NIC offers a wide range of programs for undergraduate and post graduates. Study in the picturesque Comox Valley where an adventure and quality education awaits you. Our class sizes are small and tuition affordable. With an exclusive array of transfer agreements, NIC is also a great place to start your studies and transfer seamlessly to university.
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NIC campuses are located in beautiful communities on Vancouver Island. Explore Canadian Life in a safe and friendly community surrounded by mountains and ocean.
NIC is approved by the Government of Canada as a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
International students who successfully complete eligible programs at NIC may apply for a Post Graduation Work Permit to gain valuable work experience after graduation.
Find out more at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Study in programs with work-integrated learning and pave your way to your career. International students can expect better access to jobs in our growing community. BC is expecting to welcome 263,000 immigrants over the next 10 years.
Visit the B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook: 2022 Edition to learn more.
NIC’s graduates are very happy with the education and support they receive, and one of the key reasons is because our college is smaller with ample services.
NIC is a smaller college with small international student community that offers an authentic Canadian education and life experience. NIC’s classes range from 12-35 students in each class and you can expect quality instruction and comfortable learning environment in which you can explore the topics further or ask questions without hesitation.
Even better, receive one-on-one instruction from our English and Math experts or peer tutors outside of classrooms
If you are a student looking for undergraduate studies, you can start your degree at NIC at a lower cost in smaller classrooms. Receive intimate instruction and ample support to excel academically, then transfer to an university of your choice.
NIC partners with many institutions across the world, and you can find out more about international partner schools on NIC website or go to BC Transfer Guide for partnerships within the province of British Columbia.
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Manager, International Enrolment and Recruitment
Countries in charge: Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Myammar, Sri Lanka, Middle East and other countries not listed below including international students currently in Canada.
South Asia Representative
Countries in charge: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal
Latin America Representative
Countries in charge: Latin America, Caribbean, Portugal, Spain
Linh Mai Dieu
Southeast Asia Representative
Countries in charge: Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia
The curriculum curated by my mentors instilled the basic principles of web and design. Without their patience and encouragement, I don’t think I would have the job I have today. I think the Comox Valley is the perfect learning environment for people wanting to take their studies seriously...if I needed time to retreat or escape, nature was just a few minutes away. However, my favourite part about living in the Comox Valley was definitely the people, many of whom I now consider life-long friends.
I selected NIC because of the range of courses offered. The education and my internship at NIC helped me to get familiar with the accounting world of Canada as well as the support I got from Student Employment Services helped me to prepare for my job interviews. Life at NIC was the best experience not just from an education point of view but also from a personal and professional development standpoint.
I met many difficulties at first, I did not know how to manage the courses and issues such as group assignments, midterm, final exams, and the balance between life and studying. However, with clear and informative instructions from the instructors, I gradually gained some skills in teamwork management, studying strategies, communication, presentation. As a result, I could get high marks in all courses. I would like to say thank you to all the instructors.
I wanted to improve my English skills so an English speaking country was the best option for me. I made amazing international friends! Teachers were very open minded and their classes were really interesting. The staff, especially from the Office of Global Engagement, were very nice with me and available. I enjoyed nature, mountains, ocean, forests...it is very diverse and beautiful.