Please call 250-334-5021. If you do not get an answer, leave a voicemail and someone will call you back as soon as is possible. Be sure to leave a phone number so that we can call you back.
Counselling Services will be available through telephone or Skype appointments only. Please book your appointment online or contact Student Services to make an appointment:
- Campbell River/Mixalakwila: 250-923-9700 or toll free 1-800-715-0914
- Comox Valley: 250-334-5000 or toll free 1-800-715-0914
- Port Alberni: 250-724-8711 or toll free 1-800-715-0914
For additional or out-of-hours support, the following resources are available:
- Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888
- Vancouver Island Crisis Text: 250-800-3806
- Keep.meSAFE: 1-844-451-9700 or download the free My ISSP app
- KUU-US Crisis Line: 1-800-588-8717
Here2Talk (24/7 counselling support for post-secondary students)
In an emergency, please call 911.
The Government of Canada launched the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has translated 10 questions and answers about CERB into multiple languages so that international students and others can get the information they need, in the language they are most comfortable with. In addition to this, the Public Health Agency of Canada also has a list of resources relating to COVID-19, many of which are available in multiple languages. Fact sheets, infographics and videos with key public health advice on COVID-19 are added and updated regularly.
Yes, there may be funds available to help you with your studies as an NIC student, whether that's for groceries or for technological support such as purchasing a computer to complete your studies. Please contact email@example.com to inquire about financial aid options.
The 2020/2021 timetable was updated on May 25, 2020 for the fall and winter terms. The Winter 2021 webpage describes how each of NIC's programs will be delivered. Go to www.nic.bc.ca to access the updated timetable with the new delivery method for each course. To register for Fall 2020/Winter 2021 courses, you must first pay a $500 tuition deposit through your myNIC account. You can book a phone appointment with an international student advisor or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to plan courses for Fall 2020/Winter 2021.
The 2020/2021 timetable was updated on May 25, 2020 for the fall and winter terms. The Winter 2021 webpage describes how each of NIC's programs will be delivered. Go to www.nic.bc.ca to access the updated timetable with the new delivery method for each course. You can book a phone appointment with an international student advisor or email email@example.com to find out how to plan courses for Winter 2021.
Please contact an International Student Advisor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by booking online (phone or skype appointments only) to discuss your situation. A Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor will be able to advise you.
Both MSP and Guard Me will cover COVID-19 related illness. Please make sure your MSP is valid. If your MSP has expired while waiting for a study permit extension, please contact Mark Herringer at email@example.com for Guard.Me enrollment.
Travel outside of Canada is not recommended at this time. If you leave, you risk the chance that you will not be permitted back into the country until the Government of Canada has opened the borders. At this point, we do not know when that will be. Digital delivery of class content may not be possible internationally for a variety of reasons. Please consult with an International Student Advisor prior to booking any travel out of Canada.
You can access the Confirmation of Enrollment Request on the Student Services website. Please scroll to the bottom of the page and select the appropriate form. Once completed, please send an email with the complete form attached to firstname.lastname@example.org. The request will be submitted for Student Records for processing and the letter will be emailed as a PDF to your NIC email. If you need a Confirmation of Enrollment Letter for a study permit extension or co-op work permit, in addition to above two steps, please book a phone appointment with an international student advisor.
Students who began in 2020SP/2020FA/2021WI:
-If you are a student who started a program online from outside Canada, until 30 April 2021, the time you spent overseas will not be deducted from the length of PGWP, provided 50% of your program is eventually completed within Canada.
-If your program is 8-12 months long, and you start in May to September 2020, you can complete your entire program online from overseas and still be eligible for a PGWP.
-If you started a program in May to September 2020, and study online up to 30 April 2021, and graduate from more than one eligible program. You can combine the length of your programs to apply for a PGWP in the future, as long as 50% your studies are completed in Canada.
For more information please see: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/pgwp-eligibility-measures.html
For continuing students who started in 2020WI or earlier:
Students who are studying in Canada and whose classes have been moved online due to COVID-19-related health restrictions will remain eligible for the post-graduation work permit.
Time spent studying outside of Canada in a post-graduation work permit-eligible program offered by an eligible Canadian institution until April 30, 2021, will be counted toward the overall length of the post-graduation work permit, provided the student completes at least 50% of their program of study’s total courses in Canada (either online or in class).
For more information please visit:
Travel outside of Canada is not recommended at this time. If you leave, you may not be permitted back into the country until the Government of Canada has opened the borders. At this point, we do not know when that will be. Please consult with an International Student Advisor prior to booking any travel out of Canada
Please connect with CHN directly for any information regarding CHN homestay. You can check their website for related information.
Yes, all international students must have medical insurance to study in the Province of BC. New students in BC, studying at NIC will be enrolled in temporary medical insurance with Guard.Me for 90 days when your program begins. All international students are required to apply for MSP upon arrival in BC and will serve the required waiting period before they are eligible for benefits. To apply on-line please visit Medical Service Plan - BC. Enrolling in MSP, paying premiums, and ensuring current coverage MSP is the students responsibility.