Aside from providing excellent educational opportunities, including one of Canada’s top research universities, the province is especially appealing for the fact of Manitoba’s institutes of higher learning being among the least expensive in Canada.
Excellent education and excellent career opportunities at excellent value, that’s Manitoba.
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General Education Facts
- Education in Manitoba runs from Kindergarten (Year 0) to Grade 12.
- Individual municipalities are responsible for operating schools within their jurisdictions through local school boards.
- The provincial education ministry, the Department of Education and Literacy is responsible for provincial curriculum development and management, as well as teacher certification.
- All schools in Manitoba must follow the same basic curriculum, regardless of religious or political affiliation, though many schools offer exciting courses and opportunities beyond the core requirements.
Post-Secondary Education Facts
In Canada, there are basically four types of post-secondary educational institution:
- Universities, which are empowered to grant all levels of post-secondary degree
- University Colleges, which are empowered to grant four-year and two year degrees, as well as technical degrees
- Colleges, which are empowered to grant two-year, technical and vocational degrees
- Private institutions that offer specific religious, vocational, technical or language training.
In Canada, post-secondary education is the responsibility of the provincial and territorial governments, and the provinces administer all funds provided by the Government of Canada for the express purpose of college and university administration.
In Manitoba, the ministry responsible for managing higher education is the Manitoba Department of Education and Training.
The federal government, however, still offers a variety of funding options to individuals and universities for research, student financial aid, and for various scholarships.
Opportunities in Manitoba
The University of Manitoba is among Canada’s oldest universities and consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in Canada.
Located in Winnipeg, Canada’s prairie metropolis, the University of Manitoba is especially known for its excellent engineering and business programs as well as for its agriculture and commodities programs.
The University of Winnipeg is the capital’s second university, and it’s known for excellent economics and business administration programs, as well as for its large variety of technical and vocational programs.
Brandon University, little more than an hour outside the capital, is known for its excellent commodities and agriculture programs, as well as its focus on work placement and career-building.