Information for International Students

CCNM welcomes international students to Canada’s premier institute for naturopathic education and research. An applicant is considered an international student if he or she is not a Canadian citizen or does not have permanent resident or landed immigrant status. For those applicants from the United States who wish to return home to practice after graduation, CCNM graduates 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 jurisdiction.

Admission Requirements for International Students
In addition to CCNM's admission requirements, international applicants must ensure that their academic credentials meet Canadian equivalency. If you are an International Medical Graduate, you may qualify for our 24-month bridge delivery of the naturopathic program. Contact Admissions and Student Services for details at 416-498-1255 x 245.

Evaluation of international transcripts
Students applying for the four-year naturopathic program who have completed their university study at an institution outside North America must have their transcripts evaluated and translated (if necessary) on a course-by-course basis. (This is not required for bridge delivery applicants.)

World Education Services
416-972-0070 or 1-866-343-0070
New York City:
The International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS)
519-763-7282 or 1-800-321-6021

Proficiency in English
As CCNM curriculum is delivered in English, all applicants are expected to demonstrate sufficient facility in the English language to fully participate in the learning process. If an applicant's post-secondary studies were completed outside of North America in a language other than English, proof of English proficiency must be submitted to CCNM. CCNM's minimum requirements are indicated below.

IELTS: 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)

Living, Studying and Working in Canada
CCNM is recognized by the Government of Canada as a designated learning institution (DLI) for study permit purposes. Our DLI number is O19305338292. International applicants must comply with Citizenship and Immigration Canada admissibility requirements and must obtain a study permit.  Study permit applicants should expect to complete a medical exam and/or a security check prior to entering Canada. International students are encouraged to apply for admission to CCNM as soon as possible so that they can allow ample processing time for their study permit application.

As CCNM’s naturopathic program is degree-granting, through Ministerial consent in the province of Ontario, international students may be eligible to work both on and off campus without a work permit while enrolled at CCNM. Additionally, CCNM graduates may be able to extend their stay in Canada after graduation, under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). Spouses or common-law partners of students who carry a valid study permit may be eligible to apply for a work permit in Canada.

For more information about studying in Canada, visit the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada

International students can also choose 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 Books + fees Total
$21,640 $3,594*  $25,234 CAD | $19,957 USD (based on Bank of Canada exchange rate for January 29, 2015)

(*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 to them. Additional protection can be purchased at the student’s expense for spouses and/or dependants.

CCNM is the only naturopathic school in Canada approved to administer financial aid, such as unsubsidized Direct Loans to US students. When completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) please use the following identification number for CCNM: 03273300/G3273300.