Aurora College is located in the Northwest Territories of Canada focusing on student success. It was established in the year 1995. It commits to develop the Northern Society. The College is a modern and comprehensive post-secondary institution connected through transfer agreements and partnerships to a wide network of technical schools, colleges, and universities in Canada and the circumpolar world.
It excels in education, training, and research. All these are work upon as culturally sensitive. It has 6 types of programs, namely Academic upgrading and Access program, Certificate Programs, Diploma programs, Degree programs, Trades, Apprenticeship & Industrial Training Programs, and Other Programs.
In addition to a broad range of trades and apprenticeship training and certificate, diploma, and degree programs, the College offers adult literacy and basic education as well as a variety of continuing education courses. Building on over 40 years of experience, Aurora College is well-positioned to work with Northerners to prepare them to build a strong and vibrant society in the NWT.
On average, 499 students are enrolled as full – time, 2591 students as part-time, 71 students as an apprentice, and 1843 students as indigenous.
|Application Fee (international students)||200 CAD|
|Average SAT Score||Not required|
|Average ACT Score||Not required|
|Mode of Payment||Cheque/Money Order/Credit Card/Cash in person|
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Intake Sessions||Fall, Winter, Spring|
|Financial Aid||Scholarship, Bursaries, and awards & GNWT student financial assistance|
The table tabulated below shows the admission deadlines for international students.
Taking admission requires some extra documentation from international students. The documents required are given below.
Application Portal: Online
Application Fee: 200 CAD
Note: The international students should not send their application before July for the semester that begins in September. It will hamper the receiving of student visas.
The international students will not be admitted if they fail to attend class on the first day itself.
International students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit the English language proficiency test scores. The minimum scores are given below.
|Test||Minimum Scores Required|
Student Visa is required to stay and study in Canada. If a student wants to work along with a study, he/she has to apply for that separately. The following documents are required for student permit:
An aspirant can take admission to programs such as Degree, Diploma, and Certificate. The following are the requirements required at the time of admission.
Where to apply: University’ official website
Application fee: Domestic Students: 40 CAD
International students: 200 CAD
Supporting Documents: Some programs like Camp Cook and Bachelors of Education require additional information like the Mantoux test, Criminal record, Reference letter(s), etc. It is advisable to go through the course in details from the official website.
Some of the graduate program and their requirements are:
|Programs||Letter of interest||Transcripts||Work experience||Interview||Recommendations||Criminal record check||Additional requirements|
|Certificate in Adult Education||Required||Required||Recommended||By request||2 Required||Not Required||High school diploma including credit for English 33 or completion of Aurora College placement test at the English 150 level|
|Early Childhood Development||Required||Required||Recommended||May be required||2 (1 educator and 1 member of community)||Not required||Good Aboriginal language and English language skills; Medical certificate;|
|Business Administration||Required||Required||Recommended||Encouraged||Not required||Not required||Not required|
|Environment and National Resource Technology Diploma||Required||Required||Recommended||Not required||Not required||Not required||Preference given to residents of the northwest territory|
|Office Administration||Required||Required||Recommended||Encouraged||Not required||Required||Not required|
|Social Work||Required||Required||Recommended||Not required||2 (1 work-related and 1 personal)||Required||Not required|
The Aurora College of Canada offers a varieties of courses which includes Degree course, diploma course, etc. The application form is available on the online portal on the official website. It open for fall sessions even after the COVID-19 pandemic. The application form can be downloaded and submitted offline as well. It is a semester-based with fall, winter, and spring sessions. Financial aid is available in the form of Scholarship, Bursaries and awards & GNWT student financial assistance. The admission requirements are an official transcript, recommendations in case of specific programs, and work experience portfolio. It is not required to submit ACT/SAT scores. The minimum IELTS score required is 6.5 and the minimum TOEFL score required is 79. International students can be admitted to various programs. They need a student permit to stay and study at Aurora College of Canada. For student permits, they have to submit an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution, valid passport or travel document, proof that he/ she can support himself/ herself and any family members who come with him/her while he/ she is in Canada. Many courses have special requirements. For more details about the courses, it is recommended to follow the official website. The following are the points of contact depending upon the purpose of contact.
Offline submission of application form:
Aurora Campus Admission Office PO Box 1008 Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 Phone: (867) 777-7806 Toll-free: 1-866-287-2655 Fax: (867) 777-2850
Thebacha Campus Admissions Office PO Box 600 Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0 Phone: (867) 872-7501 Toll-free: 1-866-266-4966 Fax: (867) 872-4511
Yellowknife North Slave Campus Admissions Office Bag Service 9700 Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R3 Phone: (867) 920-3031 Toll-free: 1-866-291-4866 Fax: (867) 873-0333
Requesting for a transcript from the Education, Culture, and Employment Student Record Office:
Ques. How to send for financial assistance?
Ans. The students applying for financial assistance should send their application until July 15, 2020. They have to contact the agency to which they are applying for specific information. Acceptance letter from college is not necessary while applying for financial aid.
Ques. Should I send my application fee with the form?
Ans. An application fee of $40 ($200 in case of international students) is to be submitted along with the form. The mode of payment is Cheque/Money Order/Credit Card/Cash in person.
Ques. Is my account (if any) with Aurora College in good standing?
Ans. If a student already has an account with Aurora College, it must be settled before the application will be processed for acceptance.