COVID-19 updates 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

Program Cancellations

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

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.

Fall 2021 Program Cancellations

The following Fall 2021 programs have been cancelled:

  • Global Supply Chain Management (Deferred to Winter 2022)
  • Motosport Technican

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 2021 program updates

Please refer to MITT’s admissions page for Fall 2021 program application statuses. Please review MITT's Fall 2021 program dates, posted on our Important Dates page. 

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

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.

Winter 2022 program updates

Please refer to MITT’s admissions page for Winter 2022 program application statuses. Please review MITT's Winter 2022 program dates, posted on our Important Dates page.

Application processing is ongoing for Winter 2022 programs but you may experience a delay in communication.

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.

Spring 2022 program updates

Please refer to MITT’s admissions page for Spring 2022 program application statuses. Please review MITT's Spring 2022 program dates, posted on our Important Dates page.

Application processing is ongoing for Spring 2022 programs but you may experience a delay in communication.

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.

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 sometimes post-secondary 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 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 Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 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. MITT recently launched Western Union GlobalPay for Students as a payment option for international students. CIBC International Student Pay will be launched in 2021.

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

Payment extensions will not be granted at this time. Payments must be made by the deadline(s) indicated in your offer and acceptance package. If you are unable to pay your tuition fees by the deadline(s) provided, please contact admissions@mitt.ca at least 30 days prior to the start of your program to arrange for a deferral to a future intake.

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. MITT is offering 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. On campus start dates are found on MITT's Important Dates page for upcoming intakes. 

Please contact admissions@mitt.ca if you have questions about study status documentation or need to defer.

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 (or other required documentation) at least 30 days prior to the start of their class. All admitted students who do not have a valid study permit by the required 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 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?

For programs that begin using an online and/or distance learning format, MITT is using Zoom for Orientation as well as classes and lectures as well as MyLearning (D2L Brightspace). Specific information about accessing these platforms will be shared with admitted 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 should be sent by mail/courier to the following address:

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

Students who have studied at a Canadian institution may have their documents sent directly from institutions in PDF format from the institution domain email, or through the MyCreds platform. Electronic transcripts should be directed to admissions@mitt.ca .

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?

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 continues to change 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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