Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Note: Applications for admission to the Health Care Assistant Certificate have been suspended until further notice.

Please refer to the information regarding general requirements for Admission and Application to Langara College programs.

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent, or be 19 years of age or older.
  • One of the following:
    • A minimum 65% in English First Peoples 12, English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or equivalent;
    • A minimum "C-" grade in a university-level English or communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit;
    • A minimum "C-" grade in ENGL 1120;
    • An "S" grade in ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110;
    • LPI with a minimum essay score of 26 and one of the following: 5 or higher in English usage, 5 or higher in sentence structure, 10 or higher in reading comprehension;
    • IELTS 6.5 overall score with no band less than 6.0;
    • CAEL overall score of 70 and an essay score of 60; or
    • TOEFL (internet based) with a total score of 90 or higher and a minimum of 22 in Listening, 22 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, and 21 in Writing.

Additional Requirements:

  1. English Language Declaration Form (this document is required by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry)
  2. Applicants who receive offers of admission must submit all of the following:
    • A satisfactory Criminal Records Review
    • A complete and current Immunization and Communicable Disease Form
    • Certification in Standard First Aid
    • Certification in CPR Basic Life Support (BLS) or equivalent (completed within the last two years)
    • Current Certification in Food Safe Level 1
  3. International applicants must submit evidence of a current and active Co-op Work Permit the first day of class.


This is a limited intake program. Applications will be considered in order of completion.