Vancouver: International Students

era-logoCSNN Vancouver is thrilled that you’re considering studying with us! We respect what a big decision it is to study abroad (or north of the border!) and we aspire to make your learning experience as exciting, engaging, and rewarding as possible.

Here are some things that we want you to know:

CSNN Vancouver is proud to be a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) as authorized by Citizenship & Immigration Canada. Study permit applicants require a learning institution’s DLI number to record on their study permit application. (Our DLI # is O19584795462).

CSNN Vancouver holds Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation. BC’s EQA designation, from the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, is Canada’s first and currently only provincial brand of quality for post-secondary education and is globally recognized as a symbol of quality education and consumer protection.

We are also proud to be designated with the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC (PTIB) since 2001.

And were you aware that British Columbia is one of the world’s leading destinations for international students? Click here to find out why every year more than 100,000 students choose to live and learn in B.C.

Admission Requirements

All applicants for admission must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older (copy of government issued photo ID that includes birth date required for proof of age)
  • Original transcript to confirm successful completion of:
    • a B.C. secondary program or the equivalent in another school system; OR
    • A.B.E. (Adult Basic Education) or General Education Development (GED) program; OR
    • post-secondary academic, business, health care, or nutritional science program leading to a diploma or degree.

If transcripts are not in English, they must be translated by an official translator and the translated copy submitted along with the original.  An English proficiency assessment may be required if the student did not complete high school or post-secondary education in an English-speaking country.

Mature Student Admission Requirements

An applicant who does not meet the academic admission requirements set out above may apply as a mature student if they meet the following criteria:

  • 19 years of age or older (copy of government issued photo ID that includes birth date required for proof of age)
  • Submit a 500-word essay (double-spaced in 12 point font) about yourself and your interest in holistic nutrition
  • Attend an in-person interview or online video call

An English proficiency assessment may be required.

Program admission requirements may not be waived by the student or the institution.

Registration Documents & Process

We’re pretty practiced at this, so we’d like to walk you through this process as effortlessly as possible.

First things first:

Read our Student Handbook to familiarize yourself with our school’s policies, procedures, and important program information. This is your go-to resource for all the specifics from grading to attendance to our school’s code of ethics. It’s important that you’ve read and understood the policies in the Student Handbook before signing the Student Contract.

Also read through our brochure (request here). Not only is our brochure informative and a great reference, it also details all of our courses. Exciting right?! Click the link above to request one today!

Ready to apply?

First, a note about our application deadlines! To join us this Fall (First week of September 2020), registration needs to be completed no later than May 31, 2020. Your study permit must be provided no later than the program start date, so please don’t delay making these essential arrangements.

To include in your registration package:

  • Completed and signed Registration Form (also known as the Student Contract)—be sure to read our Schedule first to ensure the group schedule you choose is the one that best fits your timetable.
  • Signed copy of Student Guideline Summary form This document will provide you with a summary of the conditions students must meet in order to successfully complete the program and graduate as well as provide a summary of important policies and procedures. This document requires your signature to indicate your acknowledgement and agreement.
  • Completed Contact Information Form
  • Signed and witnessed Waiver and Release of Liability (regarding participation in cooking classes)
  • Completed Social Insurance Number Form
  • Copy of high school transcript (or equivalency) or essay if applying as a mature student (see Admission Requirements above)
    • If your transcripts are not in English, they must be translated by an official translator. Please submit the translated copy along with a copy of the original. * Please see below for information on English Language Assessment*
  • A current resume
  • A copy of government issued photo ID (must include birth date e.g. drivers licence, passport)
  • Application fee of $1000 (plus applicable tax) as per the Student Contract (Please see page 3 and 4 of the Registration Form for full tuition and fee details) payable by cheque to ‘Canadian School of Natural Nutrition’, or we accept Visa, MasterCard payments over the phone. If you are already in Vancouver you are welcome to pay in person with cash, debit or credit (we do not accept/process e-transfers).
  • A copy of your study permit. (This can be provided separately from the other registration documents, but must be received by us no later than the program start date)

Next Step

Once you have completed and gathered all the necessary paperwork, please mail or email your complete package to the Vancouver Branch. Your completed registration package needs to be received no later than May 31, 2020, and your study permit to be provided no later than the program start date.

And Finally

Don’t be shy! If you have any questions, no matter how big or how small, we welcome you to contact us. We reserve time in our schedule to speak with all of our prospective students and are happy to book a phone or Skype appointment with you so that we can answer your questions. Call us today!

*Please note that an English proficiency assessment may be required if you did not complete high school or post-secondary education in an English speaking country. This assessment helps gauge your English language proficiency in reading, writing, and verbal skills. The Natural Nutrition Diploma Program is intensive and includes technical, scientific, and medical language. Success in the program depends upon English language proficiency and this should not be a barrier. The cost of the English proficiency assessment (if required) is $250 plus applicable taxes.

*It is the student’s responsibility to speak to CIC and research the possibility of a post graduation work permit. CSNN Vancouver can not guarantee that international students will be granted with a work permit upon completion of the Natural Nutrition Diploma Program.