Post-Secondary Education

#Explore your future with our featured Post-Secondary Education Facilities

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In Canada, there are 3 different types of post-secondary schools:

  • universities
  • colleges
  • institutes

At most post-secondary schools, the school year is divided into 2 main terms and an optional summer term.

  • Term 1: September to December
  • Term 2: January to April
  • Optional summer term: May to August

Each province and territory makes sure each school and its programs meet a certain set of standards. Schools aren’t officially recognized until they’re certified.

A recognized school can grant

  • degrees
  • diplomas
  • certificates
  • other qualifications

If you’re not sure if a school is officially recognized, contact your ministry or department of post-secondary education.

The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) also maintains a directory of recognized schools in Canada.

Set Your Course

Set Your Course is a launching point for individuals interested in Manitoba-specific education and career information. This website provides occupational information for over 400 careers as well as the corresponding educational pathways within Manitoba.

Welcome to Campion College at the University of Regina!

Campion College has a long tradition of academic excellence and student support throughout its 105 year history, and we’ve been federated with the U of R for nearly 60 years!

Campion provides its students with the best of both worlds: the ability to access U of R classes, apply for U of R scholarships, and graduate with a U of R degree while getting one-on-one academic advising, exclusive student services, and an additional $150,000 in scholarships from Campion!

We are Canada’s only Jesuit undergraduate college, which means we focus on an education for the whole you—academically, socially, and spiritually, too!

Students enrolled through the faculties of Arts, Science, Media, Art, & Performance and any pre-professional program can be a Campion student, too.

Join us and let Campion help guide you from your education to your career and beyond!

Canadian Parents for French Manitoba

Post-Secondary Education

Canadian Parents for French-Manitoba (CPF-MB) Brings Partners Together

CPF-MB acts in partnership with various organizations and associations to promote the importance of linguistic duality and bilingualism in Canada. CPF-MB and its partners focus on offering support to teachers, parents, and youth. Together with its partners, CPF-MB promotes the importance of recruiting and retaining qualified FSL teachers, so that quality FSL programs are offered to all youth, in all regions across Canada.

A common roadblock to increasing access to FSL programming is the shortage of qualified teachers. A coordinated national and regional strategy is underway to recruit and retain teachers for French Immersion and other FSL programs and courses.

  • For those thinking about becoming a teacher, or if you’re already in a teacher education program, but haven’t chosen a specific subject to teach, then consider this – teaching French!
  • For those with excellent skills in oral and written French, consider a great opportunity that is available to you – a career in teaching French!

Here’s more good news – depending on the university you plan to attend, you may be eligible for increased grant funding and bursaries if you are studying to be an FSL teacher!

Film Training Manitoba’s goal is to develop a highly skilled and adaptable workforce to support the activities of Manitoba production companies.

FTM collaborates with members of the film and television industry to identify the training needs within the community. With this information we can offer practical, skill-based training that is targeted where labour gaps occur.

Steinbach Bible College

Post-Secondary Education

Looking to grow in your faith?

Looking for in-class instruction in a welcoming and encouraging environment? Train at Steinbach Bible College.

Pursuit DTS will provide an abundance of hands-on learning with outdoor adventures and travel.

Marketplace will prepare you with biblical foundations while preparing for a vocational career.

Pre-University will lay foundations for life and learning that will help you be discerning and wise as you pursue further studies.

Biblical Studies will give you Biblical and ministry training useful for all of life and especially tools for serving in your home church, in ministry or in missions.

Join us at SBC as we learn to follow Jesus, serve the church, and engage the world!

The Learning Company is a high-quality, accessible and community-focused centre for lifelong learning

Responding to the professional needs of businesses, organizations, institutions and individuals, the Learning Company specializes in healthcare, business and advanced training programs and skill development workshops.

The Learning Company is based out of Brandon, Manitoba, conveniently located downtown, in the heart of the city’s business community.

Established in 1996, (originally known as Productivity Point International) the foundation of The Learning Company was built by delivering technical support and training to businesses through functional computer courses and seminars.

We have succeeded in drawing nationally renowned technical programs from Microsoft and vocational programs to The Learning Company facility. By housing such programs, The Learning Company is able to provide the bridge between healthcare, business and technology, while providing a unique learning experience to our clients.

Learn with us in a fun, friendly, and drama-free environment

Smaller classes promote teamwork with flexibility and support. Our systematic approach supports the perfect foundation for success.

Our trainers have years of experience and regular upgrading which allows us to keep up with trends and technology.

Our “one of a kind” Online Hair program is mostly done at home but includes a minimum of 320 on campus hours. All our programs have close to 90% graduate/ employment success rate, including the online.

 Finding the best way to teach each student to promote confidence and success is what we do. Part time Hairstyling is available, and our Nail program only runs half days in the morning Monday to Friday.

Come and spend a few hours or a whole day with us to see if you think our programs will suit you. Call or pop in if you want more information. We would love to work with you!

Discover the next advancements in science, Indigenous health services, policy and patient care alongside international leaders in HIV/AIDS research.

The Max Rady College of Medicine provides advice, disseminates information to health professionals, plans for the development and delivery of health-care services and helps improve health status and service delivery to the province of Manitoba and the wider community.

Welcome to the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina!

If you are interested in studying in the areas of health, exercise science, disability, rehabilitation, health promotion, community health, combining business and sport or want to be a high school teacher, then one of our programs may be right for you.

Our Faculty places great emphasis on experiential learning throughout all of our degree programs, including a one-semester work term that can be done anywhere in the world! Our programs are person-centred and why many students find our programs to be a great fit in pursuing professional programs such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, chiropractic medicine or naturopathic medicine. Students can also complete their requirements for nutrition, pharmacy and dentistry while pursuing one of our degree programs at the same time.

Visit our YouTube channel to learn more about our programs and what is happening in our Faculty including research, special presentations, student projects, fieldwork experiences and more.

The Faculty of Media, Art and Performance at the University of Regina is an environment of diverse artistic expression and study.

Our supportive and collaborative environment helps develop the artistic mind. Our faculty members are dynamic working artists and scholars with international experience. We offer a well-rounded, broad-based education that supports your art practice and study. Our bright, vibrant campus is equipped with modern facilities.

Develop your distinctive voice in your chosen artistic medium or studies area. We offer a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs, diplomas and certificates. You will benefit from our small student/teacher ratio.

The Faculty has four departments, Film, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. We also offer programs that cross disciplines, such as Creative Technologies and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Here, you have the opportunity to work across disciplines and make your own path.

UR Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Regina & Saskatchewan Polythechnic

Welcome to the Saskatchewan Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program!

Our program is offered jointly by the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

We are a direct entry program with locations in Regina, Saskatoon, and North Battleford. Students can enter our program right after high school, without needing to complete a pre-professional year. This allows our students to experience clinical experience and hands-on patient care in their very first year! This is a fantastic way to get a feel for the nursing profession.

You will study across the fields of biology, Indigenous health, family health, healthy growth and development, nursing research, physical assessments, pharmacology, nursing leadership, nursing foundational skills, community health, medical/surgical nursing, and mental health.

You will have access to innovative learning modalities, including face-to-face, blended learning, remote learning, small group/lab learning, and learning in the practice education settings.

At the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, you will graduate with excellent industry-endorsed scientific training and a foundation of professional career skills.

Our teaching and research facilities are among the most modern and extensive for agricultural science in the world. Join us and together, let’s be what the world needs.

Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) provides an opportunity for students of Indigenous ancestry, who may not have had access to the necessary resources, to obtain the prerequisites required to get into, prepare for, and succeed in the Price Faculty of Engineering.

Through its warm and supportive community and staff, ENGAP offers its students a home away from home. Supports ENGAP offers are academic upgrading in Pre-Calculus, Physics 1&2, Chemistry and Computer Programming; Academic advising; Personal counselling, help with resume, interview skills, help with scholarship and bursary applications; Financial support through ENGAP scholarships and bursaries for students in their second year in ENGAP, corporate donors that hire our students for summer opportunities and positions after graduation.

University vs College

Study at a university

Universities offer programs on a wide range of topics at different levels of difficulty and complexity. When you successfully complete a university program, you’re awarded with a university degree that reflects the type of program you completed. There are 3 types of degrees.

  • Bachelor’s degree: This is the simplest degree offered by Canadian universities. It typically takes 3 to 4 years to complete.
  • Master’s degree: This is a more advanced degree that usually takes 1 to 3 extra years of study after you get a bachelor’s degree.
  • Doctoral degree: This is the most advanced degree offered by Canadian universities. It can take another 3 to 4 more years of study and research following a master’s degree.

In regulated professions, students must complete an internship or pass a standardized test (or series of tests) after getting the degree. You can’t work in these professions until you get the degree and pass the tests. Regulated professions include

  • medicine
  • law
  • education

Get help choosing a program can help you plan for your education. Learn about

  • universities in Canada
  • programs of study
  • how to choose a program
  • application and admission requirements
  • financial planning information

Study at a college or institute

There are many types of colleges and institutes recognized by provinces and territories, including

  • colleges
  • community colleges
  • colleges of applied arts or applied technology
  • institutes of technology or science
  • collèges d’enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEPs) in Quebec
  • career colleges

Colleges and institutes usually offer shorter programs than universities (1 to 3 years). Instead of degrees, they issue diplomas and certificates that qualify graduates to do specific jobs in different industries.

These industries can include

  • business
  • computer and mechanical technologies
  • health care
  • social services
  • agriculture
  • trades (such as carpentry, electrical or plumbing)

Many colleges are also starting to offer bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees in certain industries.

Find out more about the available degrees.