St. John's, Newfoundland & LabradorLOCATION
Estd 1997Established Year

College of the North Atlantic is a post-secondary educational institution. It has lowest tuition fee among all the institutes of its type in the Atlantic region. 95.5% of the graduates were reported to be employed while 85.4% of the graduates found their courses to be pertinent in the job market.

Why choose College of North Atlantic

  • Webometrics University ranking 2018 (national): 143rd in Canada
  • Webometrics University ranking 2018 (continental): 2214th in the continent
  • Webometrics University ranking 2018 (international): 8797th in the world
  • 14 ongoing research projects
  • funding of CAD 50K to 80K is allocated for in-house research activities
  • 85.1% of graduates satisfied with the overall quality of training


Total number of students30,000 (approximately)
Number of international students4,000 (approximately)
Test scores acceptedTOEFL, IELTS (academic), MELAB, or equivalent
Basic tuition fee, Canadian students343.00 CAD-726.00 CAD
Basic tuition fee, international students1650.00 CAD-3300.00 CAD

Know your Campuses

  • 17 campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Several partner universities in China, and a technical education college in the State of Qatar
  • 17 campuses locate at:
    • Baie Verte
    • Bay St. George
    • Bonavista
    • Burin
    • Carbonear
    • Clarenville
    • Corner Brook
    • Gander
    • Grand Falls-Windsor
    • Happy Valley-Goose Bay
    • Labrador West
    • Placentia
    • Port aux Basques
    • Prince Philip Drive
    • Ridge Road
    • Seal Cove
    • St. Anthony

Housing Facilities

On-campus housing

  • Accommodation at
    • Bay St. George Campus
    • Burin Campus
    • Happy Valley-Goose Bay Campus
  • Single and double rooms along with meal packages
  • Apply to the Residence Office of the respective campuses

Off-Campus Housing

  • Lists of the boarding accommodations available maintained by Student Services Office at each campus
  • Students of St. John’s campus can stay at Memorial University residence
  • Students of Corner Brook campus can stay at Grenfell residence

Programs, Faculties and Divisions

  • Over 100 full-time programs
  • 300 part-time courses
  • Credentials available:
    • Advanced diploma
    • Certificate
    • Certificate/Diploma
    • Diploma
    • Post diploma
  • Fields:
    • Academics
    • Applied Arts
    • Business Studies
    • Engineering Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Industrial Trades
    • Information Technology
    • Natural Resources
    • Tourism

Programs unavailable for the international students:

Diagnostic UltrasonographyEarly Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education (DLS)Medical Lab Assistant
Medical SciencesMedical Laboratory Sciences
Medical RadiographyPractical Nursing
Primary Care ParamedicineRehab Assistant (OTA/PTA)
Respiratory Therapy-

All you need to know about Application Process


  • Graduation from secondary school- 60% marks or better in Canadian system
  • Official transcripts of high school marks/high school equivalency marks
  • Receipt of application fee
  • General Certificates in Secondary Education (British-oriented educational systems)

English Language Proficiency

Exam NameMinimum marks required
TOEFL paper-based550
TOEFL Internet-based79
TOEFL computer-based213
IELTS (academic)overall band score of 6.5 and 6.0 for reading and writing

How, When and Where to Apply

  • Apply both online and offline
  • Online applications can be made via the official website of the college
  • Offline applications should be reached to the Campus Learner Services Office of the respective campuses on or before the application deadline
  • Programs begin in September

Application Fee

The non-refundable fee to be paid at the time of the application is:

Canadian students30.00 CAD per program
International students100.00 CAD per program

What after you get admission?

  • Apply for the Study Permit after getting the Letter of Acceptance from the college
  • Pay registration fee and tuition fee for the first semester

Cost and Expenditure

Tuition fees:

  • Pay non-refundable Registration Fee of 97.00 CAD

Detailed Tuition fee

 --Canadian studentsInternational students
Regular Term (15-weeks)726.00 CAD3300.00 CAD
Intersession (up to 7-weeks in duration)343.00 CAD1650.00 CAD
Continuous in-take programs49.00 CAD/week220.00 CAD /week
Trades programs49.00 CAD /week220.00 CAD /week
Distributed Learning CoursesNA825.00 CAD /course
In-class course (Part Time)NA825.00 CAD /course

Residential fee

  • All the students are required to pay the non-refundable Residence Application fee of $25.00 CAD and the Residence Registration fee of $50.00 CAD
  • The charges taken for the housing facilities are discussed below:



Fees (for all students)

Bay St. George Campus

Double room with 10 meals

136.00 CAD


Double room with 14 meals

175.00 CAD


Double room with 19 meals

223.00 CAD

Burin Campus

Single room with 5 meals

108.00 CAD


Double room with 5 meals

88.00 CAD

Happy Valley-Goose Bay Campus

Single room with 14 meals (weekly)

195.00 CAD


Double room with 14 meals (weekly)

175.00 CAD


2 bedroom monthly / no meals

365.00 CAD

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • College of North Atlantic provides awards and scholarships depending on the following criteria:
    1. High scholastic performance
    2. Leadership and volunteerism
    3. Financial difficulty
  • Students registered full-time in a regular college program are eligible to apply for an award
  • The closing date for applying for most of the awards is January 19, 2018
  • The faculty-wise total numbers of the awards, scholarships, and bursaries are:
    1. Academics: 60
    2. Applied Arts: 5
    3. Business: 53
    4. Engineering Technology: 3
    5. Health Sciences: 33
    6. Industrial Trades: 138

The details of some of them are discussed below:




How to obtain


Charles J. Andrew Award

100 CAD

No application is required


Communities Against Violence Award

150 CAD

The application should be made to the Student Services on or before April 26, 2018


Trinity Conception Youth Justice Committee Award

100 CAD

The application should be made to the Student Development Officer at the Carbonear campus on or before April 26, 2018


Kathleen Murray Memorial Scholarship

500 CAD

No application is required


Wall of Success Scholarship

250 CAD

The application should be made to the Student Services on or before March 29


Gateway Status of Women Achievement Scholarship

500 CAD

No application is required


AME Association (Atlantic) Inc. Bursary

1000 CAD

The application should be made to the AME Association (Atlantic) office in Fredericton by February 2018


McCormack’s Towing & Repair Service Entrance Bursary

100 CAD

The application should be made to the Student Services on or before May 4, 2018

  • In addition, various opportunities to obtain financial aid and loans are provided by different external sources that can be checked through the college website

Alumni Network

  • All the alumni of the College of North Atlantic are provided with the following services and benefits:
    • Access to the discounted products and services like:
      • Theatre
      • Hotels
      • Movies
      • Shopping
      • Travel and much more
    • High-quality framing
    • Alumni Locator Service
    • Free lifetime access to the library
    • Assistance in planning a class reunion
    • Gym rental discount and access at Prince Philip Drive Campus
    • TD Insurance
    • CAA Discounts
    • SoftMoc Discount
Find a Program

Engineering, Technology & Applied Sciences 73 Programs

Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 2,904
Total Enrollment
International Students
Male : Female Ratio
Student : Faculty Ratio
Application Fee
$ 100
Application website
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
Acceptance Rate
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
1 Prince Philip Drive, St. John's, NL
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