Admission Details for INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS

(As of now, Prairie Western College's international application is in process. Please contact the PWC office whether it is now ready to apply)

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 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.

The pdf version contains the most recent information

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Step 1. Review admission requirements

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

Admission Requirements for International Student
English Language Requirements
Foreign Credentials Assessment
 
Admission Requirements for International Students
Standard Admission

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 Admission

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

English Language Requirements

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

  • American Samoa
  • Falkland Islands
  • Mauritius
  • St. Kitts
  • Anguilla
  • Fiji
  • Montserrat
  • St. Lucia
  • Antigua
  • Ghana
  • New Zealand
  • St, Vincent
  • Australia
  • Gibraltar
  • Nigeria
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Bahamas
  • Grenada
  • Northern Ireland
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Barbados
  • Guam
  • Pacific Island
  • Uganda
  • Belize
  • Guyana
  • Panama Canal Zone
  • United Kingdom
  • Botswana
  • Ireland (Republic of Eire)
  • Ryukyu Islands
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Jamaica
  • Scotland
  • Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Kenya
  • Seychelles
  • Wales
  • Dominica
  • Malta
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • England
  • Malawi
  • St. Helena
  • Nevis

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) 

  • Academic Score: 6.0 (no section/band score below 5.5)

2. Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Testing (TOEFL)

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT):        79-80
  • TOEFL Computer Based Test (CBT):   213        
  • TOEFL Paper Based Test (PBT):          550

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

Foreign Credentials Assessment

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.

https://www.icascanada.ca/about/default.aspx

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.

https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-employment-education-licensure.aspx

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.

https://www.wes.org/ca/ca-about-wes/

https://www.wes.org/about-wes-credential-evaluation/

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:

https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-employment-education-licensure.aspx

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:

  • Identifies and describes your credentials
  • Verifies that your credentials are authentic
  • May include a grade point average (GPA) equivalency
  • Includes an evaluation of the authenticity of your documents

For more information on assessment by WES please visit:  

https://www.wes.org/about-wes-credential-evaluation/

Step 2. Submit application & supporting documentation and fee

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 intenational@prairiewestern.ca

You can also post the documents the following address

Prairie Western College International Office
915 33 ST NE
Calgary AB T2A6T2
Canada

Step 3. Prairie Western College International Office reviews application

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.

Step 4. Prairie Western College International Office requests tuition deposit

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)

Tuition Collection:

Fee Structure

 Program Name

 Duration

 Intertional Student Tution Fee

 Accounting and Payroll Administration Diploma

 56 Weeks

 CAD 16,200

 Business Administration (1 year) Diploma

 56 Weeks

 CAD 16,200

 Business Administration (2 year) Diploma

 94 Weeks

 CAD 24,400

 Medical Office Assistant Diploma

 40 Weeks

 CAD 11,000

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

 Amount Requested

 During Enrollment And Admission Complete

 50%

 Between 0% and 10% of total course

 10%

 Between 11% and 20% of total course

 10%

 Between 20% and 50% of total course

 20%

 Between 50% and 75% of total course

 10%

Student can also make a monthly/quarterly installment based payment arrangement with the College Admission Office after the Admission is complete.

Step 5. Receive your LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE

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).

Step 6. Apply for your STUDY PERMIT

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.

Step 7. Prepare to study at Prairie Western College

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

International Student's Handbook

International Students are strongly encouraged to download the International Student's Handbook PDF attached below.

The pdf version contains the most recent information

Download PDF