Studying in Alberta.
MCG Career College welcomes international students to our campuses across Alberta. We pride ourselves on offering programming that is flexible and welcoming to all.
International students studying in Canada for more than twelve months are eligible to register for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP).
The plan is free of charge and covers visits to the doctor, lab costs and hospital stay in the event of admission. AHCIP does not cover prescription drugs, rehabilitation needs, dental services and ambulance transport.
Visit ACHIP for more information and application eligibility.
Students with Study Permits valid for more than 3 months, but less than 12 months, may be eligible for AHCIP coverage if their application is accompanied by a letter from the student confirming their intent to reside in Alberta for at least 12 months.
Students enrolled in programs under 12 months and are not eligible for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan are still required to purchase health insurance through a private health insurance plan. Please contact College administration for assistance.
You or your family members may be eligible for a work permit. Please contact the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRRC) for information.
As an International student you must contact the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRRC) to apply for a study permit.
As a new member to Canada you will need to locate accommodations. MCG Career College does not have a student residence, however there are many rental opportunities in the area close to the college. The following are links that may assist in the search for accommodations.
Please note: MCG Career College is not affiliated with any of these groups.
International Student Support
Center for Newcomers: https://www.centrefornewcomers.ca/about-us
Calgary Mennonite Centre for Newcomers: http://emcn.ab.ca/
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society: https://www.ccisab.ca/
Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association: https://www.ciwa-online.com/
Immigrant Services Calgary: https://www.immigrantservicescalgary.ca/
Immigrant and Refugee support: https://www.cssalberta.ca/newcomer
Red Deer Public Library, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and the Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.): https://www.rdpl.org/node/2123
City of Calgary
The city of Calgary has a website page dedicated to getting started in Calgary.
On their website, they also provide a document entitled “The Newcomers Guide to Calgary??? that students may find helpful.