CCNM welcomes applications from U.S. and international students
to the degree program. Every year, students choose the College because
of its reputation as a leader in naturopathic education and research.
In order to study in Canada, you will need a study permit. The
application process can take up to four months. Please note that you
will need the following:
- Proof of acceptance to CCNM
- Proof of identity
- Proof of financial support
- Letter of explanation
In addition to these documents, you may have to provide other
information when you apply. Check the website of the visa office
responsible for your country or region for local requirements.
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 in International English language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 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)
STUDYING AND WORKING IN CANADA
Can I work while I study?
Yes! Currently, you will 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
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?
You have the option of choosing from CCNM’s affordable,
on-site residence or nearby,
off-campus housing options.
Fees and Financial Aid
At CCNM, we endeavour to keep our tuition prices as low as possible,
and are proud to offer top quality education at the lowest rate of all
accredited naturopathic schools in North America.
Tuition: $22,935 CDN | $17,116 USD
*Includes NSA extended health and dental plan, CAND
membership, NSA fee and estimated cost of books.
**As of March 8, 2017. Exchange
rates are subject to fluctuation. Please base calculations on the
published Canadian tuition fee.
In addition to the NSA extended health and dental plan, CCNM
provides basic health insurance protection for international students
at no cost to them. 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
CCNM is recognized by the Government of Canada as a designated
learning institution (DLI) for study permit purposes. Our DLI number
Transcripts for students who have studied outside of North
Students applying for the four-year Doctor of Naturopathy degree 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.
For further information, please contact the admissions and student
services department at 1 (866) 241-2266 ext. 245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.