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Academy Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador’s top Career College, was established in 1985. We are proud to be the largest private career college in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and one of the most diverse colleges in the entire country. Come and experience our provinces unique culture while earning a high-quality college education in a safe and supportive environment.

Getting Started

All international students must meet Academy Canada’s English proficiency requirements for acceptance into programs. The college will accept most internationally recognized tests of English proficiency:


TOEFL paper based 550

TOEFL internet based 79

TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent

IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0

MELAB minimum 78

CLB minimum Level 7

PELMO English Assessment minimum score of 58 - (Academy Canada’s preferred English Assessment provider -

If a language proficiency test other than those reference above was used, applicants can forward the results for assessment.

If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English proficiency test will not be required.

Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above, therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.

The following countries are exempt from Academy Canada's language requirements.

Antigua and BarbudaMontserrat
BahamasNew Zealand
BelizePapua New Guinea
BermudaSt. Kitts and Nevis
BotswanaSt. Lucia
British Virgin IslandsSt. Vincent and the Grenadines
Canada (except Quebec)Seychelles
Cayman IslandsSierra Leone
EnglandSolomon Islands
FijiSouth Africa
GrenadaTrinidad and Tobago
GuyanaTurks and Caicos Islands
Ireland, NorthernUganda
Ireland, Republic ofUnited Kingdom
JamaicaUnited States of America

Different programs have different entrance requirements. Please see here for more details. Forward all required documents to as PDF attachments. Required documents must be submitted before a full acceptance letter can be issued.

You can apply for Academy Canada online, by phone at 1-800-561-8000 (North America only) or by email at There is a non-refundable application fee of $150 CDN - see the "Financial Information" section below.

You can also reach us on Facebook @AcademyCanada.

Once we have reviewed your completed application and have determined that you meet admission requirements, we will issue you an official Letter of Acceptance.

The Letter of Acceptance will include a breakdown of semester dates and fees and other information you will need.

If you are travelling to Canada to study, you will need a student study permit/student visa awarded by the Canadian Embassy before travelling to Canada.

International applicants must take their letter of acceptance to the nearest Canadian Embassy to apply for a Student Study Permit/Student Visa. An immigration officer will help with next steps. Information about the application for study permits to study in Canada, can be found on the Government of Canada website

Important Documents to Bring to Canada

  • An official letter of acceptance from Academy Canada.
  • A valid Study Permit to study in Canada.
  • Medical Insurance coverage during your entire stay in Canada (programs over a year are eligible for our provincial health care plan).
  • Evidence of adequate funds to live and study in Canada.
  • Evidence of adequate funds for return transportation.
  • A valid passport.

Financial Information

The International Student application fee is $150 CDN and is non-refundable.

International students can pay their school-related fees in their local currency and get the best exchange rate - Guaranteed! Register online at to complete your payment.

A $1,500.00 (CDN) mandatory, non-refundable, seat confirmation fee is required prior to receiving the Letter of Acceptance (LOA) (effective December 1, 2023).

Should a student’s visa be refused and they provide a copy of the visa rejection letter, the seat confirmation fee will be refunded, less a $200.00 college administrative fee.

Should a student defer to another available intake, the seat confirmation fee paid will transfer to the new intake, however, deposit payment remains non-refundable if they do not supply proof of a visa refusal.

For students who register and attend classes, the seat confirmation is applied to the international fees and reduces the amount of international fees owed.

International students can pay their school-related fees in their local currency and get the best exchange rate - Guaranteed! Register online at to complete your payment.

Tuition fees vary by program. For information on your program of interest, please contact

International students can pay their school-related fees in their local currency and get the best exchange rate - Guaranteed! Register online at to complete your payment.

Once we have reviewed your completed application and have determined that you meet admission requirements, we will issue you an official Letter of Acceptance.

The Letter of Acceptance will include a breakdown of semester dates and fees and other information you will need.

International students are required to have insurance while studying in Canada. Proof of insurance (provider, policy number, and a copy of insurance certificate) must be provided to Academy Canada prior to registering.

If you do not have insurance, we can help you. Please visit for more.

Living In Newfoundland and Labrador

We want to support you as you plan to get settled in Newfoundland and Labrador. You may have many questions about what it would be like living in your new home. We hope the information below can answer some of those questions.

Visit Destination St. John’s to learn more about life in the province’s capital, and Corner Brook Tourism to learn about the other beautiful city that you can call home while studying at Academy Canada.


Things to keep in mind when you are looking for an apartment, house or room to rent.

Location – is it close to college; shopping centres; on a city bus route;

Rental Costs - A one-bedroom apartment average cost would be $950.00+ (CDN) or a larger apartment average cost would be $1000.00+ (CDN). Ask what is included in the rent – ie. heat/lights/snow cleaning/wifi.  1 month rent and 75% of a month rent as a security deposit may be required before you move into an apartment/house. Damage/security deposit is usually half the cost of your monthly rent.

Lease/Rental Agreement – You may be required to sign a rental/lease agreement. Read and understand agreement prior to signing. The following is a great resource for you to review prior to signing an agreement:

SpacesShared - We have partnered with SpacesShared to offer homesharing opportunities for students and older adults in Newfoundland and Labrador. Learn more here.


Heat/Lights: Ask the landlord what type of heat source is there and the approximate monthly cost for heating the rental unit – this will give you an idea on how much to budget. There are a variety of heat sources – electric/oil/propane. Depending on the heat sources and size of rental – average utilities would be $150.00 - $350+ (CDN) per month. Newfoundland Power is the provider of electrical services. If heat/lights is not included in the rent – you will need to make arrangements with Newfoundland Power.

The following link is a great resource on how to save energy costs:

Phone Service: A Canadian SIM card may be preferred to save costs. If you are going to have a home phone/landline – you can make arrangements with a communication company such as: Bell Aliant or Rogers Communication. Be sure and ask them about packages that include internet/tv/phone as one package.

Numbers to remember:

911 – Emergency (Police/Ambulance)

811 – Health Line (medical questions)

709 – Newfoundland and Labrador Area Code

311 – Ask about programs and services in St. John’s

411 – Rogers Phone Directory

0 - Telephone Operator

Internet/TV: If internet and TV subscriptions are not provided with your rental agreement – you can seek these services through a variety of providers such as Bell Aliant or Rogers Communication. Be sure and ask them about packages that include internet/tv/phone as one package.

There are many options for food choices in Newfoundland and Labrador. Average grocery cost range from $300 - $400 (CDN) per month – depending on eating habits and preferences. The Canada Food Guide recommends to eat a variety of healthy food each day!

Supermarkets: There are a number of large supermarkets that sell some international or ethnic food products. Larger supermarkets in Newfoundland include Sobeys, Dominion, Coleman's, Walmart Superstore and No Frills. Each supermarket has a weekly flyer – always watch for sales!

Corner Stores/Convenience Stores - There are many corner stores or convenience stores that carry many food items – however, their prices are generally higher than the larger supermarkets.

Restaurants: There are a variety of restaurants! Coupons for most fast food establishments can be found online or in your mailbox.

There are a variety of places where you can go to shop – you can shop for new items (paying full price – clothing/furniture/linens/personal items) and you have an option to shop for second hand items (paying less).

For some excellent shopping tips and helpful ideas on shopping please click here.

Cab services are available in both Corner Brook and St. John’s – Uber does not operate in Newfoundland and Labrador. Both cities have a bus service – St. John’s Metrobus and Corner Brook Transit.

Canada embraces diversity within its religious landscape, with Christianity as the most prominent religion.

Learn more from about faith in Newfoundland and Labrador here:

Religious Groups and Places of Worship - Association for New Canadians NL (


Our college refund policy can be found here.

Note: If a study permit/student visa is not awarded to an applicant by the Canadian government and the applicant provides a letter and evidence to support this claim, all fees will be refunded in full except for the application fee.

International Student Referral Program

Are you a current student or alumni with friends or relatives in your home country who are interested in studying at Academy Canada?

If so, we’d love for you to introduce us!

If you refer a new international student and they are accepted and attend our college, we will reward you with a $200.00 CDN honorarium as a thank you.

Terms and Conditions

  • International Student Referred Program is only applicable to new applicants;
  • Current students or alumni must complete the Student Referral Form prior to the individual submitting their application;
  • The individual must include the referees name on their application form;
  • One Student Referral Form per individual;
  • Referral payment will not be retroactive;
  • Referral payment will be issued after the first semester of the program and the student is in good financial
  • and academic standing;
  • Referred individuals are not included in the International Student Referral Program if they are:
    • working with a recruitment agency;
    • participants in an exchange program with a partner institution;

If you're interested in referring a prospective international student, please e-mail your Academy Canada registered first and last name, e-mail address, phone number, program attended, and also your referred person's first and last name, e-mail address, phone number, country, and program of interest information to

Thank you for your support and confidence in Academy Canada!

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer a diverse variety of programs, in the areas of trades, justice, business, creative studies, health and personal care, and animal care and nature. Visit our program directory here to discover which is the best fit for you.

Academy Canada is formally recognized by the Canadian government as a “Designated Learning Institution” (DLI) and is fully permitted to accept and train international students. The Academy Canada Designated Institution Number is O19441333188 – this number applies to all our Newfoundland & Labrador campuses. To be a DLI means that the school has been evaluated by authorities and deemed to be reliable, legitimate and to have met the rigid standards needed to host students from abroad.

We accept students throughout the year. For a detailed list of upcoming start dates visit here.

Our student policies can be found here.

COVID 19 Vaccination is not required to attend classes at Academy Canada. However, employers may require vaccination. This is important to remember if a work term is a part of your program, or you plan to work part-time while you study.

You will be met at the airport upon arrival by a welcoming member of the Academy Canada family. Transportation to your new place of residence will be provided. You will also be given a care package – this includes such things as snacks, tea/coffee, and milk - to help you settle in. During the first days of registration you will have tours of both the campus and the city.

Yes! You can work while you are in school. There are many opportunities for part-time work in St. John’s and Corner Brook.

Information about community resources can be found here.

There is no obligation for you to work with an international education agent to help you in your college application process. Deciding to utilize their services can be a challenging decision. Ultimately, the decision to work with an agent or to handle the process independently should be based on an individual student's circumstances, preferences, and resources. It's important for students to carefully weigh the pros and cons of using an agent before making their decision.  For additional information, please click here.

Before choosing an immigration representative to help with your study permit application, it's important to carefully consider your individual circumstances. Using an immigration representative will not draw special attention to your application or guarantee that it will be approved. Selecting an immigration representative for help with the study permit application involves careful consideration. It's important to remember that while an immigration representative can assist with the application process, you are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the information provided to the immigration authorities. For more information, please click here.

For any other inquiries or to get started, we would love to hear from you! Contact us by email at, WhatsApp us at 1-709-637-2108 or toll-free phone at 1-800-561-8000 (North America only).

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