Work Skills Foundations

Domestic and international students enrolled in most post-secondary programs at MITT are required to successfully complete the Work Skills Foundations (WSF) course in order to graduate.

The course will help you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment. It will help you navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations found in post-secondary as well as the workplace. It will teach you how to use learning strategies, critical thinking, and problem-solving in the classroom - three attributes you need to combine with strong technical skills to find success in any work environment.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Self assess personal strengths and areas for growth in relation to MITT Work Skills.
  • Discuss MITT ethics and integrity expectations.
  • Reflect on appropriate behaviours in the Canadian learning environments.
  • Identify effective strategies to improve personal learning.
  • Apply practical time management strategies for scheduling, planning, and prioritizing tasks.
  • Apply problem-solving strategies to workplace or academic situations.
  • Explore common stressors experienced by students and build strategies to overcome them.
  • Differentiate key cultural factors influencing communication and behavioural responses.
  • Build a lifelong learning strategy for career resiliency based on personal values and goals.

The course contains 10 self-directed (learn at your own pace) modules. These modules will open in MyLearning approximately 2 weeks prior to the class start date of your program, and close approximately 8 weeks after the start of your program.

The course should take approximately 30 hours to complete, and is completed on your own time. You are encouraged to complete it before the start of your program.

To view a tutorial video, click here.

This course was formerly known as Introduction to College and Work.  


“I must say that the program was quite beneficial. It supported me in finishing my whole BAA course and my co-op... It boosted my confidence and helped me get a good grade during the program.”

— Gule Jannat, Business Administrative Assistant (2021)

“During the two weeks with the students, I see tremendous growth in each and every student and truly believe this growth helps them to be more successful in their college, work and personal lives.”

— Lorinda Fosty, Sessional Instructor, Introduction to College and Work

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes, both domestic and international students are required to complete the course.

Students registered in the following programs are not required to complete the course:

  • Applied Leadership Post-Graduate
  • Business Management Post-Graduate
  • Client Services Specialist
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • Global Supply Chain Management Post-Graduate
  • Human Resources Learning and Development Post-Graduate
  • International Business Post-Graduate
  • Network Security Diploma
  • Sales and Event Coordinator

The fee for your first attempt at the course is included in your tuition and fees. 

If you are unsuccessful during your first attempt, you will be assessed a fee for an additional attempt. For more information, see What happens if I do not successfully complete the WSF course?

For a breakdown of fees by program, please click here.

Course delivery is asynchronously, through MyLearning.

Asynchronous learning means that the instructor and the students in the course all engage with the course content at different times. Each module might make use of assigned readings or uploaded media, online quizzes, discussion boards, and more. The instructor guides the students, provides them with feedback, and assesses them as needed.

Students will have approximately 10 weeks to complete the course.  The course opens approximately two weeks prior to the start of term 1 classes, and ends approximately eight weeks after the start of classes.  Dates are posted on our Academic Schedule webpage.

You are required to successfully complete the course with a final grade of 50% or higher.

First attempt - unsuccessful completion during a first attempt will result in automatic re-enrolment to complete the course in the next available session, at a cost of $75 CAD to the student.

Second attempt - unsuccessful completion during a second attempt may result in withdrawal from your certificate or diploma program.

Third attempt - a third attempt is not normally allowed. A Dean’s permission is required for a third attempt.

For more information, please contact or 204 989 6500.

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