“The tuition is affordable, but also the people here—the instructors and staff—they’re willing to help you with all your needs, not only specifically in your studies, but also in your personal life.”

– Myrene, class of 2021 (Philippines)

“Taking the risk to come to Canada is something that is totally worth it. It’s worth the time you spend on doing this process and the money you spend, because it’s a country that is opening the doors for international persons, it’s giving opportunities.”

– Carolina, class of 2021 (Colombia)

Where we are

Our two largest campuses are located in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, small cities in the scenic Peace River region of northeastern British Columbia (BC). Our region is easily accessible, with flights from Vancouver and Calgary.

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Northern Lights Dawson Creek Campus exterior

Where to live

You can choose to live on campus or rent an apartment nearby. We offer student housing at our Dawson Creek and Fort St. John campuses. Campus living is safe, affordable, convenient, and fun with common areas for events, socializing, and studying. You’ll have your own bedroom with options to share living and kitchen space with a small group of other students.

Tuition, fees & living costs

NLC’s tuition rates are lower than universities and most colleges. The cost of living in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John is also much lower than in large Canadian cities. Plus, you can enjoy many of the same big city amenities like restaurants, shops, and supermarkets.

Average Tuition

(Business Diploma per year)

Greater Vancouver

Average Cost of Living

(2 bedroom unit per month)

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Contact an NLC representative

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Ready to apply?

Applying to NLC as an international student is a simple process, and we’re here to guide you through it. Find out what’s required, and get ready to apply.

Your Canadian journey starts here

English as a Second Language

Looking to improve your English skills? NLC offers an immersive full-time English language program for international students at our Fort St. John Campus.

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Cultural Opportunities

International students at NLC can participate in many cultural and recreational activities, including outdoor camping, horseback riding, cricket, snow-shoeing, and local Indigenous cultural events. We also want to learn more about the holidays and events you’re used to and encourage you to bring your traditions with you to NLC.

Post-graduation Options

Our graduates go on to find work in northeastern BC and across Canada. The BC Transfer system allows graduates of some NLC programs to easily transfer into the third year of an undergraduate university degree.