Interested to pursue a dream education in Canada? Want to enroll in a career-ready program in Alberta? You are in the right place!
Prairie Western College welcomes international student. Please follow the step by step process for your successful study experience in Prairie Western College.
Step 1. Review admission requirements (including Language Proficiency and Foreign Credential Assessment)
Step 2. Submit online application & supporting documentation and fee
Step 3. Prairie Western College International Office reviews application
Step 4. Prairie Western College International Office requests tuition deposit
Step 5. Receive your LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE
Step 6. Apply for your STUDY PERMIT
Step 7. Prepare to study at Prairie Western College
(International Students are strongly encouraged to download the International Student's Handbook PDF attached below)Download PDF
To be admitted into the post-secondary program at Prairie Western College, you must meet the admission requirements, so confirm that you meet the criteria before you begin your application.
The criteria includes
Students must meet ALL of the following criteria
• Successful completion of High School diploma
OR Successful completion of the G.E.D or Equivalent
• Satisfactory interview with college admission department
Mature Students must meet ALL of the following criteria:
• 19 years or older
• At least thirty-three credits towards an Alberta high school diploma or non-Alberta equivalent.
• Successfully pass the standardized admission test conducted by college admission department
• Satisfactory interview with college admission department
International students from countries where the language of instruction is not English will need to provide proof of English Language Proficiency. This requirement is waived for candidates that are from a country where English is the official language of instruction.
International students, from countries where the instruction language is NOT English, will need to provide proof of English Language Proficiency (ELP). However, the ELP is waived for International students who are from a country where English is the official language of instruction. (Please check the List of countries below)
List of Countries
If an applicant is in Calgary, he or she will be required to take the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test and must score a minimum of 60% in order to qualify for admission.
Approved English Proficiency Tests:
The following requirement for English Proficiency will apply to programs at Prairie Western College
1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
2. Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Testing (TOEFL)
Test results are valid for two years from the day of testing. If a result is set to expire before the start date of the program, the result may not be accepted
All foreign credentials need be translated into English and an equivalency to Canadian Grade 12 level must be determined. International Students can use the services of the following credentials evaluation services to evaluate their credentials
International Credential Assessment Service Of Canada (ICAS)
ICAS is a Canadian company with over 20 years of experience in the assessment of international credentials. ICAS are committed to helping people achieve their personal, career and education goals by providing accurate and reliable credential assessment services. ICAS reports help employers, education institutions, immigration officials and community agencies understand the education you have completed outside Canada.
The International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
IQAS is an Alberta government service. It does assessments and issues certificates that compare educational credentials from other countries to educational standards in Canada.
World Education Services (WES)
World Education Services Inc. is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to helping international students, immigrants, and refugees achieve their educational and workplace goals in the United States and Canada. WES evaluates and advocates for the recognition of international education qualifications, supports the integration of immigrants into the workforce, and provides philanthropic funding to immigrant-serving organizations.
International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
The International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) is an Alberta government service. It does assessments and issues certificates that compare educational credentials from other countries to educational standards in Canada. In Canada, some occupations are regulated. Regulated occupations have legal requirements or restrictions in place to protect the public. To work in these occupations, you must register with the appropriate professional regulatory organization. You can get this type of assessment if you have a formal academic or technical degree, diploma or certificate earned outside Canada. For more information on your foreign qualifications assessment please visit:
World Education Service (WES)
A credential evaluation is a comparison of your academic accomplishments to standards in Canada. This report helps institutions like schools, employers, licensing boards, or immigration authorities better understand your educational background. A report from WES:
For more information on assessment by WES please visit:
Once you reviewed the admission requirement and confident that you have the necessary credentials, applying to Prairie Western College as an international student is easy. You have to download the International application form, complete it and submit your application with scanned copies of necessary supporting documents and pay CAD 150 Non-refundable International Application Fee to Prairie Western College International Office via email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also post the documents the following address
Prairie Western College International Office
915 33 ST NE
Calgary AB T2A6T2
After the International Office receive your completed application, it will be reviewed by admissions officers. If additional information is required to support your application, this will be communicated to you via email.
If all required documents are in order, we will send you an email to pay up a Non-refundable Processing Fee of CAD 500 and no less than 50% of the tuition fee (see Tuition Collection section for details)
Intertional Student Tution Fee
Accounting and Payroll Administration Diploma
Business Administration (1 year) Diploma
Business Administration (2 year) Diploma
Medical Office Assistant Diploma
Prairie Western College will request tuition fees from international students for the program in which the student is accepted and enrolled according to the following conditions and schedule:
Student’s Enrollment/Program completed
During Enrollment And Admission Complete
Between 0% and 10% of total course
Between 11% and 20% of total course
Between 20% and 50% of total course
Between 50% and 75% of total course
Student can also make a monthly/quarterly installment based payment arrangement with the College Admission Office after the Admission is complete.
After the International Office receive your Processing Fee and Tuition Payment, Prairie Western College International Office will send the student a Letter of Acceptance (LOA).
Use your Letter of Acceptance and proof that you have paid your tuition deposit to apply for your Study Permit (visa) application to the Canadian Immigration Office at the Canadian Embassy or Consulate. Visit the Government of Canada’s website for more information on the study permit application process.
Congratulations! You are now ready to become an international student at Prairie Western College
Once again International Students are strongly encouraged to download the International Student's Handbook PDF attached below