Grande Prairie, AlbertaLOCATION
Estd 1966Established Year

Grand Prairie Regional College, abbreviated as GPRC, is a co-educational college. It started two projects- P2P and NBDC project. Pollutants to Products turns pollutants into useful resources. National Bee Diagnostic Centre provides diagnostic services for researchers, agencies and industry.

Reasons to choose Grand Prairie Regional College

  • Ranked as 15th top research funding college.
  • Ranked 3rd for research intensity and 1st for growth in Canada.

     Key features

  • The comprehensive community college which is publicly supported.
  • Operates under the Post-Secondary Learning Act and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Alberta.
  • NBDC is one of the six Canadian research institutes to receive a technology access grant from the federal government.
  • The institute has as student satisfaction of  98%


Type of UniversityCommunity college
Total number of students8411
Total number of programs52
Certificate and diploma programs23
University programs17
Tuition feeAround CAD 5000
Language for coursesEnglish
Test scores acceptedTOEFL, IELTS

GPRC Campus and Residence

2 campuses, the main campus is in Grande Prairie and the secondary campus in Fairview.

Grande Prairie campus

  • Located in the south of Alberta country
  • Delivers specialty training programs and state-of-art career programs.
  • Smaller class size with highly qualified faculty.
  • Offers athletic, music, art and science summer camps.

Fairview campus

  • Located in the heart of Alberta country
  • Provides hands-on training to graduates to start their career in their chosen field.
  • Teaching mode- classroom instruction and video conference.
  • Pre-employment and technical programs as Apprenticeship training.

Apart from these campuses, some of the coursework is offered at Regional Learning centres in Edson, Grande Cache, Hinton, and Jasper, as well as online.

Housing and Residence

  • Residence to 362 students- single students and students with families.
  • Fully-furnished apartments with 89 units and 9 family housing units.
  • Accommodations like Dormitory, apartment, townhouse and family quarters at reasonable rates.
  • Every unit is furnished and includes cooking facilities
  • Free parking

Programs offered at GPRC

University programs are offered in the field of-

ArtsBusiness AdministrationCommerce
Computing ScienceComputing & Information SystemsEducation
EngineeringFine ArtsKinesiology
Open studiesRecreation, Sports and TourismScience and Social work

Certification and Diploma programs-

Aboriginal AdministrationAnimal Health TechnologyComputer Systems Technology
Dental Office ClerkEducational AssistantMotorcycle Mechanic
Office AdministrationPower EngineeringWelding
Academic UpgradingBusiness AdministrationCo-operative trades
Early learning and ChildcareParts and Materials TechnicianVisual Arts and Design

Apprenticeship programs, online programs and workforce development courses are offered as well.

Application Process

GPRC welcomes applications from international students for fall semester and winter semester.


International applicants will have to submit:

  • High school transcripts
  • Post-secondary transcripts
  • Notarized translations of all documents that are not in English
  • Proof of basic health care benefits
  • A copy of passport

The minimum English Language Proficiency test scores required are:

Test NameScores required

Students need to apply for a student visa before the application process begins.

How to apply

  • Determine the program you want to study.
  • Check program requirements
  • Go to the college official website
  • Submit the high school and post-secondary course grades.
  • Find your Alberta Student Number on the transcript issued by an Alberta institution.
  • You will be redirected to Apply Alberta

Application fee

  • CAD140.00
  • Fees once paid is non-refundable
  • Fees can be paid via credit card

What after applying?

  • Letter of admission to accepted International applicants
  • Submit Letter of Admission for visa application.

What it costs to study in Grand Prairie Regional College

The fee is different for each program.

  • The tuition fee is around CAD 5,000/year

In addition to the tuition fees, the students are required to pay the following fees as well:

Books feeAround CAD 2,500 (program based fee)
Non-refundable tuition feeCAD 250
Administration feesCAD 14 per course CAD 27.25 for Apprenticeship programs
Health feesCAD 240 - CAD 350

Fees can be paid each semester by one of the following methods

  • Cheques or money orders
  • Debit card
  • Credit card
  • Internet bill payment options

Accommodation costs

Housing facility costs differ in both campuses. The accommodation and its costs are:

Room typeCosts
Single bedroom, 4-person unitCAD 2,280
Single bedroom, wheelchair accessible, 3-person unitCAD 2,280
Family housing unitCAD 950/month
Apartment Suites- 3 bedroomCAD 120/wk per student
Apartment Suites- 2 bedroomCAD 650/month
Apartment Suites- family unitCAD 650/month
Apartment Suites- 1 bedroom (couples)CAD 530/month
Dorm style- cooking (single students)CAD 113/wk per student
Dorm style- non-cooking (single students)CAD 103/wk per student
Townhouses – 4 bedroom (single student)CAD 129/wk per student
Security depositCAD 200 for new residents, CAD 50 for returning residents

Financial aids to help students fund their education

To obtain these funding options, students should have an Alberta Student Number.

Entrance awards

Scholarship nameValue
ConocoPhillips Canada Entrance scholarshipCAD 1500
Viterra Scholarship-businessCAD 1000
Walt Healy Entrance scholarshipCAD 500
Q99 Radio awardCAD 1500
Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Travelers ScholarshipCAD 1000
Earl Christopherson Entrance ScholarshipCAD 1250
Elizabeth Jean Butler ScholarshipCAD 2000
Encana Indigenous Entrance AwardsCAD 1000


Award nameValue
Swanberg Brothers Trucking BursaryCAD 1000
Peace River Livestock Association BursaryCAD 1500
Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Traveler's Bursary – FairviewCAD 1000
Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Bursary For A Student With Special NeedCAD 1000
Archie Harvey Memorial Bursary For Child Of RCMP MemberCAD 1500
Aimee Loberg Gibson BursaryCAD 1000
Laurence Decore Award For Student LeadershipCAD 1000
Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership ScholarshipCAD 2000

There are many external award opportunities from different areas like.

  • Community organizations
  • The government of Alberta Student Aid
  • Government of Canada
  • Apprenticeship and Industry training
  • Northern Alberta development council

Career Prospects after graduation from Grand Prairie Regional College

  • Dedicated portal called “Student/Alumni Career Postings”.
  • Apply for on-campus or off- campus jobs.
  • Provides co-ops, volunteer, exhibition submissions, showing opportunities, collaborations, part-time and full-time work to students.

Alumni Networks

GPRC has a strong alumni network all around the world. It offers different benefits and services to their alumni are:

  • Premium rates at local, regional and national hotel networks
  • Complimentary Career/Job posting services
  • Premium GPRC fitness centre rates
  • Discounted tours to the Niagara Wine region
  • Special group rates on home and auto insurance services
  • 20% discount on a fully paid adult membership at the City’s Eastlink Centre.
  • The Alberta Library (TAL) card to borrow GPRC library materials
  • Fairview Alumni house

Different awards given to alumni based on their contribution to excellence in education are:

  • Distinguished Volunteer Award
  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Steps to the Greater Alumni Award
  • Alumni Award of Excellence

Some of the notable alumni of GPRC are:

  • Senator Dennis Patterson
  • Colin McArthur Tara Lee Stillwell
  • Richard Podsada
  • Lyle Carlstrom
  • Dr. Cora Voyaguer
  • Doug Morris
  • Vince Vavrek
  • Louise Lambert
  • Wynn Spencer
  • Chris Warkentin
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