Admission Requirements for International Students

An applicant will be considered an international student if he or she is not a Canadian citizen or does not have permanent resident or landed immigrant status.

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 bridge delivery of the ND program. Contact Admissions and Student Services for details at 416-498-1255 x 245.

International applicants to the four-year full-time ND Program (i.e. not bridge delivery) must also comply with Citizenship and Immigration Canada admissibility requirements and must obtain a study permit. International students enrolled at CCNM are not eligible to apply for an off-campus work permit.  A limited number of on campus job opportunities are available for students.

For more information visit the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada Applicants who intend to practice outside Canada are advised to contact the local naturopathic medicine licensing body to inquire about requirements for licensing in that jurisdiction.

Evaluation of international transcripts
Students applying for the 4-year ND 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 the English language
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, TOEFL scores 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 PBT: minimum 580 out of 677
TOEFL CBT: minimum 257 out of 300
TOEFL IBT: minimum 102 out of 120
(CCNM TOEFL DI Code: 0245)