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Academy Canada and NL Workforce Innovation Centre – Upcoming Essential Skills Workshops (Series 2)
Posted September 22, 2022

Join us for the next session of our ongoing workshop series, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving.

Critical thinking is a complex, cognitive skill that is valued among employers in varying occupations. This 4-week workshop focuses on building this and other skills, which will ultimately allow you be more confident when making decisions, approaching problems, and developing solutions. You will have the opportunity to exercise your critical thinking skills, capitalize on what you already know, and practice new approaches to problem solving. Sign up below!

Click here to register:

Sessions will be in person but a virtual option will be available as well.

If you have any questions, email

These workshops are Academy Canada offered in partnership with NL Workforce Innovation Centre.

Academy Canada and NL Workforce Innovation Centre – Free Essential Skills Workshops
Posted August 26, 2022

Strong essential skills, also known as soft skills, are the key to workplace success.

They are used in different combinations within all jobs.

Come join us to build these vital skills, enhance your resume, and improve your employability.

Topics include:

  • Time Management, Planning & Goal Setting
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Oral Communication
  • Working with Others
  • Personal Management, Adaptability & Self-Awareness

Courses will be held in St. John’s, Corner Brook, and various sites in Labrador (to be determined).

Each session is two hours a week for four weeks.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshops.

For more information and to register, please email or view the “Soft Skills Workshop Registration Form” at

Academy Canada in partnership with the NL Workforce Innovation Centre proudly offers these workshops.

“Not One More Vet” Does Virtual Presentation to Corner Brook Campus Students
Posted September 22, 2022

Academy Canada thanks Dr. Shannon Emmons for virtually visiting the Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist classrooms at our St. John’s and Corner Brook campuses on September 21, 2022.

Dr. Emmons joined us from Maine, USA, for a guest lecture to discuss wellness in the workplace and emotional intelligence.

Dr. Emmons is a member of Not One More Vet (NOMV), a nonprofit support network of over 26,000 veterinary professionals.

NOMV provides peer support, mentorship, outreach and resources that help veterinary professionals thrive in their fields.

To learn more about “Not One More Vet”, visit their website at

Kenmount Road Campus “Orientation Day” Photos
Posted September 20, 2022

Harding Road Campus “Orientation Day” Photos
Posted September 20, 2022

Start Your Career As a “Medical Device Reprocessing Technician”
Posted August 24, 2022

What is “Greenhouse Production”?
Posted July 20, 2022

Designed to prepare graduates for exciting careers in a range of occupations, this 66-week Diploma of Technology teaches students about crop production, nursery management, the physical plant environment and pest control. Courses also focus on labour management, plant science and more. Theory and practical work is done at our Harding Road campus in the large, bright classroom space and attached greenhouse (pictured).

The next class of this program starts this fall – apply now!

Learn more here.

Kenmount Road Campus – Manicure Service
Posted June 23, 2022

Our Kenmount Road Esthetics students are currently perfecting their Artistic Nail enhancement skills.

They are offering the following services free of charge:

  • Square French tipped or sculpture applications (full set of gel nails)
  • Red gel polish manicure applications (red shellac applications)

Please note the following:

  • As the students are perfecting their skills, please allow up to 4 hours for a full set of gel nails
  • Allow 75 minutes for gel polish manicures

The appointment times are as follows:

Full sets of gel nails Tuesdays, 8:15 AM and 1:15 PM, and Wednesdays at 8:15 AM.

The times vary for gel polish applications.

Please email to book an appointment!

Exciting News – Graduation Ceremonies Are Back
Posted May 30, 2022, Updated July 27, 2022

Academy Canada as some exciting news for our graduates.

After three years, our graduation ceremonies are back.

Corner Brook Campus will have its Convocation Ceremony on October 21, 2022.

Further details will be announced when they become available.

Pre-Apprenticeship Welding Program Reminder
Posted May 9, 2022, Updated June 9, 2022

Seats are still available for our free 33-week pre-apprenticeship welding program at our Corner Brook campus.

This federally funded program aims to encourage targeted groups to the welder trade including (but not limited to): women, Indigenous peoples, newcomers, persons with disabilities, unemployed youth 19-24 and older workers.

Successful applicants will receive FREE tuition, books, and supplies and will complete a paid work term at the end of their studies!

Graduates from the program will be granted Level 1 credit, and register as a Direct Entry Apprentice through the Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division.

To learn more and apply contact or 1-800-561-8000.

We Need Your Feedback
Posted May 17, 2022

Academy Canada want to hear from you!

A link was sent to your student email address this morning to complete a short survey.

After you’re done, you’ll have a chance to enter for some great prizes.

“Enhancing Employability Through Soft Skills Development” Survey
Posted May 5, 2022

Will focused soft skills training enhance the employability of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians?

Academy Canada and NL Workforce Innovation Centre’s ongoing research project and pilot program proposes to identify the soft skills gaps among Newfoundland and Labrador’s labour supply and to evaluate the impact of a specially designed soft skills development workshop series on the employability of its participants.

For more information about this exciting project, please visit the Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre’s “Enhancing Employability Through Soft Skills Development” page at

Academy Canada Student Wins “Kevin Waterman Scholarship”
Posted April 19, 2022

On April 19, 2022, Recreation NL announced their “Kevin Waterman Scholarship” winners.

Academy Canada is excited to announce that our Therapeutic Recreation student, Holly Hedderson, is one of the two “Kevin Waterman Scholarship” winners along with College of the North Atlantic’s Community Recreation Leadership Program student, Jamie French.

The Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship is presented annually in memory of Kevin Waterman, an outstanding recreation leader whose career spanned thirty-eight years of dedication and passionate leadership to the recreation sector.

For more information about the Kevin Waterman Scholarship winners, visit the RL and Labrador website’s “Press Release: Recreation NL Award Student Scholarships” page at

St. John’s Campus Cook Students Prepare Meal at Health Care Foundation Home Lottery “Grand Prize Show Home!”
Posted April 10, 2022

On April 8, 2022, Harding Road Campus Cook students spent the morning at the absolutely beautiful Health Care Foundation Home Lottery “Grand Prize Show Home!”

Our Cooking students prepared a delicious breakfast for our friends at OZFM while they reported live for a great cause.

Great job to the Cook students and Chef Bernie-Ann Ezekiel!

St. John’s Campus Cooking students prepared a meal for the “Health Care Foundation Home Lottery” “Grand Prize Show Home!!”

Our aspiring chefs are preparing a meal during the OZ FM broadcast.

Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Students and Animal Companions Wear Purple for “National Epilepsy Day”
Posted March 25, 2022

On March 25, 2022, our Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students along with their canine friends wore purple to celebrate National Epilepsy Day a day early.

Happy International Women’s Day
Posted March 8, 2022

Murphy Centre – SOAR Program (Math Tutoring)
Posted March 7, 2022

Happy Staff Appreciation Week
Posted February 14, 2022

Dr. Maggie Brown Bury Speaks To Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Students
Posted December 8, 2021

Thank you so much to Dr. Maggie Brown Bury from Veterinary Specialty Centre for coming to speak to our Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students on December 7, 2021.

Students benefit from listening to industry professionals and learn as much as possible from them while they prepare to head out into their new careers. Take a look at what she had to say!!

Thanks again to Dr. Brown Bury for your time, for being so open with the students about what to expect, and teaching our Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students how to prepare for a challenging but rewarding career in the veterinary field.

Academy Canada Students Man “The Salvation Army” Kettles
Posted December 2, 2021

Academy Canada thanks the awesome students who have volunteered their time at The Salvation Army in Newfoundland and Labrador kettles this holiday season!

St. John’s Santa Claus Parade – Elf Academy
Posted November 29, 2021

Welcome to Elf Academy!

On November 28, 2021, our elves in training learned an important skill: how to wrap the perfect present.

Huge thanks to the amazing students, staff and volunteer elves who worked so hard to make this year’s float such a success, right down to the working chimney.

We were proud to take home first place in our category, but more importantly we had a lot of fun.

Happy Holidays from the “Academy Canada Nation”!!!

Soft Skills Workshops
Posted May 28, 2021

Academy Canada are so excited to announce our new, FREE soft skills workshops starting in June!

Topics include:

  • Working with Others
  • Oral Communication
  • Time Management, Planning & Goal Setting
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Personal Management, Adaptability & Self-Awareness

For more information or to sign up, contact us at

Office To Advance Women’s Apprentices – Job Search Assistance
Posted October 16, 2020

If you’re a tradeswoman looking for work, or currently enrolled in a trades program, “Office to Advance Women Apprentices” can assist you with your job search; resume writing; interview prep; mentoring, and networking.

For more information, please visit the “Office To Advance Women’s Apprentices” website at

“Office to Advance Women Apprentices” Here To Help Women’s Tradespersons
Posted July 20, 2020

”The Office to Advance Women Apprentices are here to help female students and graduates in the Skilled Trades.

If you identify as female and are currently enrolled or a recent graduate in an apprentice program with Academy Canada, please contact Mary at to register.

We assist in a full range of services including job search assistance, wage subsidy and wrap around supports, this is a free service to you.

Register today and we can have you assisted for the subsidy program and may be able to assist with other barriers to employment that you identify in your training needs.

Office to Advance Women Apprentices, connecting apprentices with employers.

“Client Day Events and Clinics”

Looking for some pre holiday pampering?
Posted December 7, 2021

Our Corner Brook Campus Esthetics and Nail Technician students are recruiting clients for manicures, pedicures, and gel nail services!

Staff, students, and members of the public are invited to book an appointment.

Staff and students can stop into Salon 1 to book in, and the public can call the salon at 637-2104.

For more info and to make an appointment. Hope to see you soon!

Kenmount Road Campus – Student Esthetics Clinics
Posted November 17, 2021

Our Kenmount Road Esthetics students are looking for clients!

Manicures (no charge!)

Square French tipped or sculpture applications (full set of gel nails)

  • Appointment times: Wednesdays at 8:15 AM and 1:15 PM, Fridays at 8:15 AM.
  • As the students are perfecting their skills, please allow up to 4 hours for a full set of gel nails

Red gel polish manicure applications:

  • Appointment times: varies, please contact the campus
  • Allow 75 minutes for gel polish manicures

Deep Cleansing Facials – $30

Appointment times: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.
Please call the student clinic at 570-2746 to book an appointment or for any questions about services.

Just a reminder that NL Vaxpass are mandatory!!

Kenmount Road Campus – Student “Massage Therapy” Clinic
Posted October 22, 2021

Kenmount Road Campus – Manicure Service
Posted June 29, 2021

Our Kenmount Road Esthetics students and currently perfecting their Artistic Nail enhancement skills and are offering the following services free of charge:

– Square French tipped or sculpture applications (full set of gel nails)
– Red gel polish manicure applications

Please note the following:

  • As the students are perfecting their skills, please allow up to 4 hours for a full set of gel nails
  • Allow 75 minutes for gel polish manicures

Morning appointments are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays starting at 8:15 AM.

Afternoon appointments are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:15 PM.

Please call 709-570-2746 to book an appointment!

Kenmount Road Campus – Esthetics and Spa Management Services
Posted May 17, 2021

Summer is coming, and there’s no better time to treat yourself to a spa service.

Our Esthetics and Spa Management students are taking new clients.

Call them at 570-2746 for more information and to book your appointment.

Corner Brook Campus – Massage Therapy Clinic Days
Posted September 9, 2020
Updated May 13, 2021

Client Day activities have resumed at the Corner Brook Campus.

If anyone is interested in booking a Massage Therapy appointment, the phone number is 709-388-2022 and the email is

Service Fee is $15.00.

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