Note: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has put special measures to help temporary residents and applicants affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID‑19) check more here.
We highly recommend reviewing all steps below, before starting your application.
Please check Programs Availability button to see if there are seats available in the program before submitting an application.
If you are ready to apply, click the Apply Now button. You will be directed to ApplyAlberta to submit your application online. Please note that the Apply Alberta application system is experiencing a high volume of traffic due to a significant increase in users registering a My Alberta Digital ID for government services. Applications on Apply Alberta may require additional time to load.
International Application Steps
Step 1) Choose your program of study
Some programs are popular and fill up really quickly. Check seats availability before submitting an application.
Step 2) Submit your online application
Review the application deadline for international students and when ready submit an online application (you will be redirected to Apply Alberta website).
Step 3) Gather your documents
For country-specific document requirements, please check the International Academic Documents by Country list. Send your official high school transcripts, official translations and your proof of English language proficiency to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 4) Submit fees
Submit the application fee. If accepted reserve your seat with the non-refundable/non-transferable confirmation fee.
Step 5) Study permit application
Once you receive the Letter of Acceptance, you can apply for a study permit at your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate. Your study permit application with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will require both our Designated Learning Institute (DLI) number: O19273769422 and an Official Letter of Acceptance. Canadian DLI’s can be verified with Immigration and Citizenship Canada.
Step 6) Sign in to MYBVC
Check Bow Valley College (MyBVC) email to get important information. This is your communication tool with the College.
We strongly recommend applying a minimum of 12 months in advance of the intended start of your studies. It is very important to ensure that there is sufficient time for processing your study permit application before confirming your start date. Refer to the drop down menu below for more guidance on how to apply.
|Spring 2021 (May)
||May 15, 2020
|Fall 2021 (September)
|| August 4, 2020
|Winter 2022 (January)
|| December 1, 2020