Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Canada

Public

Location

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Edmonton, Canada

Public

September and February

Intakes

60%

Acceptance Rate

21

Student: Teacher Ratio

September and February

Intakes

60%

Acceptance Rate

21

Student: Teacher Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1962, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is a public college providing education in numerous faculties of business, science, health, and skilled trades. In 1962, the college had its first-ever class of 29 communication electrician trades. In 1965, the institution had its first convocation ceremony. The institution has affiliations with 80 partners belonging to different sectors. The college has taken 89 top-leading research projects of which 99% were in affiliations with the industry.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has four campuses out of which three are Main, Patricia, and South campus are located in Edmonton and Spruce Grove Crane and Hoist campus are situated in Spruce Grove. The campus has services like on-campus dining, online shopping, parking, and others. Moreover, the college has more than 70 student clubs and organizations. The institute is also home to a student-run media community consisting of News TV shows, NAIT newspapers, and NR92 radio shows. The main campus has facilities like the HP center, Centre of applied sciences, and others. The Patricia campus has the School of Skilled trades, South campus has apprentice courses such as iron maker, boilermaker, plate fitter, and others. The Spruce Grove campus is home to the Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator training courses.  The university provides more than 80 credit courses leading to degrees, applied degrees, certificates, and diplomas. The undergraduate program is provided in Baccalaurean Second Language courses Administration, Technology Management and Applied programs which include network management, and finance.

Accomplishments and Alumni

The notable alumni of the institute are Robert Barefoot, (Chemical Research Technology), chemist, author, lecturer, Gil Cardinal, filmmaker, and Nolan Crouse, (Chemical Technology, Master of Business Administration), Former Mayor, City of St. Albert, 2007-2017.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Northern Alberta Institute Of Technology values diversity in all its dimensions. The University has more than 25,000 student enrolments out of which 22,000 are undergraduates and more than 1,200 postgraduates with more than 1,200 faculty within the premises. They have more than 2,200 students hailing from all over the world on the campus. The male to female ratio is 9:91 at the Northern Alberta Institute Of Technology making it a fairly gender-balanced university. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are AppleOne, Citrine Informatics, Gap Inc., and others.

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1962, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is a public college providing education in numerous faculties of business, science, health, and skilled trades. In 1962, the college had its first-ever class of 29 communication electrician trades. In 1965, the institution had its first convocation ceremony. The institution has affiliations with 80 partners belonging to different sectors. The college has taken 89 top-leading research projects of which 99% were in affiliations with the industry.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has four campuses out of which three are Main, Patricia, and South campus are located in Edmonton and Spruce Grove Crane and Hoist campus are situated in Spruce Grove. The campus has services like on-campus dining, online shopping, parking, and others. Moreover, the college has more than 70 student clubs and organizations. The institute is also home to a student-run media community consisting of News TV shows, NAIT newspapers, and NR92 radio shows. The main campus has facilities like the HP center, Centre of applied sciences, and others. The Patricia campus has the School of Skilled trades, South campus has apprentice courses such as iron maker, boilermaker, plate fitter, and others. The Spruce Grove campus is home to the Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator training courses.  The university provides more than 80 credit courses leading to degrees, applied degrees, certificates, and diplomas. The undergraduate program is provided in Baccalaurean Second Language courses Administration, Technology Management and Applied programs which include network management, and finance.

Accomplishments and Alumni

The notable alumni of the institute are Robert Barefoot, (Chemical Research Technology), chemist, author, lecturer, Gil Cardinal, filmmaker, and Nolan Crouse, (Chemical Technology, Master of Business Administration), Former Mayor, City of St. Albert, 2007-2017.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Northern Alberta Institute Of Technology values diversity in all its dimensions. The University has more than 25,000 student enrolments out of which 22,000 are undergraduates and more than 1,200 postgraduates with more than 1,200 faculty within the premises. They have more than 2,200 students hailing from all over the world on the campus. The male to female ratio is 9:91 at the Northern Alberta Institute Of Technology making it a fairly gender-balanced university. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are AppleOne, Citrine Informatics, Gap Inc., and others.

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International Students %

11.40%

International Students %

11.40%

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Scholarships

It offers a variety of fellowships ranging from graduate through post-doctoral, as well as research and training scholarships.

Eligibility

Students enrolling in Bachelors, Masters, or M.Phil degree programs at recognized Indian universities or institutions are eligible to conduct research at a Canadian university in their chosen fields.

Applicability

Complete the application form along with all required documents at GMS Portal.

It offers a variety of fellowships ranging from graduate through post-doctoral, as well as research and training scholarships.

Eligibility

Students enrolling in Bachelors, Masters, or M.Phil degree programs at recognized Indian universities or institutions are eligible to conduct research at a Canadian university in their chosen fields.

Applicability

Complete the application form along with all required documents at GMS 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 fees.

Documents Required

  • All official academic Transcripts and grade cards
  • Passport size photographs 
  • Passport photocopy
  • Visa
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose

Admission Requirements

FAQs

The University recommends that applicants can apply as early as possible. Space in some programs fills up very quickly. On average, applications can take between 15 to 90 days to process. After submitting their application, applicants need to provide all necessary documents (transcripts, ELP test results, etc.) as soon as possible.
The University recommends that applicants can apply as early as possible. Space in some programs fills up very quickly. On average, applications can take between 15 to 90 days to process. After submitting their application, applicants need to provide all necessary documents (transcripts, ELP test results, etc.) as soon as possible.
The university encourages you to frequently check your Application Status and To-Do List on your MyNAIT portal.
The university encourages you to frequently check your Application Status and To-Do List on your MyNAIT portal.
It can take 10 to 15 business days for documents received by NAIT to be uploaded to your application on the portal. Once uploaded, applicants can view your documents on your MyNAIT Portal by selecting open self-service followed by admissions, then NAIT submission of documents.
It can take 10 to 15 business days for documents received by NAIT to be uploaded to your application on the portal. Once uploaded, applicants can view your documents on your MyNAIT Portal by selecting open self-service followed by admissions, then NAIT submission of documents.
NAIT accepts the final grade that is determined by Alberta Education and appears on your Alberta Education transcript, regardless of whether applicants have written their diploma exams.
NAIT accepts the final grade that is determined by Alberta Education and appears on your Alberta Education transcript, regardless of whether applicants have written their diploma exams.
Applicants can view their application status by logging into their MyNAIT Portal and selecting open self-service, followed by admissions. Their application status will remain as “applicant” until it has been reviewed by our admissions team.
Applicants can view their application status by logging into their MyNAIT Portal and selecting open self-service, followed by admissions. Their application status will remain as “applicant” until it has been reviewed by our admissions team.

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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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