CSNN Vancouver Island

International Students

CSNN Vancouver Island is thrilled that you’re considering studying with us! It’s a huge decision to study abroad and we look forward to welcoming you to the capital city of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. In our Victoria classroom  we aspire to make your learning experience as exciting, engaging, and rewarding as possible.

We have been welcoming international students to Vancouver Island since 2016

CSNN Vancouver Island 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 O116149580707 (please note the first digit is the letter “O” –for organization).
CSNN Vancouver Island 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.
CSNN Vancouver Island has been designated with the BC Ministry of Advanced Education’s Private Training Institutions Branch of BC (PTIB) since 2011.
Are 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 10,000 students choose to live and learn in B.C.

If you are an International Student you will have to submit the following (please refer to the Registration page for access to forms):

Admission Requirements

  • High school graduation (transcript required) or be 19 years of age or older. High school sciences are recommended.
  • An English Proficiency Assessment may be required if the student did not complete high school or post-secondary education in an English-speaking country. (If transcripts are not in English, they must be translated by an official translator and the translated copy submitted along with the original). 
  • Program admission requirements may not be waived by the student or institution.
  • Provide a copy of government issued Photo ID (must include birth date) e.g. driver’s license, passport, and a copy of the approved Student Visa

You are ready to register. Now what?

Firstly, review the International Student requirements for Canada (Study in Canada as an international student – Canada.ca). Visas can take many months to process. Please start your application process early.

Review and complete all registration documents and submit by mail, by email in PDF format, or in person. All required documents must be submitted before your application will be processed. CSNN V.I. refund policy can be found in the Student Contract.

Registration applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Emailed applications can take up to one business day to be reviewed.

Make an appointment to meet with Audrey, our Branch Manager, for a one-on-one informational interview which can take place in-person or virtually. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the program, the profession, and have your questions answered. Visit our FAQ page for more information.

When your application is successful, payment of the non-refundable deposit will be requested. In 3-5 business days, you will receive your acceptance package via email which includes the documents you require to complete your Student Visa application. Completing this process then holds a seat in the intake you are requesting.

If your application does not meet the Admission Requirements, we will notify you.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please make an appointment to visit the CSNN V.I. Victoria office, phone 250-668-8663, or email victoria@csnn.ca.

Contact Information

CSNN Vancouver Island

201 – 612 View Street
Victoria, B.C. V8W 1J6

Tel: 250-668-8663
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9:15am-2pm

Email: victoria@csnn.ca
Email: v.i@csnn.ca

Social Info

Request Brochure

To complete your registration application, please submit the following:


Registration Form

Student contract (Registration Form) for the Program Intake you are requesting:

  • 1 year Natural Nutrition Diploma Program: Download Form
  • Intensive Natural Nutrition with Enhanced Clinical Studies Diploma Program: Download Form


Be sure to read our Schedule first to ensure the scheduled class days fit your timetable.


Vancouver Island Policies

Download document to view important policies and procedures. This document requires your signature to indicate your acknowledgement and agreement.


Contact Information Form and Photo Waiver Form


Waiver and Release of Liability

This form is for the Holistic Culinary Certificate Program: Download Waiver


Social Insurance Number Form

Complete the Social Insurance Form. This is required to provide you with a tuition receipt at the end of the year.

To support you application, we will also request:

Scan and email to us (we may request to view original documents):

  • Copy of high school transcript (or equivalency) or if you are applying as a Mature Student, an essay (to include your Why Holistic Nutrition, Your Health Journey (optional), and what you want to gain from doing the CSNN Program). We expect this will demonstrate that you have researched the Program and that you have a genuine desire to complete the CSNN Program (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.*
    • During the pandemic, we require you to complete a COVID-19 Waiver as part of the registration package.
    • Application fee of $1000 (plus applicable tax) as per the Student Contract (please review the full tuition and fee details). Payments can be made by cheque to “Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Victoria”. We accept Visa and MasterCard payments over the phone, or e-transfers from a domestic bank account. If you are already in Vancouver, you are welcome to pay in person with card or credit card.
    • Complete the Photo Waiver Form.
    • 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. Late entry to the Program may be permitted.

Still have questions?

Please ask or join us for an Open House! If you have any questions, no matter how big or how small, we welcome you to contact us by emailing victoria@csnn.ca.  We reserve time in our schedule to speak with all of our prospective students and are happy to book a phone or Zoom appointment with you so that we can answer your questions. Call us today!

NOTE: English Language Assessment

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. The cost of the English proficiency assessment (if required) is $250 plus applicable taxes.

NOTE: Student Visas

Please do your research before you apply. International students who would like to apply for  study visa to study/live in Canada must enroll in our in-classroom program. 

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


COVID-19 Readiness Plan

CSNN Vancouver Island has submitted our COVID-19 Readiness plan and are awaiting approval. Please check our Healthy and Safety Plan webpage for more information.