Qualifying Areas of Study for International Students

International students are eligible to enroll in any Eastern College diploma program.

As a private career college, international graduates of select programs at our New Brunswick campuses are eligible to apply for the New Brunswick Private Career College Graduate Pilot upon graduation. It is an immigration pathway for international students who graduate from select one-year and two-year programs of study that lead to careers in priority occupations in Education and Social Development, in Health, in IT and Cybersecurity, in Business Administration, and in Supply Chain and Logistics. International graduates of private educational institutions who are not currently eligible for the federal Post-Graduation Work Permit Program will be eligible to work and live in the province and obtain permanent residency.

Qualifying Areas of Study

If you are enrolled in one of the qualifying programs for the New Brunswick Private Career College Graduate Pilot, you must be present in person and attend classes on campus. While online delivery is available for many Eastern College programs, this modality does not provide international graduates with the eligibility to apply for the aforementioned immigration pathway upon completion of their programs.

This program is focused on specific occupations and Eastern College is proud to offer the majority of the qualifying areas of study that include a pathway to these targeted occupations.

The following Eastern College diploma programs qualify for the New Brunswick Private Career College Graduate Pilot:

Accounting and Payroll Administrator

Advanced Systems Management and Cybersecurity

Child & Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker

Medical Administrative Specialist

Personal Support Worker

Video Game Development (Moncton Only)

Supply Chain and Logistics

Before submitting your contact information, please make sure that you meet the English Proficiency Requirements which are as follows:

English Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants from countries where English is not the only language of common usage will be required to either submit proof of English proficiency.

The following are the required language proficiency test scores for all Eastern College Diploma programs:

TOEFL Paper-based test – Minimum score of 550 required

TOEFL Internet-based test – Overall minimum score of 80 required, with minimum scores of 20 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

IELTS Academic Training – Minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5)

CAEL – Minimum overall score of 60

University of Michigan English Language Institute (MELAB) – Minimum score 77

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP – General Test) – Minimum score Level 8

Duolingo English Test – Minimum score of 105

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Eastern College is proud to be a fully authorized education partner as per EduCanada requirements. EduCanada is a collaboration between the provinces and territories through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Global Affairs Canada which supports the international education offerings of Canada’s provinces and territories.