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.
|Type of University||Community college|
|Total number of students||8411|
|Total number of programs||52|
|Certificate and diploma programs||23|
|Tuition fee||Around CAD 5000|
|Language for courses||English|
|Test scores accepted||TOEFL, IELTS|
2 campuses, the main campus is in Grande Prairie and the secondary campus in Fairview.
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.
University programs are offered in the field of-
|Computing Science||Computing & Information Systems||Education|
|Open studies||Recreation, Sports and Tourism||Science and Social work|
Certification and Diploma programs-
|Aboriginal Administration||Animal Health Technology||Computer Systems Technology|
|Dental Office Clerk||Educational Assistant||Motorcycle Mechanic|
|Office Administration||Power Engineering||Welding|
|Academic Upgrading||Business Administration||Co-operative trades|
|Early learning and Childcare||Parts and Materials Technician||Visual Arts and Design|
Apprenticeship programs, online programs and workforce development courses are offered as well.
GPRC welcomes applications from international students for fall semester and winter semester.
International applicants will have to submit:
The minimum English Language Proficiency test scores required are:
|Test Name||Scores required|
Students need to apply for a student visa before the application process begins.
The fee is different for each program.
In addition to the tuition fees, the students are required to pay the following fees as well:
|Books fee||Around CAD 2,500 (program based fee)|
|Non-refundable tuition fee||CAD 250|
|Administration fees||CAD 14 per course CAD 27.25 for Apprenticeship programs|
|Health fees||CAD 240 - CAD 350|
Fees can be paid each semester by one of the following methods
Housing facility costs differ in both campuses. The accommodation and its costs are:
|Single bedroom, 4-person unit||CAD 2,280|
|Single bedroom, wheelchair accessible, 3-person unit||CAD 2,280|
|Family housing unit||CAD 950/month|
|Apartment Suites- 3 bedroom||CAD 120/wk per student|
|Apartment Suites- 2 bedroom||CAD 650/month|
|Apartment Suites- family unit||CAD 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 deposit||CAD 200 for new residents, CAD 50 for returning residents|
To obtain these funding options, students should have an Alberta Student Number.
|ConocoPhillips Canada Entrance scholarship||CAD 1500|
|Viterra Scholarship-business||CAD 1000|
|Walt Healy Entrance scholarship||CAD 500|
|Q99 Radio award||CAD 1500|
|Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Travelers Scholarship||CAD 1000|
|Earl Christopherson Entrance Scholarship||CAD 1250|
|Elizabeth Jean Butler Scholarship||CAD 2000|
|Encana Indigenous Entrance Awards||CAD 1000|
|Swanberg Brothers Trucking Bursary||CAD 1000|
|Peace River Livestock Association Bursary||CAD 1500|
|Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Traveler's Bursary – Fairview||CAD 1000|
|Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Bursary For A Student With Special Need||CAD 1000|
|Archie Harvey Memorial Bursary For Child Of RCMP Member||CAD 1500|
|Aimee Loberg Gibson Bursary||CAD 1000|
|Laurence Decore Award For Student Leadership||CAD 1000|
|Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship||CAD 2000|
There are many external award opportunities from different areas like.
GPRC has a strong alumni network all around the world. It offers different benefits and services to their alumni are:
Different awards given to alumni based on their contribution to excellence in education are:
Some of the notable alumni of GPRC are:
|Average Cost of Attendance||$3,276 / Year|
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
|Undergraduate Programs||$3,276 / Year|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Engineering Programs||Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists|
|Programs||Canada's Association of I.T. Professionals|
based on 1 student ratings
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.
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.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary