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International Students

NBICC is located in the beautiful, thriving city of Fredericton, New Brunswick on the east coast of Canada.  Fredericton is the capital of the Province of New Brunswick.  The city is situated in the west-central portion of the province along the Saint John River which flows west to east as it bisects the city.  The river is the dominant natural feature of the area.  Travel is made easy through the Fredericton YFC International Airport.  For further information, please refer to www.fredericton.ca and www.immigrationfredericton.ca.

As an international student, New Brunswick Indigenous Career College’s staff and faculty are invested in the time you spend with us—from the day you arrive at our Career College until the day you cross the stage at convocation.  We understand that travelling abroad to study in another city and country is a big transition.  We are here to work with you and help make your transition as smooth as possible.

We would love to have you as part of our learning community!

What you can expect at New Brunswick Indigenous Career College (NBICC)

  • Small class sizes allow you to get to know your instructors and classmates better
  • Recognized and reputable instructors with strong academic backgrounds
  • A safe and welcoming environment
  • A focus on strong academic achievements, with opportunities for practical experience

International Academic Programs

International students have a variety of program options at NBICC, including some specifically tailored to students new to Canada. 

If you are interested in studying in Canada, we would love for you to check out the International Academic Programs below, or you can also apply to any full-time program that interests you!

Program Options

New Brunswick Indigenous Career College offers a variety of diploma programs including these which are uniquely tailored for international students:

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma (2-year program)
  • Personal Support Worker Diploma (2-year program)
  • Addictions Services Counsellor (2-year program)
  • Human Services Counsellor (2-year program)
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management (2-year program)    
International Admissions

International Admissions

Admission Requirements for International Students

International applicants are required to have completed a preparatory program that leads to university entrance in their own country and generally an academic language arts course.

Secondary school applicants need to have achieved in their final year of schooling an average of 70% (5 best scoring academic subjects).

Note

UNBI Training Institute international applicants are assessed on an individual basis.  Please see below for requirements or contact us at Contact by Email so we can best advise you.

Applying to UNBI Training Institute

You must demonstrate your understanding of the English Language and meet UNBI Training Institute’s language requirements.

  • IELTS Academic:  Minimum of 6.5 overall (with no band less than 6.0) or
  • TOEFL-IBT:  Minimum of 90 overall for undergraduate and graduate studies.

Please complete the following steps to ensure your application is processed in a timely manner:

  •  Complete our International Student Application
  •  Provide supporting documents
  •  Copy of  valid passport
  •  $100 CAD Application fee (Non-refundable)
  •   Enrolment Requirements- Minimum Requirements
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions you have attended
  • Language test scores (IELTS Academic or equivalent)

 Must include photograph, name, country of origin, expiry date.

  This may be paid through Peace Hills Trust Company c/o UNBI Training Institute.

  • High School
  • GED
  • One-year Course in similar field or comparable level of program
  • Minimum of one-year experience in a related field of the program
International Student Enrollment Checklist

International Student Enrollment Checklist

The transition to campus life can be both exciting and overwhelming, especially when the training institute you are attending is in a different country.

There is a lot to remember, so to help you get off on the right foot, we have compiled a few checklists as you are going through the enrollment process with us, and we have arranged it all by time frame, so you know when you need to accomplish each step!

To do 6-9 months out:  Apply for Admission

You can submit an application to UNBI Training Institute through a partner agent or independently.  A partner agent will walk you through the application process.  If you wish to submit an independent application, please complete the following steps:

  • Complete our International Student Application form
  • Submit required documents to Contact by Email
  • Pay the $100 CAD application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions you have attended
  • Language test scores (IELTS or equivalent)
  • Copy of passport (Including photograph, name, country of origin, expiry date)
  • This may be completed through Peace Hills Trust Company c/o UNBI Training Institute.
  • Off-campus housing

To do 6 months out:

  • Receive a response regarding your application
  • Get your finances in order & pay your tuition deposit
  • Submit your Study Permit application

To do 3 months out:

  • Decide where to live
  • Take part in a pre-registration webinar (during the first week of each month)
  • Plan to enter Canada
  • Review any travel restrictions outlined by the Canadian www.travel.gc.ca
  • Register for classes
  • Take part in a pre-orientation webinar

To do 1 month out:

Before you arrive:

  • Review how to travel to campus
  • Access online resources for studies and Online Orientation resources

To do when you arrive:

For more information, please connect with the International Admissions Office at Contact by Email.

Financial Info for International Students

Tuition & Fees

Tuition

  Program                                                        2022-2023

 Diploma Programs                                        $ 8,968.00

Required Fees

  Description                                                   Per Year

 Textbook Fee (Non-refundable)                    $1,546.00

 Student Trust Fund Fee ($500 Refundable   $1,000.00

  if you withdraw before end of 1st semester)

 Student Service Fee (Non-refundable)         $   550.00

 Registration Fee (Non-refundable)               $   500.00

 Application Fee (Non-refundable)                 $   100.00

 Graduation Fee (Non-refundable)                 $   150.00

 Technology Fee (Non-refundable)                $   150.00

All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).  Health Insurance is also required for full-time international students. International students can pay through Peace Hills Trust Company c/o UNBI Training Institute.  For more information on international payments, see payment policies for international students below.

First Year – Payment Schedule

  • 50% of Tuition Upon Acceptance and 100% of All Fees for School Year
  • 50% of Tuition When School Commences

Second Year – Payment Schedule

  • 50% of Tuition and 100% of All Fees
  • 50% of Tuition in January

Diploma Completion Tuition & Fees

Tuition

  Program                                                        2022-2023

Early Childhood Education (2-year program)

  Personal Support Worker (2-year program)

  Addictions Services Counsellor (2-year program)

  Human Services Counsellor (2-year program)

  Hospitality & Tourism Management (2-year program)

Required Fees

  Description                                                   Per Year

Grad Fee                                                        $   150.00

Payment Policies for Tuition & Fees from International Students Diploma

Diploma students who have received a letter of offer from UNBI Training Institute for the September intake must:

  • Accept the offer of Admission by paying their first year tuition & fees (hereafter known as “tuition deposit”).  Upon payment of the tuition deposit, they will receive a receipt to be used in their application for their study visa.
  • If a student chooses to enroll without a valid study visa, 50% of the tuition deposit and 50% of the Student Trust Fund Fee, less the $2,996.00 required fees, will be returned in the case his/her study visa is not granted.  Appropriate documentation must be received by the Admissions Office providing proof the visa was not granted prior to the refund being granted.
  • Should you drop out of the program, tuition will be refunded to the funder based on the quarter of the last day you attend classes falls.  If your last day is within the first quarter, then ¾ of your tuition is refunded.  If your last day is within the second quarter, then ½ of your tuition is refunded.  If your last day is within the third quarter, then ¼ of your tuition is refunded.  If your last day is within the last quarter, then no tuition is refunded.

Please note:  In the above noted cases, UNBI Training Institute does not assume any financial responsibility on any fees charged by intermediary banks during the refund process.  Additionally, UNBI Training Institute refunds the funds in Canadian dollars and does not assume responsibility for any loss on exchange incurred when fees are converted to local currency.

All payments from International Students are required to be paid through Peace Hills Trust Company c/o UNBI Training Institute.  Any refunds will be returned through Peace Hills Trust Company c/o UNBI Training Institute or by transfer to another post-secondary institution in Canada.

There will be no exceptions to the above stated financial policies.

Deferring Enrollment

In light of the current global pandemic, we have modified our deferral policies for international applicants.

Please email Contact by Email for final instructions on submitting your application package.

Notes:

  •  Translation of documents:  Transcripts must be translated into English.
  •  Document Verification: Some documents may require independent verification.  We request that this be done by the applicant through World Education Services (WES).  There may be additional charges to the student if this is required.

Confirming your enrollment

Upon successful acceptance to UNBI Training Institute, you will be required to accept your offer of admission by paying a tuition deposit to reserve your space.  This deposit goes towards your tuition costs and ensures your enrollment at UNBI Training Institute.

Once your enrollment has been confirmed, we require the following additional items:

VALID CANADA STUDY PERMIT

After acceptance, we require a COPY OF A VALID CANADA STUDY PERMIT for proof of accepted entry to Canada.

Please note:  International Students studying full-time in a New Brunswick training institute are now eligible to receive New Brunswick Medicare https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/health/MedicarePrescriptionDrugPlan/content/medicare/ApplyingforaCard.html#3for themselves and their immediate dependants while studying and living in New Brunswick.

If your program includes a Co-op, Internship, or other work placement, you will be required to apply for and obtain a valid Co-op or Intern Work Permit https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/work-canada/permit.html before taking part.  For further details, visit Canada Immigration and Citizenship https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html.
Work in Canada

For many international students, studying in Canada is just one part of a larger dream – to study, work, and stay in Canada.  Whether your desire is to find part-time work during your studies or to gain full-time work experience in Canada after you graduate, there are some options to explore that you may be eligible for.

See below for links to resources and information on programs that are available from the Government of Canada  www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work.html.and the Province of New Brunswick www.welcomenb.ca/content/wel-bien/en/international_students.html.

While Studying

It is quite common for students to find part-time work while pursuing their studies, and the same is true for international students.

If your study permit allows, you may be eligible to work up to 20 hours per week while studying and up to 40 hours per week during regular breaks.  Learn more about working while studying at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work.html.

After Graduation

Many students make choices in their education based on the desire to find work in their chosen field after they’ve earned their degree, and that consideration may include staying in the country where you’ve chosen to study.  Studying in Canada is a popular choice for students who wish to study, work, and stay.

If you wish to stay in Canada after graduation, there are programs for which you may be eligible.  Learn more at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work/after-graduation.html.

For more on programs specific to New Brunswick, visit https://www.welcomenb.ca/content/wel-bien/en/LivingSettling.html.

Resources

The Multicultural Association of Fredericton www.mcaf.nb.ca is also a great resource for newcomers to Canada.

Immigration Fredericton www.immigrationfredericton.com provides a wealth of information specific to life in the Greater Fredericton area.

International Students FAQ

Can I receive NB Medicare?

International Students studying full-time in a New Brunswick training institute are now eligible to receive New Brunswick Medicare for themselves and their immediate dependants while studying and living in New Brunswick.  Please refer to: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/health/MedicarePrescriptionDrugPlan/content/medicare/ApplyingforaCard.html#3.

I have many more questions – who can I speak with?

Please reach out to our Admissions team at Contact by Email and we would be more than happy to answer any questions we can.