International Study Centre

Live, work and study in Canada

Change your life with a career that makes a difference.

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about your options

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) or Yorkville University.

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) or Yorkville University to pursue your Bachelor degree for another 12-30 months.

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 with the Candian College English for Academic Purposes Program before progressing to your Diploma or Certificate of choice.

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-Basic
  • 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 include:

Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.

Not all programs start at each intake, please view the table below to see which programs start when.

Tuition fees

Diploma Program Tuition (CAD) Intake Start Date
English for Academic Purposes Program (IEP200) (12 weeks) $5,362 Summer 2019 8 July 2019
Fall 2019 7 October 2019
Winter 2020 6 January 2020
English for Academic Purposes Program (IEP100 + IEP200) (24 Weeks) $10,034 Fall 2019 3 June 2019
Winter 2020 6 January 2020
Spring 2020 6 April 2020
Business Diploma – Marketing Specialization $18,797 Summer 2019 3 June 2019
Fall 2019 7 October 2019
Winter 2020 6 January 2020
International Business Diploma - Marketing Specialization $19,500 Fall 2019 7 October 2019
Winter 2020 6 January 2020
Spring 2020 4 April 2020
Counseling Therapist $30,307 Fall 2019 7 October 2019
Winter 2020 6 January 2020
Spring 2020 13 April 2020
Optician $19,897 Fall 2019 7 October 2019
Spring 2020 13 April 2020
Early Childhood Education Basic $18,671 Fall 2019 2 September 2019
Winter 2020 6 January 2020
Spring 2020 13 April 2020
Early Childhood Education Post-Basic $10,866 Winter 2020 6 January 2020
Early Childhood Education Basic & Post-Basic $29,142 Winter 2020 6 January 2020
Early Childhood Education - Basic + Co-Op $20,319 Fall 2019 7 October 2019
Winter 2020 4 January 2020
Spring 2020 4 April 2020
International Early Childhood Educator Basic $21,864 Fall 2019 7 October 2019
Winter 2020 4 January 2020
Spring 2020 4 April 2020
International Early Childhood Educator Basic + Co-Op $22,984 Fall 2019 7 October 2019
Winter 2020 4 January 2020
Spring 2020 4 April 2020
Health Care Assistant $13,361 Fall 2019 14 October 2019
Winter 2020 27 January 2020
Spring 2020 20 April 2020
International Health Care Assistant $16,492 Summer 2019 22 July 2019
Fall 2019 7 October 2020
Winter 2020 27 January 2020

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.

Ask us a question

Complete this quick form with any questions you have about Stenberg College International Study Centre and one of our advisors will contact you shortly to discuss your options and how to start your new life in Canada.

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

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