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 current and upcoming academic year.

2022 Spring Semester

January 4 to April 14

Jan 03 New Year’s Holiday. College closed.
Jan 04 New student registration and placement test/Registration for continuing students.
Jan 05 Classes start.
Feb 01 Professional Day. No classes.
Feb 15-17 Mid-term examinations.
Feb 18 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Feb 21 Family Day Holiday. College closed.
Apr 11-13 Final examinations.
Apr 14 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Apr 15 Good Friday. College closed.
Apr 18 Easter Monday. College closed.

2022 Summer Semester

May 2 to August 5

May 02 New student registration and placement test/Registration for continuing students.
May 03 Classes start.
May 23 Victoria Day. College closed.
Jun 14-16 Mid-term examinations (Final examinations for Grade 12).
Jun 17 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Jul 01 Canada Day. College closed.
Aug 01 B.C. Day. College closed.
Aug 02-04 Final examinations.
Aug 05 Non-instructional Day. No classes.

2022 Fall Semester

September 1 to December 15

Sep 01 Registration and placement test for new students.
Sep 02 Registration for continuing students.
Sep 05 Labour Day. College closed.
Sep 06 Classes start.
Oct 10 Thanksgiving Day. College closed.
Oct 18-20 Mid-term examinations.
Oct 21 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Nov 11 Remembrance Day. College closed.
Dec 12-14 Final examinations.
Dec 15 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Dec 25-31 Christmas Holidays. College closed.

2023 Spring Semester

January 3 to April 14

Jan 02 New Year’s Holiday. College closed.
Jan 03 New student registration and placement test/Registration for continuing students.
Jan 04 Classes start.
Jan 23 Professional Day. No classes.
Feb 14-16 Mid-term examinations.
Feb 17 Non-instructional Day. No classes.
Feb 20 Family Day Holiday. College closed.
Apr 07 Good Friday. College closed.
Apr 10 Easter Monday. College closed.
Apr 11-13 Final examinations.
Apr 14 Non-instructional Day. No classes.