There are also many opportunities to learn at the post-secondary (university or college) level or become a tradesperson. Read here about funding for your schooling as well as where to live and how to work part-time while pursuing your studies
College and University
Newfoundland and Labrador's publicly funded post-secondary educational system consists of two sectors:
There are also a broad range of private training institutions throughout Newfoundland and Labrador that offer many different programs of study.
Individuals wishing to attend college or university must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Newfoundland and Labrador boasts one of the lowest domestic tuition fees in Canada. Those who do require financial assistance can visit student aid to determine if you qualify for assistance.
In addition to the university and college programs mentioned above, there are many opportunities for adults who wish to upgrade or continue their education.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) – For people who want to complete their high school education or to upgrade their graduation certificate in one or more subject areas, ABE is offered in a range of post-secondary, community and school-based settings.
Graduate Educational Development (GED) – For those who feel they have, over the years, gained a lot of knowledge and skills through work and life experiences, and wish to be tested to see if they can receive their high school equivalency certificate.
Tutoring - Teachers on Wheels is a volunteer organization that provides one-on-one tutoring for adults who want to improve their literacy (reading, writing and numeracy) skills
Housing for students
There are a wide range of safe, affordable housing options for students in Newfoundland and Labrador. Options include sharing accommodations with another student(s), living alone, boarding with a family, or living on campus.
For detailed information, check out these resources:
Getting Help Finding a Job
Many students also have a part-time job while they are studying. It is a great way to gain hands-on work experience and to earn some extra money. It is possible for students to work while they are here on a student visa, but they must apply. For more information, click here.
To apply for a part-time work visa, contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Visit their website, or you can call them for free by dialing 1-888-242-2100
Working after graduation
Once you have completed your studies, you may decide you would like to stay in Canada and pursue your career. In this case you will need to contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada, as you may need to reapply to change your permit and status. Visit their website, or you can call them for free by dialing 1-888-242-2100.
Students who are considering staying in the province after graduation should contact the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism at email@example.com or consult the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program website.
Memorial University Graduate Employment Program
College of the North Atlantic