International Education

Manitoba’s Provincial Attestation Letters for New International Students

The Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) is a new Canadian requirement for undergraduate international students applying for study permits to study in Manitoba.

International students do not need a PAL for their study permit application if they are in  kindergarten to grade 12, or enrolled in a Masters and PhD program.

On January 22, 2024, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) announced a capexternal website on the number of study permits applications in 2024. This change requires that provinces establish a new process to issue Provincial Attestation Letters. For more information, please visit Provincial Attestation Letter from the Province or Territoryexternal website.

In Manitoba, prospective international students need to connect with the university, college or private institution they want to attend. Institutions will provide the Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL), on behalf of the Ministry. You will need the PAL and a Letter of Acceptance from your Manitoba university, college or private institution when submitting your study permit to IRCC.

Are you an international student needing a PAL for a study permit application?
Contact your Manitoba university, college or private institution to request a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL). They will provide the PAL on behalf of the Ministry. The Government of Manitoba will not issue the PAL directly to students.

Are you an international student needing a study permit?
Please see IRCC’s website at Study permit - How to applyexternal website.

The Government of Manitoba has approved and allowed the following designated learning institutions to issue a Provincial Attestation Letter to international students:

Public Post-Secondary Institutions
Name of Institution Designated Learning Institution Number
Assiniboine Community College O19201282282
Brandon University O19201298932
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology O19391828428
Red River College Polytechnic O19305836302
Université de Saint-Boniface O19126670302
University College of the North O19283880122
University of Manitoba O19091528512
University of Winnipeg O19147986012

Other Designated Learning Institutions
Name of Institution Designated Learning Institution Number
Air Andrew LTD O270706191422
Booth College O19147992362
Brandon Flying Club O110095820687
Canadian Mennonite University O19021102272
Chartered Professional Accountants Manitoba O212511104177
Commonwealth College Inc. O242532309967
Harv’s Air Service LTD O19361304312
Heartland International English School O19179220532
International College of Manitoba O19315356682
Louis Riel School Division Arts and Technology Centre O19708693987
Providence University College O19021124362
Robertson College O123079633257
Royal Winnipeg Ballet School O211919169393
School of Contemporary Dancers O114867912617
Steinbach Bible College O19208275702
Winnipeg Aviation O19370973922

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