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Arriving in Edmonton

Welcome to the school that gives you a hands-on education and prepares you for a rewarding career!

NAIT is located in Edmonton, the capital city of the province of Alberta in Canada, one of the healthiest countries in the world. People in Alberta earn the highest wages in the country; enjoy the most days of sun per year and only pay 5% tax on consumer goods (saving money on things like books and groceries)!

We’ve put together a guide to help provide you with some important information you should know before coming to Canada, and arriving in Edmonton.

Did You Know

Alberta residents, including international students, receive free healthcare!

Living in Edmonton

There are plenty of fun and affordable things to see and do in Edmonton and Alberta.

Housing

There are tons of great housing options available in Edmonton. Explore the housing options available to NAIT students.

Costs

Find out how much it costs to live in Edmonton for a year.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Moving to another country is a big decision, find out what you need to bring to Canada to ensure you have the best NAIT experience! As you're getting ready for this exciting journey, there are a few important pieces of information to have ready before you leave for Alberta. 

  • Important documents to bring with you
  • Clothing and packing recommendations

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Healthcare

Your health is important to your success as a student. Fortunately, as an international student, you have many great options for health and dental care in Alberta. It's important to note that your healthcare coverage will depend on the program you are enrolled in. All students who are enrolled in a credit program (degree, diploma or certificate) will automatically receive extended insurance coverage, which is included in your NAIT fees.

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Healthcare
Pre-arrival Webinars

Pre-arrival Webinars

We offer a series of webinars to help prepare you for life in Canada. Topics covered include housing, healthcare, culture and immigration. If you missed the live webinars, don't worry we have them pre-recorded and you can watch them any time it's convenient by heading to our Pre-arrival Webinars page. 

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