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

(Information is subject to change; please check back regularly.)

COVID-19

For information about COVID-19, please refer to the links below. MITT is following the recommendations we receive from the Province of Manitoba. We encourage all applicants to stay informed and seek information from trusted sources only.

Current students

Current MITT students please refer to our Campus Status page and main COVID-19 page

International students

2020-21 Program Cancellations

We have had to make the difficult decision to cancel several Fall 2020 programs/sections, listed below. We know this is disappointing for affected students. Thank you for your understanding at this challenging and unprecedented time.

Fall 2020 Cancellations:

  • Auto-Mechanics (day section cancelled only)
  • Culinary Arts and Design (day and evening sections cancelled)
  • Electronics Technician (formerly Industrial Electronics) (evening section cancelled only)
  • Industrial Welding (day section cancelled only)

If you have questions about these cancellations, please contact admissions@mitt.ca.

If any other programs or sections must be cancelled due to COVID-19, MITT will endeavour to make these decisions as early as possible and inform affected students quickly.

For program cancellations, MITT will offer admitted students a deferral* where possible to a future intake/program. Students who are unable to accept a deferral can request a full refund of tuition and fees. MITT will not be responsible for other expenses, including travel costs or accommodations.

Decisions by applicants to withdraw for personal reasons or due to study permit rejection are subject to our current withdrawal and refund policies and requirements.

*Note: For deferrals, tuition and fees will be charged according to the applicable rates for the intake to which the student becomes admitted.

Upcoming Program Intakes

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 enhanced student and program supports to ensure this modified program experience continues to meet all required learning outcomes for your program.

MITT will communicate updates and changes with applicants through the primary email provided with your application. Please ensure you check your email regularly.

To update your email address:

Fall 2020 program updates

Please review MITT's Fall 2020 program dates, posted on our Important Dates page. Most programs that start online are intended to resume on-campus delivery and students must be in Canada and prepared to transition to on-campus delivery on the identified date. International students will require a valid study permit for the in-Canada portion of the program

Winter 2021 program updates

Until further notice, Winter 2021 programs will run as planned. Please refer to MITT’s admissions page for Winter 2021 program application statuses.

Application processing is ongoing for Winter 2021 programs but you may experience a delay in communication.

We anticipate re-opening several Winter 2021 application portals in early October. Individual program applications will open pending seat availability only. Due to the large volume of application deferrals in Fall 2020 and the need to accommodate students in the Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 intakes, it is possible that certain Winter 2021 programs will not open for new applications.

Please check your application portal for updates. MITT will also communicate with applicants through the primary email provided with your application. Please ensure you check your email regularly.

Important: MITT prioritizes complete applications. If your application was submitted incomplete, processing will be suspended and you may experience further delays in communication. Applications that remain incomplete at the start of the program will be cancelled. Examples of missing information are:

  • Missing any required documents.
  • Poor quality scans of required documents.
  • Missing proof of English Language Proficiency (if required).
  • Missing post-secondary documentation (transcript or other required documentation) if any post-secondary was attended.
  • Failure to disclose previous post-secondary education or English language proficiency results.
  • Failure to provide at least one family member as an emergency contact.

Please review our domestic and international application guides for a list of required information and documents and instructions for submitting high quality scans.

Missing information can be submitted to admissions@mitt.ca. Please include student name, student ID, and program in the subject line.

Spring 2021 program updates

Spring 2021 programs are expected to run as planned. The application portal is expected to open in early to mid-October. Individual program applications will open pending seat availability only. Due to the large volume of application deferrals in Fall 2020 and the need to accommodate students in the Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 intakes, it is possible that certain Spring programs will not open for new applications. Please continue to watch this page and our home page banner for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

(Information is subject to change)

My educational institution is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What if I cannot get my transcripts to submit scanned copies?

MITT requires secondary and post-secondary (if applicable) transcripts and other documentation in order to assess your application. Your application is incomplete without these documents and processing will be suspended, but we will resume processing your application after we receive them. This applies to all required documents. Please review our domestic and international application guides for a list of required information and documents and instructions for submitting high quality scans.

Missing documents can be submitted to admissions@mitt.ca. Please include student name, student ID, and program in the subject line.

What if I cannot complete my PAT test because testing centres are closed in my region?

MITT requires the PAT to be completed and submitted for Cyber Defence and Cloud Administration, Network Computer Technology and Software Developer applications in order to assess the application. Due to test centre closures related to COVID-19, MITT is temporarily offering PAT testing and invigilation in a condensed online format, allowing applicants to complete their applications. Applicants with outstanding PATs have all been notified that an online option is now available. New applicants should watch for an email from TestCentre@mitt.ca to schedule their online PAT test.

What if I cannot complete an IELTS or other required English language proficiency test because testing centres are closed in my region?

MITT has added the Duolingo English Test, the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and the IELTS Indicator as alternate options for applicants who are unable to complete English language proficiency testing at a testing centre. Please visit our English Language Proficiency page to confirm the scoring requirements for your program of interest. This provision has been put in place due to COVID-19 challenges worldwide and could change at any time. Please continue to check back regularly for updates. These alternate testing options are currently available for applicants to Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021 programs.

What if I cannot pay my deposit or other tuition or fees because banks are closed in my region?

Please refer to our payment options. If you are in Canada, MITT accepts online banking payments from Canadian institutions. MITT also accepts credit card payments overseas and in Canada. We are investigating other payment options. Please check back regularly for updates.

Can I request a payment extension due to COVID-19?

Requests for payment extension will be assessed on case-by-case basis. MITT may consider a payment extension of up to 1 (one) week. Please contact admissions@mitt.ca if you need to request a payment extension.

What if I can’t attend MITT because of study permit processing delays or travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

MITT is monitoring the situation in Canada and worldwide, and Admissions has created added flexibility in our deferral policy for admitted students to address the uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian government has closed Canada’s borders to most foreign nationals temporarily, effective Wednesday March 18, 2020. MITT will offer online delivery of a portion of some programs; however, most programs will resume on-campus delivery on specified dates, and students must be prepared to travel to Canada and transition to on-campus delivery by the specified date. Students will require a valid study permit for the in-Canada portion of the program. See programs above for more information.

Please contact admissions@mitt.ca if you need to defer, and please continue to check back regularly for updates.

Can I request an extension to submit my study permit due to COVID-19 processing delays?

All international students must submit proof of a valid study permit at least 30 days prior to the start of their class. All admitted students who do not have a valid study permit by this deadline are given the option to request a deferral to the next available intake. Please contact admissions@mitt.ca if you have any further questions or need to defer your admission.

I have a valid study permit issued prior to March 18th but I am not currently in Canada. Can I still begin my studies online?

Yes, students who were issued a study permit prior to March 18, 2020 may still begin their classes online from their home country.

Please be advised that MITT will begin on-campus delivery on specified dates (see above). Once classes begin on-campus delivery, students will be expected to be in class. Students who are unable to attend classes will be subject to MITT’s regular student policies including the attendance and refund policy. Please be sure to consider this when deciding to begin your studies from abroad. If you wish to defer to a future intake, please contact admissions@mitt.ca.

I am currently in Canada, but would like to return home since classes will be delivered online. Can I go home?

If you are considering leaving Canada, we strongly advise that you consult with MITT’s Immigration Services Advisor or a Regulated Canadian Immigration prior to making any decisions to leave the country. MITT's Immigration Services Advisor is available online for questions. You can book one-on-one online consultation at calendly.com/mindy-cha or email to visainfo@mitt.ca.

If you do choose to leave Canada, please be advised that MITT may shift classes back to on-campus delivery at any time. Once classes move back to on-campus delivery, students will be expected to be in class. Students who are unable to attend classes will be subject to MITT’s regular student policies including the attendance and refund policy. Please be sure to consider this when deciding to begin you studies from abroad.

How will online program delivery be conducted?

Fall 2020 programs will begin using an online and/or distance learning format. MITT is now using Zoom for Orientation as well as all classes and lectures. MITT also uses D2L Brightspace. Specific program information will be shared with students closer to the program start date via email. Please ensure that MITT has your primary email address on file and check your email regularly for updates.

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 enhanced student and program supports to ensure this modified program experience continues to meet all required learning outcomes for your program.

How do I submit my original documents to MITT?

MITT is unable to accept in-person document drop off while our offices are closed to the public. Documents sent by mail/courier will still be accepted and held for processing when admissions staff return to the office. For students who are unable to mail their documents, regular document submission deadlines have been extended due to campus closures. Admitted students will be contacted by the Admissions Team with instructions on how and when they can submit their original documents once our offices re-open.

Students who would like to submit their document by mail can send them to the following address:

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

I would like my original documents back. How can I obtain these documents since MITT’s offices are closed?

Please review MITT’s policy on “Requests for Return of Original Documents” prior to making any requests to ensure that you qualify: https://mitt.ca/admissions/how-to-apply-international-students .

Students who do qualify can email admissions@mitt.ca to have their original documents returned by mail to a Canadian address. Documents will not be shipped internationally and will be sent via regular post without tracking. MITT is not liable for documents once they are placed in the mail. Students also have the option of waiting until MITT’s office re-open to obtain their original documents in person.

Please note that due MITT’s office closure, documents will be mailed out every 2-3 weeks.

How can I sign important documents?

If you have a printer, you can print and sign documents. Signed documents can then be scanned using either a traditional scanner or your smart device.

If you do not have access to a printer/scanner, MITT will accept either an image of your signature or a drawn signature in the PDF document. (Most MITT documents are available as fillable PDF’s. If you require a specific document in fillable PDF format, please contact admissions@mitt.ca).

Instructions on how to sign a document using either the ‘draw’ or ‘image’ function can be found here: https://helpx.adobe.com/ca/reader/using/sign-pdfs.html

Will MITT programs be cancelled?

Some Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 programs or program sections have been cancelled. Updates and notifications regarding upcoming programs and intakes, including cancellations will be sent to applicants’ primary email provided with your application. Please ensure you check your email regularly.

The situation in Canada and Manitoba is changing rapidly. Please check back here regularly, as well as MITT COVID-19 updates, for news and information.

Is one-on-one online visa consultation available?
 
MITT's Immigration Services Advisor is available to answer your questions online. Please book one-on-one online consultation with Mindy at http://calendly.com/mindy-cha or send an email to visainfo@mitt.ca. Please refer to this webpage (http://mitt.ca/international-student-resources/permits-visas-and-more) to obtain information. You can also contact IRCC through Web form (https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/web-form.asp).

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