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We’re here to help you navigate the world of post-secondary and find the right program for you. Whether you’re interested in upgrading, academic programs or trades training, or still deciding what your journey will entail, we’ll help you chart your path and meet your goals.

Join our email list for monthly updates on programs, info sessions and events for Future Students.

Please note: our Future Students team can answer general questions about North Island College. After you’ve applied, you can book an appointment with an Educational or Financial Aid Advisor through NIC’s student portal.

Meet the Future Students Team

Lela Kulesh
Lela Kulesh

Lela has worked at NIC for 15 years in Student Services, International Education, the Bookstore, Student Life and Recruitment. In every job, it’s the interactions with students that stand out the most. It gives her great joy to meet former NIC students and hear about their education journeys and career success stories. Helping students is the focus of everything she does and it’s what makes her work rewarding.

Lela attended post-secondary in Vancouver and has taken a variety of classes at NIC, so she understands the student experience. She is an avid Outrigger paddler and loves living on Vancouver Island where there’s always a wave to catch and an abundance of nature to explore.

She looks forward to connecting with people as they navigate their way to becoming a student at NIC.

Request a high school or class visit: email

Indigenous Students
Indigenous Education Navigators are here to help plan your education. Book an appointment or email to connect.

Access Navigators
Thinking of going into health or trades programs and wondering about upgrading? Our Access Navigators are here to support you. To connect, email

International Students
Contact the Office of Global Engagement.