Plan Ahead

Congratulations, you've decided you want to come to Lakeland College.

Becoming an international student takes time. We advise you start the process at least 1 year before you plan to start at Lakeland College. Here are some of the reasons why:
  • Saving the money to travel and pay your tuition. Immigration Canada will also require proof you have sufficient funds for study and living expenses.
  • Assessing your academic qualifications may require referral to an agency. Current processing time by International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) is 4 months.
  • Your study permit/student visa may take several weeks to be processed. Check the study permit application processing time for your country. For example, the Santiago, Chile processing time was 2 weeks in 2014. In comparison processing time in Indian consulates was 3 weeks, in Manila 10 weeks and in Lagos, Nigeria was 31 weeks.

Before you apply

  1. If you haven't made the decision to come to Lakeland College yet, then go to our Why Choose Lakeland section to learn about the benefits and advantages of studying at Lakeland. For some people, one advantage is our location--on the Canadian prairies because it's a chance to experience the snow and cold of our winters, and also because of the thriving economy.
  2. Understand where we are located in Canada. Lloydminster is over 3,200 km from Toronto and about 1,500 km from Vancouver.
  3. Take a look at the costs--travel, tuition, living costs. Can you afford to study abroad? Make a budget and check the value of Canadian currency against your own.
  4. Choose a program. Check out all the programs open to international students.
  5. Check the academic requirements of your program.
  6. Do you speak, write and read English well enough to be a student in Canada? Check English language requirements.
  7. Do you have a credit card so you can pay the application fee when you apply online?

Speak, write & read

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All of our classes are taught in English. You must be able to speak, read and write English well enough to succeed in your classes. Check out our English language requirements.

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