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International Students at Westervelt College

Hello and Welcome (សូមស្វាគមន៏, dobrodošli, welkom, maligayang pagdating, 歓迎, 欢迎, powitanie) to Ontario, Canada!

With Canada's ever-growing immigration population, we have become a very diverse country with many different cultural and religious communities. However, Canada’s official two languages are English and French. Canada is the second largest country when comparing our large land mass. There are many natural resources that make our country beautiful; bountiful diamond mines, incredible bodies of water rich marine life, natural oil sands, and dramatic mountain ranges. Canada is made of 10 provinces and three territories which are bordered by the United States of America to our south, the Pacific Ocean to our east, the Atlantic Ocean to our west, and our northern side by the Artic Ocean. Located in the central region of Canada is the province of Ontario, home to our nation’s capital, Ottawa, and the oldest college in Canada - Westervelt College, located in London, Ontario. 

London, Ontario is a city full of culture that can be explored through our many museums, fine dining, and performing arts. Known as the forest city, London also boasts over 100 traditional celebrations and festivals each year observing our diverse population. As you take a boat cruise along the Thames River you will find a city that has the charm of the past yet many modern buildings for the future that give way to our regional center for healthcare and education, where you will find hospitals near and around Westervelt College. Westervelt College has been part of London’s rich history since it was founded in 1885 when it started its career-oriented training. This year Westervelt embarks on its 130th year; we are proud of our over 48,000 graduates and their continued contribution to our reputation for excellence. As we celebrate this milestone, we encourage you to tour our website and learn all about the wonderful offerings that Westervelt College can provide you with.  

If you decide to pursue your education in Ontario, your main starting place for government information on all matters related to post-secondary education is the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD)

Information for International Students Applying to Westervelt College

Thank you for considering Westervelt College as your future educational institution.  As an International Student, steps must be considered prior to your acceptance to the college. You must have your transcripts professionally evaluated before you submit them to the college. Please follow these instructions carefully. We want to help you as much as possible.

Each International Student, taking a program beyond 6 months in length, requires a Student VISA. This allows you to study inside Canada.  The requirements are as follow;

  1. A letter of acceptance is required from the school
  2. Evidence of funds to go to school
  3. Proof of you returning home after your studies in Canada
  4. Proof of health insurance prior to beginning the program
  5. You must qualify as a temporary resident in Canada, including a temporary resident Visa if required

*Please note, if you enroll in a 6-month program, you may not require a Student Visa

To be considered as a student at Westervelt College, we would require copies of your school transcripts, in English, evaluated for Canadian Secondary School Equivalency. You may contact or for assistance with this if you like. These documents must be mailed or sent by facsimile to our offices. At that time, an Admissions Officer may contact you by email, but we must also speak with you directly to determine your working English abilities.  The student is required to contact the Career Counsellor department by telephone to do this.

Here are links that can help you along the way:
Manulife - Travel Insurance

If you require any additional information, please do no hesitate to contact us through email at