College of the North Atlantic - Placentia

Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador | Public University | Established 1997

About us

College of the North Atlantic (CNA) is Newfoundland and Labrador’s (NL) public college – one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada, with a history dating back over 55 years. Today, College of the North Atlantic has 17 campus locations, which include facilities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador; thousands of students studying at various partner universities in China; and, a technical education college for the State of Qatar in the Middle East. In NL, CNA has over 100 full-time program offerings for approximately 9,000 students each year.

CNA continues to have the lowest tuition fees of any post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada. CNA offers an impressive world-class, nationally accredited range of programming that meets the highest demands of industry; transferability opportunities that promote continuing education at home and abroad; research and development leadership in the community and regional innovation; and, precedent-setting international partnerships. College of the North Atlantic welcomes students from all parts of the world. International students are attracted by the college’s high quality education, reasonable costs, safe and friendly living environment, student support services, and the acceptability and transferability of its certificates and diplomas. College of the North Atlantic places a high value on the contribution that international students make towards the development of intercultural communications and understanding throughout the college and the community.

Why College of the North Atlantic

Campus: The Placentia campus of College of the North Atlantic is located on Newfoundland's east coast on the Avalon Peninsula, just a 90-minute drive from St. John's, and has a population of approximately 4,500 residents. Placentia enjoys the best of small-town spirit, yet close to the city.

Facilities: Placentia offers a variety of trades programs that will equip students for a rewarding career.

Hands-on experience: Many of College of the North Atlantic's programs offer field opportunities where students can apply what they've learned in the classroom to the community.


Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
College Certificate - Heavy Duty Equipment Technician/Truck and Transport Mechanic 1 Year CAD 8,140
College Certificate - Industrial Mechanic - Millwright 1 Year CAD 8,140
College Certificate - Machinist 1 Year CAD 8,140

Admission Requirements


Passport [Front & Back Pages]

Birth Certificate

School Leaving Certificate

10th & 12th/Equivalent Educational Marksheets with transcripts. if any

English Proficiency Test Result

Passport Size Photograph

Intake Season & Deadlines

Fall Intake - September - Universities offers all the Courses to International students.

Winter Intake - January - Many Courses for students who missed fall intake.

Summer - April - Not all Universities offer courses in Spring Intake.

Courses Exams
Certificate Course
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 79
  • Min IELTS overall: 6
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105

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University City Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador
Size of city Largest
Population of City 55,826
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