Students from outside Canada are welcomed to enroll to attend the college. Use the lists below as a guide to help you make your international trip as smooth as possible.


Student Checklist

Before Leaving For Canada:

  1. Review and compile information required to apply to enroll at Pixel Blue College. Submit application and receive Letter of Acceptance and Confirmation of Enrollment.

  2. Apply for a study permit from Canada Immigration and Citizenship. International students will need a study permit if they plan to study in Canada for more than 6 months, or if they would like to work part time while attending school. Allow three to four months for your application to be processed.

  3. Go to CIC to learn if, and how to, submit an online or paper application for a study permit.

  4. Check CIC application processing times to see typically how long it takes to process your application and make arrangments accordingly.

  5. Make travel arrangements: book flights.

  6. Make banking arrangements transfer money, purchase traveler's cheques, get credit cards. Make arrangements to pay tuition.

  7. Arrange for accommodation while you are in Canada.

  8. Arrange for private health care insurance.

When You Arrive In Canada:

  1. Provide all required entry documents to the Canada Immigration officer on arrival.

  2. Contact your family to tell them you have arrived safely.

  3. Attend the Orientation Program, and sign the Student Contract of Tuition.

  4. Get a student student I.D. card (provided at Orientation).

  5. Open a bank account.

  6. Get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) (necessary if you will be working with an off-campus work permit)


Please note that graduates from private career colleges, such as Pixel Blue College, are not eligible for the Post-Graduate Work Permit program. For more information, visit the Government of Canada Post Graduate Eligibility Website.


For more information about Study Permits and Visas, visit the Government of Canada’s Designated Learning Institutions and Post Graduate Work Permit website.


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Accommodation in Edmonton

Pixel Blue College is a boutique style college focusing on hands-on, practical career training. Due to the small size of institution, there is no residence or campus housing available. However, the College is located in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown area and is connected by Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Edmonton transit services...

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banking in Canada

Banks in Canada charge different fees for the same type of service. You should research which bank best matches the services that you need. Things to ask about are: monthly service charges, telephone and computer banking options, transaction charges, and interest...

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Entrance Requirements

At Pixel Blue College, our entrance requirements are more subjective than other post-secondary schools as we are focused on finding the right people to enter our program, who have not only the skills, but also the drive and passion to be successful...

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Tuition and Tuition Refunds

Tuition at Pixel Blue College includes all costs of attending the school. Tuition includes: Program fees, instruction by a dedicated professional instructor, who continues to be involved in the industry, all textbooks, use of a dedicated machine, including the latest version of software appropriate to the program of study, and 24 hour access to the school...

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Medical Insurance

In some countries, you are covered for medical or dental treatment without any cost. You go to a doctor, dentist or hospital and you receive treatment at no cost. This is NOT the case in Canada. You must purchase a private health insurance plan through an insurance company or agent in your home country or in Canada...

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Orientation Program

Orientation will take place at the beginning of each intake. Specific orientation for international students will be held in advance of orientation for Canadian students...

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Support for International Students

Pixel Blue College is committed to ensuring the comfort and success of students from other countries and other cultures. As Canada has a diverse blend of cultures, where possible, an international student is “buddied” with a Canadian student from a similar background...

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Complaints & Dispute Resolution

Concerns regarding training will first be addressed using Pixel Blue College’s student complaint process. A student who has a complaint or a concern, should first approach his or her classroom instructor...

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Contact Information


Curtis Greenland


Julian Brezden


+1 (780) 756-3990



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