Winnipeg offers one of the highest quality education systems in North America, and a wide range of educational opportunities for everyone. As a result, the working-age population of Winnipeg has the highest proportion of graduates from a trade school, college or university in Canada.
Winnipeg’s post-secondary education offers four universities and a progressive college. The universities offer a full range of post graduate programs: Science, Arts, Management, Engineering and Medicine, world-class research facilities for medicine, engineering, telephone and data communications.
The University of Manitoba is the largest of Manitoba’s universities and offers instruction to more than 50,000 people annually through a diverse range of courses and studies in more than 82 degree, diploma and certificate programs. In addition, the university provides training to more than 25,000 Manitobans in continuing education.
The University of Winnipeg, with more than 8,900 students, is large enough to offer range and variety, and small enough to provide personalized attention. For more than 100 years, this university has maintained a tradition of excellence. It specializes in undergraduate education, providing a variety of Arts, Science, Education, Theology and Pre-Professional programs. Over 400 courses in 40 different subject areas are offered.
Red River College (RRC) is the largest and most comprehensive college in Manitoba. RRC provides education and training for 32,500 full- and part-time learners each year, through more than 110 diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs. The college is committed to staying current and responsive to the dynamic and evolving requirements of the marketplace. One of the ways it does this is by having an advisory committee for each program, drawn from leading companies and practitioners in the marketplace. Twelve hundred representatives from more than 1,000 employing or service agencies provide a direct link to the real world, and consult extensively to ensure programs adapt and change to economic and social realities. In addition, through boards and industry contacts, instructors ensure program curricula incorporate leading-edge theories, trends and practices.
Le Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface (CUSB) is Western Canada’s only Francophone post-secondary educational institution and is a leader in the training and development of Winnipeg’s bilingual workforce. The CUSB is affiliated with the University of Manitoba and is known for its expertise in the development and teaching of language skills.
The CUSB’s community college (L’Ecole technique et professionnelle) offers diploma and certificate programs in computer sciences, business administration and secretarial and support services. It also works in partnership with the customer contact industry to satisfy the training and professional development needs of the growing sector.
Canadian Mennonite University is a Christian university formed by Canadian Mennonite Bible College, Concord College and Menno Simons College, colleges committed to the Biblical message and the work of Jesus Christ, and rooted in the Anabaptist/Mennonite faith tradition.
Studies at CMU are compatible with studies at other universities in Canada and the U.S. After completing degree programs, students will be able to pursue graduate studies in their chosen areas at another university, music school, or seminary. If students spend only one or two years at CMU they may transfer their courses to the university of their choice. Students may also wish to move from CMU into professional education in areas such as Social Work, Nursing, Law, or Education – programs not offered at CMU. In many cases students can complete the entrance requirements for these programs at CMU.