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Argentines with a study visa in Manitoba: frequently asked questions

Due to the large number of Argentines who contact us and choose the path of study to continue their professional development in Manitoba, from AMA we want to accompany them at this stage.


Although AMA cannot intervene with the study visa process and / or applications with the chosen educational institution, AMA’s network of volunteers and community members can clarify doubts and provide recommendations to make your arrival and establishment in Winnipeg easier.


Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.


Can I apply to the Skilled Workers Overseas (SWO) as an international student?

No. The SWO is only for people outside of Canada. Once you graduate in Manitoba you could apply to other current programs such as:


Can I work as an international student?


In general, it is possible, but each program has its peculiarities. We recommend that you review the requirements in detail at

Studying and working in Canada as an international student

Can my spouse work?


In general, as long as you maintain your international student status, the spouse / partner is eligible to obtain a work permit.

More information at Help your spouse or common-law partner work in Canada


Can my children go to school if I am an international student?

Yes, they can study in Canada. For more information:  Study in Canada as an international student


Please keep in mind that study programs are constantly updated, so we recommend that you always refer to the government of Canada website to obtain the most reliable information. Study in Canada as an international student


If you already have an arrival date in Winnipeg and you want us to share your contact and information with the network of volunteers and members of the Argentine community, complete the following form:

Landing Form – International Student


The communication to the entire community will be sent approximately 2 weeks before the arrival date.


Any questions or queries, write to

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