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The above words mean ‘welcome’ in the four languages of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka'wakw, Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ, and Coast Salish people.

NIC is 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.

Learn on the West Coast

North Island College is a comprehensive community college located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada that focuses on student success. We proudly serve more than 9,000 students annually at our four campuses, a learning centre and through online and in-community learning.

The way that the courses are laid out, the instructors start you out with the basic philosophies of educating children, and the practicums helped so much. I had amazing mentors who really prepared me. The NIC training gives you the skills to work in the field in a really holistic way.
Megan Edgar
NIC ECCE diploma student
I knew I wanted to go to law school, so I was looking for a degree that provided a lot of versatility. The business degree is so applicable to anything you’d want to do, and I know the skills I developed during my co-ops will help me in my future practice.
Sheldon Falk
NIC Bachelor of Business Administration General Management major graduate and UBC law student