International Nursing License Preparation

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

How to Apply - International

Step One

Take a look at our programs on the website or download a copy of our program guide to determine what program(s) are of interest to you. In general, Canadore requires a senior level of education from your country. View our Full Time program listing

Step Two

Many programs have specific admission requirements, such as math or physics. These requirements are found under admission requirements in the program descriptions. To be considered for acceptance by the college, you must send a translated copy of your transcript with your application, demonstrating that you meet the program specific admission requirements.

Step Three

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency that meet the language competency level for your desired program of study. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The language requirement is more stringent than listed above, as such an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in each language skill: listening, reading, writing and speaking is required.

For more information on the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program please see:

Step Four

Please submit your application using our international application portal by following this link: Apply Now International Portal! Please note that there is an application fee to submit your application for review by the College. More information on the application fee can be found at

Step Five

If you meet the admission requirements and are offered admission into the program you have chosen, Canadore College will send you a letter of acceptance and an International Student Acceptance Information form in the format recognized by Canadian Immigration. This letter is required by the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in your country when you apply for a study permit to study in Canada. If there is a work, field or clinical requirement for your program we will issue an additional letter, which must be submitted to obtain the associate work permit.

Step Six

Upon receipt of your payment, the College will reserve a seat in your chosen program. This payment is part of the total tuition cost and includes a non-refundable deposit. The receipt for this payment will be required by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

  • If you do not comply with the terms of your payment schedule, your offer will be considered inactive and your seat will be offered to the next individual on the waitlist.