Inuvik, Northwest TerritoryLOCATION
Estd 1981Established Year

Aurora College is a public college of Arts and Technology. The courses in the college are offered in English or French medium only. This college is located in Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Canada. The medium of instructions is in English or French language. The college is well known for its research centers.

Why choose Aurora College?

  • Webometrics ranking 2018- 21 (Canada)
  • 3 research centers
  • Partnership with The University of Arctic, National Research and Education, Mine Training Society and NWT Institute of Supply Chain Management Association
  • Prepare students for jobs in the top NWT’s top industries
  • Provides hands-on experience in labs and in classrooms


Type of the collegePublic
Faculty Member50
Total students2915
Basic tuition fee for International studentsCAD 5400 - CAD 7,200
Test scores acceptedEnglish language proficiency test


3 campuses - Aurora campus, Thebacha campus, and Yellowknife/ North Slave campus.

Aurora Campus

  • Located in Inuvik two degree above Arctic circle
  • Offers traditional experiences like drum dancing or dog sledding
  • Also a house to Mobile-Trades-Training lab
  • Housing facility provided to students
  • Including wealth program, employment-related courses and more

Thebacha Campus

  • Located in Fort Smith
  • Has first Aboriginal culture center
  • Houses the office of the president
  • Largest among all the three Aurora college campuses
  • More than 300 full-time students studied
  • Has residential facility

Yellowknife/ North Slave Campus

  • Located on the shore of Great Slave Lake
  • Offers cultural experiences like plays, concerts etc
  • Is home to Territory’s Legislature
  • Offers amenities like a fitness club, restaurants, shops etc
  • This campus also provide housing facility

Housing Facilities/ Residence

On-campus housing facility is available in all the three campuses.

Aurora Campus

  • 3-bedroom houses for families and single-student

Single student housing facility

  • Basic furniture and bedding supplied
  • Provide toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste etc
  • Lounge with TV, VCR, and sitting
  • Rec Room (foosball table, board games, and a TV for games)
  • Vending machines
  • Mail
  • Kitchen

Thebacha Campus

Two types of housing

  • Traditional style residence (one, two, three, and four bedroom units)
  • Breynat Hall (All rooms are double occupancy)

Breynat Hall Facilities

  • Twin Bed
  • Mattress covers
  • Desks and desk chairs
  • Lamps
  • Wardrobes
  • Lounge chairs
  • Laundry facility
  • Lounges equipped with DVD players and satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Telephones
  • Mail

Traditional style residence Facilities

  • Bedding
  • Cutlery
  • Dishes
  • Cooking utensils
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Electronic devices

Yellowknife/ North Slave Campus

  • Housing from bachelor suites to family housing
  • Housing available up to 5 bedroom
  • Units are located in downtown Yellowknife and in the frame lake


  • Beds
  • Sofas
  • Table
  • Chair
  • Private washroom
  • Others

Programs Offered

  • Programs offered are Access, Apprenticeship & trade, certificate, degree, diploma, and others
  • Offers bilingual courses


School of Arts and Science
School of Business and Leadership
School of Developmental Studies
School of Education
School of Health and Human Services
School of Trades, Apprenticeship and Industrial Training

All you need to know about the Application process

  • High school transcripts
  • Post-secondary transcripts
  • Proof of French and English Language Proficiency

How, When and Where to apply?

  • Last date to fill the application is July 27, 2018.

Domestic Applicants

  • Obtain application form from any campus, community learning center or obtain from the official website
  • Mail, fax or drop off their filled in application form

International Applicants

  • Obtain the application form from the official website
  • Application will not be reviewed until domestic applications have been considered
  • Attach a letter of interest along with the application form

Application Fee

  • Non-refundable
  • For International Applicants: CAD 200
  • For Domestic applicants: CAD 40

What after you get admission?

International Applicants- Find accommodation within the community

Domestic Applicants- Receive acknowledge letter, appear for interview

Cost and Expenses

International Students

CoursesTuition fee (plus student fee per semester)
For the most degree, diploma, and certificate programsCAD 5400
First semester of Environment and Natural Resources Technology DiplomaCAD 7,200

Domestic Students

Per semesterCAD 1800
per delivery for Heavy Equipment Operator programCAD 2400
for the first semester of the first year ENRTPCAD 2400

Residential Fee

Residence RoomCAD 350.00 per month
Bachelor ApartmentCAD 525.00 per month
1 Bedroom ApartmentCAD 600.00 per month
2 Bedroom ApartmentCAD 650.00 per month
3-4 Bedroom House/ ApartmentCAD 775.00 per month

Residential Fee for Yellowknife / North Slave Campus

Bachelor ApartmentCAD 420.00 per month
1 Bedroom ApartmentCAD 480.00 per month
2 Bedroom ApartmentCAD 520.00 per month
3, 4, or 5 Bedroom House/ ApartmentCAD 620.00 per month

Scholarship and Financial Aids


Scholarship NameAmountDeadline
Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc. (DDMI) ScholarshipCAD 1000October 15
ATCO Developmental Studies ScholarshipsCAD 1000November 30
Town of Inuvik ScholarshipCAD 1000March 31
Yellowknife Community Foundation – Aurora College ScholarshipCAD 1000 --
Nunasi Financial Services ScholarshipCAD 1000June 30


Award NameAmountDeadline
Board of Governors Student Leadership AwardCAD 300February 28
Spirit of Learning AwardCAD 250 -
UNW Local 29 Staff to Student Legacy AwardCAD 300.00 (graduating students) CAD 200.00 (continuing students)March 30
Town of Fort Smith Academic Achievement AwardCAD 250Last day of March
Avens Sheila Broders AwardCAD 500 -


Bursary NameAmountDeadline
Enbridge Pipelines (NW) Inc. BursariesCAD 1000November 6
The Royal Canadian Legion Alberta – NWT Command BursaryCAD 1000March 15
The Helen Parker Bursary in Social WorkCAD 1,000 up to CAD 5,000 each yearOctober 15
SLR Consulting Bursary For 2nd Year StudentsCAD 1000October 15

Alumni Network

Some of the notable alumni of Aurora College are as follows:

  • Carol Elanik: Awarded with a Council of the Federation Literacy Award
  • Trista Brennan: Earned highest mark of all NWT students
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