International Study Centre

Live, work and study in Canada

Change your life with a career that makes a difference.

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Why study at Stenberg College?

Start your journey to permanent residency

After gaining your Diploma or Certificate you can apply for a full Advanced Diploma or Bachelor degree at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). This is the start of your journey to permanent residency.

Move to Canada

Choose to emigrate to Canada to pursue your career in business, health care, human services or education. Canada is popular because of its low crime rate, economic stability and open-minded society. Its open-door approach to immigration means you can take the appropriate steps to stay after graduation.

Continue to your degree

After you have gained your Diploma or Certificate at Stenberg College, you can transfer to British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) to pursue your Bachelor degree for another 12-18 months. While you study for your degree you can work in Canada and gain experience in your field.

Graduate career-ready

Stenberg College’s curriculum is practice focused instead of theory based, so you’ll complete your Diploma or Certificate with the skills and experience you need to begin your career in your field part time while you continue studying for your Advanced Diploma or Bachelor degree.

How to move to Canada

There are 3 steps to take before applying for permanent residency in Canada through studying with Stenberg College International Study Centre. We’ll guide you through them as you continue your studies.

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1. Study

Improve your English language and study skills at the International Study Centre, then continue your studies at Stenberg College. You can complete your Certificate or Diploma then either continue your studies at one of our partner public post-secondary institutions or return to your home country.

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2. Work

Graduate and apply for your 1-3 year Post Graduate Work Permit to work full time.

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3. Live

Apply for permanent residency in Canada.

Your options at Stenberg College

You will start at Stenberg College International Study Centre for the English for Academic Purposes Program before progressing to your Diploma or Certificate of choice. How many terms you study is determined by your English score.

English for Academic Purposes Program

This program at Stenberg College International Study Centre focuses on improving your academic English skills as well as skills needed for success in college life and entry into the workforce. Classes include reading, writing, listening/speaking, academic success and test-taking strategies. You will study Integrated English Practice for 12 or 24 weeks depending on your English language score.

The English for Academic Purposes Program will also help you to adjust to your new life in Canada. Staff will be able to advise you on your pathway and any questions you have about day-to-day life.

Diploma or Certificate

You will study for your Diploma or Certificate for one year at Stenberg College, during which time you will be able to work for 20 hours per week through your study permit. Your classes will be scheduled so you can fit work in around them.

The program will be focused on practical skills so you’ll gain experience for your future career. Once you have completed the Certificate or Diploma, you can progress to one of our partner universities to complete your Bachelor degree.

International programs

If you would like to apply for a Work Permit from the first day of your English for Academic Purposes Program, you can choose one of Stenberg College's International programs which combine Early Childhood Educator Basic (and Basic+Co-Op) or Business Diploma Marketing Specialization with the 12-week IEP-200 program.

Students of these Certificate or Diploma programs at Stenberg College are eligible for progression to British Columbia Institute of Technology's Advanced Diploma and then Bachelor's Degree programs.

  • Business Diploma - Marketing Specialization
  • Counselling Therapist
  • Early Childhood Education - Basic
  • Early Childhood Education - Basic + Post-Bsaic
  • Early Childhood Education - Basic + Co-Op
  • Early Childhood Education - Post-Basic
  • Health Care Assistant (no progression to BCIT)
  • International Business Diploma - Marketing Specialization
  • International Early Childhood Education Basic
  • International Early Childhood Education Basic + Co-Op
  • Optician

Entry requirements

  • 24-week English for Academic Purposes Program (12-week IEP100 + 12-week IEP200): 5.0 IELTS
  • 12-week English for Academic Purposes Program (IEP200): 5.5 IELTS
  • International Programs: 5.5 IELTS
  • Direct Admission: 6.0 IELTS (6.5 for Counselling Therapist Diploma)

Intakes

  • July
  • October

Tuition fees

Diploma Program Tuition
English for Academic Purposes Program (IEP200) (12 weeks) $4,500
English for Academic Purposes Program (IEP100 + IEP200) (24 Weeks)
$9,000
Business Diploma – Marketing Specialization $16,500
International Business Diploma - Marketing Specialization $19,500
Counselling Therapist $26,000
Optician $16,000
Early Childhood Education Basic $15,500
Early Childhood Education Post-Basic $9,000
Early Childhood Education Basic & Post-Basic $24,500
Early Childhood Education - Basic + Co-Op $17,000
International Early Childhood Educator Basic $18,500
International Early Childhood Educator Basic + Co-Op $19,500
Health Care Assistant $11,000

Please note, these fees apply to tuition only. Additional fees will be required for orientation, text books, etc. during your studies.

Where is Stenberg College?

Stenberg College is in Surrey, British Columbia (BC), a suburb of Vancouver. Located in Central City Tower, you will have easy access to 140 retail stores, restaurants and services. There is also a supermarket nearby and the SkyTrain stops just steps away from the College.

Surrey is projected to be BC’s largest city in 20 years, outpacing Vancouver. It takes 30-45 minutes by train to Vancouver or the largest mall in BC so you’ll find it easy to get around.

Further outside the city you can easily venture into the outdoors and enjoy hiking, whale-watching and more activities.

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Our advisors speak many languages and we will do our best to contact you in your preferred language.

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