Study Permits

A Canada Study Permit may be required for International Students to study here in Canada.  Applicants must include an Official East Coast Trades College letter of Acceptance in Study Permit Applications.

Admission Requirements

  1. Copy of Valid Passport - must include photograph, name, country of origin, expiry date.
  2. Proof of English Proficiency- If applicant is not applying for English Language Program at McKenzie College DLI#0246774185777, a copy of English proficiency test results or English Language school transcripts are required.
  3. Valid Study Permit- After acceptance, we require a copy of valid Canada Study Permit for proof of accepted entry into Canada.
  4. Seat Confirmation Fee - $500 - For International Students a seat confirmation fee for College Programs is $500 (non-refundable)  These fees will be deducted from tuition costs.

Refund Policy

If you do not obtain the required study permit and are unable to attend East Coast Trades College, the tuition costs previously paid (excluding the application fee and seat confirmation fee) will be fully refunded.

Tuition Refund Policy for International Students

The policies and criteria of East Coast Trades College are the same for all International Students.  A Canada Study Permit is required for International Student to study here in Canada.  Before the permit application can be processed, the student must apply to East Coast Trades College, be accepted and receive an official East Coast Trades College letter of conditional acceptance.  However; to receive the conditional acceptance letter from East Coast Trades College, the application fee of $50.00 and the seat confirmation fee must be included.  All fees can be paid via e-transfer to [email protected]


Language Requirements

Since English is the language of instruction at East Coast Trades College, all applicants who wish to enter a diploma program must prove adequate proficiency in English as a prerequisite to admission. 

We ask that all International applicants provide proof of proficiency in English in one(1) of the following ways:  

  1. Minimum English study in applicant's home country - the applicant must have studied English language at a secondary school for a minimum of 3 years while achieving a minimum average of 70% or B in Grade 12 English or equivalent course OR - the applicant must have studied at an English Language Institute for at least one year at the Post Secondary level.
  2. All applicants that have studied in a high school in Canada - For a minimum of one year - must have achieved a minimum average of 70% or B in Grade 12 English or equivalent course.
  3. Completion of Official Language Proficiency Test - applicants must submit or complete one of the following language proficiency indicators: -IELTS Academic Test (minimum average of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5 in listening, reading, writing and speaking) -CELPIP Test (minimum average of 6.0 with no band lower than 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5) - Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) minimum test scores of 80 on the internet based test, 60 on the paper-delivered test or 550 on the paper based test. - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment minimum band 60.
  4. Completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 5 at a recognized college or university in Canada.
Test Results Submission Policy: 

All standardized testing results must be delivered directly from the testing office.  Photocopies will not be accepted as official testing.  All test results must be validated and verifiable.  All results more than three years old will be not be accepted as official testing. Any students who are conditionally accepted to East Coast Trades College but do not meet these language requirements must first complete their English Language Training at a recognized college or university in Canada.


Application and Seat Confirmation Payments

Can be made via e-transfer to [email protected] please provide a password to access.