Northern Lights College

Location Dawson Creek
Established 1975
Famous For Safe and Welcoming Campus


Northern Lights College, established in 1975, has five campuses across 324,000 square kilometres. The College is a British Columbia College member, which is a group of 11 institutions across the British Columbia province.

Northern Lights College is located in the Peace River region where you can study in one of the most picturesque areas of Canada.

Northern Lights College is known for its association with industries, employees, policymakers and communities, which help students monetize the market opportunities. Around 3000 students are enrolled in the college every year. A variety of courses are offered by Northern Lights College under the following categories:

  • Academic and vocational programs
  • Business programs
  • Online programs
  • Dual credit programs
  • Education programs
  • Programs related to health and human services

Northern Lights College courses are designed to provide students with hands-on opportunities so they can successfully transition from student to employee. Trade and apprenticeships are also provided by the College.

Tuition cost is affordable, generally ranging between $10,000-18,000 per year, and class sizes are smaller than average, making it easy to communicate with the faculty.

Services for International Students

StudentAid BC can help new international students settle The program helps with student loans, Canada study grants, and a part-time assistance program. There are special grants and loans for those with a permanent disability.

International students can find job opportunities and assistance in finding their part-time job after a few weeks after the semester starts. Student housing is available for the international candidates in the Dawson Creek and Fort St. John campuses.


Northern Lights College ranks 134th in Canada and 8858th in the world as per Webometrics.


Dawson campus has two wings and can accommodate 190 students. There are 1, 2, 3 or 4 bedroom options, and each room has a bed, bookshelves, computer station, dresser, chair, telephone, internet, fridge, stove, microwave, table, chair, washer, vacuum cleaner.  Fort St. John campus can accommodate 102 students and has 1 or 2 bedroom options with similar facilities.

About Location

There are five campuses at the Northern Lights College:

  • Dawson Creek Campus: Dawson Creek city is home to BC Peace River, the region's largest centre. It has a new South Peace Community Multiplex. 
  • Tumbler Ridge Campus: The city of Tumbler Ridge is a UNESCO Global Geopark and has a famous paleontological research centre.
  • Chetwynd Campus: Chetwynd Town is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain and just an hour away from Dawson Creek. This campus supports full-time and part-time students in various programs. 
  • Fort Nelson Campus: Fort Nelson town is the largest in the Northern Rockies Regional District and the campus is the third largest in NLC. The campus offers various facilities, services and courses to the students to make them eligible for working in oil/gas or other industries. 
  • Fort St. John Campus: Fort St. John city lies in the oil and gas industry's heart, 47 miles from the Alaskan highway, and hence known as the Energetic city. Over 1800 students are hosted by the campus every year. It is a soothing area with greenery, internet access, a bookstore and city transit.  

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