Begin Your Career in Canada With Us
Vicars School welcomes all international students!
Vicars School meets the highest massage therapy standards in Alberta, and our independent study program is both affordable and convenient. As an international student at Vicars, you will enjoy the same high level of education as your classmates and pay the same tuition!
Do I need a study permit?
Vicars School is a Designated Learning Institution approved to host international students. If you are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, you will need a valid study permit from the Government of Canada. To apply for the permit, you’ll need an acceptance letter from us. That means that you need to apply for our program and go through the full interview and acceptance process before you can apply for your permit. The application process can be time consuming so we recommend starting right away to ensure you will be able to join your preferred class. You must provide proof of a valid study permit no more than 30 days prior to the start of class.
Do international students pay more?
All students at Vicars pay the same tuition and fees, regardless of citizenship status or country of origin. International students are also able to take advantage of our no-fee tuition payment plan, which makes the program even more affordable.
For more details on tuition and estimates of other school expenses, visit our tuition and fees page. And for more insight into the costs of living in Alberta, check out this Government of Alberta resource.
What are the entrance requirements?
The entrance requirements for Canadian and international students are the same. All Vicars students must meet our academic and English language proficiency requirements. Our program is delivered in English and international students must demonstrate proof of fluency. To learn more about our entrance requirements and which English language tests we accept, click here.
Please note that all transcripts must be notarized and translated into English before you send them to us. It’s best to check with one of our admissions advisors for details before submitting your documents.
Will I be able to work in Canada?
Although you will not automatically receive a Post Graduate Work Permit, Vicars grads are able to apply for a work permit upon completion of the program. Click here to learn more about working in Canada and applying for a work permit after you graduate.
While you are a student it may be possible to work while studying, but your eligibility to do so will depend on the conditions of your study permit and whether you have a Social Insurance Number. To find out more about working while on a study visa, read Canada’s guidelines on working off-campus as an international student.
If you would like to learn more about life in Alberta, you can check out this link to the government of Alberta’s site, Opportunity Alberta.