North Island College

With over 900 courses and 70 credit programs in health care, trades, business, fine arts, tourism, and university studies, NIC offers the education and skills training needed to reach your goal, with the flexibility and support to make it achievable.

Master's Programmes



North Island College opened its doors in 1975.


At NIC, our programs and courses are developed in partnership with employers and communities to ensure you are prepared for employment and further education here and around the world.With four campuses, one centre, and many more ways to learn in our communities, we believe everyone should be able to access quality education close to home.We offer more than 900 courses and 70 credit programs supported by a dedicated faculty, staff and administration – all working together to help you achieve your goals.


North Island College is committed to strengthening the communities of the North Island region by providing residents, organizations and First Nations with access to the skills and knowledge critical to their future success. By engaging with local and global collaborators, the Centre for Applied Research, Technology and Innovation (CARTI) facilitates solutions to challenges confronting these organizations. Key values include fostering community resilience, supporting sustainable projects, and preparing graduates for emerging demands.


Student Employment Services (SES) is here to help you! We can guide you in developing strategies for effective job searching, while connecting you with businesses and organizations that are seeking new employees. Improve your resume building, letter-writing and interview skills and learn more about co-op education opportunities.With employment-focused workshops, incredible opportunities like the Disney International Internship Program, access to employment-related resources and helpful staff to answer your questions, you’ll find the SES to be an invaluable stop on your search for a new career.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

The International Student Handbook has been created by NIC students to help new NIC students get the most out of their educational experience. Browse the subjects to learn about studying at NIC, living on Vancouver Island, and adjusting to life in Canada.

Housing services

Find a great place to live through our Off-Campus Student Housing Service. Students can browse apartments and houses for rent, post a personal profile and hunt for roommates. Information is reviewed and posted daily, so you know your housing information is always up-to-date.General listings are also available through local newspapers.NIC campuses are located in the heart of each community we serve, making it convenient for students to arrive by bicycle, bus, or carpool with classmates.Plus, secure, affordable housing options are available off campus, throughout the community.

Library services

North Island College bookstores provide a wide range of services to the NIC community, with stores located in the Campbell River, Comox Valley, and Port Alberni campuses. In addition to textbooks and other learning resources, the stores sell a selection of trade books, stationery and school supplies, art supplies, greeting cards, gifts, snacks and convenience goods.

ICT services

Computer access is available in the library, computer labs and at Student Services as noted below. Also, wireless network access is widely available for student use at all campuses.All computer lab times are subject to change and will be posted outside the labs in advance.

Student Life

Campus life

College facilities include four campuses and three centres. We serve a population of 155,000 and a geographical region of 80,000 of Vancouver Island and the BC mainland coast from Desolation Sound to Swindle Island. Our wide range of program options is supported by a dedicated faculty, staff and administration - all working together to help students achieve their goals.

Sports facilities

The fitness room at the Campbell River campus is available free of charge for NIC and Timberline students and staff. The Sportsplex provides student discounts for their facilities including: racquetball & squash courts, weight room, large gym, tennis, volleyball, disc golf, bocce, sports field, and skate/terrain park. The Comox Valley Sports and Aquatic Centres provide student discounts for all their facilities including fitness centre, pool and arenas.

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