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University College of the North

Education, Post-Secondary

The University College of the North is an institution devoted to community and northern development and reflects the Aboriginal reality and cultural diversity of northern Manitoba.

Categories: Education, Post-Secondary, Business x Finance, Art x Culture, Skills x Trades, Law, Human x Social Services, Health Sciences, Science, Tech, Mathematics, Indigenous, International

Meet the Speaker

The University College of the North will:

Provide an integrated college and university approach to offer northern Manitoba greater access to the breadth of post-secondary education.

Provide post-secondary education and training fundamentals to the social and economic development of northern Manitoba in a culturally sensitive and collaborative manner.

Provide the learner with community-centred education and training characterized by a culture of openness, inclusiveness and tolerance and respect for Aboriginal and northern values.

Where we are

UCN is proud to offer you the opportunity to learn in our unique northern setting. Enjoy crisp, clear air and proximity to nature that few other places enjoy.

UCN delivers a range of programs in a network of 12 regional centres from Swan River to Churchill. Nine of our regional centres are in First Nations communities. We are pleased to be able to assist the communities of Norway House, Chemawawin (Easterville) and Pukatawagan with the administration of their joint academic/public libraries.

Mission Statement

University College of the North serves Northern communities and people with education, training, teaching, learning, and research while being inclusive and respectful to diverse indigenous and Northern values.

Vision Statement

Guided by the Seven Sacred Teachings, University College of the North is building better futures for a stronger North.

When determining where you want to study, it’s important to think about what you expect out of your education. Then select the university college, college, or university that best meets your needs.

Our Programs

We provide a hands-on approach, with our programs providing you with unique practical training opportunities, the latest technology in our labs, libraries, classrooms and fitness facilities – and you’ll always get real-life experiences.

We Offer Flexibility

You can earn a degree, diploma, or certificate from one of our many academic programs. And if your career goals change and you want to transition from a certificate program to a diploma program or diploma to a degree, we can help you. UCN offers programs shared with other institutions, such as the popular joint baccalaureate Nursing program.

We Provide a Personal Touch

Small Class Sizes so that you can enjoy personal interaction with your instructors and classmates. This leads to better classroom discussions, it helps you get the most out of your education and we get to know you, as you get to know us.

Post-Secondary Programs

  • Aboriginal and Northern Counselling Skills
  • Automotive Technician
  • Bachelor of Arts (Four-Year)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Three-Year)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Education (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education Integrated Stream)
  • B of Education (Interdisciplinary Studies/Education Integrated Stream)
  • B of Education After-Degree
  • B of Nursing (UM bachelor of nursing)
  • Business Administration
  • Carpentry Wood/Working
  • Community Economic Development
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education Workplace Program
  • Early Learning and Child Care Post Diploma Certificate
  • Educational Assistant
  • Electrical Trades Fundamentals
  • Health Care Aide
  • Heavy Duty Mechanics
  • Industrial Welding
  • Introduction to Construction Trades
  • Join Primary Care Paramedic
  • Law Enforcement
  • Natural Resources Management Technology
  • Office Assistant

Adult Learning Programs

  • General Studies: Adult Education
  • Mature Student High School Diploma


  • Apprenticeship Training
  • Community-Based Services (Off-Campus Training & Post-Secondary Programs)
    • Regional Centres
    • Contract Training
  • Early Childhood Education 40-Hour Evening Courses

Student Accommodations & Facilities

UCN offers three types of accommodations to help meet your needs.

  1. Family Housing located in both Thompson and The Pas
  2. Carrol Hall located in The Pas
  3. 11/21 Copper located in Thompson

You will find living in any of the three accommodations to be convenient, comfortable, and affordable – it will bring you the best of all worlds.


You may be eligible for a subsidy. Government subsidy is available according to your net family income. Check with the counsellors for more information and subsidy applications.

University College of the North has two main campuses in The Pas and Thompson, complete with a full range of services, twelve regional centers and a number of teaching locations. UCN’s geographical intake area is almost 80% of the total area of Manitoba.

The Pas SAC: Student Association Council

A group of student leaders who work and collaborate with others to impact their school community, which impacts their city or town, which impacts their province, which impacts their country, which changes the world.

SAC is a way for students to connect with their school and be involved in what is happening throughout the year. SAC helps share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns.

Each member of the Student Association Council is eligible to receive an honorarium each month. An honorarium will be paid on the basis of meetings attended.

President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Director, Activities Director

International Students

An International Applicant must have a valid student visa or permanent resident card. Health insurance may be purchased after arriving at University College of the North and must be purchased prior to course registration.

International students will be assessed a surcharge on tuition fees.

Application Fee: $158 (+ GST non-refundable)

International students are responsible to ensure they meet the program requirements and deadlines before they apply

The deadline for completed applications is April 1

Applications must be complete before they will be processed. Incomplete applications may result in the rejection of the application. Programs may have limited space for international students.

Applicants will be considered only in the Regular Student classification. An international student is not eligible to apply as a Mature student or as a Special Student.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

English is the primary language of instruction at UCN. Students must demonstrate English language proficiency in order to participate in all aspects of coursework.

Applicants with previous education outside of Canada and/or education in a language other than English must submit proof of English proficiency with either of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum of 550 on a paper-based test with no less than 50 in each component or an Internet-based test score of 80 with no less than 20 in each component
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5; wand with no individual band scores less than 6.0
  • Minimum scores may vary according to individual programs

Academic Requirements

  • All applicants are responsible to ensure that their documents are verified by World Education Services (WES) prior to applying at UCN
  • If courses are being verified for purposes other than admission, the verification must be a course by course evaluation
  • Specific programs may have additional admission requirements

International Students are not eligible for financial assistance through either student loans or bursaries offered by the Government of Manitoba or UCN.

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