With a population of 750,000, Winnipeg is one of Canada’s most livable cities making it the perfect destination for students.From our vibrant downtown to our historic Exchange District, our many cultural festivals, our vibrant arts scene and the exciting nightlife, Winnipeg is one of the most diverse and exciting cities in North America. Winnipeg is a premier destination with something to offer students from all walks of life including:
One of the most affordable and livable cities in Canada
Safety in one of the friendliest cities in Canada
A diverse range of shopping, restaurants, clubs and nightlife
One of the most vibrant arts scenes in Canada including art galleries, live local music, theatre, and dance such as the ballet.
Home to several professional sporting teams: Winnipeg Jets (NHL Hockey), Manitoba Moose (AHL Hockey), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL Football), and the Winnipeg Goldeyes (AA North Division Baseball).
A variety of recreational activities and city parks at your finger tips
A short drive in all directions to the many lake regions that surround the city including one of the top 10 beaches in all of Canada (Grand Beach)
Winnipeg is one of the most affordable cities in Canada, with a very low cost of living. This makes Winnipeg a very economical destination for students. Here are some examples of typical daily expenses:
Coffee – $1.50
Lunch (fast food) – $6
Dinner (at a sit down restaurant) – $15 -20
Bus ticket – $2.50
Monthly Bus Pass – $75
Taxi (depends where you are going) – $5+
Hockey game – $20-50
Football game – $20-$50
Baseball games – $5-20
Movie – $10
Club/Bar cover charge – $5
Library Membership – Free
Gym Membership – $30
Winnipeg has fewer international students than larger cities in Canada, and Heartland has one of the most diverse nationality mixes of all language schools. Therefore, you can be assured that you will not be studying with too many students from your own country and that you will be immersed in an English environment so that you will improve your English quickly. CLIMATE
Winnipeg has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Average Summer Temperature ………………. 25.4ºC (77.7ºF)
Average Winter Temperature ………………………….. -12.9ºC (8.8ºF)
DID YOU KNOW: Winnipeg has 2,372 hours of sunshine on average per year, among the highest of Canadian cities, and 2,727 hours of clear skies on average per year, the highest of all Canadian cities.
Source: Environment Canada
Heartland is an official IELTS Test Centre.
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test.
IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 9,000 organisations worldwide. IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.
IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment through more than 1000 test centres and locations in over 140 countries.
The best way to prepare for your IELTS Test is to take a Preparation class, such as the one Heartland offers on Monday - Thursday from 3:15pm - 5:15pm (for more information please see heartlandenglish.com). If this doesn't work for you, there are some free resources online that can help you as well. ... See MoreSee Less