The University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada
Navitas renews partnership with University of Manitoba
Global education services provider Navitas Limited has renewed its agreement with the University of Manitoba in Canada to extend its International College of Manitoba (ICM) pathway programme until December 2028.

The ICM was established in 2008 to support the university's ambition to diversify its international enrolment.


Based in Winnipeg, the ICM offers international students undergraduate programmes including Business, Engineering, Science, the Arts and the Environment, allowing them the chance to progress into the second year of the University of Manitoba's programmes.

Together, the ICM programme and the University of Manitoba currently have over 4,000 international students, with over 500 former ICM students having gone on to earn their degree from the university.


Rod Jones, Group CEO of Navitas, said it was very pleased to be renewing the partnership.


"The programme's success is testament to the outstanding experience ICM has delivered to the thousands of students who began their higher education journey at the college," Rod said.


ICM College Director and Principal, Darcy Rollins, said, "This partnership has achieved remarkable academic outcomes and student satisfaction levels and proven the effectiveness of ICM's educational programming and support. Students that otherwise would not have access to university are now thriving at the University of Manitoba."


Darcy also remarked that ICM has generated over CAD$100 million (USD$72.9 million) in revenue for the university, which has been reinvested in support of institutional priorities.


"In a time of global uncertainty, this renewal is a vote of confidence in ICM and a message of welcome to international students. We are proud that this collaboration will continue to provide increased access and opportunities for ambitious international students to succeed at the University of Manitoba while delivering benefits to our community and province for years to come," Darcy added.

According to Navitas, the ICM currently hosts students from over 50 countries and has the largest international undergraduate student intake in Manitoba. It is also the second largest pathway programme in Canada.


By Clarissa Waldron
Editorial Assistant