Grande Prairie, AlbertaLocation
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    EStd 1966established year

    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%


    Type of University Community college
    Total number of students 8411
    Total number of programs 52
    Certificate and diploma programs 23
    University programs 17
    Tuition fee Around CAD 5000
    Language for courses English
    Test scores accepted TOEFL, 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-

    Arts Business Administration Commerce
    Computing Science Computing & Information Systems Education
    Engineering Fine Arts Kinesiology
    Management/Commerce Music Nursing
    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.

    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 Name Scores required
    TOEFL 83
    IELTS 6.0
    TSE 50

    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 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

    • 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 type Costs
    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

    Financial aids to help students fund their education

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

    Entrance awards

    Scholarship name Value
    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


    Award name Value
    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.

    • 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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    Jul 30

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    Grande Prairie Regional College Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    DLI Number
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $3,276 / Year

    Admission & dates

    Application Portal :

    Winter Deadlines

    November 30

    Application deadline

    December 30

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS Check Detailed Score-6--
    TOEFL Check Detailed Score-83--

    Attendance Cost


    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 accreditation
    Engineering Programs
    Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
    Canada's Association of I.T. Professionals

    College Rating

    Based on 3 Students Rating

    7.8 out of 10
    7.7/10Social Life


    7.0 /10

    I was excited to get admitted here as the highly-qualified faculty, affordable tuition, small classes, personal contact, and extensive scholarship and awards program offered by GPRC attracted me from a wide area. My college established collaborative partnerships that rapidly and effectively meet the varied needs of learners. After securing a GPA of 8, I had applied to the college through an online application form. My application fees were around $140.

    Course Curriculum :

    This is a holistic program, blending courses in Business and Indigenous studies, which is designed to develop students? essential skills for critical thinking, research, writing, and planning. We were prepared to pursue entry-level careers in various organizations serving an Indigenous population. I had to apply for year two of the program after completing the Business Administration Certificate. My program introduced me to basic business functions and serves as a foundation for all diploma programs. This certificate is also available online and through distance learning.

    7 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.7 /10

    I chose this college because my friend recommended it. And when I explored the website of this college, I found the same course that I was searching for. Then I pay the application fee of $140 as I applied at the college official website and got the offer letter within a week. I have done my +2 in a non-medical stream with 72% marks. In this college, I enrolled in computing and information systems.

    Course Curriculum :

    As I want to make my career in programming field, I can say that this course is a perfect fit for me. Theoretical labs are scheduled in which I can easily build my programming skills. To improve the life skills of each and every student extra classes are conducted. The college also arranges guest lectures which are a plus point to know about the new technologies or coding languages.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    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/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    10726 106 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB

    Nearby this campus

    • Pharmacy
    • Book Store
    • Hospital
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport
    • Bus Station


    Save-On-Foods0.13 km
    London Drugs0.19 km
    Walmart Pharmacy0.60 km
    Cairn Guardian Drugs1.23 km
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    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 Services1.80 km
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    Grande Prairie Airport1.89 km
    Grande Prairie (Forestry) Heliport2.32 km
    Gemini Heli Ltd3.12 km
    Grande Prairie Airport (CYQU)3.40 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
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    Shopping Mall

    Gateway Power Centre0.78 km
    Westgate1.43 km
    Monaco Square1.60 km
    The Stations2.08 km
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    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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