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So Much More Than Textbooks!

At Academy Canada we believe that college life is about more than books and lectures! It should be an opportunity to reinvent yourself, explore new things and meet interesting people…all while getting a quality education.

Our family (lovingly called AC Nation”) works hard every year to find new ways to make your experience enjoyable. Whether you are looking for volunteer opportunities, athletic competition, social events or a way to pamper yourself, we’ve got activities that are sure to please.

Social Life Our monthly on-campus socials and group outings are excellent opportunities to make new friends and have a ton of fun. We’re sure you’ll enjoy our activities for September Orientation, Halloween party, Christmas Talent Show, Winter Blah Busters, Valentine’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day and summer celebrations. If you have an idea for a new event we’d love to help you organize it!
Volunteerism: Over the last 30 years Academy Canada students and staff have volunteered more than three million hours with worthwhile community groups! They support amazing sports groups, community agencies and medical causes. We strongly support their spirit of giving and the difference it makes in the lives of others. Not only is it a great resume builder…it feels great! We’d be happy to help you find a cause that matches your passion.
Exposure to new ideas: The college routinely welcomes guest lecturers to speak to classes on a wide range of topics related to their field of training, the world of work or life in general.
Pampering: You work hard and deserve a break every once in a while. Don’t be afraid to take them. Several of our campuses offer free or virtually free weekly Client Day services to students to help them beat the stress. For example, you can get a haircut, coloring, braids or foils, scalp treatment, waxing, manicure/pedicure, electrolysis, make-up, facials, body wraps, or a massage…right on campus!
We can even give your cat or dog a special day out at our Animal Grooming Clinic. No other school can offer you those services!
Athletics: The college regularly hosts ball-hockey, softball, darts or other tournaments to help get the competitive sports flowing.
Great Food: Several of our campuses have cafeterias with catering services. At our Harding Road campus, for example, our in-house Chefs prepare daily specials that will make your mouth water.
Pet Therapy: Don’t be surprised if you regularly see amazing cats and dogs around campus. Our Animal Grooming and Veterinary Assistant programs welcome them to class all the time and they are always a highlight.
Picture It: Our Photographic Studies class is always looking for photo shoot models. Don’t be surprised if they pick you out of the crowd and ask to capture your beauty/handsomeness.

2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Key Dates

October 10, 2022 - Thanksgiving Day (No Classes)
October 21, 2022 - Convocation Day (Corner Brook Campus)
October 28, 2022 - Term 1 Ends
October 31, 2022 - Term 2 Begins
November 11, 2022 - Remembrance Day (No Classes)
November 14, 2022 - Staff Professional Development Day (No Classes For All Campuses)
December 23, 2022 - Term 2 Ends
December 26, 2022 - Christmas Break Begins
January 06, 2023 - Christmas Break Ends
January 09, 2023 - Term 3 Begins
February 10, 2023 - Staff Professional Development Day (No Classes For St. John’s Campus)
February 20, 2023 - Corner Brook Civic Holiday (No Classes for Corner Brook Campus)
February 24, 2023 - Term 3 Ends
February 27, 2023 - Term 4 Begins
April 06, 2023 - Staff Professional Development Day (No Classes for Corner Brook Campus)
April 07, 2023 - Easter Break Begins
April 14, 2023 - Easter Break Ends
April 28, 2023 - Term 4 Ends
May 01, 2023 - Term 5 Begins
May 19, 2023 - Staff Professional Development Day (No Classes for St. John’s Campus)
May 22, 2023 - Victoria Day (No Classes)
June 16, 2023 - Term 5 Ends
June 19, 2023 - Term 6 Begins
July 03, 2023 - Canada Day (Observed, No Classes)
July 04, 2023 - Staff Professional Development Day (No Classes for Corner Brook Campus)
August 02, 2023 - Regatta Day (No Classes for St. John’s Campuses)
August 09, 2023 - Term 6 Ends
August 10, 2023 - Summer Break Begins
September 05, 2023 - Summer Break Ends

Note:  Because Canada Day lands on a Saturday in 2023, the holiday is observed on a nearest Monday, July 3, 2023.

High School Transcripts Reminder

Academy Canada wishes to remind all high school graduates that transcripts are now available.

Transcripts are now available through the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Powerschool Portal at https://nlsis.powerschool.com/public/home.html

If you’re starting a program with us this fall, don’t forget to send us your transcript for your application as soon as possible!

AC/EA Classifieds

Academy Canada and Eastern Academy have partnered to create a Facebook page called “AC/EA Classifieds.” It allows students and the public to advertise and trade college related items such as:

  • Accommodations
  • Items Available (must be course related)
  • Transportation Arrangements
  • Used Books

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This Facebook page is provided for the use of students and service providers. The quality/reliability/price of services, products, vendors or consumers making offers here are not reviewed by either Academy Canada or Eastern Academy. We accept no responsibility for arrangements made through this page and encourage participants to use their own discretion. The Administrator of this page reserves the right to delete any inappropriate posts.

ABE On The Spot

Throughout the College Year, from September to June, Academy Canada releases a monthly e-newsletter entitled “ABE On The Spot”.

“ABE On The Spot” highlights the events, activities, achievements, and other milestones from our Adult Basic Education (ABE) students, staff, and instructor at each “ABE Learning Centre” each month.

Click a link below to view an “ABE On The Spot” e-newsletter for a specific month.

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