Focus College welcomes International Students! 

The staff at Focus College are here to support your journey from the moment you apply with us and through out your entire time at Focus College. 

Language requirements

You are required to have an IELTS Band score. If you don’t have this information Focus College recommends that you perform an assessment with us. There is a $250 CDN assessment fee. If you have your IELTS Band score and it’s lower than 6.0 then Focus College requires that you take the English Crash Course prior to enrolling in your desired program. If you have an IELTS Band score of 6.0 however your English doesn’t meet the standards in comprehending your courses then you will be asked to take the ESL crash course while enrolled in your Diploma program. 

 Refer to your program’s English requirements to understand your required level of English and then review our ELS crash course offering

Application Process

  1. Apply for your area of study at Focus college. Your agent will help you in completing your online application. 
  2. Your application must include the following items:
  • Your first and second choice for area of study
  • Educational documents such as report cards, certificates
  • A copy of your passport bio data and photo pages
  • A copy of your IELTS score
  • $200 CDN application fee

3. We will send you a conditional acceptance letter within 3-5 days from the day we receive your full application which includes all required documents and fees. 

4. Once you meet all the requirements outlined in your conditional offer, your confirmation of acceptance will be issued and sent to you.

5. You can apply for your Canadian student visa once you receive your confirmation of acceptance from Focus College. 

6. As soon as your visa is approved please send a copy by email to

7. If your visa is refused please send a copy of your refusal letter by email to We require your visa refusal letter to process your refund. Refunds are issued within 4 to 6 weeks of the receiving and verifying it. 

Tuition and Refund Policy

Focus College is designated by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education of BC. The following refund policy is in accordance with the PTIB.

To be considered for a refund, students must submit written notice of withdrawal to Focus College either by email, mail or fax. If the notice is hand delivered it requires that the College stamps the notice and provides a copy to the student for their records. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal.

Student withdrawal refund for international students

To read the refund policy click here.

Arriving in Canada

  1. Plan to arrive in Canada at least one week before your course begins.
  2. Within 48 hours (not included weekends or holidays) of arriving to Canada you must contact Focus College at 250-861-5808 to book an appointment with an admissions advisor. If you don’t contact us within 48 hours of arriving into Canada we may report you to Immigration Canada.
  3. Book an appointment with admissions advisor to review the items listed below so that we can help you transition smoothly and get you started with your student life in Canada.
  • Sign your student contract
  • Orientation date
  • Program schedule
  • International Student Guide
  • Student handbook
  • Social Insurance
  • MSP - Health Insurance
  • Bus/Transit Schedule
  • Cost of living expenses
  • Part time employment opportunities
  • Learn about your area – bus routes, community tours and student life
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