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GRANDE PRAIRIE REGIONAL COLLEGE - [GPRC], GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA

Grande Prairie, AlbertaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1966Established Year
  4500Enrollment

Grande Prairie Regional College Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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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%

Highlights

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
Websitewww.gprc.ab.ca/

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
Management/CommerceMusicNursing
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.

Pre-requisites

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
TOEFL83
IELTS6.0
TSE50

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 www.gprc.ab.ca/apply/
  • 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 www.applyalberta.ca/

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

Bursaries

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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Grande Prairie Regional College Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population4500
DLI NumberO19391056654
Application Cost$70
Average Cost of Attendance$3,276 / Year

Admission & Dates

Winter Deadlines

November 30

Application Deadline

December 30

Application Results

Read more about admission seasons and deadlines

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTSCheck Detailed Score-6- -
Reading-5--
Writing-5--
Listening-5--
Speaking-5--
TOEFLCheck Detailed Score-83- -
Reading-20--
Writing-20--
Listening-20--
Speaking-20--

Attendance Cost

$3,276

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$3,276 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Program Wise Accreditations
Engineering ProgramsCanadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
ProgramsCanada's Association of I.T. Professionals

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

7.7/10

8/10academic
9/10infrastructure
7/10placements
8/10faculty
7/10extracurricular
7/10accommodation

Reviews

K
Keara, CANADA Bachelor of science in nursing
Grande Prairie Regional College
Current student , Batch : 2023
7.7
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

THE LIFE OF COLLEGE

BSc Nursing is a very competitive program. I previously applied to MacEwan university but did not get accepted. I found out about GPRC through the family that lived nearby, thought it was worth a shot to apply. I applied not October 1st and found out I got into the program in March! Since then they have been very supportive and understanding. It took me two years out of high-school and academic upgrading so I could have aboriginal studies to apply with. Overall I am so happy to finally be starting my journey at GPRC.


Course Curriculum - 

My opinion on the curriculum is positive. It has recently changed to a more self-aware curriculum and how to become a nurse and not just knowing the material.

8 /10
academic
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faculty
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infrastructure
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accomodation/food
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placement
7 /10
extracurricular
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Pharmacy

Save-On-Foods0.13 Km
London Drugs0.19 Km
Walmart Pharmacy0.6 Km
Cairn Guardian Drugs1.23 Km
Pharmasave Royal Oaks1.49 Km
Northpoint Pharmacy1.61 Km
ACT Medical Centre1.61 Km
Costco Pharmacy1.71 Km
Safeway Pharmacy Northgate1.91 Km
Loblaw pharmacy2.53 Km
Real Canadian Superstore2.55 Km
Safeway Pharmacy2.83 Km
Safeway Pharmacy South View2.83 Km
Shoppers Drug Mart3.06 Km
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Book Store

Grande Prairie Goodwill Thrift Store & Donation Centre0.55 Km
Wonderland1.56 Km
The Rabbit Hole1.73 Km
Shepherd's Fold1.78 Km
librarynox1.99 Km
Value Village2.17 Km
Strange Ideas Comics and Collectibles2.2 Km
Coles - Prairie Mall2.24 Km
Beth's Books2.67 Km
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Hospital

Walk-In Clinic at Walmart Grande Prairie by Jack Nathan Health0.58 Km
GP Regional Hospital0.67 Km
Grande Prairie Eye Care1.71 Km
Vision Occupational Health Services1.8 Km
Alberta Health Services EMS2.06 Km
Grande Prairie Cancer Centre2.15 Km
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital2.15 Km
QE11 Hospital2.15 Km
Mackenzie Place Continuing Care Centre2.24 Km
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Shopping Mall

Gateway Power Centre0.78 Km
Westgate1.43 Km
Monaco Square1.6 Km
The Stations2.08 Km
Prairie Mall Shopping Centre2.2 Km
Prairie Ridge Centre2.65 Km
South 40 Shopping Centre2.66 Km
Sears Centre2.67 Km
Peace Region Moms Earning More2.67 Km
Grande Banks on 683.96 Km
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Airport

Grande Prairie Airport1.89 Km
Grande Prairie (Forestry) Heliport2.32 Km
Gemini Heli Ltd3.12 Km
Grande Prairie Airport (CYQU)3.4 Km
Grande Prairie NDB QU 2214.24 Km

Bus Station

10612 99th Ave, Grande Prairie1.94 Km
Grande Prairie219.82 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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