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International Student Resources

International, Immigrant and Refugee Student Services

International, Immigrant and Refugee Student Services (IIRSS) is your starting point and your ongoing support throughout your studies at The University of Winnipeg.

  • airport reception (must be arranged at least 2 weeks prior to arrival)
  • orientation for international students
  • information on Visa and Study Permits; immigration advising
  • health insurance
  • Student Mentor Program
  • social and cultural events
  • electronic newsletter
  • special interest workshops
  • English conversation circles
  • International Tutor Program              

For more information, please visit: the International, Immigrant, and Refugee Student Services.

Frauds and Scams

You get a text message or an email from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) claiming you’re
entitled to an extra refund and all you need to do is provide your banking details. Watch out—this
wonderful-if-true situation is exactly what a tax scam looks like. The Winnipeg Police Service has provided a Fraud and Scam Brochure that will inform you of a number of frauds and scams.

The Winnipeg Police Fraud and Scam Brochure

Below is a link to the Competition Bureau of Canada that will take you to The Little Black Book of Scams 2nd edition for more informaiton regarding common frauds in various languages, including Punjabi and Manadarin.

The Competition Bureau of Canada

Below is the link to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre providing more information on past and current scams.

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre