Continuing a post-secondary education (college or university) generally requires a high school diploma. Tuition fees for the publicly-funded post-secondary education system in Newfoundland and Labrador are among the lowest in Canada. University degrees can be pursued at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's or Grenfell College in Corner Brook. You can prepare for a career in the marine industry at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John's. Arts and trades careers begin at one of 17 College of the North Atlantic (CNA) campuses, or at one of the numerous private colleges in the province. Financial assistance is available to permanent residents through the Canada Student Loan Program and the Newfoundland and Labrador Student Loan Program.
Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada, offering more than 100 degree programs to a student population of 17,000. Students can expand their horizons at one of two campuses in St. John's, including the Marine Institute, one in Corner Brook and one in Harlow, England.
Memorial offers more than 100 degree program options. Before you make a decision, check out the details on any of their available programs listed below.
- Business Administration
- Engineering and Applied Science
- Fine Arts (Grenfell)
- Human Kinetics and Recreation
- Maritime Studies (Marine Institute)
- Resource Management (Grenfell)
- Social Work
- Technology and Ocean Instrumentation (Marine Institute)
The Marine Institute (MI) is Canada's leading centre of fisheries and marine training. It is part of Memorial University of Newfoundland, and offers bachelors and masters degrees, one-year advanced diplomas, two-year and three-year diplomas and certificate programs. MI is divided into three schools: the School of Fisheries; the School of Maritime Studies; and the School of Ocean Technology.
The university's international student body is increasing and there are currently over 1000 international students enrolled.
Here is a link for international students who are interested in studying at Memorial University.
College of the North Atlantic (CNA) is one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada, with a history dating back more than 40 years. They have 17 campus locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and one in the Middle East State of Qatar. CNA has nearly 100 full-time program offerings and more than 300 part-time courses for some 20,000 students each year in:
- Applied Arts
- Business Studies
- Engineering Technology
- Health Sciences
- Industrial Trades
- Information Technology
- Tourism & Natural Resources
Here is a link for international students who are interested in studying at College of the North Atlantic.
Private Training Institutions
There is also a range of private training institutions through Newfoundland and Labrador that offer many different programs of study.
What are Your Credentials?
Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador come from diverse educational backgrounds. Perhaps your experience is already well-suited to a career in Newfoundland and Labrador. Academic assessment services are available throughout Canada to provide standardized evaluation of foreign credentials. This information can help you make informed decisions regarding applications for employment, education and professional memberships.
- Foreign Credentials Referral Office
- Working in Canada Tool
- Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education
- Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards Association
- Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
- Memorial University
- College of the North Atlantic
- Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education Student Financial Services
- Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada
- Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks
- Canada Student Loans