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International College of Manitoba (Navitas) at University of Manitoba

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Overview

Overview

Located in the vibrant Canadian city of Winnipeg, the International College of Manitoba (ICM) is a pathway college with a choice of programs aimed at providing students with a ‘soft landing' to living and studying in Canada. Its programs and support system are designed to help students as they make the transition to living in Canada.

Upon successful completion of the UTP Stage II program, students can progress to the second year of one of the many undergraduate degree courses at the University of Manitoba (U of M).

ICM is located on the U of M Fort Garry campus, about ten kilometers from downtown Winnipeg in the heartland of Canada. Known as the ''Gateway to the West'', Winnipeg plays a prominent role in the transportation, manufacturing, agriculture and finance which supports the North American continent, and its location makes it an ideal spot for discovering all that Canada has to offer.

Winnipeg is a modern cosmopolitan city with many exciting activities for students. There are shops, restaurants and a lively arts and theater scene, as well as renowned festivals of various kinds including culture, food and sport. There are wonderful lakes and vast open landscapes nearby and many outdoor activities to pursue throughout the year, from hiking and mountain biking to skiing and other snow sports. Winnipeg's skies are among the clearest in North America, and the city has some of the cleanest water in Canada.

Diversity is a celebrated part of Canadian society, and international students make up almost 20 percent of the university's student population, representing over 100 countries. Because ICM is located on the U of M campus, its students benefit from shared use of all the U of M facilities for the duration of their studies. ICM students are even able to join university clubs and societies, giving them opportunities to socialize beyond the walls of the classroom, and to ease the transition between secondary school and undergraduate study.

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What's new

What's new

ICM responded to the Covid-19 pandemic with the health and safety of its students and staff as a top priority. Quickly transitioning to a digital campus, ICM has been able to deliver all its programs and courses with the same quality and distinction as ever. Students are able to engage with each other during online social events, and have access to instructors, student advisors, and peer tutors, through expanded hours.

The college has developed a highly efficient online learning portal, and faculty staff have risen to the challenge of delivering high-quality course material to their students, while maintaining a supportive and social learning environment.

Tutors are able to give feedback on assignments and coursework, and arrange personalized tutorials with individual students, as well as moving their peer tutoring program to online platforms to encourage engagement with the ICM student community. The college and its academic team are committed to providing high-quality education as effectively as possible during this time.

Be sure to follow @icmanitoba on Instagram to learn all about the latest events and activities.

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Department structure

Department structure

ICM offers a specialized University Transfer Program (UTP) at stages one and two, depending on the level of study achieved at the point of application.

Prospective ICM students who have completed Year 11 studies or equivalent will be enrolled at UTP stage one, which comprises eight pre-university level courses studied over two terms, bringing students up to Year 12 level, where they may then complete stage two of their chosen pathway.

Applicants who have completed Year 12 studies or equivalent will be entered directly at UTP stage two. This course comprises ten university level credits, studied over the course of three terms, and upon completion, students may apply to progress to the second year of their U of M undergraduate degree. There are six UTP stage two pathway routes for students at ICM:

  • UTP Stage 2: Agricultural and Food Science
  • UTP Stage 2: Arts
  • UTP Stage 2: Business
  • UTP Stage 2: Engineering
  • UTP Stage 2: Environment, Earth and Resources
  • UTP Stage 2: Science

Students have a huge range of undergraduate degree course options to choose from at U of M, based on their choice of UTP pathway. Additionally, students who undertake these preparatory courses will develop a toolbox of transferable skills which become an asset for them during their further studies and future career.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

ICM provides an alternative route to undergraduate study, and students from a wide range of academic and international backgrounds are encouraged to apply. There are different academic and English language entry requirements for UTP stages one and two, which prospective students must meet in order to gain admission into the UTP program.

For UTP stage one, the standard pre-requisite is successful completing of year 11 with the required grades. This includes, for example, three passes at General Certificate of Education (GCE) O-Level, with a grade of D or better, or completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Year One Diploma with at least 18 points.

For UTP stage two, the standard pre-requisite to entry is successful completion of year 12 or equivalent. This may include passes from two GCE A-Level subjects with a minimum of D grades, though two AS-Level subjects may be combined for one pass. For those using the IB, the pre-requisite is 22 points from six IB subjects, completed in one sitting.

Since international applicants may not be using either of these two assessment systems, the ICM website publishes a list of country-by-country grade level equivalents, where prospective students may find information required to complete their applications.

There are also admission requirements for English language proficiency, which are also published on the ICM's website. Applicants must demonstrate a level equivalent to an overall score of 5.5 on the IELTS academic test, with all band scores minimum of 5.0 for entry to the UTP stage one and two courses. There are several accepted assessment providers, and the college website provides a comparison list. Students coming from English speaking countries may be exempt from providing an English language test.

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Fees & funding

Fees & funding

College fees for international students in the 2021/22 academic year are sectioned into two tiers, representing the UTP stage one and stage two pathways.

  • UTP stage one fees are set at CAD 18,247 over a duration of two terms.
  • UTP stage two fees are set at CAD 19,175 over a duration of three terms.

Additionally, there is a compulsory student services fee of CAD 105 per term, as well as a compulsory annual sports and recreation membership fee of CAD 250 and a medical insurance fee of CAD 700. ICM understands that it can be difficult to meet the cost of studying abroad, and has a number of scholarship and bursary schemes to provide financial support for international students.

Students wishing to enroll in the Fall of 2021 can enter a competition to win CAD 1,500 towards tuition. Applicants simply need to write an original essay or upload a short video on why they want to study at ICM or UM. Full details are available on the university's scholarship page. In addition, there are several other scholarships available to current students, including:

  • Susan Deane Memorial Scholarship - CAD 5,500, one awarded per semester.
  • Academic Distinction Scholarship - CAD 1,000, five awarded per semester.
  • Exceptional Academic Performance Scholarship - CAD 750, six awarded per semester.
  • Community Engagement Scholarship - CAD 500, five awarded per semester.
  • Resiliency Award Scholarship - CAD 250, twelve awarded per semester.

More information on scholarships or how to apply.

The ICM financial support services team can help and advise prospective students on further financial considerations such as visa requirements, accommodation and living costs. The college also awards a number of Navitas family bursaries based on having several members of the same family attending college or university together.

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Student support

Student support

ICM is committed to providing its students with free and confidential support for the transition into living abroad, to inspire confidence in their decision to study in Canada and to ensure the continued success of their studies. This support ranges from academic to personal guidance and includes a variety of study and learning support services.

ICM's Student Success Advisors, working with faculty staff members run a series of workshops for students who want to develop time management skills, interview or examination techniques. Student Success Advisors offer course advice, organize interactive cultural seminars and provide a peer tutoring program. The college also provide personal support through a free and confidential advisory service, available to all students in case things do not go as planned or personal problems arise.

Students also have access to financial support services, which include help with visa issues, insurance, budgeting and personal finances. The student population at ICM represents a diverse and multicultural demographic, and students at both the college and university have access to free and confidential multi-faith services. Childcare is available for students with young families.

ICM has a well-organized online portal which provides information on the various protocols and resources measures in place to ensure the security and safety of its students. Although ICM is currently delivering all of its courses online, the college has published a comprehensive health and safety guide online, including some important Covid-19 FAQs, aimed at informing its students about the precautions and safety measures required to remain as safe as possible during the global pandemic.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

ICM's programs offer a direct route into a massive range of undergraduate degree courses at U of M. Students enhance their employability by building skillsets and gaining critical experience that will help them while looking for graduate employment.

The University of Manitoba also has a robust Careers and Employment Service, including a dedicated online careers portal, mentoring schemes, CV writing support, and a program of careers workshops and events organized throughout the year. Graduates join the U of M's network of over 145,000 alumni in over 140 countries around the world, and benefit from access to their network of sponsors and professional contacts.

After completing second year at the U of M, ICM graduates also gain the opportunity to participate in a Co-operative Education Program, where they combine theoretical knowledge with paid work experience to further enhance skills and experience. These co-op programs provide practical training which sets students apart when applying for industry positions. Students develop networks and career opportunities that help them find employment and receive higher starting salaries than students who graduate without the co-op program. Significant employers partnered with U of M's co-op programs include Amazon, Boeing Canada, KPMG, PwC and Ubisoft.

Studying at ICM puts students on the right path to ensuring a smooth and successful transition from university level study to employment success.

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Winnipeg Manitoba Room 190 Extended Education Complex, 406 University Crescent, University of Manitoba
International College of Manitoba offers foundation as well as pathways to an undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba. The UTP Stage II programs are the equivalent to the first year of the University's Bachelor's Degree. Upon successful completion of UTPII, students transfer into the second year of their degree at the University of Manitoba. At the college, the students can explore the opportunity to study in a city where many different languages are spoken providing the perfect exposure the students require to excel in life.

University designed programs are taught by qualified instructors on the main U of M Campus who ensures that the students have the very best preparation for the demands of higher education in Canada. ICM students are treated like university students and, with the added benefits of smaller classes, students receive more personalized attention in a dynamic and supportive environment that better equips them for life at the U of M.

The college is located on the U of M Fort Garry campus, in the heartland of Canada, and is famous for welcoming immigrants with open arms. International students make up nearly 18% of the university?s students, representing 122 countries. With over 22% of Canada?s population foreign born, diversity is a celebrated part of Canadian society. Manitoba is one of the most popular locations for newly arrived individuals to settle.
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