Bursaries for Teachers

Frequently Asked QuestionsDid you know that the Bureau de l’éducation française offers bursaries for Manitoba teachers who want to improve their French language or their French teaching skills?

Manitoba teachers may be eligible for a bursary if they are enrolled in French language courses offered by the following institutions during the spring and/or summer months.

Please note: Select the hyperlinks below for detailed information regarding each institution’s respective programs.

Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) in Winnipeg

  1. FIT (French Immersion for Teachers)
    The 3-week FIT program offered in July, is designed for and recommended by teachers of French who want to boost their French proficiency and discover the French culture. The bursary is worth $800 and covers tuition fees for the course.
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    Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018
  2. Mini-FIT (French Immersion for Teachers) – April and May 2018
    Mini-FIT is a shorter immersion course, held over two extended weekends (Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon) during the school year. The bursary covers tuition fees and a part of the substitute costs for each Friday of the program (if applicable).
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    Deadline for Applications: March 30, 2018
  3. Credit courses at l’Université de Saint-Boniface (USB)
    The USB offers credits courses for teachers during intersession and summer. The bursary is worth $300 per course (up to a maximum of $1,200 per year).
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    Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

Courses offered outside the province

Summer courses for teachers are also offered outside the province of Manitoba at the institutions listed below.

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Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

Institutions offering French Second Language courses outside Manitoba

  1. Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  2. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  3. Cégep de Jonquière
  4. Université Laval
  5. Université de Montréal
  6. Université du Québec à Montréal
  7. Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier
  8. CÉGEP de Trois-Rivières
  9. Université de la Colombie-Britannique
    *The program for teachers is offered at the Collège Mérici in Québec.
  10. Université de Moncton (the Explore program for 2.5 weeks or 5 weeks in duration)
  11. ACELF at l'École nationale d'administration publique (Québec City)
  12. University of New Brunswick

Official language programs are funded by Canadian Heritage. For more information regarding the bursary, please contact us at:

Provincial Coordinator of Official Languages Programs
Bureau de l'éducation française
Department of Education and Training
509-1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3G 0T3
Tel.: 204-945-6935
Fax: 204-945-1625
Toll free (in Manitoba): 1-877-866-4242

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