Alexander College

British Columbia, Canada

Private | Estd. 2006

Alexander College

Burnaby , Canada

Private -2006

Fall, Winter and Summer

Intakes

85%

Acceptance Rate

Fall, Winter and Summer

Intakes

85%

Acceptance Rate

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 2006 to celebrate the vision of Sir Alexander Mackenzie - a fur trade adventurer and author from Scotland - Alexander College is a post-secondary institution educating around 3,000 students annually. The College was initially established to offer Transfer Programs and English for Academic Purposes for Undergraduate students to achieve success in their transition to the University. It was later chartered to offer Associate degrees in Arts and Sciences. Offering affordable tuition and an urban campus experience, Alexander College is internationally acclaimed for its engaging curriculums, individualized support and reputed faculty. The University is recognized and accredited by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB), BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA), it is also a proud participant in the BC Transfer System

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Alexander College has two urban campus locations in Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Vancouver campus is located in the center of downtown Vancouver and is just a few steps away from the major shopping, entertainment district and tourist attractions. The Burnaby campus, located on the corner of Kingsway, is also built keeping in mind students’ convenience and is only a few blocks away from the largest centers in Canada. Both the Alexander College campuses feature state-of-the-art facilities, and offer a bunch of exciting experiences right at the campus doorstep. Over 80 University level courses are available at the College, which primarily offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees in Economics, Business, Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics, Computer Science and other disciplines. Further, Alexander College also offers Pathways and Block Transfers, English as Second Language courses, online programs, university transfer courses and more for flexible education. 

Accomplishments and Alumni

Alexander College offers accredited academic programs that are recognized by acclaimed national academic bodies. The College is rooted in its purpose to foster community engagement at the local and global level. It plans to create the AC Alumni Association as it continues to draw attention from its present and former students. It aims to create a vibrant, helpful, and informative alumni network that will provide a number of benefits to its former students like continued opportunities for career advising, featured articles concerning AC, access to some ongoing services and many more. 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

At Alexander College, students not only learn how to build their careers but also learn how to manage human relationships and how to treat people of different cultures. Out of the 3,000 students that are enrolled in the College annually, 31% of them are international. This international share comes from more than 50 countries. Alexander College graduates have a track record of being employed at leading multinationals of the likes of, Amazon, Walmart, Google, Microsoft, EY, Shell, Apple, McDonald’s, 7-Eleven and more. 

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Associate of Arts in Concentrations - Arts, Business, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Science24 Months ₹17,400
Associate of Science in Concentrations - Arts, Business, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Science24 Months ₹17,400
Associate of Arts in Economics24 Months ₹17,400
Associate of Arts in Psychology24 Months ₹17,400
Associate of Arts in Business24 Months ₹17,400
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Associate of Arts in Concentrations - Arts, Business, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Science24 Months₹17,400
Associate of Science in Concentrations - Arts, Business, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Science24 Months₹17,400
Associate of Arts in Economics24 Months₹17,400
Associate of Arts in Psychology24 Months₹17,400
Associate of Arts in Business24 Months₹17,400
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Scholarships

Alexander College offers this scholarship to recognise students at the end of the Fall term. The student is nominated by the professor teaching them for that subject in that academic term. Each professor can nominate one student for the Norman Swartz Philosophy Scholarship. The recipient of the scholarship is awarded a total of $1300 each. The eligibility criteria for the university is: The student should have displayed academic excellence for that term in the field of Philosophy. The student should also have good attendance in that term for the subject in which they have been nominated. Only a student who has a 2.67 CGPA in at least 9 credits can be nominated for the scholarship.

To recognise academic excellence in the field of Economics for Spring term, Alexander College offers the Peter Kennedy Economics Scholarship at the end of Fall. Each professor gets to nominate one student for this scholarship, the recipients of this merit-based scholarship are awarded a total of $1300. To become a recipient of this award, one needs to fulfill the following criteria: The student should have strong attendance in that subject for the term. One must have a minimum of 9 credits with a cumulative CGPA 2.67 in them. The student should have displayed exceptional performance in that particular subject for the duration of the term.

scholarship to be awarded to a student in a college or university undergraduate level program related to environmental studies.

Eligibility

For students studing environmental sciences

Applicability

You will be required to fill an external application

It provides scholarships to students in the geomatics sciences at technical institutes and community colleges in Canada

Eligibility

For students studying geomatic sciences

Applicability

You will be required to fill an external application

Vanier CGS group offers this scholarship to allow international students to pursue excellent academic opportunities in Canada

Eligibility

Canadian Citizens and Foreign Citizens pursuing their first doctoral degree at a Canadian Institution

Applicability

Fill application at ResearchNet after discussing their decision with the nominating institution

he Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) program is a provincially-funded initiative to attract top international students to Ontario for PhD studies with Ontario universities

Eligibility

International Students with a first-class average (A-/80% Ontario Equivalent)

Applicability

Candidates are considered on the basis of their admissions application

It is a three-year leadership initiative by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation which is meant to prepare Ambitious Leaders.

Eligibility

Applicants are eligible as long as their research topics relates to one or more of the Foundation’s four themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World and People and their Natural Environment.

Applicability

Apply through its online application portal

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution
  • Click on ‘Apply Now’ or ‘Register Here’
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications
  • Fill in the details of your employment history
  • Fill in your personal statement
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fee

Documents Required

Admission Requirements

FAQs

They normally accept applications for intake term 1 year in the future, based on the current term underway. For example, if the current term is spring 2020, applicants may apply to terms up to and including spring 2021.
They normally accept applications for intake term 1 year in the future, based on the current term underway. For example, if the current term is spring 2020, applicants may apply to terms up to and including spring 2021.
International students are eligible to work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) while enrolled on a full–time (up to 40 hours per week) during regularly scheduled breaks.
International students are eligible to work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) while enrolled on a full–time (up to 40 hours per week) during regularly scheduled breaks.
All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English prior to course registration ,i.e, IELTS, TOEFL, etc. Students who do not have proficiency test results may write their internal English placement test.
All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English prior to course registration ,i.e, IELTS, TOEFL, etc. Students who do not have proficiency test results may write their internal English placement test.
Yes, international students completing the Associate Degree program at Alexander College are eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit.
Yes, international students completing the Associate Degree program at Alexander College are eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit.
Information about documentation requirements can be found within the introduction to their online application for admission, found at: https://myac.alexandercollege.ca/online–application/
Information about documentation requirements can be found within the introduction to their online application for admission, found at: https://myac.alexandercollege.ca/online–application/
You will be eligible for a Post-graduation Work Permit, provided you complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from Alexander College and meet all other PGWP criteria.
You will be eligible for a Post-graduation Work Permit, provided you complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from Alexander College and meet all other PGWP criteria.
Alexander College issues a Letter of Acceptance within 1 week of receiving the complete admission applications.
Alexander College issues a Letter of Acceptance within 1 week of receiving the complete admission applications.
Being located in Vancouver, Canada, Alexander College allows international students to be part of a multicultural ecosystem, where students from all over the world live and study. Apart from experiencing multiple cultures, you will also study top-performing courses that are internationally recognized.
Being located in Vancouver, Canada, Alexander College allows international students to be part of a multicultural ecosystem, where students from all over the world live and study. Apart from experiencing multiple cultures, you will also study top-performing courses that are internationally recognized.
The academic year at Alexander College is divided into 3 semesters and 1 intensive semester - the Fall semester, the Winter semester, and the Spring semester and the intensive Summer semester, which runs from July to August.
The academic year at Alexander College is divided into 3 semesters and 1 intensive semester - the Fall semester, the Winter semester, and the Spring semester and the intensive Summer semester, which runs from July to August.
Alexander College has a variety of clubs for the students to socialize and explore their interests alongside academic activities. You can learn a new language, do meditation, play sports or engage in dance, music, theater and so on.
Alexander College has a variety of clubs for the students to socialize and explore their interests alongside academic activities. You can learn a new language, do meditation, play sports or engage in dance, music, theater and so on.

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Studying in Canada

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost to study in Canada is as follows: 

Undergraduate: CAD 12,000 - CAD 30,000 (INR 7,19,814 - INR 17,99,537)

Postgraduate: CAD 18,000 - CAD 20,000 (INR 9,54,000 - INR 12,00,017)

MBA: CAD 28,000 - CAD 57,000 (INR 16,80,153 - 34,20,312)

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost to study in Canada is as follows: 

Undergraduate: CAD 12,000 - CAD 30,000 (INR 7,19,814 - INR 17,99,537)

Postgraduate: CAD 18,000 - CAD 20,000 (INR 9,54,000 - INR 12,00,017)

MBA: CAD 28,000 - CAD 57,000 (INR 16,80,153 - 34,20,312)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 250- CAD 625 per month (INR 14,538 - INR 36,345)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 750 - CAD 2,200 per month (INR 43,614 - INR 1,27,937)

Food Expenses: CAD 407 - CAD 816 per month (INR 23,668 - INR 47,453)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 250- CAD 625 per month (INR 14,538 - INR 36,345)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 750 - CAD 2,200 per month (INR 43,614 - INR 1,27,937)

Food Expenses: CAD 407 - CAD 816 per month (INR 23,668 - INR 47,453)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in Canada

IELTS: 5.5 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 80 - 100

PTE60 - 75

Duolingo English Test: 90 - 115 and higher

Admission Tests to Study in Canada

GMAT: 550 - 690

GRE: 305 - 315+

MCAT: A minimum of 125 in each section

LSAT: 155 - 162

SAT: 1100 - 1400

English Proficiency Exams to Study in Canada

IELTS: 5.5 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 80 - 100

PTE60 - 75

Duolingo English Test: 90 - 115 and higher

Admission Tests to Study in Canada

GMAT: 550 - 690

GRE: 305 - 315+

MCAT: A minimum of 125 in each section

LSAT: 155 - 162

SAT: 1100 - 1400

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in Canada

  • You can work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic terms/semesters. To make up these hours, you can perform multiple jobs as long as they all match the requirements of your study permit.

  • You can work full-time if you're on a scheduled break throughout the school year, such as the winter and summer holidays or a fall or spring reading week. 

  • You have the option of working overtime or can also work in 2 part-time jobs that sum up to a bigger number of hours than normal. To work full-time before and after the break, you must be a full-time student. You are unable to work during the break before the start of your first academic session/semester.

  • If you're self-employed, you're also in charge of keeping account of the hours you work off-campus and demonstrating that you're following the terms of your study permit.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in Canada

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in Canada. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity. Students can only work on-campus in Canada if their study permit allows it. However, they can work without a work permit if they:

  • Are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • Have enrolled in a program that is at least 6 months long and awards a diploma, certificate or degree by the end of it

  • Have enrolled in a secondary-level post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training program

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. In Canada, students can work off-campus only if:

  • They are a student at a designated learning institution (DLI).

  • They are enrolled in a secondary-level vocational training programme or a post-secondary academic, vocational, or professional training programme.

  • They are enrolled in a programme that lasts at least 6 months and leads to a diploma, certificate, or degree.

  • They are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • They are studying part-time because you are in your last semester and do not need a full course load, or you were a full-time student until your final semester.

 Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in Canada and a lot more! 

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in Canada

  • You can work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic terms/semesters. To make up these hours, you can perform multiple jobs as long as they all match the requirements of your study permit.

  • You can work full-time if you're on a scheduled break throughout the school year, such as the winter and summer holidays or a fall or spring reading week. 

  • You have the option of working overtime or can also work in 2 part-time jobs that sum up to a bigger number of hours than normal. To work full-time before and after the break, you must be a full-time student. You are unable to work during the break before the start of your first academic session/semester.

  • If you're self-employed, you're also in charge of keeping account of the hours you work off-campus and demonstrating that you're following the terms of your study permit.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in Canada

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in Canada. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity. Students can only work on-campus in Canada if their study permit allows it. However, they can work without a work permit if they:

  • Are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • Have enrolled in a program that is at least 6 months long and awards a diploma, certificate or degree by the end of it

  • Have enrolled in a secondary-level post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training program

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. In Canada, students can work off-campus only if:

  • They are a student at a designated learning institution (DLI).

  • They are enrolled in a secondary-level vocational training programme or a post-secondary academic, vocational, or professional training programme.

  • They are enrolled in a programme that lasts at least 6 months and leads to a diploma, certificate, or degree.

  • They are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • They are studying part-time because you are in your last semester and do not need a full course load, or you were a full-time student until your final semester.

 Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in Canada and a lot more! 

Holders of a Canadian Study Permit who meet the requirements have been allowed to work on or off-campus without the need for a separate work permit for up to 20 hours per week. Students must note that:

  • They need to pursue a course for a minimum duration of 8 months to be eligible to stay back in Canada.

  • Courses with a duration of fewer than 8 months do not allow a student to stay back and apply for Post Graduation Work Permit.

  • If students pursue a course with a duration of less than 2 years, they are eligible for a post-graduation work permit of equivalent duration as the course.

Here’s our top-searched guide to know more about the Canada Work Permit

Holders of a Canadian Study Permit who meet the requirements have been allowed to work on or off-campus without the need for a separate work permit for up to 20 hours per week. Students must note that:

  • They need to pursue a course for a minimum duration of 8 months to be eligible to stay back in Canada.

  • Courses with a duration of fewer than 8 months do not allow a student to stay back and apply for Post Graduation Work Permit.

  • If students pursue a course with a duration of less than 2 years, they are eligible for a post-graduation work permit of equivalent duration as the course.

Here’s our top-searched guide to know more about the Canada Work Permit

Here are the different application costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in Canada:

  • Student Permit: CAD 154

  • Canada Student Dependent Visa: CAD 500

  • Post Graduate Work Permit: CAD 261

  • Work Permit: CAD 199

Here are the different application costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in Canada:

  • Student Permit: CAD 154

  • Canada Student Dependent Visa: CAD 500

  • Post Graduate Work Permit: CAD 261

  • Work Permit: CAD 199

Step 1: Get an admission letter from a designated learning institution (DLI).

Step 2: Apply for the permit online or download an application package.

Step 3: Pay the fee for your application and keep the receipt.

Step 4: Have a medical check-up from a panel physician registered in your country.

Step 5: Receive a decision on your application.

Step 1: Get an admission letter from a designated learning institution (DLI).

Step 2: Apply for the permit online or download an application package.

Step 3: Pay the fee for your application and keep the receipt.

Step 4: Have a medical check-up from a panel physician registered in your country.

Step 5: Receive a decision on your application.

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in Canada for international students are as follows:

  • Law and Legal Studies

  • Architecture

  • Medicine and Life Sciences

  • Engineering, IT and Blockchain

  • Natural Sciences

  • Human Resources 

  • Finance and Banking

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in Canada for international students are as follows:

  • Law and Legal Studies

  • Architecture

  • Medicine and Life Sciences

  • Engineering, IT and Blockchain

  • Natural Sciences

  • Human Resources 

  • Finance and Banking

Canada has one of the world's largest economies and is one of the world's wealthiest countries. As of 2020, it has the 9th-largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $1.64 trillion in US dollars and 15th in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). Moreover, compared to some of the world's other great economic powers, it has a workforce several of just under 19 million people. According to Statista, Canada's Real GDP growth rate is expected to be 4.89% in 2022.

Canada has one of the world's largest economies and is one of the world's wealthiest countries. As of 2020, it has the 9th-largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $1.64 trillion in US dollars and 15th in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). Moreover, compared to some of the world's other great economic powers, it has a workforce several of just under 19 million people. According to Statista, Canada's Real GDP growth rate is expected to be 4.89% in 2022.

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