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First Nations Traditional Territory

The College of New Caledonia is honoured to work with the Aboriginal communities in this region, inclusive of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. We acknowledge the graciousness of the First Nations peoples in welcoming those seeking knowledge on their traditional territories.

CNC is proud to provide access to lifelong learning and facilitate the achievement of educational and personal goals. We are responsive to the diverse needs of our students, our employees, and the communities in our region. In a dynamic, consultative environment, we deliver quality programs and promote the success of every student.

CNC offers a variety of areas of study including Access & Continuing Education, Business, Health Sciences, Trades, Technologies, University Studies and Upgrading. Experience a post-secondary education with:

  • A wide range of relevant and respected programs which are workforce driven.
  • High quality instruction, delivered by experienced faculty.
  • One-on-one attention from supportive and committed instructors.
  • A proven success rate, and employer approved graduates.

General Info General Info

Enrolment Total
At CNC, we support the learning of 5000 students each year.
Enrolment Details

Our six campuses proudly serve 22 First Nation communities and nine municipalities across a 117,500 square kilometer area. We are proud to welcome over 600 Indigenous students each year, and over 1,500 International students from around the globe.

Detailed Costs
Campus Locations

Prince George Campus

3330 - 22nd Avenue,
Prince George, BC

Burns Lake Campus

545 Highway 16 West,
Burns Lake, BC

Fort St. James Campus

179 Douglas St.,
Fort St. James, BC

Mackenzie Campus

540 Mackenzie Boulevard,
Mackenzie, BC

Quesnel Campus

100 Campus Way,
Quesnel, BC

Vanderhoof Campus

195 1st Street East,
Vanderhoof, BC

Prince George Campus

3330 - 22nd Avenue
Prince George, BC

Burns Lake Campus

545 Highway 16 West
Burns Lake, BC

Fort St. James Campus

179 Douglas St.
Fort St. James, BC

Mackenzie Campus

540 Mackenzie Boulevard
Mackenzie, BC

Quesnel Campus

100 Campus Way
Quesnel, BC

Vanderhoof Campus

195 1st Street East
Vanderhoof, BC

Nearby Highlights

Prince George

Also known as the “base camp of the north”, Prince George is well known for outdoor activities all year round.

  • Mountain bike the Pidherny Bike Routes, and hike the intricate trail system of Forests for the World.
  • Cross Country Ski at Caledonia Nordic Ski Club, and ice skate the outdoor ice oval.
  • Take part in local events such as the ColdSnap Music Festival, Summerfest, Winterfest, local Farmers’ Market, and BCNE.
  • Shop in local boutiques downtown, or in the Pine Centre Mall.
  • Dine at many local restaurants, pubs, breweries, and the local winery.
  • Cheer on local sports teams, including the Spruce Kings (BCHL) and the Cougars (WHL).


Located right along the Fraser river, Quesnel is an incredible place for hiking, biking, and walking.

  • Visit Barkerville Historic Town and the Cariboo Corn Maze.
  • Downhill ski at Troll Ski Resort.
  • Hike and mountain bike through many popular trail systems, including Dragon Mountain and Wonderland Trail.
  • Take part in local events including Billy Barker Days, Festival of the Performing Arts, Quesnel Tillicum Society Memorial Pow Wow, SkyFest, and weekly Farmers’ Markets.
  • Dine at many local restaurants and enjoy the local brewery.

Burns Lake

Also referred to as Lakes District, Burns Lake campus is surrounded by three beautiful lakes for swimming, kayaking, or fishing.

  • Mountain bike on over 90kms of trails in the Boer Mountain Trail Network.
  • Explore the Tweedsmuir Provincial Park
  • Take part in community events including the annual 1000 Yard Shot and the 2nd largest National Indigenous People’s Day celebration in the province.
  • Hike many popular trails including the Nourse Creek Trail and the Evenshen Nature Trail.

Fort St. James

Located right on Stuart Lake, Fort St James is a quaint town boasting incredible views and outdoor activities.

  • Walk the loop beginning at Cottonwood Park, following the waterfront along Lakeshore Drive.
  • Take part in local community events, including the annual night market, Santa Clause Parade, Music on the Mountain Festival, and regular Farmers’ Markets.
  • Hike popular trail networks including Mount Dickenson and Mount Pope.
  • Downhill ski at the Murray Ridge Ski Hill, and enjoy the Caledonia Classic Dog Sled Races.
  • Explore the town and take in the National Historic Site, Spirit Square, and Goodwin Park.


Surrounded by mountains, lakes, and rivers, Mackenzie is a place where connecting to nature is as simple as walking out the front door.

  • Cross Country Ski one of the 30 kms of trails around the Mackenzie Golf Club and the John Dahl Regional Park.
  • Downhill Ski at Powder King Mountain Resort, known for annual snowfall of 41 ft and incredible terrain.
  • Hike some of the many popular trails including Bijoux Falls, Whiskers Point, and Tudyah Lake.
  • Snowmobile up Morfee Mountain to “touch the clouds” and take in amazing lake views.
  • Swim, kayak and fish on Williston Lake or McLeod Lake


Vanderhoof is geographically located near the centre of British Columbia and truly is at the “Heart of it All” when it comes to lifestyle, low cost of living, and employment

  • Enjoy the sauna at the Aquatic Centre, ice skating in the Vanderhoof Arena, and famous baked goods from Bakkerij Lobelle Bakery.
  • Hike and mountain bike a number of popular trail networks, including the Heritage Nature Trail, WL McLeod Wetland Trail, and Rip’n the North Bike Park.
  • Tour the Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre and the Vanderhoof Community Museum.
  • Take in local community events including the BC Rodeo, regular Farmers’ Markets, the Wild Goose Chase, the Stoney Creek Elders Fishing Derby,
    Concerts in the Park, and the Hooterville Hoot.

Credentials Available
  • Associate Degree
  • Certificates: 1 Year or Less
  • Diplomas: 2-3 Years
  • Trades Apprenticeship
  • Trades Foundation Certificate
  • Upgrading / HS Completion

Programs Programs

Featured Programs

Automotive Collision & Refinishing Technician

Begin your career as an Automotive Collision and Refinishing Technician! Upon completion of this program, you will have the knowledge skills and abilities to repair, adjust, and replace sheet metal and allied parts of automobiles, trucks, and buses.

Academic Upgrading

You can use Academic Upgrading courses to help meet prerequisites for other college courses and programs, or to obtain a BC Adult Graduation Diploma (formerly known as an Adult Dogwood).

CNC offers Academic Upgrading courses in a variety of subjects and through flexible delivery options so that you can learn wherever you are.

Practical Nurse Diploma

Become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with this two-year diploma. The Practical Nursing program at CNC is designed to provide you with opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and judgment necessary to assist individuals and families in community, acute and long-term care settings.

Info on All Programs
Areas of Study Available
  • Agriculture, Natural Resources and Science
  • Business and Management
  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Construction and Precision Production
  • Engineering and Electronics
  • Health Related
  • Legal and Social Services
  • Mechanical and Related
  • Recreation, Tourism, Hospitality and Service
  • Sciences
  • Upgrading Programs
  • Visual, Performing and Fine Arts

Admissions Admissions

Basic Admissions Requirements

In addition to general admission requirements, specific program requirements or course pre-requisites must be met in order to qualify for admission. Admission into many of our programs may be met with a Student Readiness Assessment.

English Proficiency Requirements


Application Deadline

March 1st is the application and documentation deadline for our Bachelors of Nursing and Sonography programs. Refer to our website for current program timelines.

Applications will be accepted after the deadlines if there are available seats.  However, we do recommend applying as early as possible as this will give students the best chance to gain acceptance to their programs of choice.

Application Fee

Applications for domestic students is $40.

How to Apply

Step 1: Find your program 

-view all available programs and courses online.

Step 2: Apply

-Apply online at cnc.bc.ca/apply

Step 3: Submit Documentation 

-Once you’ve applied, the Admissions team will contact you with next steps.

-Make sure you submit your high school transcript.



Admissions Contact Email
Admissions Contact Phone

Financial Aid Financial Aid

Entrance Scholarships Deadline

New Entrance Awards

  • Introducing 7 new awards ranging from $750-$2000 to be given out as entrance awards to students starting at CNC Fall 2024
  • Applications open: October 2, 2023
  • Application deadline: December 31, 2023

Youth in Care Funding

  • No age restriction for Provincial Tuition Waiver Program
  • New Learning for Futures Grant of $3500

Click here to learn more!


Student Loan Info

Financial Aid Contact Email
Financial Aid Contact Phone

Residence Residence

Residence Options

Prince George Campus Housing

Our Prince George Campus has student housing options located a few steps from the main campus building. The main building, which accommodates all academic and trades students, consists of forty standard bedrooms and twenty shared washrooms.


Also located on the Prince George Campus, and named by Lehidli T’enneh First Nation Elder Josie Paul, this 12-bed building is called Nahoonai-a, which means “to find” or “to discover”. This building is the first of its kind in the province, designed like a house, to accommodate Indigenous Students from across the region in a supportive, culturally safe, and traditional manner.

How to Apply

Visit our campus housing page to find the most up-to-date information on campus housing fees and application information.

Accessibility Supports & Services Accessibility Supports & Services

Accessibility Supports & Services Info

Our Accessibility Services team is committed to helping CNC students with disabilities succeed in their studies.

Accessibility Services assists with ensuring you have equal access to educational opportunities by working with you to reduce barriers in the educational setting.

More information about our services can be found by clicking the link below.

More Accessibility Info

Indigenous Student Supports & Services Indigenous Student Supports & Services

Indigenous Student Supports & Services Info

The Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) at CNC Prince George provides information and support before and after you become a CNC student that will help you achieve your educational goals. We strive to provide culturally safe services and facilities to Aboriginal students.

ARC staff liaise with Aboriginal communities & organizations to engage them to work collaboratively with CNC to provide culturally relevant programs and services.

In addition, ARC provides a drop-in study centre for Aboriginal students and supports the activities of the Dream Hunters Aboriginal Student Club at CNC. The Staff at ARC provides moral support, encouragement and “a friendly listening post” to Aboriginal students whenever possible.

The Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) is located on the first floor of the Prince George campus, which is on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.  We acknowledge their graciousness for welcoming knowledge-seekers to their territory.

More Indigenous Student Info

International Students International Students

International Student Info

The College of New Caledonia provides a welcoming environment for students from around the world. Popular programs for international students include our Business Management Diploma, Associate Degrees in Arts and Sciences, our Web and Graphic Design Diploma, Kinesiology Diploma, and our post-diploma programs including Tourism & Hotel Management, and Human Resources Management. Students who seek support to meet English proficiency requirements can register in our English Language Training program. Our International Academic Advisors help our international students plan their progress through the College, and can advise on topics related to study permits, visa applications and post-graduate work permits. CNC celebrates the many cultures on our campus throughout the year.

English Language Requirement

Completed High School with equivalent of BC Grade 12 with English 12 [Minimum C Grade]; or have a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT), an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent as determined by College of New Caledonia or have completed CNC’s English for Academic Purposes

More International Student Info

International Students Contact Email
International Students Contact Phone