Designated post-secondary institutions

Find out which post-secondary institutions in Alberta are designated to enrol international students.


If you plan to apply for a study permit in Canada, you will need a letter of acceptance to a program offered by a designated post-secondary institution.

Designation requirements are guided by the Government of Canada's International Student Program, see Canada’s Designated learning institutions list.

Find out how post-secondary institutions are designated in Alberta.

This list of designated institutions in Alberta is updated on a regular basis.

Institutions listed can host international students on study permits.

Publicly funded institutions

Alberta University of the ArtsO18960756062
Ambrose UniversityO18713147522
Athabasca UniversityO19092373272
Bow Valley CollegeO19273769422
Burman UniversityO19390898172
Concordia University of EdmontonO19073275522
Northwestern PolytechnicO19391056654
Keyano CollegeO19283886532

Lakeland College

  • Lloydminster Campus
  • Vermilion Campus
Lethbridge CollegeO19391056756
MacEwan UniversityO19092022262

Medicine Hat College

  • Brooks Campus
  • Medicine Hat Campus
Mount Royal UniversityO18761482032

NAIT - Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

  • Main Campus
  • Patricia Campus
  • South Campus Edmonton
  • Spruce Grove Crane and Hoist Campus

NorQuest College

  • Drayton Valley Campus
  • Edmonton Downtown Campus
  • Wetaskiwin Campus
  • Whitecourt Campus
Northern Lakes CollegeO19391056848

Olds College

  • Edmonton Campus
  • Olds Campus
Portage CollegeO111010246767
Red Deer PolytechnicO19391056880
St. Mary's UniversityO19273782872
SAIT Polytechnic - Southern Alberta Institute of TechnologyO18761749692
The King's UniversityO18713250142

University of Alberta

  • Camrose Campus
  • Edmonton Campus
University of CalgaryO18886830282

University of Lethbridge

  • Calgary Campus
  • Lethbridge Campus

Ministry Approved Institutions


City University of Seattle Alberta

  • Calgary Campus
  • Edmonton Campus

Private career colleges

ABM College of Business and TechnologyO242632228347

Academy of Learning

  • Calgary Northeast
  • Calgary Central
  • Medicine Hat
  • Red Deer
  • Edmonton West
  • Edmonton South
Ace Career CollegeO278284584102
Aesthetics ProO261131738772
AGA AcademyO267527550052
Alberta Business and Health InstituteO145426260722
Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese MedicineO212235983277
Alberta College of Massage TherapyO133421346312
Alberta Educational CentreO280086611042
Alison CollegeO263079866852
Bay River CollegeO121321694207
Beauty Maker InstituteO285681840312

Bredin College

Brookes CollegeO267981215272
Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and AcupunctureO111917070547
Cambrooks CollegeO121510793907
Campbell CollegeO254363717757
Canadian Health and Business CollegeO263194936682
Canadian Imperial CollegeO142448481732
Canadian Institute of Osteopathic Therapy Inc.O140801484352
Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese MedicineO19256722732
Capstone Edge CollegeO146014403412

CDI College of Business, Technology Health Care

  • Calgary City Centre
  • Calgary North
  • Calgary South
  • Edmonton City Centre
  • Edmonton North
  • Edmonton South
  • Edmonton West
  • Red Deer
CLI College of Business, Health and TechnologyO117353642757
College of Technology AlbertaO162554769212
Columbia CollegeO19391275502
Cypress CollegeO242536283107
Delmar College of Hair and EstheticsO110206814387
East West College of Business TechnologyO138917416102

Elevated Learning Academy Inc.

  • Calgary Campus
  • Edmonton Campus
ERP CollegeO124300140577
GD CollegeO281802098042
Glenbow CollegeO265009534572
Global College of Business and TechnologyO148782527182
Hair Inc AcademyO286020869262
Hamptons CollegeO267576829032
Innotech CollegeO126734792847

MaKami College Inc.

  • Calgary Campus
  • Edmonton Campus

MC College

  • Calgary Campus
  • Edmonton Campus
  • Red Deer Campus
MCG Career CollegeO263593006222
MH Vicars School of Massage and TherapyO116699506097
MTG Healthcare AcademyO266174955722
NIWE AcademyO124154604587
Peerless CollegeO266456888092
Pixel Blue College Inc.O114625611087
Prairie Western CollegeO278565506082
Professional Institute of Management & TechnologyO213391076817
QCOM College of TechnologyO263592785432

Reeves College

  • Calgary, City Centre
  • Calgary North
  • Edmonton
  • Lethbridge
  • Lloydminster

Robertson College

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
Rosewood CollegeO141551857572
Royal Canadian Business CollegeO295463653202
Sundance CollegeO142067911062
The Esthetic Institute Training CenterO256565633727
The Royal Alberta CollegeO142243313422
Timberline Canadian Alpine AcademyO129951946077
Visual College of Art and Design of CalgaryO269471149722

Wholistic Health Training & Research Centre Ltd.

  • NAKH Institute

Faith based institutions

Flight schools

Language programs and schools

Professional and other schools


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