Student Services

Moving to Calgary

Calgary sits in the sunny eastern foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet. It is the major urban center, for the entire southern half of the province of Alberta, and is surrounded by an area of profound beauty with an unspoiled, resource-rich natural environment.

Calgary is a mountain-high city, and the climate – directly related to the altitude – is dry. Temperatures are mild, especially when compared to most of Canada, and even when it’s cold, it’s usually sunny. In fact, the sun shines an average of 2,300 hours every year, making Calgary the sunniest major city in the country.But Calgary weather is definitely unpredictable.

Housing & Residences

Students who are looking for houses or apartments to stay while studying at QCT College may look into options including renting, home stay etc. QCT College has no on-campus housing facilities. Our International Student Adviser can guide students to find affordable housing for rent in Calgary.

For more details, please click on the following links below:

Career Services

QCT College believes that the students’ success is translated into the success of the college. QCT College is committed to helping students from the very beginning of registration until the student lands a job.

The following services are available to our current students and QCT College Alumni:

Job search techniques
Resume Writing
Interview Preparation
Job Postings on job boards

Healthcare Insurance

QCT College will encourage international students to have adequate health coverage during study period while living in Alberta. If you are a student from outside Canada, you may be eligible for Alberta Health Care Insurance Policy (AHCIP) coverage.

You will need to apply for AHCIP coverage. Students under 18 years of age must be added to the AHCIP account of a custodian.

Students are strongly advised those who are not eligible for AHCIP to buy Personal Health Insurance prior to arrival in Canada.

Students who have a 12-month Study Permit (valid for an Alberta educational institute) and who will reside in Alberta for 12 months or more are eligible for AHCIP coverage.

Students with Study Permits valid for more than 3 months, but less than 12 months, may be eligible for AHCIP coverage if their application is accompanied by a letter from the student confirming their intent to reside in Alberta for at least 12 months.

If the application is received within 3 months of entry into Alberta, coverage is effective on the date of either entry into Alberta or the date signed on the Study Permit, whichever is later.

Advice on Immigration

The International Student Advisor will not render any immigration advise to the International Students in regards to working in Canada.

The students who require Immigration Advise will be referred to the authorized immigration consultants or Immigraton Lawyers, and IRCC’s Website.

Learn more about Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada :

Student Services Available in Calgary

List of English Language Learning Centers

Global Village English Centers – GV Calgary

515 1 St SE Calgary, AB T2G 2G6

Phone: (403) 543-7300

Chinook Learning Services

Viscount Bennett Centre

2519 Richmond Road SW,

Calgary, Alberta T3E 4M2

Phone: (403) 777 7272 ext. 2459

Fax: (403) 777 7229


Calgary International Learning Centre

1311 – 4 Street SW Calgary, AB T2R 0X9, Canada

Phone: (403) 693 5548


List of Community Organizations

Community Wise Resource Centre

101 223 12th Avenue SW,

Calgary Alberta T2R 0G9


Ph: (403) 261 9660

fax: (403) 234 9532

Centre for New Comers

1010, 999 – 36 Street NE

Calgary, AB T2A 7X6 (Pacific Place Mall – northeast entrance)

Phone: 403.569.3325


Calgary Chinese Community Service Association

1406 Centre Street N.E.

Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2R9, Canada

Tel: (403) 265-8446

Fax: (403) 233-0070


Immigrant Services Calgary

1200 910 7th Ave SW

Calgary AB T2P 3N8,

Phone: 403-265-1120

Email: settlement@immigrant

Women’s Centre of Calgary

39 – 4th Street NE

Calgary, Alberta,T2E 3R6

Phone: (403) 264-1155,Fax: (403) 264-1203

Aspen Family and Community Network Society

Suite 200, 2609 – 15 Street NE

Cagary, AlbertaT2E 8Y4

Phone: 403-219-3477