International Students

International Students

Langara College Continuing Studies has the following full-time study options for international students interested in Real Estate education:

  • Continuing Studies Diploma in Real Estate: (2 years full-time)
  • Real Property Certificate Program: (1 year full-time)
  • Construction Standards Certificate Program: (1 year full-time)

For more information or to discuss program options for international students, please contact the Program Coordinator by email at real-estate@langara.ca.

Graduates of these programs may be eligible to apply for a Canadian post-graduation work permit.

Program Intake

Note: Seats are limited. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit your application early to guarantee a spot in the program.

Term Application Deadline Status
January 2022 26 September 2021
Open
May 2022 15 January 2022
Open
September 2022 15 May 2022 Opens 1 October 2021

Deadline Exception: Students who already have a valid study permit may be allowed to submit an application after the application deadline. Please contact the Program Coordinator (real-estate@langara.ca) to determine if this is possible.

Program Term Schedules (subject to change)

Spring Semester:
January 5 - April 24, 2021
Semester Break: April 25 - May 4

Summer Semester:
May 5 - August 21, 2021
Semester Break: August 22 - September 7

Fall Semester:
September 8 - December 18, 2021
Semester Break: December 19, 2021 - January 3, 2022

The full-time program option is open to international students only. Canadian citizens or permanent residents can complete the Continuing Studies Diploma in Real Estate on a part-time basis or explore our other certificate options for similar educational outcomes.

The Continuing Studies Diploma in Real Estate delivers a comprehensive body of knowledge and skills for success in the real estate field. For international students, the program can be taken on a full-time basis over two years. The Diploma includes core study courses with specialization in several study areas to allow the participant to pursue a career in many Real Estate disciplines, including Appraisal, Property Management, Construction & Development, and Real Estate Investing.

Courses are scheduled on weekday evenings (6:30pm-9:30pm), and Saturdays.

Required Courses (31)

  • PROP 1004 - Real Estate Law
  • PROP 1005 - Real Estate Appraisal
  • PROP 1020 - Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • PROP 1023 - Real Estate Finance
  • PROP 1024 - Real Estate Mathematics
  • BSAD 1088 - Economics - Micro and Macro
  • BSAD 1020 - Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • GBSC 1004 - Business Communications
  • PROP 1001 - Property Management - Residential
  • PROP 1002 - Property Management - Commercial
  • GBSC 1006 - Financial Skills for Managers
  • PROP 1044 - Building Operations Management
  • PROP 1060 - Building Systems & Analysis
  • PROP 1101 - Building Systems Energy Assessment 1
  • PROP 1102 - Building Systems Energy Assessment 2
  • PROP 1022 - Residential Construction
  • PROP 1033 - Real Estate Development
  • PROP 1085 - Estimating Construction Costs
  • PROP 1086 - Controlling Construction Costs
  • PROP 1091 - Reading Technical Drawings 1
  • PROP 1092 - Reading Technical Drawings 2
  • PROP 1049 - House Construction
  • BSAD 1016 - Project Supervision
  • ENTR 1009 - How to Start Your Own Business
  • PROP 1066 - Development Application Process
  • PROP 1096 - BC Building Code Energy Standards
  • PROP 1097 - Passive House Design
  • PROP 1061 - Commercial Lease Analysis
  • PROP 1035 - Buying Income Property
  • PROP 1071 - Condo Investing
  • PROP 1072 - Commercial Property Investing

Demonstrated Knowledge Requirement (2)
Students complete the following 2 courses in the first term of studies unless they can provide proof of having completed a comparable course in Canada (assessed by Program Coordinator).

  • BSAD 1029 - Microsoft Office
  • PROP 1037 - Real Estate Math Tutorial

Program Recognition: Graduates of the CS Diploma in Real Estate can earn an RI designation from the Real Estate Institute of BC. (See website for full RI designation requirements)

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Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade required for each course:     C+

To qualify for a Continuing Studies credential, students must complete at least 50% of the required course hours at Langara College Continuing Studies. Unless approval from the Program Coordinator is granted, this must be the final 50% of the program.  Students who have completed previous course work and would like to have courses assessed for prerequisites or exemptions towards the certificate must provide documents in the form of official transcripts to the Program Coordinator (real-estate@langara.ca).

Upon successful completion of all required courses, students can submit an Application for Graduation form to the Continuing Studies Registration Office.

This program is open to international students only. Canadian citizens or permanent residents should explore our other certificate options for similar educational outcomes.

The Real Property certificate program is a full-time, 1 year program designed to explore a variety of Real Estate topics. Covering similar subject matter as our Diploma in Real Estate but in a shorter duration, graduates of this program can use the knowledge gained as a solid foundation for further education in their career of choice or for potential pathways to meet licencing education requirements for a variety of real estate professions.

Courses are scheduled on weekday evenings (6:30pm-9:30pm), and Saturdays.

Required Courses (16)

  • PROP 1001 – Property Management - Residential
  • PROP 1002 – Property Management - Commercial
  • PROP 1004 – Real Estate Law
  • PROP 1005 – Real Estate Appraisal
  • PROP 1020 – Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • PROP 1023 – Real Estate Finance
  • PROP 1024 – Real Estate Mathematics
  • PROP 1037 – Real Estate Math Tutorial
  • PROP 1044 – Building Operations Management
  • PROP 1049 – House Construction
  • PROP 1060 – Building Systems & Analysis
  • PROP 1061 – Commercial Lease Analysis
  • BSAD 1016 – Project Supervision
  • BSAD 1020 – Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • GBSC 1004 – Business Communications
  • GSBC 1006 – Financial Skills for Managers

Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade required for each course:     C+

To qualify for a Continuing Studies credential, students must complete at least 50% of the required course hours at Langara College Continuing Studies. Unless approval from the Program Coordinator is granted, this must be the final 50% of the program.  Students who have completed previous course work and would like to have courses assessed for prerequisites or exemptions towards the certificate must provide documents in the form of official transcripts to the Program Coordinator (real-estate@langara.ca).

Upon successful completion of all required courses, students can submit an Application for Graduation form to the Continuing Studies Registration Office.

This program is open to international students only. Canadian citizens or permanent residents should explore our other certificate options for similar educational outcomes.

The Construction Standards certificate program is a full-time, 1 year program providing a strong practical foundation in construction management. The certificate provides valuable education for a career in the construction and development field. The certificate program includes the seven core competencies to satisfy the educational requirements for applying for a Builder Licence at BC Housing.

Courses are scheduled on weekday evenings (6:30pm-9:30pm), Fridays, and Saturdays.

Required Courses (16)

  • PROP 1022 – Residential Construction
  • PROP 1033 – Real Estate Development
  • PROP 1085 – Estimating Construction Costs
  • PROP 1091 – Reading Technical Drawings 1
  • PROP 1092 – Reading Technical Drawings 2
  • PROP 1097 – Passive House Design
  • PROP 1101 – Building Systems Energy Assessment 1
  • PROP 1102 – Building Systems Energy Assessment 2
  • PROP 1106 – Construction Management & Supervision
  • PROP 1107 – Construction Technology
  • PROP 1108 – Customer Service & Home Warranty Process
  • PROP 1109 – Relevant Enactment – BC Building Code
  • PROP 1110 – Construction Legal Issues
  • ENTR 1009 – How to Start Your Own Business
  • GBSC 1004 – Business Communications
  • GBSC 1006 – Financial Skills for Managers

Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade required for each course:     C+

To qualify for a Continuing Studies credential, students must complete at least 50% of the required course hours at Langara College Continuing Studies. Unless approval from the Program Coordinator is granted, this must be the final 50% of the program.  Students who have completed previous course work and would like to have courses assessed for prerequisites or exemptions towards the certificate must provide documents in the form of official transcripts to the Program Coordinator (real-estate@langara.ca).

Upon successful completion of all required courses, students can submit an Application for Graduation form to the Continuing Studies Registration Office.

Admission Requirements

Academic

Successful completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent (i.e., 12 years of formal education).

See a listing of acceptable international credentials. Students must meet the minimum grade requirements listed for their corresponding country documents to be eligible for admission.

Applicants must submit official transcripts/marksheets/academic records that show all the subjects taken and grades obtained for the last two years of secondary school studies. If the date of graduation is not shown on the transcript, proof of graduation such as a graduation certificate or a graduation statement issued by the appropriate educational authorities.

Note: Official post-secondary transcripts may be used in lieu of secondary school transcripts (Bachelor Degree completion documents and transcripts).

Official English translations of the above documents must also be submitted if the original documents are not written in English.

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 a Real Estate program. You may demonstrate English language proficiency by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of BC English Studies 12 or equivalent, OR
  • Successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course for which Langara College awards transfer credit, OR
  • LET (Langara English Test) Level 2, OR
  • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) Level 4 with essay 24, OR
  • 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, OR
  • IELTS 6.5 (Academic), OR
  • Duolingo English Test 110, OR
  • CAEL 60 overall with essay 60, OR
  • Successful Completion of LEAP Level 8

Duolingo Submissions: Please send official Duolingo results directly to Langara College using the Duolingo website.

All applicants must meet one of the above requirements.

Study Permit

International students who would like to study at Langara are required to have a study permit according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Visit the International Education 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. 

Submit completed application form and correct fee:

  • Online through feeportal.langara.ca
  • By mail with cheque: Langara College Continuing Studies, 100 West 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y2Z6 

Then, submit the following supporting documents to real-estate@langara.ca 

    • Copy of work and/or study permit (if already attained)
    • Copy of English proficiency proof
    • Copy of transcripts from outside of Canada
    • Official transcripts from institutions within Canada
    • Scan of passport photo page
    • All documents must be in colour and original versions.

International Credential Information

You may also mail supporting documents to:

Langara College Continuing Studies
Attn: Program Coordinator, Real Estate
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 pay the program deposit. 

Application Fee
There is a $155 non-refundable application fee. 

Tuition Deposit Fee
Students who require a study permit in order to study at Langara College are required to pay a $3,800 non-refundable deposit fee. This amount is used towards your first term tuition fees.


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

Tuition Fees
Note: Tuition fees do not include textbooks or other costs incurred by students while studying (accommodation, transportation, living costs). Students who do not attain a C+ grade in a course will incur additional tuition costs when retaking the course (tuition cost determined by individual course fee).

Continuing Studies Diploma in Real Estate: $19,000 CAD ($3,800 x 5 terms)

Real Property Certificate: $11,400 CAD ($3,800 x 3 terms)

Construction Standards Certificate: $11,400 CAD ($3,800 x 3 terms)

Textbook Fees
Textbook purchases are the responsibility of the student. For most courses in our programs, textbooks are required to be successful and to participate effectively in the classroom.

Continuing Studies Diploma in Real Estate: Approximately $2,000 CAD

Real Property Certificate: Approximately $1,500 CAD

Construction Standards Certificate: Approximately $1,300 CAD

Langara Students' Union
Students admitted to this program are not members of the Langara Students' Union and are not required to pay LSU fees.