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Parkland College 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
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Established in 1973, the Parkland College offers quality education accredited and recognized by the Government of Saskatchewan. The college has the recognition of a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) and also offers Student Direct Stream (SDS) for India, China, Vietnam and Philippines.

Through its six campuses and one training center the Parkland College offers a wide selection of programs that include diplomas, certificates, bachelor’s degree and adult basic education. Several programs from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and University of Regina are offered by the college. In the last few years, the College has witnessed increased enrollment of international students from India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Fiji, Jamaica, Nepal, Mauritius, Philippines, Vietnam and Ukraine.

Some important points to be considered while applying for admission to Parkland College are as follows:

  • The college does not offer spring or January intake. Applications are accepted only for the fall semester following a yearly calendar.
  • By taking programs at the college students will be eligible for direct entry to programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic or Conestoga.
  • Most students prefer to apply in January for programs starting in September. Therefore, the college starts wait-listing or closing admissions for students from March itself.
  • On the contrary, if a place is available then applications are accepted till the start of classes.
  • The college does not defer admission offers for one year to the other.
  • All official communications from the college will be sent to the email provided by the student on the application form.
  • The college provides scholarships opportunities for both freshmen and existing students.
  • In the previous year, the college spent 100,000 CAD in distributing scholarships.


Application PortalOnline or via printable form
Application Fee140 CAD
Mode of PaymentFlywire
Academic CalendarYearly
Intake SeasonsFall
Application DeadlineMay 31
Financial SupportScholarships/ Loan

Parkland College Admission Deadlines

The deadlines for admission to the programs at Parkland College are not the same. All programs usually commence from September. There are no other intake seasons for admissions. The deadline for international students to submit their application documents is May 31 for the August/September academic term.

Parkland College International Student Admissions

The programs offered at Parkland College are in several specializations and are open to applicants from different parts of the world. However, the applicants must understand and check the admission requirements before they apply for admission at College as requirements for domestic and international students may vary.

Application Portal: Online Application Form

Application Fee (non-refundable): 140 CAD

Basic Admission Requirements: The general documents to be submitted by all international students for applying for programs at the college include:

  • Completed online application form
  • Official transcripts from previous high school, or college
  • Notarized translation of official transcripts from other language to English
  • English language proficiency tests (such as IELTS) sent directly to the admission office of the university from the testing service.
  • Copy of first and last page of international passport

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International students applying for any of the undergraduate programs must submit the results of English language proficiency tests. The minimum requirement for this test score is:

ExamMinimum Requirement
IELTS6.5, no band less than 5.5
CAEL70, no band less than 60
CELTBand 6

The English proficiency tests can also be waived for international applicants from English speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, United States and Australia.

Visa Process for International Students

After an admission offer is given and accepted, it is vital for international applicants to apply for a student permit in order to study in Canada to be issued by the Canadian embassy. It is required for programs longer than 6 months. Students will be asked to produce a student visa before July 31. The ideal time to apply for a student permit is before May 15 to allow sufficient time for processing.

Applicant should prepare the following documents for visa application:

  • Valid International Passport
  • Visa Application Form
  • Acceptance letter from designated university
  • Financial support for tuition fee, living expenses and transport to/from Canada.
  • Police Certificate and Medical Examination
  • Desire to leave Canada at the end of the authorized stay.

After submission of all the necessary documents, the applicant must schedule an interview for the visa application process. Students should also prepare for the interview to have a positive result.

Parkland College Undergraduate Admissions

Parkland College offers programs ranging from high school upgrading to undergraduate degree and certificate programs. The programs are in different specializations such as Adult Education, Business Certificate, Art & Science, Computer Training, Emotional Intelligence, Firefighting Training, Nursing, Welding and Dealing with Difficult People at Parkland College.

Where to Apply: Application forms for admission can be found on the school website. Applications can be submitted online or via printable forms.

Application Fee: 140 CAD (payable through Flywire)

Admission Requirements: It is essential to check the admission requirements before submitting an application for any of the undergraduate programs.

  • Official transcripts from secondary and post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Transcripts must be accompanied with certified translations if not in English.
  • Proof of English language proficiency for international students.
  • Copy of first and last page of passport

Parkland College Graduate Admissions

Parkland College offers a variety of certificate programs at the graduate level. Programs are related to adult basic education, business, computer training, corporate training, emergency services, health and human sciences, agriculture, leadership and management etc. There is one master’s degree in nursing offered at the college. Applicants seeking admission to this program must first be accepted to University of Saskatchewan.

Where to Apply: Online Application or Printable form.

Application Fee: 140 CAD

Admission Requirements: Some of the certifications/courses and their admission requirements in addition to the general requirements are:

Certification/CourseAdmission Requirements
Continuing Care AssistantGrade 12 or GED, Standard First Aid and CPR Heart Saver ‘C’ AED or equivalent, English Proficiency Tests, Criminal Record Check and Immunization Record.
Early Childhood EducationGrade 12 with English Language Art, English Proficiency Tests, Criminal Record Check and Immunization Record.
Global Business ManagementTwo- or three-year college diploma or degree, English Proficiency Tests, Proficiency in Internet Browsing Software, Spreadsheet and Word Processing.
Heavy Equipment Operator18 years of age or above, Grade 10, Good Academic Standing, Negative Alcohol and Drug Screening, Physical Suitability, English Proficiency Tests and a Valid Driver’s License.
Office Administration CertificateGrade 12, English Proficiency Tests and Keyboarding Skills.

Parkland College has a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs including short courses and certifications. These programs and certifications are tailored to meet the needs and proffer technical solutions to the challenges in the world. Applicants should check the admission requirements for their desired programs, courses or certificates, and prepare all the necessary documents. There are additional requirements for international students whose first language is not English.

Applications are accepted up to the first day of the program or as long as seats are available. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis. Therefore, early applications will help in securing seats. To secure a seat and receive a letter of acceptance, a tuition deposit of 50% must be made. The balance amount of tuition fee is due before the program commencement.


Ques. Will I still be accepted to Parkland College if I do not meet minimum requirements?

Ans. For most programs, students can apply as mature students if they are 19 years or older and take a skill assessment test in English, mathematics or science. You will also have to fulfill additional requirements such as portfolio, interview and admission test.

Ques. When is the right time to apply for programs or certifications at Parkland College?

Ans. The admission deadlines for all programs and certifications at Parkland College are not the same. For most programs applications are accepted until the start day of the program or as long as seats are available. If your only option for admission is Parkland College then do it as soon as possible.

Ques. Are there Career and Student Services offered by the Parkland College?

Ans. Yes, career and student services are offered by the Parkland College to students free of cost. These services include academic advising, career counseling, labs, one-to one teaching, access to jobs and workshops etc.

Ques. I was not notified about my application decision from Parkland College. What should I do?

Ans. You will be notified about your application decision by the admission team. If not, you can contact the Admission Office.

Ques. What is the next step after being accepted to Parkland College?

Ans. Firstly, students who receive an admission offer from Parkland College must accept the offer. After that the college will send a package. The package will include details of the assessment test, procedure for paying fees and your timetable.

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