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New International Student Arrival

New students must arrive at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport on International Student Arrival Days. Please contact the International Student Services Coordinator to find out arrival dates prior to booking international flights. Once you have booked your flights, share your travel itinerary with the International Student Services Coordinator to coordinate pick up at the airport. The International Student Coordinator or another Providence representative will meet you at the airport’s baggage claim area.

Please note that there is no bus or train service to the Providence campus.

Arrival Dates

If you arrive on the International Student Arrival Dates, you will not be charged for pick-up.


International Orientation is required by the Canadian Government for all Designated Learning Institutions. It is mandatory for all international students, including students from the USA, are required to attend, unless you have attended one at your former school or have been studying in Canada for over a year already. During orientation you will be introduced to Providence and life in Manitoba and Canada, get a Social Insurance Number, sign up for a bank account, get a phone SIM card, buy bedding, etc.

Additional Charges

If you miss orientation without a valid excuse, you will be charged $325.00 to cover the costs for personal orientation.

If you stay in residence during orientation the cost is $35 per day for room and meals until the residences officially open and your meal plan starts.