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International globe on top of a bookCanada is a beacon for outstanding education in the world today. There are endless possibilities for personal and professional growth while you develop your skills with a hands-on academic approach and transition into the community-based lifestyle.

At Eastern College, you will find the ultimate learning experience for international students. By choosing to study in Canada, you are choosing to start a life that includes a highly-regarded education and an opportunity to start a career that you can be proud of.

Once you have met all of the needed entrance requirements and been granted acceptance from Eastern College, you will need to apply for a Study Permit through Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

A Study Permit grants you legal permission to reside in Canada for the duration of your studies. To be issued a Study Permit, you will need to follow the procedures outlined by the Canadian government office in your country of residence and may have to provide some or all of the following documents:

• Valid Passport
• Letter of Acceptance issued by Eastern College
• Proof of financial support (receipt of tuition fees paid in full)
• Proof of Medical Clearance
• Criminal Record Statement

Moving to Canada to study is a big step for anyone to take. Eastern prides itself on being a college that will lend a helping hand to its international students to make sure that their learning experience in Canada is as positive as possible.

From the moment you decide to consider Eastern College, there is assistance offered to you.


At Eastern College, our admission process is easy. Just follow these six steps:

Step 1: Choose a Program Knowing what you want to do isn’t always the easiest thing – most of us aren’t born with the knowledge of what we will end up doing for a living. But that doesn’t mean that it has to be a struggle! Our Education Consultants are here to help you narrow in on your goals and aspirations. Unsure about whether you want to be a Medical Office Assistant or an Accounting Specialist? That’s OK – we help you find out which program will be best suited to you.

After seeing thousands of students turn into successful graduates, we know what it takes to turn your thoughts into a reality – the reality of being happily employed in a field you love.

Eastern offers exciting diploma programs in Business, Technology, Healthcare, Art and Design, Law, Supply Chain, and Trades.

Step 2: Fill Out Your Contact Information 1) Fill out your information using the form on this page.
2) Call 1-877-297-0777 to speak to a representative.

Step 3: Admission Requirements Once you have filled out the Contact Information form, your Education Consultant will be in touch with you to go over the entrance requirements which may include:
• You must be at least 19 years old to attend Eastern College.
• English Proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL/CAEL) is required if you live in a country where English is not the first language. Click here for a reference guide.
• Entrance Testing and securing a proctor (if required). Our Education Consultants will walk you through an easy, step-by-step process to ensure you are ready and motivated to begin your international learning experience.

Step 4: Payment Plan and Deposit Payment Once the entrance requirements have been met, your Education Consultant will draft a payment plan for you and you will be required to make a deposit to reserve your seat. All payments must be made in Canadian Dollars. Speak to an Education Consultant for further details.

Step 5: Letter of Acceptance Once your payment has been remitted, we will release a Letter of Acceptance to you that will be needed to apply for your Study VISA.

Step 6: Apply For Your Study Visa Eastern College is authorized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to accept and enroll international students!

Eastern College’s (DLI) Designated Learning Institution number is:
• For Nova Scotia:  O19391556993
• For New Brunswick: O112937696097

We can be found on IRCC’s DLI list here
Please send a copy of your study visa when approved.

Please note that students who graduate from diploma programs at Eastern, or any other private career college, are currently not eligible to receive a Post Graduate Work Permit. If you are seeking a Post Graduate Work Permit, we recommend that you consider attending a publicly-funded college.

These admissions requirements apply to all students for all Eastern Diploma Programs, who are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident or Protected Person.


International applicants over the age of 19 years old, must either:
a) Write the Eastern College Academic Achievement Test (“the Wonderlic Admissions test”) and achieve a minimum test score that is approved for the program for which the student is applying, or
b) Provide proof of high school completion or equivalent (see Equivalency Chart below). Equivalency may need to be verified by an outside agency such as World Education Services (WES). Fees for this service are the responsibility of the applicant.

For students who are under the age of 19 years old:
You must provide proof of academic standing equivalent to the Nova Scotia Graduation Diploma.  International students under the age of 19 years old do not have the option of writing the Wonderlic Admissions Test. International students under the age of 19 will also need to have their student enrollment contract signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Students who do not write the “Wonderlic Test”, must provide proof of academic standing equivalent to provincial high school completion.

Some examples of equivalency include:

• For England, Asian countries, the West Indies and Africa, the General Certificate of Education with grades of A, B, C or 1, 2, 3 in five (5) academic subjects at the “O” or Ordinary level;
• Hong Kong Certificate of Education with credit in five (5) academic subjects or pass standing in six (6) academic subjects;
• Chinese University of Hong Kong Entrance Examination with a pass in five (5) academic subjects;
• PR China Senior Middle School certificate;
• Russia and States of the Former Soviet Union:  Attestation (Attestat) of complete secondary education.

Applicants must provide the following to Eastern College (or a third party agent at the discretion of Eastern College) for evaluation:
• An original or certified copy of a diploma/leaving/graduation certificate;
• An original or certified copy of academic qualifications (academic transcripts showing grades and marks achieved);
• An official English translation if the academic documents are not in English (indicated with a stamp or seal and signature on the document);
• Both the original documents and the translated documents must be provided. Fees for translation services are the responsibility of the applicant.

Eastern College occasionally works with third party credential evaluation service providers. Depending on the location where your education was taken, applicants may be asked for consent to share this information with third party agencies, such as World Educational Services, for the purpose of credential evaluation.


Depending on the Eastern program that you are applying for, there may also be additional entrance requirements. Please contact an Eastern Education Consultant for more information on the program specific entrance requirements.


In some cases, a Proctor may be required for you to write your Wonderlic Admissions Test, and/or any other program specific entrance tests. Please contact an Eastern Education Consultant to arrange for exam proctoring services. Students are responsible for paying for the cost of Exam Proctors if necessary.


Applicants from countries where English is not the only language of common usage will be required to submit proof of English language proficiency as measured by one of the following recognized tests: TOEFL/IELTS/CAEL/CLB.

The following are the required language proficiency test scores for most Eastern College Diploma programs*:

• TOEFL Paper-based test – Minimum score of 550 required
• TOEFL Internet-based test – Overall minimum score of 80 required, with minimum scores of 20 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
• IELTS – Minimum overall band of 6.0, with no single test score below 5.5
• CAEL – Minimum overall score of 60
• Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) – Minimum overall score of 8

NOTE:  If you have taken any other English Language proficiency examination from a recognized EAL program in Canada, please speak with your Education Consultant for consideration for admission.
*SPECIAL NOTE: Applicants for the Pharmacy Technician Program must achieve the following proficiency levels to be considered for the program:
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
o Internet-based Test (TOEFL® iBT): Minimum test score of 91
• International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) – overall Band 6.5.
• Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTest) – Speaking: 4.5; Writing: 4.0; Reading: 4.5; Listening: 4.5.
• University of Michigan English Language Institute (MELAB) – minimum score 81.

Test scores are to be sent from one of the above testing agents directly to Eastern College.

Please provide the name “Eastern College” and the full campus address at the time of taking the test.  Only tests taken in the last two years are considered valid.

Information about the language proficiency tests can be found by visiting the testing agency website:
• TOEFL www.toefl.org (Please refer to institution code: 0535)
• IELTS www.ielts.org
• CAEL www.cael.ca
• CLB www.language.ca
• MELAB www.myetc.ca


The following applicants are exempt from submitting TOEFL/IELTS/CAEL/CLB scores:

1. Grade 12 in an English high school in Canada.
2. Successfully completed an English language credit in a French high school in Canada.
3. Successfully completed one year of full-time studies in a recognized Canadian college or university where the program was delivered in English.
4. International applicants who completed a minimum of two years of full- time secondary or college level education in one of the countries where English is an official or the only language of common usage (check below if your country is listed on our ESL exemption list).
5. International applicants who obtain an International Baccalaureate in English from one of the International Schools' members of the Council of International Schools (www.cois.org).

Applicants who completed at least two years of secondary education in one of the countries listed below are deemed exempt from TOEFL/IELTS/CAEL/CLB/MELAB:

• Anguilla
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Australia
• Bahamas
• Barbados
• Belize
• Bermuda
• Botswana
• British Virgin Islands
• Canada (all provinces except Quebec
• Cayman Island
• Dominica
• Fiji
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Grenada
• Guyana
• Jamaica
• Kenya
• Malta
• Monserrat
• New Zealand
• Nigeria
• St. Kitts and Nevis
• St. Lucia
• St. Vincent & The Grenadines
• Sierra Leone
• Singapore
• Solomon Island
• South Africa
• Tanzania
• Trinidad & Tobago
• Turks & Caicos
• Uganda
• United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales)
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe


International applicants to Nova Scotia:
An application fee of CDN$500 is required. This fee will be applied to tuition if the student attends school. If, however, the student does not attend school, then the $500 will be retained as an administration fee.

The student application fee will be refunded if no seat is available in the program that was applied for within 1 year of the date of application.

All registration fees must be made in Canadian dollars.  Any refund of fees will be made in Canadian dollars.

International applicants to New Brunswick:
All registration fees must be made in Canadian dollars.  Any refund of fees will be made in Canadian dollars.

International students who are outside of Canada at the time of application:
The registration fee is equal to 25% of the total program fees. The registration fee will be applied to tuition if the student attends school. If the student does not attend school, then CDN$500 will be retained as an administration fee and the balance will be refunded.
International students who are in Canada at the time of application:
A registration fee of CDN$500 is required. This fee will be applied to tuition if the student attends school. If, however, the student does not attend school, then the $500 will be retained as an administration fee and will be non- refundable.


Before applying for a Visa or Study Permit you must have successfully met all admission requirements.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires that students have paid their registration deposit to their school, in advance, and students must demonstrate that they have done this in advance of submitting their visa and study permit application.

Proof of financial support is required.
You must provide proof that you can support yourself and the family members who accompany you while you are in Canada.

For further information, please visit:

Students must have a valid Visa that allows them to enter and study in Canada.

For programs that are less than 6 months in duration, generally students may study at Eastern if they have a valid temporary resident Visa that does not expire prior to the study period end date.

For programs that are greater than 6 months in duration, students must have a valid Study Permit.

Eastern College has been officially designated as a Learning Institute by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Eastern has received a Designated Learning Institution Number (see below), which indicates that we are permitted to provide international students with education by the Government of Canada.

• For Nova Scotia:  O19391556993
• For New Brunswick: O112937696097

Students that wish to apply for a study permit (after June 1, 2014), will need a letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution. You need to include the Designated Learning Institution number (DLI #), on your application form.

To access the Designated Learning Institution list, please visit:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-institutions-list.asp, choose Ontario and type Eastern into the ‘filter items’ box.

For more information about studying in Canada, please visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website:


Students must provide a copy of their Visa, and Study Permit if required, prior to starting their program.


Students must provide a copy of their passport, showing an expiry date that is later than their last day of studies, prior to starting their program.

Students must present their actual passport to be viewed by an Eastern Staff member, at the Eastern Campus, prior to starting their program.


All Eastern International students who start full-time diploma programs after January 1, 2015, will be provided with standard healthcare insurance for the duration of their study period.

Health insurance coverage is a mandatory requirement for international students. (Government-funded healthcare is not provided to international students.)

Health insurance coverage is also a mandatory requirement for spouses and dependent children who are accompanying or visiting an international student. The student is responsible for arranging this for his/her spouse and dependent children.

Standard coverage for emergency health services is found here:

Student must be under age 65 as of their scheduled end date
There will be an additional surcharge for insurance coverage for students over the age of 65
There will be no reduction in tuition for international students who already have health insurance coverage

For further questions, we recommend contacting:

Website: https://www.studyinsured.com/easterncollege