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New immigration website for students

Need-to-know information for international students

December 10, 2018 — 

The International Centre has created a website with comprehensive immigration content for international students as part of its International Student Resource Guide. The website highlights immigration information that international students at the University of Manitoba need to know during different stages of their time as an international student:

This site has been reviewed by a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, and will be continually updated with new immigration information.

If you are an international student with questions about the information on the website, please book an appointment to see an international student advisor by calling 204-474-8502, emailing international [at] umanitoba [dot] ca or dropping by 541 UMSU University Centre.

Faculty or staff members should note there are legal restrictions on providing immigration advice. As such, please direct any student questions about immigration to trained International Centre student advisors.

New entry requirements to Canada

Biometrics, which include fingerprinting and digital photographs, are a new entry requirement to Canada as of Dec. 31, 2018. For new international students intending to arrive in 2019, biometrics will need to be submitted in person at a designated location in their country of residence. Students cannot obtain their biometrics until they have applied for a study permit and received formal notice from the Government of Canada to do so.

Current international students are exempt from biometrics; however, this may change at any time.

If you are an international student with questions, or if you want to know how biometrics will impact international students in your program areas, please contact the International Centre: international [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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