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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 LifeOur 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, LCN nails, 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.

Key Dates 2018-2019

April 18, 2019 - Term 4 Ends
April 18, 2019 - Staff PD Day, Corner Brook Campus (No Classes for Corner Brook Campus)
April 19, 2019 - Easter Break Begins
April 26, 2019 - Easter Break Ends
April 29, 2019 - Term 5 Begins
May 16, 2019 - Convocation Day, St. John’s Campuses
May 17, 2019 - Staff PD Day, St. John’s Campuses (No Classes for Kenmount and Harding Road Campuses)
May 20, 2019 - Victoria Day (No Classes)
June 07, 2019 - Convocation Day, Corner Brook Campus
June 14, 2019 - Term 5 Ends
June 17, 2019 - Term 6 Begins
July 01, 2019 - Canada Day (No Classes)
July 02, 2019 - Staff PD Day, Corner Brook Campus (No Classes for Corner Brook Campus)
August 07, 2019 - Term 6 Ends
August 07, 2019 - Regatta Day (No Classes for Kenmount and Harding Road Campuses)
August 08, 2019 - Summer Break Begins
September 03, 2019 - Summer Break Ends

School Swag

Academy Canada students are a proud bunch! To help them show off their pride the college has partnered with Headline Promotions to offer school clothing through our Online Apparel Store. Students, staff and graduates can order school jackets, hats, sweatshirts, pants and other swag by clicking here.

AC 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.

Other “Campus Life” Events and Articles

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Construction Industry Is Gaining Steam Through Small Projects – Will You Be Ready?
Posted March 8, 2019

While Newfoundland and Labrador’s major projects such as Muskrat falls are winding down, small scale and independent projects are in greater demand.

According to the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association Chairperson and Academy Canada Director, James Loder, the Construction Industry’s biggest challenge is to find people to fill these jobs as more existing tradespeople retire.

For more information about our Construction Industry’s increasing demands for more skilled tradespeople, please read the VOCM Website’s “Construction Industry Building Steam Through Small Projects: NLCA” at

Will you be ready?

Law Enforcement Foundations Student, Jason Hayward, Going For Gold
Posted February 12, 2019

Academy Canada wishes Kenmount Road Campus “Law Enforcement Foundations” student, Jason Hayward, best of luck at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta.

He will serve as Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s “Head Boxing Coach”

Best of luck, Jason!

Academy Canada Supporting The Community
Posted February 12, 2019

A major fire recently occurred at the Community Food Sharing Association warehouse, and food worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was destroyed. There wasn’t even one can of soup left!

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians came together, donating food and money to this essential service.

Our Kenmount Road Campus Law Enforcement Foundations students and instructor, Glenn King, also initiated fundraising activities, and successfully raised over $560.00 for the Community Food Sharing Association.

Through our community spirit and fundraising success activities, the Community Food Sharing Association is becoming replenished with food, money, and a new location.

The Kenmount Road Campus Law Enforcement Foundations class was also able to make an incredible donation of over $700.00 to our own campus food bank, which has been desperately low in both food and resources.

A big Thank You to Glenn King and his students for their tremendous efforts.

To continue our Food Bank service to Academy Canada students, food and money donations will be accepted at any time. They can be dropped off to Jenny at the Kenmount Road Campus front desk or Julie Yetman’s office.

Academy Canada thanks your for your continued support.

St. John’s Tool Library – Volunteer Opportunities
Posted February 4, 2019

Volunteer with the St. John’s Tool Library

Check out this call from our friends at the Tool Library…

We are looking for passionate volunteers to join our team and help us with tool library shifts, during workshops and helping us repair and maintain our inventory. No experience is necessary.

We will teach you how to operate our software, manage our inventory, and provide services to members. We are looking for volunteers that can help during out hours of operation (Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons and evenings, and Saturdays), and the occasional workshop during our off hours.

We are reliant on volunteers and wouldn’t exist without the work of our wonderful volunteers. Volunteer on an ongoing basis, for at least one three hour shift per month and get a free DIY Master Level Tool Library membership, and enjoy free access to Tool Library workshops.

To get in touch and find out more about tasks that are a part of volunteering, check out our website:

The Gathering Place – Volunteer Hairstylist
Posted January 30, 2019

The Gathering Place is an amazing community organization supporting those whom are homeless, living in less than desirable conditions, unemployed, or don’t have adequate social supports at a tough time in their lives.

They have a fully accessible Hairstyling Salon in their building but lack qualified volunteers to help their clients.

If you would like to enrich your skills, life, resume, and community, this might be a great volunteer opportunity.

To learn more, please feel free to call them at 753-3234 or

British Columbia Facing Skills Shortage Challenge – Will You Be Ready?
Posted January 28, 2019

Over the next few years, up to 15,000 skilled trade workers will be needed for several major projects in British Columbia including Site C Dam, LNG Canada, Coastal GasLink, and possibly Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Many more could be needed for other civic and housing projects throughout British Columbia.

For more information about exciting skills trades opportunities in British Columbia, please click here to read the article entitled “Skills shortage challenge: B.C.’s skilled labour pains about to become acute”.

Will you be ready?

Graduates Check This Out – “Genoa Design” Is Hiring
Posted January 24, 2019

A Mount Pearl based company has won a contract to design the Government of Canada’s non combat oriented ships.

Genoa Design are planning to hire up to 75 new employees to design the Government of Canada’s new offshore fisheries and science vessels.

Click here to check out the exciting CBC Newfoundland and Labrador website article entitled “Genoa Design CEO says ‘outlook is nothing but optimistic'”.

Western Health – Doorways
Posted January 10, 2019

Starting February 4, 2019, Western Health’s Doorways program is expanding.

If you need Mental Health or Addictions Counselling services, please see the poster below.

Looking Shaggy? Our Hairstylist Students Have You Covered

Did you know that Academy Canada’s Hairstylist studenst hold Client Days for the General Public?

Treat yourself on Mondays and Wednesdays in St. John’s, and Tuesdays in Corner Brook.

Appointments held from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Book early because they fill up quickly!

We’re pleased to offer Academy Canada students services for FREE. Best deals in town for everyone else.

To learn more or book an appointment call:
570-2744 in St. John’s.
637-2119 in Corner Brook

Building Connections With Our Partners, including the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association (NLCA)
Posted November 19, 2018

Thanks to Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association for inviting College Representatives, Suzanne Jordan, Colleen Power, Angela Bennett, and James Loder, to present on our “Workterm Program” on November 19, 2018.

Hoping to build connections between our great employers and students!

Academy Canada’s apprenticeship and trades representatives give a presentation during the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association (NLCA) meeting.

Congratulations to Theresa Caul
Posted November 20, 2018

Academy Canada is proud to partner with Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador.

We are thrilled that Theresa Caul won the Academy Canada Scholarship during their recent Awards Show. Way to go!

We’re very excited to have Theresa as part of the AC Nation and look forward to seeing you achieve even more.

Creating Opportunities and Breaking Down Barriers!!
Posted November 21, 2018

Academy Canada was proud to support the “Office To Advance Women Apprentices” and their participants whom went to the “National Women In Trades” Conference in Halifax.

It was our honour to assist “Office To Advance Women Apprentices” and all women you serve at Academy Canada (and all colleges)!

Program Name Change – Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint) (Pre-Employment) is changed to Auto Body and Collision Technician (Pre-Employment)
Posted November 28, 2018

Academy Canada website visitors are reminded that Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint) (Pre-Employment) is changed to Auto Body and Collision Technician (Pre-Employment).

The page address is also changed to

Happy Ugly Sweater Day from Corner Brook Campus
Posted December 13, 2018

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women
Posted December 19, 2018

In Budget 2018, the Government of Canada announced a new Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women to further support women in entering, progressing, and completing their training in Red Seal trades where women are under-represented.

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) is a taxable cash grant of $3,000 per year/level (or equivalent) up to a maximum amount of $6,000 per person.

Applications are now being accepted. For more information on eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit here.

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