Services

International, Immigrant and Refugee Student Services (IIRSS) makes available a number of services for future and current students, from those allowing students to get settled at the University of Winnipeg and within the city to those related to a students' studies.

Available services include:

In addition to these services, the IIRSS offers the following:

Academic Advising is available to help you choose and follow your own educational path, while making sure that you understand the objectives and requirements of your undergraduate degree. Assistance includes: degree planning, choosing your courses, and interpreting regulations and requirements. Drop-ins available, however appointments are recommended. Students may contact an Academic Advisor to set-up an appointment time by emailing iirss@uwinnipeg.ca. For more general information on course selection and registration, please visit our Course Selection and Registration.

Transition Advising is available to international students in a variety of areas including housing, health insurance and health services, finding employment and volunteer opportunities, cultural adaptation, social integration, community and campus resources, drivers licensing, SIN cards, Income Tax, and any other matter which concerns international students. Students may book an appointment by emailing IIRSS at iirss@uwinnipeg.ca

Enrolment Letters are processed by IIRSS and can be requested by filling out the Request for a Letter of Enrolment Form and submitting this to Student Central along with payment ($10). These letters provide information related to student status and registration at The University of Winnipeg and are often used for visa/permit applications, driver's licensing, scholarships, family invitations, or other purposes (Request for a Letter of Enrolment Form, PDF).

Income Tax Filing is available for students doing simple tax returns, who are doing an undergraduate, graduate or PACE program. Tax filing is done for the previous tax year and may not be available for students with spouses or dependants. Contact iirss@uwinnipeg.ca for more information

The International Student Lounge: Located at 491 Portage Avenue, The International Student Centre is a space for international students to hang out, study, have fun and meet other students. It is equipped with couches, computers, a television with cable t.v., a DVD player, a fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker, and a kettle. This space is available during business hours to students.

  • Students can use the computers for assignments, completing IRCC applications, checking mail, or accessing social networking sites.

Library Research Consultations Meet with Librarian, Michael Dudley, for consultations on research options through The University of Winnipeg Library. He can be reached at m.dudley@uwinnipeg.ca or by phone at 204.982.1145.