Northern Lights College

Northern Lights College (NLC) serves the northern third of BC, a geographic area of 325,000 square kilometers. NLC campuses are located on the territories of the Cree, Dene, Dunne-Za, Kaska, Saulteau, Tse’khene, Tahltan, and Tlingit. It is a region of extremes with forests and lakes, foothills and mountains.

NLC’s roots run deep in the communities it serves, with campuses and access centres in Atlin, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Dease Lake, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, and Tumbler Ridge. Its history is as rich as the resources in the ground, and the values and programming reflect this.

NLC offers unique training opportunities for its students in the region including academic, trades, and continuing education programming. NLC provides the foundation to enter the workforce, start a career, or pursue higher education.

With over 80 credentials and low tuition costs, Northern Lights College provides accessible post-secondary education to the residents of the North and abroad.

For over 25 years, Northern Lights College has welcomed students from around the world to our campuses in beautiful northern British Columbia, many of whom come from across the Asia-Pacific region to study with us. We offer dozens of educational programs which combine classroom and applied learning, designed to prepare students to succeed in the Canadian workplace or continue on to further studies. Northern Lights College is a new member of University Mobility in Asia Pacific and is actively seeking partners from across the region for student mobility.

Fast Facts

  • Northern Lights College was founded in 1975. NLC serves over 3,000 students annually. Almost 400 of our students are Indigenous, and over 700 are international students.
  • The faculty to student ratio is 1:19.
  • Ninety-two per cent of graduates are satisfied with their education.
  • In 2018, Northern Lights College joined the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association and is the only post-secondary institution in BC with a rodeo team.
  • The Northern Lights College Foundation, formed in 1981, assists community projects and promotes higher education. It acts as a recipient of trust funds designated for scholarships and bursaries benefiting students at Northern Lights College.

Our programs include:

  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Business
  • Continuing education
  • Early childhood education and care
  • Health and human services
  • Trades and apprenticeship
  • University transfer
  • Upgrading


Northern Lights College Viewbook Intl 2022

APAIE 2022 Key Contact

Scott Clerk, Director of International Education
Telephone:  250-782-5251 ext. 1040


11401 8th St
Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 4G2

Telephone: 866.463.6652

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