funding at MITT or speak to one of our student advisors. 

UPDATE: April 22, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

International students working in essential services may work more than 20 hours per week

To help battle the COVID-19 outbreak, the government has changed the rule temporarily: international students are allowed to work more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session, provided they are working in an essential service or function, such as health care, critical infrastructure, or the supply of food or other critical goods.

For more information:


UPDATE: April 21, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

If you travel by air, bring and wear your own masks before boarding

As of April 20, 2020, Transport Canada announced all air passengers to have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their mouth and nose during travel. Masks and covering not to be provided at the airport, and without one, you will be denied boarding.

Detailed info:


UPDATE: April 8, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Online learning and PGWP eligibility

International students who have a study permit or who have been approved for a study permit for a program starting in May or June but who are unable to travel to Canada due to travel restrictions may begin their classes while outside Canada and may complete up to 50% of their program while outside Canada if they cannot travel to Canada sooner. Eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program won’t be affected.

Visit this IRCC website for more information:


UPDATE: April 3, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit for international students

International students may be eligible to receive the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) if they meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • Must reside in Canada and have a valid Social Insurance Number;
  • Have stopped working because of COVID-19 and have not voluntarily quit their job;
  • Had income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of their application;
  • Are or expect to be without employment income for at least 14 consecutive days in the initial four-week period. Expect to have no employment income for subsequent benefit periods.

The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks. Applications will be accepted from April 6. Visit this link for detailed information:


UPDATE: MARCH 27, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

IRCC updates relevant to international students as of March 26, 2020

Some international students who haven’t yet landed are now able to enter Canada. The travel restriction exemptions that were announced are now in place. If you’re exempt, you can now travel to Canada.

International students can self-identify to airlines at the point of boarding that they are exempt under this provision by presenting:

  • A valid study permit, or,
  • A letter of introduction from IRCC dated on or before March 18, 2020.

Detailed information can be found at:


UPDATE: MARCH 26, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Important: Spring 2020 program update from the Registrar’s Office.


UPDATE: MARCH 23, 2020, 2:20 p.m.

Visa and immigration advice for international students

MITT's Immigration Services Advisor is available online for individual meetings and weekly webinars.

Book online individual consultation at or email to

Weekly webinar for current MITT international students registration

Weekly webinar for prospective international students registration.


UPDATE: MARCH 20, 2020, 5:50 p.m.

Access to MITT services during class suspension/campus closure to public
To support our students continued academic success many of our student resources are still available.

Student Services
Quick access to help and support remains available. Please contact a student advisor or counsellor by phone or email:

204 989 6512 or

Winter 2020 Bursary application deadline extended to Friday April 3, 2020.
As applications cannot be dropped off in person at any campuses at this time, please submit as follows:

Send a scan or cell phone picture of completed application to

MITT Student Services
130 Henlow Bay
Winnipeg MB
R3Y 1G4 

For more information, click here.

Career Development Services
Career Development Services continues to offer one-on-one career supports to students and is transitioning its MITT Work Skills Series workshops to an online delivery (details will follow).

Please send general inquiries to

If you are already working with a team member, please contact them directly

David Driver:

Romalie Manalang:

Celia Vielfaure:

Admission inquiries
Application processing is ongoing, but you may experience a delay in communication due to an increased volume of inquires. Check the status of your application by logging into the portal:

Domestic Students

International Students

Stay up-to-date on any changes by visiting the MITT COVID-19 page as well as the Registrar’s Office COVID-19 page.

Tuition and payment

Future students (not yet started classes)
For a statement of accounts showing payments you have already made to MITT, please email

Current students (already studying at MITT)

To view your fees, payments, and statement of your account, please login to your MITT student portal.
If you have further inquiries, please contact

Program information

Visit program pages for latest information on upcoming availability, admission requirements, etc.

Submission of documents

MITT’s offices are currently closed and mail service to MITT has been temporarily suspended. Any mail that is delivered during our closure will be addressed when our offices re-open.

In the interim, applications will be processed using scanned documents uploaded at the time of application (original documents must still be provided and verified prior to the start of classes). Any supplemental documentation requested can be sent to

Documents requests (return of original documents, official transcripts, confirmation of enrolment/completion letters, grad packages etc.)

As MITT is currently closed, students are unable to pickup documents from any of our campus locations. Where required, documents will be mailed out to students. Please note that there may be a delay of five to 10 business days over our normal processing times.

Requests for return of original documents can be sent to Please review our Original Document Return Policies found here prior to submitted any requests.

Document requests (transcripts, confirmation of enrolment/graduation, etc.)  can be submitted to using the document request form found here.

English Language Institute (ELI) Final Reports can be requested by emailing

T2202 Forms can be accessed by logging in to your MITT student portal.  

Graduation packages for students who completed their programs between October 2019 to February 2020 are being prepared for distribution by mail, to Canadian addresses only. Please update your address using the Student Portal by March 23 to ensure accurate delivery. Where no Canadian address is available, the package will be retained at MITT for pick up or delivery at a later date. Please contact with any questions.

Please check back for updates regarding graduation packages for students completing in the near future.

Deferrals/program cancellation
If you have been admitted to a future intake and wish to defer or cancel your admission, please email

Post-secondary peggo cards 
Please call (204 989 6500) or email us ( regarding your lost, stolen, or defective post-secondary peggo card.

Please indicate what specific issue you are experiencing with your post-secondary peggo card and provide/have ready the following information:

Full name
Student number
Phone number
10 digit peggo card serial number (it starts with “60” no spaces)
Information about any existing product on your peggo card
Copies of any receipts related to your peggo card.

Once we have this information, we will contact you with further instructions on getting a replacement peggo card.

Locker purchases
Locker services will be suspended until classes resume.

Technical issues
Having difficulty accessing your application portal? Email
Current student having difficulty accessing your student portal? Submit a Student Portal Help Request, or email

Reputable information sources
Please continue to consult reliable information sources for updates on COVID-19:

The Province of Manitoba
Shared Health Manitoba (includes online COVID-19 screening tool)
The Government of Canada
The World Health Organization



UPDATE: MARCH 19, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

News and Updates on COVID-19 from MITT’s Registrar’s Office

Follow important updates from the Registrar’s Office.


Please ensure that you have a current, updated email address in the student portal. COVID-19 (coronavirus) planning and information will be communicated to you this way.

Please visit this page regularly for updates and watch your email for information from your instructor about course delivery; please note delivery plans could be subject to change with minimal notice.


The Government of Canada is advising:

  • All Canadians avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice
  • That many countries have put in place travel or border restrictions and other measures such as movement restrictions and quarantines.
  • That new restrictions may be imposed with little warning.
  • That your travel plans may be severely disrupted and you may be forced to remain outside of Canada.

Manitoba Health advises “All Manitobans . . . are strongly advised to cancel or postpone any non-essential international travel.”

MITT has suspended all non-essential out of province travel. If you are considering any travel for personal reasons, please consider the warnings issued by our governments. For travel advisories, please visit,

In addition, MITT staff please view this important information from Manitoba Blue Cross about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the impact on travel medical coverage. If you are out of the country, and do not have valid health insurance with due to COVID-19 being a known risk or being stranded outside Canada for a prolonged period, you could face serious personal and financial risk.

If you have been traveling, please follow the guidelines from the Province of Manitoba. As of March 15, 2020, “all international travelers should self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after returning to Canada.” This includes travel from the United States.  If you have travelled and have returned to Canada from any other country since March 1 (14 days ago) please self-isolate – phone Health Links and advise People Services.  International travelers who have developed cold or flu like symptoms within 14 days of returning to Canada should call Health Links at 204 788 8200 or 1 888 315 9257 for advice on accessing the health system (getting tested). Directions change quickly, please refer to:


According to the Province of Manitoba: “There have been reports of multiple phishing scams related to COVID-19. Many are asking people for credit card information to provide medication following a positive test results. This is not a call that Manitobans would receive from public health officials. Manitobans are advised to not provide any financial data, hang up on the call and to report to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at (toll-free) 1 888 495 8501.”


Various telecoms in Canada are taking measures to support the heightened demand on internet and wireless networks from COVID-19 related situations (e.g. remote work/work from home arrangements).

Below, for your convenience, are links to information various major providers in Manitoba are taking in response to COVID-19.

Shaw Communications


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update from Ray Karasevich, President and CEO

March 14, 2020

Dear staff and students,

MITT is concerned about your health and safety and is taking measures to protect you while minimizing the disruption to student studies.

Yesterday, Manitoba’s Department of Education mandated a suspension of classes for all K-12 students from March 23 to April 10 inclusive, with classes expected to return on April 13. Unless you hear otherwise from MITT leadership, you can anticipate this will apply to all MITT classes whether they have secondary (high school) students or not.

Starting immediately, students are advised to please monitor their email and ensure MITT has an updated email address for you, as your instructor may provide assignments to be completed at home in an effort to ensure your continued progress toward program completion. Students’ academic success continues to be a priority through this difficult time.

Per the mandate from the Minister of Education, classes will continue the week of March 16 to March 20 and MITT will begin implementing social distancing protocol for all learning and common spaces during this period and also after classes resume in April.  

Please observe the following:

 COVID-19 symptoms? STAY HOME

If you have symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 virus we ask that you do not come to school or work at MITT. If you are ill, please notify the college (as per normal absence procedures) of your absence. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (in severe cases). Students are required to work with their instructor to ensure plans are made to keep their coursework on track in the event of self-isolation or illness.

If you suspect you have COVID-19

Contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204 788 8200 or toll-free 1 888 315 9257 to determine if you should seek medical treatment.

In the case of suspected or confirmed COVID-19

Neither staff or students will require a physician’s note for an absence due to illness/self-isolation. We have suspended the current policy at this time and will operate on the assumption that all staff and students will observe this policy suspension in good faith.

In addition to the policy suspensions, we are implementing the following measures:

  • All non-essential visitors to MITT campuses are asked to reschedule their visits for a later time.
  • All campus events scheduled through until the end of April have been cancelled or postponed.
  • Cleaning supplies will be made available, as available, for those wishing to wipe down their own desk, computers or devices.
  • Staff who have increased duties in caretaking services will be provided with increased personal protection equipment due to increase exposure to disinfectants (e.g., masks and gloves).
  • There will be no non-essential MITT-directed travel until the end of June, 2020. If you have travel planned, please speak with your instructor, manager, or coordinator immediately.

According to the Province of Manitoba, travel advisories include:

Self-isolation is recommended for the following groups for 14 days after departing the area, or since their last known contact or exposure:

  • Travelers returning from the province of Hubei
  • Travelers returning from Iran
  • Travelers returning from Italy
  • Contacts of a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
  • Laboratory workers exposed during work
  • Self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 is recommended for the following groups for 14 days after return to Manitoba, or since their last known contact or exposure:

All returning international travelers (including those returning from the USA)

o   Close contacts (within 2 metres/6 feet) of individuals with flu-like symptoms who have traveled internationally within 14 days prior to becoming sick

o   International travelers who develop cold or flu-like symptoms within 14 days of returning to Manitoba should contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257 to determine if testing for COVID-19 should be considered. In cases where testing is not recommended, they should stay home (self-isolate) until they are well.

We encourage all staff and students to stay informed and seek information from trusted sources only. We will provide MITT-specific updates on COVID-19; I continue to recommend you look to the Province, the Government of Canada, or the World Health Organization for broader-scope updates and advice. 

Staff and students, please follow best practices regarding hygiene, social distancing, self-isolating/self-monitoring as directed by Manitoba Health throughout your day; they have proven effective as counter-measures to the spread of COVID-19.

MITT has initiated increased cleaning measures and will continue to do so through the suspension of classes. Once in-person classes resume, staff and student can expect enhanced social distancing practices and continued increased cleaning protocols.

We will continue to provide you as much information as possible and follow the recommendations we receive from Manitoba Health and the Departments of Education/Economic Development and Training and we will provide information about where you can direct your inquiries, by email.

While the information we are providing is related to your role with MITT, we encourage you to implement similar practices elsewhere.

Finally, we would like to remind staff and students that supports are available through MITT during this time. Students are invited to talk to Student Services if they are feeling any increased anxiety and staff are advised to contact People Services or access EAP supports.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we navigate what is a unique and challenging situation for us all.  


Ray Karasevich, President and CEO

Contact us today and we will be more than happy to help you with any questions or concerns you have.

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