We want our students to be well-positioned for success and be able to participate in all NBCC educational activities. Therefore, all international and Permanent Resident applicants to NBCC must demonstrate adequate academic English proficiency.
NBCC will request evidence of English proficiency on a recognized linguistic test or successful completion of a recognized pathway program from one of our English language training partners. NBCC will only accept tests that were taken within the last 2 years. An applicant may be exempt if:
Successful completion of English 122 or 121, or equivalency to NB high school curriculum, with a minimum mark of 70% (non-modified curriculum) can be submitted to satisfy NBCC’s English proficiency requirement.
Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacy Assistant Program Language Requirements
International applicants, or those that present with international credentials, must provide proof of English proficiency as per the Registrar’s Council of Pharmacy Registrars of Canada (CPRC). Please visit the following link for more information.
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic test only
|Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
|Duolingo English Test
|Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL)
|The Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST)
|PTE Pearson Test of English (Academic)
If you do not meet the English language requirements for admission to NBCC programs, you can apply directly to one of our English language training partners for a pathway program.
Successful completion of the following pathways can be submitted to NBCC for admission consideration:
NBCC English Summer Pathway Program (SPP)
|NBCC & Mount Allison
|East Coast Language College
|Halifax Language Institute of Canada
|International Centre for English for Academic Preparation (ICEAP)
|Canadian Language Learning College (CLLC)
|Atlantic Canada Language Academy (ACLA)
Prince Edward Island
|Study Abroad Canada Language Institute