HHS Instructor Faye Martin with nursing student

Indigenous priority seats for Health Programs

For a limited time each year, Camosun College offers 12.5% priority seating for admissible Indigenous students in all Health and Human Services programs. This includes Allied Health and Technologies; Continuing Care; Community, Family & Child Studies; Dental and Nursing programs.

The Indigenous Limited Priority Admissions process, approved by the Board of Governors, supported by the Education Council, and approved by the BC Human Rights Tribunal, welcomes applications from all qualified Indigenous applicants.

How to apply for an Indigenous priority seat:

  • Apply online through EducationPlannerBC and check "yes" on the Indigenous self-identification box in the application.
  • Meet general admission to Camosun as a domestic applicant and satisfy the program admission requirements.

After you apply:

  • After your application is processed by Admissions, you will be contacted by the Indigenous Support Coordinator.
  • You will learn about the services available to Indigenous students and will be invited to provide information that documents your Indigenous heritage.
  • Indigenous applicants may be considered for Indigenous priority seats or regular domestic seats depending on their position on the admissible list.
  • Once the 12.5% of priority seats have been filled, Indigenous applicants will go through the regular admissions process.
  • Priority seats for Indigenous applicants are held until two months prior to the beginning of the program. All unused seats are returned to the regular domestic applicant pool.
  • Any questions about the application process, please contact hhsindigenoussupport@camosun.ca

Acceptable documentation includes:

  • a certified copy of a Status or Treaty card
  • a certified copy of a Métis card
  • a certified copy of a Nunavut Trust Certification card, roll number of any other proof accepted by Inuit communities
  • a certified copy of a Nisga'a card
  • proof that an ancestor's name has been entered in the Indian Register according to the Indian Act or on the Band list of an individual Indian Band or on the Inuit roll
  • evidence that an ancestor received a land grant or scrip grant under the Manitoba Act or the Dominion of Canada Lands Act
  • written confirmation of ancestry from Indigenous Services Canada
  • written confirmation of membership in a Band by a Band Council or Tribal Council which has enacted its own membership code
  • a declaration by the applicant attesting to Indigenous ancestry, supplemented by letters supporting the declaration from an official of a recognized Indigenous organization
  • a certified copy of official documentation attesting to membership in a Native American tribe