International Students

HCC For International Students

Studying as an international student can be a rewarding and life-changing experience! Canada is a popular choice for many international students for its high education standards, beautiful cities, and high quality of life. Choosing the right school is especially important when studying abroad. Heritage Community College is home to many International Students who are an important part of our college community, and we are committed to helping you every step of the way!
If you are an International Student please use the below step-by-step instructions to apply for admission.

Step 1

Apply for your area of study at Heritage Community College by completing an online application form.

Step 2

Your application must include the following items:

  • Education documents such as report cards, Official Transcripts and/or certificates
  • A copy of your passport biodata and photo pages
  • A copy of your official IELTS score OR proof of an equivalent English Proficiency such as TOEFL
  • $295 CDN application fee
  • Step 3

    We will send you a conditional acceptance letter within 3 to 5 days from the date we receive your full application, which must include all required documents and fees.

    Step 4

    Once you meet all the requirements outlined in your conditional offer, your confirmation of acceptance will be issued in the form of an Official Letter of Acceptance sent to you.

    Step 5

    You can apply for your Canadian student visa once you receive your Official Letter of Acceptance from Heritage Community College.

    Step 6

    As soon as your visa is approved, please send us a copy of the approval by email.

    Step 7

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


    “VESTRI POSTERUS SATUS HIC” HCC is committed to inspiring students to achieve the highest standards of intellectual and personal development through a stimulating and comprehensive program. Within a caring, respectful, multicultural environment, the school is committed to instilling in each student a desire to learn, to take appropriate risks, and to accept challenges. The school community is committed to developing students who are resilient and adaptable, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to continue their education and become

    • 1Skilled.
    • 2Personally Fulfilled.
    • 3Interdependent.
    • 4Socially responsible adults.

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    Countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

    This website contains useful FAQs and resources for HCC faculty, staff, and students. It is updated regularly, following advice from provincial and federal health agencies.

    In recent months, HCC has transitioned to online learning and remote working for many of its faculty and staff. We are now in the midst of a COVID-19 safety planning process to allow for a gradual resumption of programs and activities on our campuses, within the BC Restart Plan.

    We are also excited to welcome our new and returning students this fall. During fall 2020, HCC will primarily offer larger classes online with selected smaller classes conducted in-person, adhering to physical distancing and other public health requirements. We will maintain a clear focus on ensuring high-quality face-to-face instruction, where possible, and high-quality remote instruction. Our priority remains the wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff.

    British Columbia’s coordinated response

    Within British Columbia, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, and Vancouver Coastal Health are leading the coordinated response to COVID-19. HCC continues to take direction from the BC Provincial Government as we plan and consider the next steps.

    We encourage you to visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website for the latest information. The Government of Canada also has an information line at 1 833 784 4397.

    COVID-19 Resources:

    Workplace Active Health Screening

    Active health screening for all the staff entering the workplace on a daily basis will be done as per the orders of the Provincial Health officer.



    Download Our HCC COVID-19 Policy & Guidelines Here