Discover your path in Canada

Yorkville University welcomes international students from around the world. In fact, students from more than 35 countries have graduated from our career-focused degree programs.

Whether you choose to study on campus in Vancouver or Toronto, our small class sizes, vibrant international student community and friendly student services team help you feel comfortable in your new environment. 

If you continuously study full time on campus for the majority of your courses and graduate, you may be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), which offers a path to permanent residency in Canada.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Yorkville University provides an excellent academic experience, but what stands out to me the most are the non-academic activities and events both on and off campus.

Nancy Bhullar
Bachelor of Business Administration student

International Student Benefits

Launch Your Career With Confidence

Career-focused degrees prepare you to be job ready with the professional skills, knowledge and designation prerequisites that employers value.

Some degree programs are also recognized or accredited by industry associations and allow you to apply for professional membership.

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)

If you continuously study full time on campus for the majority of your courses, you may be eligible for a PGWP, which can be valid for up to three years.

Many international students apply for a PGWP in Canada after they graduate, which offers a path to permanent residency.

For more information about PGWPs, visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website here.

Accelerated Degrees

Graduate in as few as 2.5 years with year-round study and a full course load or approved transfer credits, and begin earning employment income sooner.

Choose your own pace of study and take courses that fit your schedule during the day, evening or on the weekends.

 

 

Incredible Student Life Experiences

Four start dates during the year on campuses in Vancouver and Toronto — exciting, multicultural cities that offer you incredible student life experiences.

Make new friends, explore new communities and cultures, and balance your studies with fun activities in and outside the city.

Enhanced Learning Experience

An average class size of 20 students ensures active participation and gives you an opportunity to network with peers and industry-experienced faculty.

Student services and a vibrant international student community also provides you with help and fun in your learning journey.

 

Work While Studying

If you are enrolled in an on-campus degree program, you may be eligible to work up to 20 hours per week during study periods and up to 30 hours per week during term breaks.

Earn income to help pay your tuition costs, lower your living expenses or use the extra money for entertainment on the weekends.

 

 

 

YORKVILLE UNIVERSITY ADVANTAGE

Yorkville University programs are aimed at helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. Online or in class, across Canada, Yorkville University’s degrees are flexible, fast paced and above all, lead to transformation through education.

flexible learning

Flexibility

Balance your studies and personal life with a flexible course load and choice of online or on campus classes.

Accelerated Degrees

By allowing you to continue your studies year-round, with no forced breaks, studying at Yorkville gives you the opportunity to graduate faster. We also provide optimum credit transfers based on your previous learning.

Year-Round Start Dates

Start your program as soon as you are ready with various start dates throughout the year.

resources & support

Student Assistance

Succeed in your studies with the support of program advisors who can help you achieve your academic goals, and the student success team who provide health, wellness and career supports.

Tutoring Support

Yorkville’s Learning Success Centre is available online for quick help and study resources, including 24/7 tutoring.

Writing Lab

APA and writing tutoring services are available to assist students with academic writing.

Enhanced Learning

Small Class Sizes

Get personalized attention in an average class size of 20 students and learn through active participation.

Networking

Build lifelong relationships with students and professors as part of teamwork, discussions and assignments.

Experienced Faculty

Benefit from the knowledge of Yorkville faculty who have years of experience in their respective fields, and can use that expertise to help you achieve your own career goals.

VANCOUVER

Yorkville University’s West Coast Campus is located in beautiful Vancouver, a global urban centre with strong cultural connections to the Asia-Pacific region and access to outdoor activities.

TORONTO

Yorkville University’s Central Campus is located in Toronto, a vibrant, multicultural city that is a global hub for business, fashion and entertainment with a high quality of life.

PROGRAMS BY CAMPUS

Vancouver

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

    • General (Without Specialization)

    • Accounting

    • Energy Management

    • Project Management

    • Supply Chain Management

Toronto

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

    • Project Management

  • Bachelor of Interior Design

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

Yorkville University offers students the opportunity to earn prerequisites to apply for a variety of professional designations and stand out in the competitive job market.

Employers value graduates who are members of relevant professional associations and who demonstrate a commitment to upgrading their professional skills.

Earn prerequisites towards applying to become a Chartered Professional Accountant, Professional Project Manager other career-enhancing possibilities.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

    • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

      Yorkville University’s Bachelor of Business Administration students who obtain the minimum required grade by CPA in certain Business courses are able to bypass the corresponding/equivalent CPA preparatory courses, as approved by the CPA Program Transfer Credit Guide, given here. CPA specifies the minimum required grade to be 50 percent for all non-core courses and 60 percent for all core courses. Please be aware that a minimum GPA of 65 percent or higher is required for entry into PEP, as calculated by averaging grades associated with all core PEP courses.

      Canadian Payroll Association

      • Qualified payroll professionals are in demand and are valued by employers for their quantitative training and compliance knowledge.
      • Earn some of the course prerequisites towards certification as a Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) and Certified Payroll Manager (CPM).
      • Students who successfully complete certain BBA degree courses as part of their studies can earn credit towards these professional certifications.

      For more information, please visit the Canadian Payroll Association website.

      Project Management Institute

      • Certified project managers are sought after in a variety of industries to manage complex projects across business functions.
      • Earn some of the eligibility requirements towards certification as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP).
      • CAPM Eligibility: Students can meet the 23-hour project management education requirement by completing one BBA project management course, and can write the CAPM certification exam before graduating.
      • PMP Eligibility: Students can meet the 35-hour project management education requirement by completing two BBA project management courses, and will further need only 4,500 hours of project experience instead of 7,500 hours to be able to write the PMP certification exam.

      For more information, please visit the Project Management Institute website.

      FortisBC

      • The BBA Energy Management program is recognized by FortisBC, a leading natural gas and electricity provider in British Columbia.
      • Graduates of the program fulfill the educational requirements to apply to become a FortisBC Energy Specialist.

      For more information, please visit the FortisBC website.

      Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

      • Certified professionals are sought after in the supply chain industry, which is projected to create 50,000 new jobs over the next five years.
        The accreditation agreement with Supply Chain Canada expedites the process of obtaining a CSCMP designation for graduates of the BBA program.
        Students who obtain a grade of B or higher in their BBA receive advanced standing towards five modules and two workshop courses of the CSCMP program.

       

  • Bachelor of Interior Design

    • Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

      • Recognized by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)

      U.S. National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)

      • Yorkville University’s BID degree meets the necessary educational requirements for graduates to be eligible to take the NCIDQ examination, which is a key certification step in some professionally regulated jurisdictions in North America.

      Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO)

      • Yorkville University’s BID degree meets the necessary educational requirements for graduates to be eligible to take the NCIDQ examination, which is a key certification step in some professionally regulated jurisdictions in North America.

      Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)

      • Recognized by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)

       

       

FAQ

  • 1. Why should I apply to Yorkville University?

      Yorkville programs are flexible, fast-paced and, above all else, lead to transformation through education.

      With our accelerated degree option, you can also graduate in as few as 2.5 years with a full course load or approved transfer credits and begin earning employment income sooner.

      Whether you choose to study on campus in Vancouver or Toronto, our small class sizes, engaging faculty and vibrant international student community provide an enhanced learning environment for everyone.

  • 2. Is Yorkville University approved to offer degree programs in Canada?

      Yorkville University is officially approved by the provincial governments of New Brunswick, Ontario and British Columbia to offer degree programs.

  • 3. What degrees are offered at Yorkville University’s campuses?

      Each campus offers different degree programs. Yorkville University has two physical campuses in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Toronto, Ontario, and a virtual campus for online students in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

  • 4. How do I apply?

      Please visit our program pages for more information. All of our programs offer start dates throughout the year. You may also contact an Admissions Advisor for further information.

       

  • 5. Do I need a study permit to attend Yorkville University?

      All international students must obtain a study permit before classes start. The study permit can be applied for online, at a Canadian consular office abroad, or in Canada. Please see here for more information.

  • 6. Can I apply for a PGWP if I study at Yorkville University?

      International students who continuously study full time on campus for the majority of their courses and graduate may apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), which can be valid for up to three years and offers a path to permanent residency status in Canada. A student’s spouse or common-law partner may also apply for an open work permit. Please see here for more information.

  • 7. How is it possible to shorten my program duration?

      Students can use an approved term break to study year-round instead of having an academic term off. Yorkville University operates year-round for undergraduate programs and has four academic terms and intake periods starting in January, April, July and October.

      If you have previous post-secondary education, you can also apply for transfer credits from past college or university courses toward completion of the program, which can further shorten your study time.

  • 8. Can I substitute on-campus courses with online courses?

      You may be able to substitute on-campus courses with online courses depending on availability; this is commonly done by students who want more flexibility in their class schedule. 

      However, for international students who would like to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) in Canada, at least 50% of total courses must continuously be taken on campus with full-time student status. 

       

  • 9. What is it like to study on campus?

      Studying on campus is a great way to make new friends and develop lifelong relationships with other students. Yorkville University has a vibrant international student community. 

      Students who study on campus also benefit from small class sizes, engaging faculty and team building assignments. Many faculty can also offer career advice and help students develop networking opportunities.

      Our on-campus programs are offered in Vancouver and Toronto, which are exciting, multicultural cities that offer incredible student life experiences.

  • 10. Can I work part time and still complete my degree?

      Many international students work part time to help finance their education. During study periods, your study permit may allow you to work up to 20 hrs. per week or up to 30 hrs. per week during study breaks. 

  • 11. How much are living expenses?

      Living expenses will vary depending on each student’s needs. Both Vancouver and Toronto are cities that offer more affordable living expenses and a higher quality of life than many cities in the U.S. and the U.K. 

      Please note that below are approximate estimates in Canadian dollars. Each student will need to evaluate their own unique costs and budget accordingly.

      Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

      • Housing                                    $500-$1200
      • Food                                         $200-$400
      • Transportation                        $130-$200
      • Entertainment                        $100-$200
      • Phone                                       $70-$100

      Total Monthly Budget           $1000-$2100

  • 12. Does Yorkville University have on-campus accommodation?

      Unfortunately, we do not offer accommodation on campus. However, several resources are available for students to search for off-campus options. Please contact an Admissions Advisor below for more information.

  • 13. Do I need health insurance?

      All international students who study on campus need to prove health insurance coverage, which can be purchased from a separate provider. Many affordable options exist.

  • 14. Does Yorkville University offer any scholarships?

      Several scholarships are offered by Yorkville University, but only domestic students are eligible to apply. Please see here for more information. 

      Yorkville University is committed to helping you evaluate different financial aid options and payment schedules. Please contact an Admissions Advisor below for more information.

  • 15. Can I apply for Canadian provincial student loans?

      Only domestic students can apply to Canadian provincial student loan programs such as the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or StudentAid BC.

      Yorkville University is committed to helping you evaluate different financial aid options and payment schedules. Please contact an Admissions Advisor below for more information.

       

  • 16. What if I have more questions?

      Please see the FAQ for each program. If you have further questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor. 

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