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.

2020 Spring Semester

January 2 to April 17

Jan 01 New Year’s Holiday. College closed.
Jan 02 Registration and placement test for new students.
Jan 03 Registration for continuing students.
Jan 06 Classes start.
Feb 11-13 Mid-term examinations.
Feb 14 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Feb 17 Family Day Holiday. College closed.
Apr 10 Good Friday. College closed.
Apr 13 Easter Monday. College closed.
Apr 14-16 Final examinations.
Apr 17 Non-instructional Day. No classes.

2020 Summer Semester

May 1 to August 7

May 01 Registration and placement test for new students/Registration for continuing students.
May 04 Classes start.
May 18 Victoria Day. College closed.
Jun 16-18 Mid-term examinations (Final examinations for Grade 12).
Jun 19 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Jul 01 Canada Day. College closed.
Aug 03 B.C. Day. College closed.
Aug 04-06 Final examinations.
Aug 07 Non-instructional Day. No classes.

2020 Fall Semester

September 4 to December 14

Sep 04 Registration and placement test for new students/Registration for continuing students.
Sep 07 Labour Day. College closed.
Sep 08 Classes start.
Oct 12 Thanksgiving Day. College closed.
Oct 20-22 Mid-term examinations.
Oct 23 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Nov 11 Remembrance Day. College closed.
Dec 09-11 Final examinations.
Dec 14 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Dec 25-31 Christmas Holidays. College closed.

2021 Spring Semester

January 4 to April 16

Jan 01 New Year’s Holiday. College closed.
Jan 04 Registration and placement test for new students/Registration for continuing students.
Jan 05 Classes start.
Feb 12 Professional Day. No classes.
Feb 15 Family Day Holiday. College closed.
Feb 16-18 Mid-term examinations.
Feb 19 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Apr 02 Good Friday. College closed.
Apr 05 Easter Monday. College closed.
Apr 13-15 Final examinations.
Apr 16 Non-instructional Day. No classes.