North Island College is a comprehensive college focused on student success. We hope to inspire you to explore, discover your direction and find #YourNorth.

We are honoured to acknowledge the traditional territories of the combined 35 First Nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish traditions, on whose traditional and unceded territories the college’s campuses are situated.

Study at one of five NIC locations on Vancouver Island, take online courses or take advantage of our many in-community opportunities.

Gilakas’la NIC respectfully acknowledges we operate within the unceded traditional territory of the Kwaguł.


  • The Mixalakwila campus is in the heart of Port Hardy at the Thunderbird Mall.
  • Mixalakwila "maker of what’s been dreamt about."

What to explore in Port Hardy

Ǧəlakasla NIC respectfully acknowledges we operate within the unceded traditional territory of the Wei Wai Kum, We Wai Kai and Kwiakah First Nations.


  • The Campbell River campus shares its location with Timberline Secondary.
  • This campus features:
    • Youth Train in Trades program
    • The Bistro
    • The Centre for Applied Research, Technology and Innovation (CARTI).

What to explore in Campbell River

čɛčɛhaθɛč Gilakas’la NIC respectfully acknowledges we operate within the unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.


  • The Comox Valley campus is right next door to the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre and the Comox Valley Hospital
  • This campus features:
    • The Shadbolt Art Studios
    • The modern Trades Training Centre
    • The Stan Hagen Theatre
  • The Comox Valley campus will be home to:
    • NIC’s first ever Student Housing Commons, opening in 2024

What to explore in the Comox Valley 

ƛ̓uum̓aaʔateʔicuu NIC respectfully acknowledges we operate within the unceded traditional territory of the Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations.


  • The Port Alberni campus is located near the Bob Dailey Stadium and the Alberni Valley Multiplex
  • NIC’s Tebo Vocational Centre - provides shops and equipment for trades training
    • also located in Port Alberni
    • You can walk between both campuses via the Scott Kenny Trail
  • This campus is home to:
    • The Culinary Arts Building
    • The Roger Street Bistro

What to explore in Port Alberni

ƛ̓uum̓aaʔateʔicuu NIC respectfully acknowledges we operate within the unceded traditional territory of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nation.


  • The Ucluelet Learning Centre is located at 1636 Peninsula Road
  • The Learning Centre gives technology-based access to:
    • Health care
    • Business
    • University Transfer
    • Adult Basic Education

What to explore in Ucluelet

Balancing life and school can be challenging. That’s why we offer courses in-person, online or in blended formats. Learn at your own pace or in a scheduled class.

Explore the Timetable and make your school schedule work for you.

There are endless possibilities at North Island College.

Earn a certificate, diploma, associate degree or full degree at NIC

Kickstart your post-secondary education while still in high school

Take a trades foundation and level up with apprenticeships to earn your Red Seal

Seamlessly transfer courses to other BC institutions, or take advantage of a degree partnership

Apply and be accepted to NIC and University at the same time. Take courses at NIC (for up to two years) and move to university when you’re ready


Admission to most programs is based on first applied, first qualified, first invited.


Let’s be real — life as a student is demanding. Let us help you navigate all the twists and turns in your path so you can focus on what counts. Whether it’s booking appointments with advisors, accessing Indigenous resources or getting advice on how to pay for school, you are not alone.

Scholarships & Bursaries

Student Services & Supports

Indigenous Student Services & Supports

Financial Support


A journey is not just getting to where you want to go – it's about meeting people along the way. Get involved with the North Island Students’ Union, learn about upcoming celebrations and events and connect with employers who are looking to hire NIC students.

North Island Students Union

Student Life

Student Employment Services


Wondering where #YourNorth can take you? Check out the British Columbia Labour Market Outlook and make an informed decision on your future.


Questions about the NIC experience? Wondering how you’ll be supported, what your program will be like and what funding is available? We’re here to help!