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Start Your Early Childhood Education Career With Our HyFlex Approach
Posted May 13, 2022

Start your career this fall using our HyFlex approach – study online or in the classroom!

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recently announced the need to train 700 new Early Childhood Educators. Thanks to government grants, Level II ECEs can expect to earn wages that reflect their important work – approximately $25-$26/hour.

Learn more about Academy Canada’s Early Childhood Educator programs below:

Early Childhood Education (One Year)

Early Childhood Education (Two Year Bridging)

Read the recent government announcement here.

“Dress for May 2-4”
Posted May 17, 2022

Harding Road staff and students!

Don’t forget that we are having a “dress for May 2-4” day this Friday, May 20, to have some fun before the “May 2-4 Weekend”.

Wear your best plaid, camo or rubber boots and be entered into a gift card draw.

Our Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students won’t be on campus on Friday so they participated today – great job everyone!

Also pictured are some pups that were in the classroom for practicals – smiley “Rupert the Rottweiler” and “Webber the Poodle”

Thank You “Diversity NL” and “Canadian Mental Health Association”
Posted May 13, 2022

While our students had the day off, our St. John’s faculty and staff had fantastic Professional Development sessions today!

Thank you to our terrific guest speakers Stephanie Howlett from Diversity NL and Grant Fitzpatrick from Canadian Mental Health Association NL!

During these sessions the speakers talked about the importance of using gender inclusive language, and supporting individuals with mental health challenges in the classroom.

Our teams also participated in St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre’s online course “Empowering Them” today and learned about the impact of gender-based violence.

To learn more about Diversity NL, visit them at

To learn more about CMHA, visit them at

To learn more about SJWC’s FREE course Empowering Them, visit them at

Kenmount Road Campus “May 2022 Student of the Month” – Ana S. A.
Posted May 12, 2022

Ana moved from the Philippines to Canada 10 years ago. Her instructor described her as a hard working, diligent, and respectful student with integrity and positive energy.

Congratulations Ana!!

Harding Road Campus Students Volunteer During “McHappy Day” Coffee Break
Posted May 12, 2022

Harding Road Campus “Student of the Month” April 2022 – Chloe H.
Posted May 11, 2022

Congratulations to Chloe H., Harding Road Campus’ “Student of the Month” for April!

Her instructor says that she is confident, eager and has a strong work ethic.

Great job Chloe!

“Supply Chain and Logistics” Program Coming To Corner Brook Campus This January
Posted Septmeber 16, 2021

We are very pleased to announce the newest program coming to our Corner Brook campus this January: Supply Chain and Logistics!

Today’s global market requires capable, well-rounded employees who can multi-task to meet a variety of challenges. The Supply Chain and Logistics (+Internship) program provides students with a well-rounded exposure to the international supply chain and the skills needed to be successful in the industry.

Academy Canada Pleased To Announce Therapeutic Recreation Articulation Agreement with University of Lethbridge
Posted Septmeber 10, 2021

Academy Canada are thrilled to announce that we have signed an Articulation Agreement with University of Lethbridge (ULethbridge) to make our Therapeutic Recreation graduates eligible to apply for admission into the third year of the Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program.

University of Lethbridge’s Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation will prepare graduates to become certified therapeutic recreation specialists (CTRS). The program is the first of its kind in Alberta and one of only eight degree programs leading to therapeutic recreation certification in Canada.

Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, ULethbridge is consistently one of Canada’s top-ranked universities and leading research institutions. With more than 8,900 students from nearly 100 countries, ULethbridge is large enough to deliver world-class teaching and research, yet small enough to provide a personalized student experience.

Classes of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 “Virtual Graduation”
Posted July 15, 2021

Multimedia Graphic Design Student Wins Pinnacle Award
Posted June 24, 2021

Multimedia Graphic Design student, Tony Kennedy, has won the “Student Pinnacle Award of Excellence” for Graphic Design for his project, “Pixel Parlour”.

The annual International Association of Business Communicators  (IABC) Newfoundland and Labrador “Pinnacle Awards” recognize excellence in the communications field.

For more than 30 years, the IABC, Newfoundland and Labrador chapter, is the collective voice for communications professionals throughout the province.

To learn about about the IABC Newfoundland and Labrador “Pinnacle Awards”, visit their website’s “Pinnacle Awards” page at

Multimedia Graphic Design student, Tony Kennedy, proudly displays his Pinnacle Award.

Massage Addict Partners With Academy Canada and Eastern Academy Offering Scholarships To Massage Therapy Students in Newfoundland and Labrador
Posted June 16, 2021

Massage Therapy is a major growth industry, with more than 10,000 Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) across Canada1, and with more Canadians than ever looking to actively and proactively manage their personal health and wellbeing. According to the Fraser Institute, 25 per cent more Canadians have tried Massage Therapy for their routine healthcare needs over the past decade, as a way to address back or neck issues, pain management, muscle tension and more.

With this increased interest in Massage Therapy support, Massage Addict, Canada’s premier provider of therapeutic services,recognized the demand for Registered Massage Therapists and, starting this year, will support Massage Therapy students at Academy Canada and Eastern Academy in Newfoundland and Labrador. Massage Addict will fund two $1000 entrance scholarships as well as two $1000 graduate scholarships per institution. A $5000 Tuition Reimbursement Program for one student in the province will also be funded. This is a total of $13,000 annually. “We are excited to be partnering with both Academy Canada and Eastern Academy on initiatives to help people realize their dreams of becoming Registered Massage Therapists,” says Fraser Clarke, CEO at Massage Addict. “As more and more Canadians add Massage Therapy to their regular wellness routines, the demand for Registered Massage Therapists will only increase.”

Academy Canada and Eastern Academy, Newfoundland and Labrador’s leading massage therapy schools, are excited about this new partnership and the opportunities it will bring. “Academy Canada is thrilled about the support Massage Addict is providing to our students at both the St. John’s and Corner Brook campuses,” says Anita Morgan, Regional Director at Academy Canada. “We greatly appreciate Massage Addict’s generosity.” Deborah Guest, Campus Director at Eastern Academy,echoes this sentiment: “Eastern Academy is proud to help future Registered Massage Therapists train to join this amazing field. Connecting graduates to rewarding employment is top priority for each and every student who walks through our doors. Thank you to Massage Addict for the support.”

About Massage Addict

Massage Addict is the premier provider of massage therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and reflexology in Canada. Since 2008, the Canadian owned-and-operated health care company has offered high-quality therapeutic treatments, currently helping over 60,000Canadians per month. Massage Addict has over 1,500 practicing therapists and recruits only the highest caliber of Registered Massage Therapists, Licensed Chiropractors, Registered Acupuncturists and Certified Reflexologists. Massage Addict offers a range of therapeutic services to help clients manage pain, stress, anxiety, injuries and muscle tension, as well as to increase energy levels and enhance general health. Massage Addict is a proud partner of The Arthritis Society.


Multimedia Graphic Design Student Creates Pride Billboard
Posted June 13, 2021

Multimedia Graphic Design student, Olivia Power, created a beautiful “Pride” themed billboard for “Kalon Beauty and Glow”.

You can see her work of art below.

Congratulations Genoa Design
Posted May 28, 2021

Genoa Design is an industry-leading player in the global shipbuilding industry, and they are located in Mount Pearl.

Genoa has recently announced that they will be working with Seaspan to deliver Canada’s next Polar Icebreaker, a vessel that is urgently needed to support national security, environmental response operations, national sovereignty, search and rescue, northern communities, and year-round marine trade.

We are so proud that our Computer Aided Drafting graduates work at your ground (and ice) breaking local company!
To read more about the exciting news in the shipbuilding industry, see here:

For more information about Academy Canada’s Computer Aided Drafting program, see here:

Two Therapeutic Recreation Students Receive “Kevin Waterman” Scholarships
Posted May 19, 2021

Academy Canada are please to announce that two of our Therapeutic Recreation students won Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador’s “Kevin Waterman Scholarship”.

Breanna Pelley and Robyn Grouchy are this year’s scholarship winners.

Congratulations Breanna and Robyn.

Source: Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador – “Media Release: Recreation NL Award Student Scholarships”,

Cabot Ford Donates Truck To Harding Road Campus
Posted May 6, 2021

On May 5, 2021, Cabot Ford graciously donated a red Ford F-150 truck to Academy Canada for our Automotive Service Technician program.

According to Vice President Academic and Chief Operating Officer, Lisa Lovelady, the truck will be put to good use for hands-on teaching and learning activities in our Automotive Service Technician program.

This donation is a win-win as students benefit from learning opportunities and the automotive industry gains access to highly-skilled, work-ready graduates and prospective hires.

Ford is not only donating a truck, they are also giving our students access to their online Automotive Career Exploration training that aims to raise awareness and increase interest in career opportunities in the field.

Academy Canada thanks Ford for their gracious donations and helping our Automotive Service Technician gain the skills needed to compete in today’s rapidly changing automotive sector.

Academy Canada Vice President Academic and Chief Operating Officer, Lisa Lovelady (left), proudly accepts a donation of a 2020 Ford F-150 red truck from “Cabot Ford”.

Thank You Message To NL Health Care Workers Travelling Across Canada
Posted May 4, 2021

Academy Canada thanks our fellow Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who are travelling around the country to assist with COVID-19 efforts.

Avalon Ford Donates Truck To Harding Road Campus
Posted April 30, 2021

On April 30, 2021, Avalon Ford donated a new F-150 truck to the Harding Road Campus!

This F-150 will be used in our Automotive Service Technician program to help train our future Automotive Service Technicians.

Academy Canada thanks Avalon Ford for their Ford F-150 Truck Donation as well as helping our future Automotive Service Technicians gain skills they need.

Avalon Ford proudly donates their F-150 truck to the Harding Road Campus.

Corner Brook Campus “Auto Body and Collision Technician” Students Do Some Job Shadowing at Speedy Glass
Posted January 20, 2021

Corner Brook Campus “Auto Body and Collision Technician” students did some job shadowing at the Corner Brook Campus “Speedy Glass”.

They were honoured to host our future Auto Body Technicians.

We also had a surprise visitor near the Speedy Glass location, a moose sighting near the North Atlantic Gas Station on O’Connell Drive.

Thank you Speedy Glass for allowing our “Auto Body and Collision Technician” an opportunity to apply their skills to the real world.

Corner Brook Campus students did some job shadowing at the Speedy Glass location in Corner Brook.

“Auto Body and Collision Technician” students had a bit of a treat, a moose sighting near the North Atlantic gas station at Corner Brook’s O’Connell Drive location.

Photo Credits: Speedy Glass, Corner Brook location.

Academy Canada Joins Forces With Westmount Estates To Provide Services To The Retirement Community
Posted November 18, 2020
If you remember an old saying, there is strength in partnerships.

Academy Canada’s “Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis” students gain hands on experience as we brighten a day for Westmount Estates’ residents with Hollywood style treatment with medicures, pedicures, and finish it off with a relaxing massage.

According to Lisa Lovelady, Academy Canada’s vice-president academic and chief operating officer, partnerships with Retirement Homes and other non-profit organizations gives students an opportunity to contribute to the community as well as gain hands on experience.

For Academy Canada and Westmount Estates, the plan is to offer the manicures and pedicures on Mondays and Fridays, with more services such as Hairstyling and Massages in the near future.

Thank you Westmount Estates for establishing partnerships with Academy Canada.

Source: Saltwire Network “Westmount Estates partners with Academy Canada to bring services to residents at Corner Brook retirement community” –

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