Education & Schools
Comprehensive and Varied
Manitoba has comprehensive education from kindergarten to Grade 12, offering a high standard of basic, academic and vocational instruction, both at the public and independent (private) levels. Excellent post-secondary institutions draw thousands of students annually.
More than 13,000 students graduate from high school each year in Manitoba. Almost 10,000 graduate annually from post-secondary institutions. Government-funded, high-quality, public K-12 education and government subsidies for post-secondary education ensure Winnipeg’s high school graduates are on the right path to fill future skilled labour requirements.
Universities and Post-Secondary Institutions
Winnipeg is a university and college city and a centre for learning and education. The city’s universities and colleges are as distinct and diverse as the students who are educated in them. Winnipeg’s learning institutions combine to offer students a variety of learning opportunities and curricula.
Notable institutions include:
- University of Manitoba (western Canada’s oldest university)
- The University of Winnipeg
- Université de Saint-Boniface
- Red River College
- Robertson College
- Winnipeg Technical College
- Canadian Mennonite University
These schools operate directly under the Minister of Education, Citizenship and Youth. These schools are governed through elected school division/district boards. Public schools are funded by a combination of direct provincial funding and special taxation levies. All Canadian citizens and landed immigrants have the right to attend public schools subject to provincial regulations.
Some schools are affiliated with a specific religious or denominational group. They have their own governing bodies or boards. Independent schools are eligible for provincial funding if they implement the Manitoba curriculum and meet a number of additional requirements.
A student who wishes to enter a private school must meet the admission requirements and pay the admission fee set by the specific institution. Only funded independent schools are authorized to issue Senior Years course credits recognized by Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth.
Education in Winnipeg - An Overview
Full-Time University Undergraduate Enrollment by Faculty
University Graduates by Faculty
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