International Students

International Students

International students who are interested in enrolling for courses under the Professional Bookkeeper program are required to comply with academic, English proficiency and study permit requirements.

For more information on international student requirements or assistance in completing your application, contact


Successful completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent (i.e., 12 years of formal education) or successful completion of post-secondary (at least one full academic year), or successful completion of a minimum of 24 university-level credits at a recognized North American university or college.

English Proficiency

English is the language of instruction at Langara College. You are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to admission to the Professional Bookkeeper program. You may demonstrate English language proficiency by one of the following:

  • TOEFL (paper-based) with a total score of 550 or higher and an essay score of 4.0 or higher
  • TOEFL (computer-based) with a total score of 213 or higher and an essay score of 4.0 or higher
  • TOEFL (Internet-based) with a total score of 80 or higher and a minimum of 18 in Listening, 20 in Reading, 18 in Speaking, and 20 in Writing
  • IELTS Academic 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test with a score of 110 (see note b)
  • CAEL 60 overall with essay 60
  • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) Level 4 with essay 24
  • Successful completion of LEAP Level 8
  • Successful completion of B.C. Grade 12 English or Communications or equivalent
  • Successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course for which Langara College awards transfer credit


  1. Assessment test scores are valid for two years from the date they were taken.
  2. Applicants for May 2022, September 2022 or January 2023 semesters can meet the English language requirement with a Duolingo score of 110. Test scores must be sent directly to Langara College (view submission instructions).

Study Permit

International students who want to study at Langara are required to have a study permit according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Visit the Langara Global website for information pertaining to international students. 

For further information about eligibility and application process, visit the IRCC website or call the IRCC Call Centre at 1.888.242.2100.

Please complete the International Student Admissions Application Form. Students who are requesting exemptions or prerequisite approval will also need to submit the Exemption/Prerequisite Approval Form.

Submit completed application form and $155 application fee:

  • Online through
  • In person, with cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard: Continuing Studies, A Building
  • By mail with cheque: Langara College Continuing Studies, 100 West 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y2Z6 

Then, submit the following supporting documents to 

  • Copy of work and/or study permit
  • Copy of English proficiency proof
  • Copy of transcripts from outside of Canada (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts from institutions within Canada (if applicable)
  • CPA Transcript Assessment (if applicable)

You may mail/drop off supporting documents to:
Langara College Continuing Studies
Attn: Program Coordinator, Accounting & Finance
100 West 49th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 2Z6 

When your application has been approved, you will receive an email from Langara College to confirm your acceptance, with information on how to register for courses and pay tuition fees. 

Application Fee

There is a $155 non-refundable application fee, payable by Visa or Mastercard. 

Commitment Fee/Deposit

Students who require a study permit in order to study at Langara will need to pay $1500 non-refundable commitment fee in order to receive a Letter of Acceptance. You will need this Letter of Acceptance to apply for a study permit. Once you have a valid study permit, the $1500 deposit can be used towards your course fees. 

Students whose study permit application is denied by Immigration Canada can receive a refund on the $1500 commitment fee once they submit their current refusal letter from Immigration Canada. 

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are currently the same for domestic and international students (subject to change). Refer to course listings for individual course pricing.