Before a LOA is Issued

ESL Students


  • Winter 2022: January 5 to April 21, 2022 (online application closes Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021)
  • Spring 2022: May 9 to August 18, 2022 (online application closes Monday, April 4, 2022)
  • Fall 2022: September 1 to December 15, 2022 (online application closes Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022) 
  • Winter 2023: January 4 to April 21, 2023 (online application closes Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023) 
  • Spring 2023: May 8 to August 17, 2023 (online application closes Monday, May 1, 2023) 

To register after the online application closes, contact

  1. Ask the applicant to share their study plans in Canada with you. Check the study permit procedure and processing times with Immigration Canada & use this guide to determine which type of permit they may require.
  2. Review NAIT's refund policy
    • Request for refunds must be submitted in writing through our contact form using the Refund Request for International Students.
  3. Review the ESL program structure and course/level offerings with the applicant.
  4. Ask the applicant to complete page one of the Confirmation of a Recruited Student form (pdf) and to give you a copy of their passport.
  5. Complete page two of the Confirmation of a Recruited Student form (pdf), and save a copy of the form *You will leave the NAIT ID section blank.
  6. Set up their MyNAIT Portal. Students must use their personal email address on their Portal. Their NAIT Student ID number will be issued once it's complete.
  7. Apply online
    • ​​A CAD$1,000 non-refundable tuition deposit with a credit card. Applicants will have 72 hours to make the payment in order for the application to be complete.
    • How to Apply and Enrol to ESL

  8. Book an ESL placement test online (after the application). If the date needs to be changed later, contact or call 1.780.471.7499
  9. Upload the Complete Confirmation Form (page 1, page 2 and passport copy) to the applicant's MyNAIT Portal immediately.

Important Documents (ESL)

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