Advanced Education and Training

Welcome to Advanced Education and Training

As Manitoba’s minister of Advanced Education and Training, welcome to our website. This is where you will find information about learning, education, and training opportunities across our province, and the funding support to help current and future students on their journey.

Through high quality and affordable education opportunities, our department makes sure Manitobans are ready for good jobs and have skills to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. We do this by providing funding and direction to post-secondary institutions and adult literacy and learning centres. We also help students get the financial support they need to pay for tuition and living expenses while they are studying.

Working with Manitoba’s public universities and colleges, private career colleges, adult learning and literacy centres, and other education and training providers is at the heart of our work. These partnerships make sure Manitobans get the best learning opportunities to meet their personal and career goals.

You can learn more about our department’s priorities by visiting Mandate letter to the Minister of Advanced Education and Training (

Honourable Renée Cable
Minister of Advanced Education and Training

Minister's Biography

About Manitoba Advanced Education and Training

Manitoba Advanced Education and Training is implementing the government’s policy and programing priorities related to higher education, student support, and skills development.

Our Vision: A Skilled and Talented Manitoba

Our Mission: To build knowledge and skills through a competitive advanced education system leading to economic growth and new opportunities for all Manitobans.

What We Do
Manitoba Advanced Education and Training is made up of four divisions responsible for different aspects of the department’s mission. Advanced Education, Student Access and Success focus on public policy and programing to support access to knowledge, skills, and economic opportunities for Manitobans. Policy and Performance and Finance and Corporate Services support the department as a whole through policy expertise, data analysis, and financial and operational management.

Advanced Education provides direction, funding, and regulatory oversight to Manitoba’s post-secondary institutions, including publicly funded universities and colleges, private religious institutions, and private vocational institutions. The division is responsible for ensuring a fiscally sustainable and accountable post-secondary education system that results in positive outcomes for students, communities, and the overall economy.

Student Access and Success is responsible for ensuring programs and financial supports are available to help students and adult learners pursue educational pathways to develop the skills needed to participate fully in a growing economy. The division’s work helps to remove barriers to student success and promote access to advanced education.