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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.

Program Registration During Canada Post Strike

Due to the Canada Post strike, prospective students are advised to submit their applications through our website’s “Apply Now” form, drop off a hard copy form at their nearest campus or ABE Learning Centre, or call Toll Free at 1-800-561-8000 for more information.

Applicants are also advised to scan their documents and e-mail them to

Key Dates 2018-2019

December 21, 2018 - Term 2 Ends
December 24, 2018 - Christmas Break Begins
January 04, 2019 - Christmas Break Ends
January 07, 2019 - Term 3 Begins
February 18, 2019 - Winter Carnival Day (No Classes for Corner Brook Campus)
February 22, 2019 - Term 3 Ends
February 25, 2019 - Term 4 Begins
March 11, 2019 - Staff PD Day, St. John’s Campus (No Classes for Kenmount and Harding Road Campuses)
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 14, 2019 - Term 5 Ends
June 14, 2019 - Convocation Day, Corner Brook Campus
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

Western Health Flu Shot Clinics

Western Health will be having free Flu Shot clinics throughout October and November.

Protect yourself from the flu this winter, take advantage of their Flu Shot clinics at a Western Newfoundland community near you.

For more information about their vaccination clinics, please click here.

Labrador Grenfell Health Flu Shot Clinics

Labrador Grenfell Health are now holding Flu Shot Clinics throughout Labrador and Northern Newfoundland throughout October and November.

Labrador West, Nain, Happy Valley – Goose Bay, Natuashish, Hopedale, Sheshatshiu, North West River, and St. Anthony ABE Learning Centre students and staff are advised to attend these clinics in their community.

For more information about their vaccination clinics, please click here.

Eastern Health Flu Shot Clinics

Eastern Health will be holding Flu Shot clinics throughout Eastern Newfoundland, including the Greater St. John’s, Rural Avalon, Burin Peninsula, Clarenville, and Bonavista Peninsula areas.

For more information about their vaccination clinics, please click here.

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

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