International

Designated Learning Institution number (DLI #): O142448481732

Canadian Imperial College is a designated learning institution with DLI#: O142448481732. We are pleased to offer international students the opportunity and foundation to experience Canada.

Moving to a different country can be challenging. We offer useful tips to help you ease into a new setting. We also have great resources that can help you settle in once you arrive.

Edmonton is an extremely diverse city, with many opportunities to emerge yourself in the culture and appreciate the beautiful landscape of the city.

 

Why Edmonton?

Edmonton is the Capital City of Alberta, and a buzzing hub of business, nightlife, and adventure. The diverse culture will be sure to give you a piece of home, and the River Valley will be sure to capture your attention. The education, extra-curricular and career opportunities are a part of why Edmonton is home to so many.

 

Arrival Services

If you would like someone to meet you at the airport upon arrival at Edmonton International Airport, you should ensure that you book an airport pickup with us. Airport pickups must be arranged in advance and all the information you need will be provided.

Credential Assessment

International Students may be required to assess their transcript and educational credential equivalencies through any of the following organizations before they are considered for admission:

  • Comparative Education Service: University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
  • International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
  • World Education Services (WES)
  • International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
  • International Credential Evaluation Service

Accommodations

The college does not provide accommodations but we do have suggestions for accommodations:

As an international student, you will need to locate appropriate rental accommodations. Canadian Imperial College does not offer student housing. For information on accommodation please refer to the *list below or contact an International Admission Representative for further information or resources.

Study Permit

You will need a Study Permit if you are taking a program that is more than six months.

We currently have our in-house Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) that will assist you with your study permit application at no cost to you. Please feel free to use this service for better and successful study permit application.

Medical Insurance

Make sure you have medical coverage before you begin classes. If you do not have coverage, you can contact international@canadianimperial.ca.

Orientation

The best way you should start your time at Canadian Imperial College on the right foot is by attending International Student Orientation. This is the day that you will receive essential information on how to achieve success throughout your studies and upon graduation.

Information provided includes:

  • Meet the staff from the International Office and other international students
  • How your health insurance works
  • Setting up a bank account in Canada
  • Immigration issues regarding studying and working in Canada
  • Workshops on how to achieve academic success while at Canadian Imperial College
  • Learning about the many resources available to support you during your studies
  • Meet your instructors and classmates
  • Find out more detailed information about your program of study
  • Meet the student services team and discover a number of on-campus services

Visitor’s Visa

Depending on your country of origin, you may need a Visitor’s Visa. You can find out if you need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization to travel to Canada here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp

Immigration

Immigration laws in Canada change often. You can view up-to-date Immigration Information here: http://www.cic.gc.ca

International Programs

Diploma Programs

FINANCE

Canadian Imperial College Diploma in Finance is an expected two-year program emphasizing the development of a comprehensive understanding of theory and application of finance.

Business Administration & Management

The two-year Business Administration & Management Diploma program emphasizes real-world business application management concepts.

COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

Canadian Imperial College Diploma in Computer Systems Technology is an expected two-year program emphasizing the development of a comprehensive understanding of theory and application in Information Technology industry.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

Canadian Imperial College Pharmacy Technician Diploma is a two-year program emphasizing the development of a comprehensive understanding of theory and application in a pharmacy setting.

LEGAL ADMINISTRATION

Canadian Imperial College Diploma in Legal Administration. This is a two-year foundation program aimed at providing core clerical skills and terminology to allow an individual to core administration skills in legal office environments, current issues within Canadian Law.

Certificate Programs

Finance

Canadian Imperial College offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Finance program. This is a one year foundation program prepares students to pursue many careers in the financial industry.

Business Administration and Management

Canadian Imperial College offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Business Management. This is a one-year foundation program aimed at providing a clear pathway for advanced education or work career.

Community Support

The one-year Community Support Certificate program will provide students with safe and competent support for individuals in need. With the opportunity to pursue meaningful and differences in the lives of individuals in the public and private sectors.

Computer Technology

Canadian Imperial College offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Computer Technology. This is a one-year foundation program aimed at providing a clear pathway for you with the skills you need to become a skilled member of the IT profession.

Pharmacy Assistant

Canadian Imperial College offers an Undergraduate Pharmacy Assistant Certificate. This is a one-year foundation program prepares students to pursue many careers in the pharmacy settings. This program can also prepare students by providing a clear pathway to new advances and innovation in both retail and institutional pharmacies.

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Personal Support Worker

Canadian Imperial College offers a Personal Support Worker Certificate. This is a six-month foundation program aimed at providing a clear pathway that involves caring for others in the healthcare setting.

Caregiver

Caregivers help family or friends with challenges due to illness, disability or aging. As a society, we need caregivers. The population is aging, and people are living longer with illness and disability. As care needs grow, we rely on caregivers to fill in the gaps.

Early Learning and Childcare

Canadian Imperial College offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Early Learning and Childcare. This is a six-month foundation program aimed at providing a clear pathway for advanced education or working with professionals in sectors that include children.