Native Education

Key steps in the application process

Evaluate where you are in the application process; if you feel prepared, move on to step three!

 We invite you to learn about your strengths, skills, interests, values, and preferences, So you can choose the option that best suits you.

Choose a program that will provide you with the training, education and credentials you need to reach your career goals. 

You can find out more about your study options by talking with the coordinating program, asking questions, or talking to an educational advisor. We will happy to support you; it’s advised  start planning your studies a few months in advance because registration procedure has deadlines, admission requirements, and financing are contingent upon availability.

Please find the form below to continue with your application.

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To start your Certificate or Diploma program in Spring 2023

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Spring Intake

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Adult Upgrading

Adult basic Education

The BC Adult Graduation Diploma (also known as the Adult Dogwood), program gives students high school completion and prepares them for careers and post-secondary education.

Health Care Assistant

Learners will be prepared for an exciting career as a Health Care Assistant, through a combination of theory, lab, and practicum. Learners gain the skills and knowledge required to provide the highest standard of personal care that promotes the physical, social, and emotional well-being for clients.

Small Class Sizes

Average class size of 15 students

6,000 +

Former students

Our focus remains on YOU!

Our learning methods are flexible and holistic


What They Say

Ha’miyaa! When I first moving to Vancouver in 1007 I hard about NEC, what attracted me to the college is the Indigenous perspective to learning, and what I like most like is the sense of community, its a such beautiful place to learn and reconnect. Nec is important to me because creates leaders that embody our intergenerational strength that has been passed down from our ancestors.
Kristian Bryanton
IJS - Student
I used to live in Winnipeg, Manitoba; I'm from Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation. I was looking for schools to attend in Vancouver, and what attracted me to NEC were the courses that allowed me to further my education. I felt more encouraged to study here since I discovered that it would be an Indigenous environment. What I like about NEC is the spirit room; you can smudge, calm and ground yourself if you may having a rough day. I also like that all staff and students are very nice and welcoming. I've learned about my culture and many other cultures based in BC. NEC has helped to open up my mind to keep learning every day.
Shayanne Bohpa
Indigenous Land Stewardship
Native Education College is a safe place for me to return to school. I am grateful for Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-waututh and NEC for creating a safer space for Indigenous Diaspora like myself. As an Intergenerational residential school survivor I feel relieved to be able to build a better life for myself and everyone I connect with, supported by the inclusive Indigenous space provided by NEC.
Rosie Johnnie
OAET - Student 2022 -2023