Castlegar, British Columbia
West Kootenay Regional Airport
School type:
Admissions level:
  • Undergraduate - ESL/ Direct
  • Graduate - ESL/ Direct
Rankings & Recognition:

Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges

(Research Infosource Inc. 2022)

Key facts:
  • 92% of students are satisfied with the quality of instruction in their program.
  • Every Selkirk College student can have an international experience as a part of their studies. The college is a member of the organization CONAHEC, through which students can participate in semester exchanges to many different countries.


Why this school?


Nestled in one of the most spectacular locations in Canada, Selkirk College mirrors the communities it serves. With an eclectic economy built on primary industry, tourism and small business, the West Kootenay/Boundary region of southern British Columbia is a mixture of small rural communities and incredible natural beauty. Selkirk College is integral to the region, offering a wide array of programs. Its internationally recognized faculty and intimate learning environments provide students with outstanding educational experiences. 

Selkirk College is large enough to provide quality student services and facilities, yet small enough to offer individual support, small class sizes and an extra dose of attention not found in most post-secondary institutions. The mission of Selkirk College is to inspire lifelong learning, transform lives through education and training, and serve its communities. The college achieves this through focus on the learner, teaching excellence, community engagement, innovation, a healthy workplace and sustainability. With more than 80 nationally recognized programs, Selkirk College ensures its graduates are career and life ready.


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  • Undergraduate: $13,671 - $18,842/ year
  • Graduate: $14,774 - $16,538/ year

Room & Board: $7,300/ year

Entry requirements


(Direct Admission)


(Direct Admission)


GPA 2.5+

GPA 2.5+
Transcript evaluation No No
English proficiency IELTS 6.0+/ TOEFL 80+ IELTS 6.5+/ TOEFL 88+
Special requirements: Portfolio, audition, interview, work experience, etc. No No
Resume Early Childhood Care & Education, Education Assistant & Community Support Worker, Social Service Worker No
Personal statement Early Childhood Care & Education, Education Assistant & Community Support Worker, Social Service Worker No
Recommendation letter No No
Application fee $100 $100



  • Business: Accounting & Finance, Professional Management, Culinary Management, Resort & Hotel Management, Ski Resort Operations & Management.
  • Health & Human Services: Child & Youth Care.
  • Arts & Design: Contemporary Music & Technology, Digital Arts, Digital Fabrication & Design. 
  • Social Sciences & Education: Law and Justice Studies.


Accounting, Business Management, Culinary Management, Hospitality Management.



Application deadlines

Undergraduate: Rolling admissions for most programs.

Graduate: Rolling admissions for most programs.

Castlegar is a community in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. In the Selkirk Mountains, at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, it is a regional trade and transportation centre, with a local economy based on forestry, mining and tourism.