International Students

International Students

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For over 50 years, CDI College has provided students with the job-ready training they need to achieve their career goals.


Our many hands-on programs can provide you with the in-demand skills employers are looking for in BC and beyond.


Whether you want to study on campus or online, CDI College has the training options you need to successfully start or advance your career!

Please also see the International Student Safe Travel and Attestation guide.


Applications, Visas & Permits:


CDI College is an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Designated Learning Institution. International students need a valid study permit to attend CDI College. Getting a permit can take several months, so be sure to begin the process as soon as you accept your offer of admission.


To apply for a study permit on or after June 1, 2014, you will need to include the Designated Learning Institution number (DLI #), which is the number that begins with the letter “O”, on your application form. The complete information will be included in the letter of acceptance which is issued upon completion of your registration.


Our DLI# is O19395299664 and is registered in Burnaby, British Columbia under the legal business name Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc.


For more information about the DLI, please visit


For information about country-specific visa applications, study/work permits, visa extensions, and more, please choose one of the links below from the Government of Canada’s website:


Admission Requirements


Please check with us each program description for specific program requirements:


For most programs we accept:

  • High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years+)
  • Pass college’s admissions test

For certain programs, we need the student to provide proof of English proficiency exams result such as IELTS 


The Following documents may be required for enrolment purpose. For detailed info, please inquire at our international admissions department (link)

  • Photocopy of valid passport
  • Copy of your high school or post-secondary transcript (if available)  
  • Photocopy of valid study permit (if applicable)
  • Proof of English Proficiency such as IELTS (if applicable) 
  • Additional pre-requisites may be required for certain programs

Certain programs will not accept mature students without proof of high school graduation and may require additional documents, for example:

  • Proof English 12 or equivalent/IELTS (example: Healthcare, TESL, Dental programs) sometimes with specific grades
  • Criminal Records Check (Some Healthcare and ECE programs)
  • Immunization report (Some Healthcare and ECE programs)
  • Interview with Campus Director
  • Other high school courses (example: Biology,  Physics, Chemistry, Math)

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