Welcoming ­­Students from Ukraine

Camosun College provides support for Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) permit holders.

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   College welcomes students from Ukraine
   English Language Development (ESL)
   Academic Programs
   Getting the right documents
   Contact us

College welcomes students from Ukraine

If you entered Canada under Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET), and wish to apply to Camosun, you will be considered as a special class international applicant eligible for domestic tuition in academic programs while holding a valid CUAET permit. As most upgrading programs and courses are tuition-free for domestic students, you will be able to study many English as a Second Language (ESL) and Academic Upgrading courses tuition-free*.

*Please note that CUAET students are still responsible for paying non-instructional fees, Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) fees and levies, including CCSS Student Benefits Plan (if and where applicable) as well as other applicable fees. CUAET permit holders are not eligible for Adult Upgrading Grant (formerly ABESAP) funding at this time.

English Language Development (ESL)

There are eight course levels ranging from ELD 010 English Basics 1 to ELD 097 Professional and Academic English. The duration of each level is up to 4 months (1 term).

Academic Upgrading

Our upgrading courses can help you prepare for further academic studies, complete admission requirements to college or university programs or satisfy a personal goal.

Academic programs

Explore a variety of certificates, diplomas and applied degrees available at Camosun College.

Getting the right documents

Long-term ESL program (more than 6 months)

If you are interested in studying for 6 months or longer at Camosun, you are required to apply and receive a study permit under CUAET program from the Government of Canada before the first day of classes.

Proof of Acceptance (electronic copy of your letter of acceptance) will be provided once you have been admitted to Camosun College and paid a non-refundable registration deposit.

Can you have a work permit and study permit at the same time?
Yes, please consult the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website about holding a work permit and study permit at the same time

Short-term ESL program (up to 4 months)

If you are interested in studying in our 4-month English Language Development (ESL) program, you are encouraged to apply for a study permit, but you won’t be required to receive one, if you have valid documents confirming your CUAET status in Canada for the duration of the given term.

Check if you need a study permit

In the second quarter of 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a temporary public policy that allows some foreign nationals with valid work permits to study without a study permit. Please consult the Government of Canada website to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria outlined in this policy.

Estimated Tuition and other fees for ESL

ELD 05X course level in Fall 2024 term

Fall 2024 term (14-week courses): Sep 3‑Dec 7, Final Exam period (where applicable) : Dec 9‑17

Duration of study4 months
Application fee$0 (contact us for application instructions for CUAET permit holders)
ELD (ESL) 0xx-level tuition*
for a CUAET permit holder
$0* (same as for domestic students)
Non-instructional fees* (mandatory)
Student Society Fees and Levies
Student Services Fee
~$269* per term
Student benefits plan*
Opt-out available with existing health and dental coverage
$342* per year
The fees for the Student Benefits Plan are for 12 months of coverage.
Subtotal for ELD(ESL)~$611for the first term of the year,
~$269 for subsequent terms
in the same year (12 months), subject to increase in September 2025.
Other fees (books and supplies)from $200 per term

*Please note that CUAET students are still responsible for paying non-instructional fees, Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) fees and levies, including CCSS Student Benefits Plan (if and where applicable) as well as other applicable fees.
CUAET permit holders are not eligible for Adult Upgrading Grant (formerly ABESAP) funding at this time.

Fees and Financial 

Academic program tuition: See each program page and the course fee listings for details.

Registration Deposit ($175)

Student Society Fees and Levies

Tuition & Fee Payment Deadlines

Fee Refunds


Refer to Fees and Financial Policies and Procedures page for more information.

Contact Camosun International Admissions

Please consider letting us know the following information about you:

  1. Your CUAET status in Canada (work permit, study permit, other)
  2. Your program of interest (ESL and/or academic program from the list of programs open to international students)
  3. Your telephone number in Canada.

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Programs, courses, support available and other matters described in this publication may change without notice.