Other Services


IIRSS offers a number of other services for international students including:

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 For more general information on course selection and registration, please visit our Course Selection and Registration page.

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 drop-in to meet with an IIRSS staff member during regular office hours or may book an appointment by emailing IIRSS at

Cookies, Coffee, and Conversation (CCC) is a bi-monthly fun, interactive session open to all international undergraduate or graduate students who would like to practice conversational English in a friendly environment with other students. For a list of upcoming sessions, please view the CCC poster.

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 Workshops for the 2020 tax year, will be held from March 2 to March 13 2020. It is recommended that you book an appointment once the appointment portal is up in February 2020. For more information, please contact

The International Student Lounge (Closed temporarily due to COVID-19): 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. Students using the computers must adhere to The University of Winnipeg Acceptable Computing Use policy and other related policies apply to the use of these computers.

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