Homestay Program

The College will assist students in obtaining suitable accommodations. The College’s well-established homestay program gives students the opportunity to live with Canadian families, where accommodations and three daily meals are provided. Please notify the College at least 2 weeks in advance and submit the relevant homestay application form with your application package.

Scholarships

RCC has a scholarship program for outstanding students with award values up to $5,000. Potential scholarship recipients are identified during the admissions process based on the academic and application information received. Learn more.

Airport Reception

International students seeking accommodation and airport reception services from the College should notify the College at least 2 weeks in advance of their detailed travel schedule. Please include the relevant airport reception form with your application package.

Medical Insurance

International students are entitled to medical and hospital benefits through the B.C. Medical Services Plan. However, this plan is not available to new students during their stay in B.C. for the first three calendar months. The College can arrange for a private insurance company to provide the medical coverage during this waiting period.

Counseling Services

In line with the academic development of students, the College provides students with counseling services to assist them in educational and career planning. These services will be available to students with personal and academic problems as well.

Visa Services

The College will provide international students with necessary services for the extension of Study Permits and other visas.

Academic Schedule

Important dates for the upcoming academic year.

2017 Fall Semester

September 1 to December 15

Sept 01 Registration and placement test for new students/Registration for continuing students.
Sept 04 Labour Day. College closed.
Sept 05 Classes start.
Oct 09 Thanksgiving Day. College closed.
Oct 17-19 Mid-term examinations.
Oct 20 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Nov 11-13 Remembrance Day long weekend. College closed.
Dec 12-14 Final examinations.
Dec 15 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Dec 25-26 Christmas Holidays. College closed.

2018 Spring Semester

January 2 to April 13

Jan 01 New Year’s Holiday. College closed.
Jan 02 Registration and placement test for new students/Registration for continuing students.
Jan 03 Classes start.
Feb 12 Family Day Holiday. College Closed.
Feb 13-15 Mid-term examinations.
Feb 16 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Mar 30 Good Friday. College closed.
Apr 02 Easter Monday. College closed.
Apr 10-12 Final examinations.
Apr 13 Non-instructional Day. No classes.

2018 Summer Semester

April 27 to August 3

Apr 27 Registration and placement test for new students/Registration for continuing students.
Apr 30 Classes start.
May 21 Victoria Day. College closed.
Jun 12-14 Mid-term examinations (Final examinations for Grade 12).
Jun 15 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Jul 01-02 Canada Day long weekend. College closed.
Jul 31-Aug 02 Final examinations.
Aug 03 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Aug 06 B.C. Day. College closed.

2018 Fall Semester

September 4 to December 14

Sep 03 Labour Day. College closed.
Sep 04 Registration and placement test for new students/Registration for continuing students.
Sep 05 Classes start.
Oct 08 Thanksgiving Day. College closed.
Oct 16-18 Mid-term examinations.
Oct 19 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Nov 11-12 Remembrance Day long weekend. College closed.
Dec 11-13 Final examinations.
Dec 14 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Dec 25-26 Christmas Holidays. College closed.