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New bursaries and wages in Early Childhood Education
Posted April 25, 2023

Early Childhood Educators are in high demand across Newfoundland and Labrador, and new starting wages of $25 per hour for new graduates reflect the important work they do.

Learn more about new Early Childhood Education wages

Talk to our team to learn more about career opportunities, training grants and graduate bursaries totalling over $17,000, and start training for this rewarding career this May or September.

Get in touch here at

New incentives available for Personal Care Attendants

Posted March 28, 2023

NEW incentives are available to train as a Personal Care Attendant! Join this rewarding profession and help provide care, comfort, safety and well-being to your clients across the life span.

Quick Facts:

On March 27, 2023, the Newfoundland and Labrador Government announced new recruitment and retention bonuses for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) in long-term care. New PCAs will be eligible to receive up to $4,300 to work in long-term care for a one-year return in service commitment.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Government also offers student bursaries of up to $5,000 in exchange for a service commitment after graduation.

Personal Care Attendant wages in public healthcare systems in Newfoundland and Labrador range from $21.54 to $23.74 per hour.

100% of our recent PCA graduates are working and making a difference in their new careers!

Train to join this great healthcare profession this spring. We have seats available in the next class beginning in May at our Corner Brook campus. Graduate in just 30 weeks and be in high demand.

Apply at

Read the full news release here:

Learn more about the healthcare bursary program here.

Massage Therapy Students Provide Weekly Treatments At “Waterford Hospital for Mental Health and Addictions”
Posted June 1, 2023

On June 1, 2023, the Massage Therapy program at our Kenmount Road Campus started an outreach program providing weekly treatments at the Waterford Hospital for Mental Health and Addictions employees and staff.

The initial outreach was scheduled for ten weeks, but after receiving so much positive feedback from both staff and our students, the program has continued weekly.

As we celebrate our one year partnership with the Mental Health and Addictions Psychological Health & Safety Committee, we are very proud to share that our students have provided approximately 1300 massage therapy treatments to staff/employees at the Waterford Hospital.

We want to thank everyone who has participated in our clinic at the Waterford Hospital and provided the students with this rewarding clinical opportunity.

Special thanks to Chantel, Administrative Assistant at the Waterford Hospital. We are so grateful for your leadership, organizational skills and genuine care for this outreach experience.

Way to go, everyone!

Academy Canada and Barbados Community College Signs “Memorandum of Understanding”
Posted May 29, 2023

Academy Canada are pleased to announce we recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Barbados Community College (BCC) in Bridgetown, Barbados.

We look forward to building a partnership that benefits students in both Barbados and Canada.

Thank you to Mr. Samuel Bowen and Mr. Roger Worrell for welcoming us to your campus during our visit.

Academy Canada and Barbados Community College representatives show their Memorandum of Understanding letters.

Academy Canada Proud To Be “IABC Newfoundland and Labrador” 2023 Pinnacle Awards “Event Sponsor”
Posted May 25, 2023

Academy Canada are thrilled to be IABC Newfoundland and Labrador “2023 Pinnacle Awards Event Sponsor.

We have been a champion to IABC Newfoundland and Labrador, with many of its students in various programs involved with the organization.

Our students have also won many Pinnacle Awards.

Academy Canada’s staff have further supported IABC NL as board members, providing their talent to further enhance resources for communications professionals throughout the province.

We are proud to be a partner with IABC Newfoundland and Labrador.

For more information about the Pinnacle Awards, please visit the IABC Newfoundland and Labrador website’s Awards page at

Academy Canada Signs Memorandum of Understanding with “College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT)”
Posted May 24, 2023

Academy Canada are pleased to announce the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT).

We look forward to collaborating to benefit COSTAATT and Academy Canada students.

Thank you to Dr. Keith Nurse and the rest of the COSTAATT team for the warm welcome and hospitality during our visit.


As one of the largest public post-secondary institutions in Trinidad and Tobago, COSTAATT awards certificates, advanced diplomas, associate and bachelor’s degrees in a wide range of specialised, technical and academic programmes to full and part-time students.

The College is the premier regional institution offering educational programmes in a number of critical areas including: radiography, medical laboratory technology, nursing, business and library studies.

In addition, the College is the official translation body for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Learn more:

“College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago” (COSTAATT) President, Dr. Keith Nurse, and Academy Canada “Vice President Academic and COO”, Lisa Lovelady, signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This colloboration will benefit both colleges.

Congratulations St. John’s Campuses Graduates
Posted May 24, 2023

Congratulations to our St. John’s campuses graduates who crossed the stage at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre on May 18, 2023.

It was an honour to celebrate with each and every one of you.

You should be very proud of the effort and commitment that went into earning your diplomas.

Now it’s time to apply your knowledge to your new careers.

We look forward to seeing what the future holds for you all and cheering you on along the way!

Academy Canada Hosts Successful Information Session at The Brix in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Posted May 17, 2023

On May 11, 2023, Academy Canada’s Vice President Academic and COO, Lisa Lovelady, and Online Learning Department Head, Beverly Moore, hosted an information session about our Early Childhood Education Program at The Brix in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Our team enjoyed visiting and talking about rewarding and high paying career opportunities in Early Childhood Education.

Thank you Ms. Esther Jones of 1sass for facilitating the session with us!

Academy Canada gave a presentation about the Early Childhood Education program at “The Brix”.

Left to Right: Beverly Moore (Online Learning Department Head), Ms. Esther Jones (1Sass representative), and Lisa Lovelady (Vice President Academic and COO).

Congratulations Kelsey and Emily
Posted May 17, 2023

Academy Canada and Benjamin Moore Paint Shops congratulates Kelsey F. and Emily B. for completing and receiving their Interior Decorating and Design diplomas.

Both ladies accepted a position at The Paint Shop.

Drop in to get their expert advice in colours, flooring and blinds Benjamin Moore Paint Shop.

COVID-19 Pandemic Inspires Man To Pursue Career In Therapeutic Recreation
Posted May 14, 2023

The COVID-19 Pandemic inspired many people to shift their focus and priorities, including pursuing another career path.

Therapeutic Recreation student, Tyler Kearney, worked as a Personal Trainer in the Health and Fitness field for almost a decade.

However, the COVID-19 Pandemic forced Tyler to rethink his career path, and transferred the skills he gained from being a Personal Trainer to the Therapeutic Recreation field.

Kearney says knowing the province’s aging demographic and the fact that many seniors in long-term care were isolated and unable to get out and around during the pandemic is what caused him to shift to Therapeutic Recreation.

According to Tyler Kearney, there is overlap between Therapeutic Recreation and Personal Training, including some cognitive work and planning.

He was well trained in the field of keeping people active and fit, but he wasn’t prepared for the cognitive side of his new career—keeping people engaged and maintaining mental activity.

During the Mother’s Day activity at Westbury Estates Seniors Living in Southlands, Tyler even got treated to a makeover from one of their tenants.

A Westbury Estates Tenant treats Tyler to a makeover. Photo Credit: VOCM.

Source Article: VOCM “Pandemic Shutdown Inspires Man’s Career in Therapeutic Recreation” –

St. John’s Campuses Hairstylist and Therapeutic Recreation Students Provide Much Needed Pampering To Westbury Estates Residents
Posted May 13, 2023

On May 12, 2023, St. John’s campuses Hairstylist and Therapeutic Recreation students and instructors helped celebrate Mother’s Day in fine style at Westbury Estates.

They did the residents’ nails and hair, and also had their pictures taken.

According to Westbury Estates’ Certified Therapeutic Recreation specialist, Stephanie Neville, they wanted to help make their mothers feel special ahead of Mother’s Day.

Big thank you to our Therapeutic Recreation and Hairstylist students for helping to making all Mothers and Grandmothers at Westbury Estates feel special.

To read more about the wonderful work our Therapeutic Recreation and Hairstylist students provided at Westbury Estates Southlands, read the VOCM News article entited “Westbury Estates Residents Treated to Mother’s Day Pampering” at

Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Students Sell Pet Bandanas To Raise Money For Furever Young Senior Animal Rescue
Posted May 9, 2023

Our Veterinary Assistant students are doing a fundraiser for FurEver Young – Senior Animal Rescue this semester, check it out and contact Lesleys Collective for more info!

Proceeds from the Pet Bandana sales will also go to the rescue!

Make your pets stylish and support a great cause at the same time.

Occupational Health and Safety Students Raise Money for Threads of Life
Posted May 8, 2023

On May 6 and 7, 2023, some of our Occupational Health and Safety students participated in the Steps for Life walk to support families affected by workplace tragedies.

Students raised over $1100 to support Threads of Life initiatives. Great job, everyone!

Every year in Canada, close to 1,000 workers are killed on the job, or die as a result of a work-related injury or illness.

Every one of those families has a story about their loved one. Add to that the thousands who are injured on the job each year, whose stories have just taken a sudden plot twist.

Steps for Life offers a chance to tell those stories and reveal the faces and lives behind the statistics. Learn more here:

Academy Canada’s “Occupational Health and Safety” students raised over $1,100 for “Threads of Life”.

Therapeutic Recreation Student Wins Recreation NL – Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship
Posted May 5, 2023

Academy Canada is pleased to announce that our Therapeutic Recreation Student, Katlyn Winters, is one of two Recreation NL – Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship winners.

Congratulations Katlyn on winning this scholarship.

Best of luck in your Therapeutic Recreation studies, and a career ahead in this field.

About the Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship

Recreation NL’s 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.

The objective of the Recreation NL student scholarship program is to ensure future quality leadership through the provision of financial support to emerging leaders enrolled in recreation related studies throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

Therapeutic Recreation student, Katlyn Winter, is one of two “Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship” winners for 2023.

Department of Veterans Affairs – Education and Training Benefit
Posted May 1, 2023

Did you serve in the Canadian Armed Forces and plan to attend Academy Canada?

If you have at least six years of service, you could be eligible for funding from Veterans Affairs Canada to cover your tuition and other expenses.

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Education and Training Benefit (ETB) provides funding to eligible veterans with a minimum six years of military service and honourably discharged on or after April 1, 2006 with education and training financial assistance needed to reach your civilian career goals.

This benefit is not limited to formal college or university level post-secondary training. Funding is also available to attend shorter courses, such as those for career and personal development. This can include business boot camps, workshops, and seminars.

Applicants must be honourably released from Canadian Armed Forces on or after April 1, 2006, and have at least 2,191 paid service days.

They have 10 years from the date of your release (or transfer date to the Supplementary Reserve) to apply for this funding.

For more information about the Education and Training Benefit, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website’s “Education and Training Benefit” page at

Weekend meal inspiration from our culinary students
Posted April 28, 2023

Looking for weekend meal inspiration?

Check out the Beef Wellington our culinary students prepared in the commercial kitchen.

Students made this dish as part of their training in beef and pork preparation. They did a great job.

Our chef’s version of this classic steak dish of English origin consists of fillet steak coated with duxelles and wrapped in bacon and puff pastry, then baked. Tip: the bacon serves to add flavour and retain moisture.

Learn more about the 34-week Cook program here:

Cooking students prepared a popular English dish, Beef Wellington, as part of their beef and pork preparation training.

Corner Brook Campus Autobody and Collision Technician Students Bring New Life To A Dirt Bike
Posted April 27, 2023

If you visit the lobby of our Corner Brook campus this week, you might notice something new…a dirt bike on display!

This was a recent project for our Autobody & Collision Tech students. They did a great job revamping the bike and giving it new life. Scroll to check out the before photos from the shop to see the complete transformation.

Learn more about this 34-week program at

Corner Brook Campus “Autobody and Collision Technician” students transformed this dirt bike into an amazing work of art.

Faculty Spotlight – Devin Keats
Posted April 27, 2023

Devin Keats, Journeyperson Electrician and our Advanced Electrical Instructor, was also the Lead Instructor for Iron & Earth and Nunatsiavut Government’s recent Community Solar Skills Training Program partnership in Rigolet and Hopedale.

Training was offered as part of the Nunatsiavut Government’s Youth Energy Training Initiative. Participants completed in-class training and received hands-on experience before being onboarded into Iron & Earth’s Climate Mentorship Program and alumni network.

Way to go, Devin and team!

Check out this video to learn more about this fantastic renewable energy initiative:

Electrical Instructor, Devin Keats, teaches his class at Iron and Earth and Nunatsiavut Government’s Community Solar Skills Training Program.

Devin Keats and his students are setting up Solar Panels as part of the “Community Solar Skills Training Program” to reduce Nunatsiavut’s carbon footprint and teach hands on skills.

Academy Canada Hosts Successful Job Fair
Posted April 14, 2023

On April 13, 2023, St. John’s campuses hosted a successful job far where students have an opportunity to explore various career options in trades, hairstyling, construction, esthetics, banking, oil and gas, and other sectors.

Aspiring apprenctices had an opportunity to learn more about trades careers at the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s “Apprenticeship & Certification” booth.

Students had an opportunity to learn about career options and paths in various sectors from business and banking to construction and trades.

Academy Canada Cooking Students Participate In The Grand Prize Showhome
Posted April 6, 2023

Healthcare Foundation thanks Bernie Ann Ezekiel, Academy Canada, and NTV News for joining us at the Grand Prize Showhome this morning. What a wonderful start to the day!

Childcare is now more affordable than ever, but more staff are needed to meet the growing demands
Posted March 15, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador faces an unprecedented need for Early Childhood Educators.

With $10 a day childcare coming to the province, its now more affordable than ever.

However, trained staff are urgently needed to fill the skills gap and meet growing demands.

Our Early Childhood Education program provides comprehension preparation for this rewarding and high-demand career.

Students learn how to create, develop and maintain programs and learning environments that are appropriate for children’s ages and stages of development from infancy to age 12. They also learn how to guide staff in developing, implementing, and evaluating program goals and objectives.

Seats are available for our May classes in St. John’s, Corner Brook, and online.

Be a part of this exciting, in-demand, and rewarding career. Come take your place.

Learn more about our Early Childhood Education program:

Read the latest news about affordable childcare in NL:

Do you want exciting careers in Business Administration?
Posted February 15, 2023

Do you want a challenging yet rewarding career.

Our two-year Diploma of Applied Arts in Business Administration teaches students how to develop business plans, create marketing plans, learn the techniques required to manage complex accounting systems, formulate effective public relations strategies, and more.

There are seats available starting in April 2023.

Apply online here:

Academy Canada Celebrates International Women’s Day
Posted March 9, 2023

Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead.

At Academy Canada, we all support each other.

On March 8, 2023, we took time to recognize the strong, smart and supportive women on our Academy Canada team and within our student body!

Thank you for all that you do!

About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

Marked annually on March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

  • Celebrate women’s achievements
  • Raise awareness about women’s equality
  • Lobby for accelerated gender parity
  • Fundraising for female-focused charities

Learn more:

Academy Canada celebrates our women’s students, staff, and instructors on March 8 every year.

Academy Canada Represented At Agriculture in the Classroom NL
Posted February 24, 2023

On February 23, 2023, Academy Canada took part at the “Agriculture In The Classroom NL” event held at O’Donel High School.

Thank you to the great students who stopped by to learn about our Greenhouse Production, Natural Resources, and Cooking programs.

Academy Canada was represented at “Agriculture in the Classroom NL”. Students learned about our exciting programs, including Greenhouse Production, Natural Resources, and Cooking.

Four Legged Clients Lend A Helping Hand To Veterinary Assistant Students
Posted February 23, 2023

Check out some of the adorable four-legged clients that lent a helping paw for recent Veterinary Assistant practical evaluations.

This term, the St. John’s campus Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students completed the Small Animal Medical Nursing and Small Animal Health courses.

These courses cover the treatment protocols for common medical situations followed in a veterinary clinic and how to advise pet owners on managing animal health problems.

Students also learn and practice the requirements of exotic species commonly encountered in veterinary clinics.

Students will continue perfecting these skills in the Small Animal Surgical Nursing and Small Animal Handling and Restraint courses next term.

In these courses, they’ll study and practice radiology, protocols for surgical procedures performed in a small animal clinic, and continue their study of canine and feline behaviour to master handling different animals in a clinical setting.

Pictured above: Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students practicing animal handling and taking temperatures, pulse and respiration rates.

For more information about our Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist program, learn more at

Massage Therapy Students Perform Outreach Session at Memorial University
Posted February 23, 2023

Recently, our Massage Therapy students hosted an outreach session at Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University!

They held an on-site massage clinic for medical students and staff to help promote wellness and relaxation. Great job, everyone!

Thank you to MUN Medicine for the invitation to participate in another Kindness Week, and to Jennifer Armstrong, Faculty of Medicine, for capturing this photo.

Academy Canada’s Massage Therapy students recently did an outreach session at Memorial University.

Easter Seals NL Tours The St. John’s Campuses
Posted February 12, 2023

Thank you to Easter Seals NL and Horizons’ program participants for your visit to our St. John’s campuses.

We enjoyed having you come for a tour of our Kenmount Road and Harding Road Campus, and lunch prepared by our culinary students.

Academy Canada offers a number of quality programs in construction, trades, animal care, and many others!

Easter Seals’ Horizons program aims to help participants overcome barriers to work and education, and this tour introduced our participants to a number of post-secondary options!

If you’re interested in more information about their Horizons program, contact or

What’s new in our Therapeutic Recreation program?
Posted January 31, 2023

Earlier this month, Therapeutic Recreation students along with their instructor, Joanne, went on a site visit to Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador.

They participated in Wall Climbing, Boccia and the “Build your Skills” program with the Easter Seals participants. The students had a fantastic time!

Special thanks to Katlyn W. and Dayna P. for arranging the visit.

They went on a site visit to Rainbow Riders – Therapeutic Riding Newfoundland and Labrador Inc. and enjoyed a wonderful time with the therapeutic riding horses and Rainbow Riders volunteers. Special thanks to Kelly S., Rainbow Riders Executive Director, for the amazing tour.

Great job to all involved, and thank you again to Easter Seals of Newfoundland and Labrador and Rainbow Riders for welcoming our students and providing excellent learning opportunities.

Therapeutic Recreation students visited the Rainbow Riders facility.

Our Therapeutic Recreation students visited the Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador playground named after one of our former students, the late Jeremy Cross.

Massage Therapy Students Host A Clinic At St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre
Posted January 31, 2023

The St. John’s Status of Women Council Women’s Centre thanks our Massage Therapy Students massage clinic at the Women’s Centre.

This skilled team provided free massages to over 20 participants.

They thank us for offering our time and expertise.

St. John’s campus’ Massage Therapy students provided free Massage Therapy services to over 20 participants at the “St. John’s Status of Women Council” Women’s Centre.

Canadian Trade Commissioners Service Commissioners Visit Academy Canada
Posted January 27, 2023

On January 27, 2023, the Kenmount Road Campus were happy to welcome visitors from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service yesterday, Mrs. Tammy Brathwaite and Mr. Ian Murdoch.

Mrs. Tammy Brathwaite is a Trade Commissioner visiting from The High Commission of Canada in Barbados.

Mr. Ian Murdoch is a Trade Commissioner based in St. John’s, NL.

Thank you to Mrs. Brathwaite and Mr. Murdoch for making time for a tour of our Kenmount Road campus during your tour of St. John’s! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Trade Commissioners paid a visit to the Kenmount Road Campus.

Left to right: Beverly Moore (Academy Canada Online Learning Department Head), Tammy Brathwaite (Trade Commissioner, Government of Canada), Lisa Lovelady (Academy Canada Vice President Academic/COO), and Ian Murdoch (Trade Commissioner, Government of Canada).

Academy Canada Animal Grooming Professional Graduate Starts A New Business Ruff Life Spaw
Posted January 20, 2023

Check it out!

After graduating with an Honours Diploma of Applied Arts Animal Grooming Professional diploma last year, Alyson went on to open Ruff Life Spaw in Paradise.

She now spends her days with her adorable four-legged clients.

Congratulations, Alyson!

To learn more about Ruff Life Spaw, visit their Facebook page at

Program Spotlight – Welding
Posted January 26, 2023

Congratulations to Corner Brook Campus’ Welding students who completed the rigorous Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) testing on January 26, 2023.

Recognized as one of the world’s largest and most innovative welding organizations, CWB provides a highly esteemed designation within the industry.

Students in this group will officially finish the on-campus portion of their program tomorrow and then go on to complete their work terms before graduating.

Kudos to these hard-working students and their dedicated instructor Lionel!

Check out the photos to see the students in action during testing

Academy Canada’s 33-week Welding program was delivered to students free of charge in partnership with Conestoga College.

All students in this program received free tuition, books and supplies, and graduates will be granted Level 1 credit and be able to register as a Direct Entry Apprentice through the Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division.

Academy Canada is proud to have offered this opportunity to a brand-new group of Welders joining the workforce in Western NL!

Train For Exciting Career As A Medical Device Reprocessing Technician
Posted January 16, 2023

From Alyssa R.: “I can honestly say that I am working my realistic “dream job”. I look forward to going to work every day and enjoy what I do. Taking this course has led me to many different and exciting journeys [and] given me some life-changing opportunities that I would not have been able to make if I didn’t pursue MDR. I am so happy and excited to see where else this career path takes me. There are no limits to this career choice and I would recommend this course to anyone!”

Learn more about this exciting, 44-week healthcare career here:

Applications Now Accepted For Our Newest 9 Month Trade Program
Posted January 16, 2023

The Roofer program provides students with the wide range of skills that are needed to work in the residential, commercial, institutional and industrial roofing sectors.

Trained workers in this field are in high demand. “Being part of a multi-national commercial roofing company, we are aware that a shortage of skilled manpower in the roofer profession is one of the challenges that will need to be overcome. We can see the need increasing in the future as demand increases and the current roofer workforce continues to age. These workers will need to be replaced and a well structured trades program being offered by Academy Canada is a key component of our local strategy” – Flynn Canada Ltd., St. John’s, NL Branch

Learn more:

Enjoy An Exciting Career In The Great Outdoors
Posted January 13, 2023

Academy Canada’s two year Natural Resources diploma program prepares students to work in the exciting wildlife, forestry, fisheries, enforcement and environmental consulting fields.

Besides the numerous courses related to animal behaviour, silviculture, ecology and fish management, students will complete several professional development courses.

They include canoeing, coastal navigation, firearms safety, and wilderness first aid and more. At the end of the program, academic and practical training is supplemented with an 8-week work term.

Learn more about our exciting Natural Resources program at

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.

St. John’s Campus Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Students Visit RNC Stables
Posted January 11, 2022

On January 11, 2023, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Constables Coombs and Stacey hosted our St. John’s Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students.

Constables Coombs and Stacey talked to the students about their horse’s role at the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, special training they receive, and how they are cared for, including their veterinary care.

It was very informative and a great experience for the students.

RNC Officers explain the proper care and attention these horses receive to fulfill their duties to “serve and protect”.

Academy Canada Massage Therapy Students Collected Donations for “Waterford Giving Tree”
Posted December 22, 2022

Love the festive cheer as always from our amazing St. John’s Massage Therapy department!

Great job to the students and instructors for putting together a donation of personal care items for the Waterford Giving Tree.

Harding Road Campus “Automotive Service Technician” Students Volunteer Their Time At The Kettles
Posted December 22, 2022

Sending a huge shoutout to our Automotive Service Technician class who volunteered their time at the Salvation Army Christmas kettles at the Avalon Mall again this year!

Great job, everyone!

St. John’s Campuses Bake Sale Results
Posted December 22, 2022

Wow! The results are in, and our St. John’s bake sale has officially blown all previous records out of the water.

Our culinary program prepared an astounding 2,400 cookies and 40 cakes!

The grand total brought in was $3323.50, with 100% of those proceeds going directly to the campus food bank.

Thank you to Chef Bernie-Ann Ezekiel and her students for lending your time and skills to this event again this year.

Your efforts have certainly paid off and are much appreciated.

We also send a huge thank you to the staff, students and members of the public who stopped by and purchased a cake, square, or cookie!

If You Visit The Harding Road Campus, Pawlie Will Brighten Your Day
Posted December 15, 2022

Some colleges and universities have their animal mascots, and Academy Canada is no exception

If you’ve attended the Harding Road campus in recent years, chances are you’ve met Pawlie!

Pawlie belongs to Suzanne Jordan, Harding Road Campus Coordinator. He is the campus’ unofficial mascot.

Pawlie is a regular visitor at the campus’ Animal Grooming salon. On December 14, 2022, he lent a helping paw during practicals in the Veterinary Assistant program.

Students brushed his teeth, prepared homecare instructions, explained their findings, and sent him home with helpful hints to help his teeth stay free of dental disease.

Great job, Pawlie, and Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students!

When you visit the Harding Road Campus, Pawlie will give you a “pawsitively” warm welcome.

Academy Canada’s Bake Sale Featured On NTV News
Posted December 13, 2022

Video Source: NTV News “Academy Canada hosts bake sale for campus food bank” –

Carpenter Students Build A Festive Project
Posted December 7, 2022, Updated December 9, 2022

Our Carpenter students and instructor, Christopher Frampton, had a festive project in the shop.

They got to build this beautiful wooden toy box for the Single Parent Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Great job everyone!

Harding Road Campus Hosts Successful Trades Career Fair
Posted November 25, 2022

On November 25, 2022, Harding Road Campus hosted a Trades Career Fair.

Harding Road Campus thanks the exhibitors and students who attended the trades career fair.

It is great to see Newfoundland and Labrador’s future tradespeople connect with our valued graduate employment partners and work term hosts!

Harding Road Campus students visit booths from various companies hiring future tradespeople.

Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador #SOCKITForSickKids Day!!
Posted November 20, 2022

On November 18, 2022, Harding Road Campus staff wore their red and white striped socks to support |Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador #SOCKITForSickKids Day”!

What is SockIt for Sick Kids and their Families?

SockIt for Sick Kids and their Families is a fun day of wearing signature red and white striped socks, combined with fundraising efforts and social media sharing.

With just one pair of our signature red and white striped socks, you will be raising funds and awareness to help to keep families close at Ronald McDonald House!

Together you are helping families stay close when it matters the most!

You can SOCK IT at Work.

You can SOCK IT at Play.

You can even SOCK IT at School.

For more info:

Harding Road Campus staff wore their red and white striped socks for “SOCKITForSickKids Day”.

Harding Road Campus sat down with their feet on the desk to show their red and white striped socks.

Academy Canada and National Skills Development Centre Sign “Memorandum of Understanding”
Posted November 17, 2022

Did you know?

Academy Canada is pleased to announce that we signed a milestone Memorandum of Understanding with National Skills Development Centre in St. Lucia this year. Both institutions look forward to a future of collaboration on exciting projects.

Thank you to Econext for their role in facilitating this partnership!

Corner Brook Campus – Convocations 2020, 2021, and 2022
Posted October 25, 2022

On October 21, 2022, Corner Brook Campus students, staff, instructors attended Academy Canada’s Convocation Ceremony. This was the first ceremony since the COVID-19 pandemic, so it was a very exciting day. We had 93 graduates from 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 attend.

Mr. Colin Burridge, Principal, began with the opening remarks and introduced Lisa Lovelady, Vice President Academic and Chief Operating Officer to bring greetings from the Board or Directors. Mr. Steve LeDrew, Vice-Principal, then introduced the Valedictorian, Hayley LeRoy, a Massage Therapy student.

Mrs. Gloria Stone, Records Coordinator, presented graduation scrolls to our graduating students and announced the Program Award winners. They are as follows;

Program Award Winners

Adult Basic EducationGail YoungLisa TallickVanessa Chapman
Business AdministrationBrenda VokeyTanya ParsonsSamantha Davis
CriminologyChloe LoweJean EllsworthMiranda Park
Esthetics and Spa Management with ElectrolysisAlicia DunneBrenda SpencerKristina Payne
Hairstylist AssistantMandy Simms
Home Support Worker/Personal Care AttendantAshley Small
Occupational Health and SafetyEmily TobinJoseph WhileHope Morris
Office Administration (General Studies)Rhonda ColeyRaeann Purcell
Office Administration TechnologyMelissa CurtisJanice FosterDeicha Murley
Personal Care AttendantNatalie BakerJeremy WheelerAlvina Jenkins
Veterinary Assistant/ReceptionistBrittany LessardMarlena SimmsKaelyn Mercer
Auto Body and Collision Technician (Pre-Employment)Heidi CrosbieIsaiah Rowsell
Carpenter (Pre-Employment)Chad BaileyChad TaylorNorman Brake
Hairstylist (Pre-Employment)Keisha CullihallTyla PittmanAlyssa Hynes
Sheet Metal Worker (Pre-Employment)Tyler Forsey
Welder (Pre-Employment)Matthew Young

Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor Awards

This award is presented in memory of Graham Blundon – a great friend, teacher, mentor and supporter of Academy Canada.

It recognizes the exceptional commitment of the instructors who strive to ensure the success of their students.

This is awarded to an instructor exemplifying leadership, compassion, student and school involvement and extra- curricular commitment.

Mr. Steve LeDrew presented the Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor award to the following instructors:

2019-2020 – Bev Sheppard – Related Course Instructor

2020-2021 – Shannon O’Keefe – Massage Therapy Instructor

2021-2022 – Tanya Power – Veterinary Assistant Instructor

President’s Award

The President’s Award is Academy Canada’s highest honour awarded to one student from each graduating year who reflects the ideals we strive to instil in our graduates including leadership, professionalism, positive attitude, good overall average and a willingness to participate in school activities.

Staff members provide recommendations to Academy Canada’s president, Mr. Mike Barrett, who selects a recipient. A difficult decision to make as several students were deserving of this award.

Mr. Colin Burridge presented these awards to the following students:

2020 – Alicia Dunne – Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis

2021 – Brenda Spencer – Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis

2022 – Samantha Davis – Business Administration

Congratulations to our recipients!

Congratulations to our 2022, 2021, and 2022 graduates. You did it! We are so proud of each and everyone of you.

Harding Road Campus – Convocations 2020, 2021, and 2022
Posted July 31, 2022

On July 12, 2022, the Students and Staff from the Harding Road campus attended Academy Canada’s Convocation Ceremony. This is the first ceremony since the COVID-19 pandemic so it was a very exciting day. We had 124 graduates from 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 attend.

Ms. Suzanne Jordan, Campus Coordinator, began with the opening remarks and introduced a couple of speakers including Lisa Lovelady, Vice President Academic and Chief Operating Officer to bring greetings from the Board or Directors and Mr. Ken Follett, graduate guest speaker from the Welder program and who is now an instructor with us.

Thank you both for your inspiring and motivating words.

President’s Award

The President’s Award is Academy Canada’s highest honour awarded to one student from each graduating year who reflects the ideals we strive to instil in our graduates including leadership, professionalism, positive attitude, good overall average and a willingness to participate in school activities.

Staff members provide recommendations to Academy Canada’s president, Mr. Mike Barrett, who selects a recipient. A difficult decision to make as several students were deserving of this award.

Ms. Suzanne Jordan presented these awards to the following students:

2020 – Paul Rogers – Cook

2021 – Camryn Smith – Construction/Industrial Electrician

2022 – Kenneth Dove – Automotive Service Technician

Congratulations to our recipients.

Program Award Winners

Animal Grooming ProfessionalJennifer StaceyJulianna StockleyKirbie Butler
Automotive Service Technician
Justin Ingram Memorial Award
Keron SamudaJustin BurtonAdil Rachdi
CarpenterMatthew PilgrimEd JanesShania Sutton
Construction/Industrial Electrician
(Mike Purdy Memorial Award)
Keith HanrahanRaymond PowerChad Garberg
CookPaul RodgersJonathan JohnsonBrian White
Greenhouse ProductionN/ATravis WisemanCody Winsor
Natural ResourcesDerek PinkMax PowellMorgan Walsh
Occupational Health and SafetyLuke HowellMaria LewisMason Ford
PlumberChris ButtTrevor WhittleJason Cody
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning MechanicN/AN/AAlex Brushett
Sheet Metal WorkerN/AN/AKrisha Penney
Steamfitter/PipefitterGary CoadyNicholas BarnesN/A
Veterinary Assistant/ReceptionistKelsey RyanSawyer FifieldKiley Short
WelderChris McCarthyStephanie CourageMichael Flynn

Following the program awards, Ms. Karen Silver, the Graduate Employment Coordinator, presented diplomas to our graduating students.

Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor Awards

Ms. Anita Morgan and Ms. Suzanne Jordan presented the Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor award.

This award is presented in memory of Graham Blundon – a great friend, teacher, mentor and supporter of Academy Canada. It recognizes the exceptional commitment of the instructors who strive to ensure the success of their students.

This is awarded to an instructor exemplifying leadership, compassion, student and school involvement and extra- curricular commitment.

The Recipient’s of the Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor Award are;

2019-2020 – Robert Stanley – Academic course Instructor

2020-2021 – Devin Keats – Construction/Industrial Electrician Instructor

2021-2022 – Ken Follett – Welding Instructor

Congratulations to our 2020, 2021 and 2022 graduates. You did it! We are so proud of each and everyone of you.

Looking for a roommate? Are you a Landlord looking for tenants?
Posted August 2, 2022

Are you looking for a roommate in the St. John’s or Corner Brook areas?

Or are you a landlord or property manager looking for tenants?

We have students looking for places to live while they go to school, and we want to connect them with you!

Contact us at or call 1-800-561-8000, and please share this post!

New Bursaries Up To $10,000 for Eligible Early Childhood Education Students
Posted July 12, 2022, Updated July 20, 2022

In July 2021, the federal and provincial governments made the historic announcement that $10 a day childcare will be coming to Newfoundland and Labrador by 2023.

With this announcement came the announcement of 6,000 new daycare spaces, leading to a significant need for trained Early Childhood Educators.

On July 12, 2022, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced new, non-repayable grants of up to $10,000 for students of approved ECE Certificate or Diploma program such as those offered at Academy Canada.

Academy Canada also offers $1,000 bursaries to eligible Early Childhood Education students. Learn more about the program here:

Our programs can be done in person in Corner Brook and St. John’s OR online. Contact us today if you’d like to join this rewarding career and make a difference to our province’s future.


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St. John’s Campuses – Convocation 2023

On Thursday, May 18, 2023 the Students and Staff from both the Harding Road and Kenmount Road campuses attended Academy Canada’s Convocation Ceremony. We had 241 graduates from 2022-2023 attend. Ms. Anita…

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