Winnipeg, Canada, is an international spot, an economic hub and a cultural destination for visitors and international students who are looking for a unique and active city. Winnipeg has “an army” of artists, award-winning singers, athletes and a rich cultural life that will give a new meaning to your active life. “The cultural cradle of Canada” is also the home to over 100 nationalities and, at the same time, it is a social hub that builds a bridge to unite this diversity. The prairie city captures a glimpse of nature through the largest urban forest in its country, which is also a touristic hotspot for visitors who can’t get enough of Winnipeg. If you plan to earn a degree abroad in a city where the cool atmosphere has more than one meaning, you will find unique universities and colleagues from all over the world. The architecture of the buildings will serve as your unofficial teacher to the local culture.
Winnipeg is a national economic hotspot and higher education institutions contribute to the positive employment status. Degrees are appreciated and some of the universities include job opportunities for students. Activities come from the fields of manufacturing, trade, education, health care and social assistance.
The city is a cheap business location in western Canada, according to a study and is home to a coin factory with 40 years of experience on the market.
Winnipeg’s city life and culture are two of the central points that attract visitors. The Cultural Capital of Canada, as it was named in 2010, has 26 of the national historic sites, among which there is the highly visited The Forks green space.
Outdoor and indoor opportunities are various and, yet, balanced in Winnipeg, in order to create an environment where you always have a second good choice for your free time. The Manitoba Theatre for Young People, the Esplanade Rei Bridge, the Shwa Park, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Winnipeg Public Library are only a few of the local touristic attractions.
Concert venues are also worth of a visit, even when events are not held. However, you also have the chance to visit some of the hotspots where a few Hollywood movies were filmed.
Festival du Voyageur is a large winter event, and one of the city’s entertainment highlights, along with Folklorama, The Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Music Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival or the Winnipeg International Writers-Festival. But, if you wish to have a quiet evening, you may also spend it in a restaurant, pub or bar or even at home, admiring one of the spectacular snowfalls.
The city of Winnipeg is an international hotspot for students, tourists and business visitors and you may hear over 40 languages during your stay. The seventh largest city in Canada has a high population concentration and a significant number of Aboriginal inhabitants.
Other nationalities include Filipinos, but you may also meet Germans, Ukrainians, and others.
The climate in Winnipeg is one of the coolest in the world, including some spectacular winter beauties. Balanced in four seasons, the weather is concentrated on winter and summer, while spring and autumn are only transitional periods. Snowfall may last for almost six months, while on summer there might appear thunderstorms. For five months/year, temperatures are around 10°C (50°F), while, in January, they may reach a low level of -16.4°C (2.5°F).
The University of Winnipeg is a dynamic campus and a downtown hub that connects people from diverse cultures and nurtures global citizens.
At the University of Manitoba, our strength comes from our place and our people. Manitoba is cold; it’s flat, it has a challenging climate. But this environment challenges us to adapt, innovate and invent. It compels us to grow and dares us to create. Join the graduate students and researchers who come here from every corner of the world.