Students from Outside Canada
CCNM welcomes applications from U.S. and international students to the degree program. Students choose CCNM because of its reputation as a leader in naturopathic education and research.
In order to study in Canada, you will need a study permit; which can take up to four months to process. You will need the following:
- Proof of acceptance to CCNM
- Proof of identity
- Proof of financial support
- Letter of explanation
Check the website of the visa office responsible for your country or region for local requirements, as you may have to provide additional information.
Graduates from the United States, who plan to return home to practice after graduation, will meet the eligibility requirements for all regulated jurisdictions in the U.S.
Applicants who intend to practice outside North America are advised to contact the local naturopathic medicine licensing body to inquire about requirements for licensing in that country.
CCNM’s minimum requirements for International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Test are:
- IELTS (academic): minimum overall band score of 6.5 or higher (on a 9-point scale)
- TOEFL iBT: minimum 86 out of 120 (CCNM TOEFL DI Code: 0245)
- CAEL: minimum overall band score of 60 or higher (on a 90 point scale)
Visas are required by students who come to CCNM from outside Canada. Please complete the Government of Canada’s Notice of Collection of Personal Information and Consent form (PDF) and send it to CCNM at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include a copy of your visa in your email as well as proof of the date of landing (this includes stamp in your passport, visa, or airline ticket).
Studying and Working in Canada
Can I work while I study?
Yes! You need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) from Service Canada in order to work in Canada. As long as you have a SIN, a valid study permit and are enrolled as a full-time student at CCNM, you are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions. You can also work full-time during scheduled breaks, such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break.
I have a spouse or common-law partner – can I bring them to Canada?
Your spouse or common-law partner may apply for a work permit as long as you are a full-time student at CCNM with a valid study permit. Work permits for your spouse or common-law partner are valid for the same period of time as your study permit.
Is it possible to live on campus?
Fees and Financial Aid
We are proud to offer our leading naturopathic education at the lowest tuition of all the accredited naturopathic schools in North America.
Tuition CCNM - Toronto Campus 2021 – 2022:
Includes NSA extended health and dental plan, CAND membership, NSA fee and estimated cost of books.
In addition to the NSA extended health and dental plan, CCNM provides basic health insurance protection for international students at no cost. Additional protection can be purchased at the student’s expense for spouses and/or dependants.
Can I remain in Canada after I graduate?
You can apply for a work permit under the existing Post-Graduation Work Permit Program within 90 days of graduating from CCNM. Another option is to remain in Canada as a permanent resident.
CCNM is recognized by the Government of Canada as a designated learning institution (DLI) for study permit purposes. The DLI number for the CCNM - Toronto Campus is O19305338292. The DLI number for the CCNM - Boucher Campus is O19219916952
How can I contact the Canadian embassy or consulate?
Please visit the Government of Canada to see where the Canadian embassy or consulate is located in your city or country.
Transcripts for students who have studied outside of North America
Students applying for our program who have completed their university study at an institution outside North America must have their transcripts evaluated and translated (if necessary). This is not required for bridge delivery applicants.
World Education Services
(416) 972-0070 or 1 (866) 343-0070
New York City: email@example.com
The International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
(519) 763-7282 or 1 (800) 321-6021
For further information, please contact the admissions and student services department at 1 (866) 241-2266 ext. 245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.