International students are required to have medical insurance before starting their program abroad. Unexpected medical emergencies while abroad can result in financial difficulties and hinder the successful completion of a program. Obtaining adequate health coverage if not already covered by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Program (AHCIP) is highly recommended. For further details regarding eligibility for medical coverage for students, please refer to the Health Care Coverage page.
Health Care Coverage
Students may also access The Alex and Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA) for community health and social service supports. The Alex Community Health Center is a full-service health clinic for low-income Calgarians without a family doctor.
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association
RCB College offers academic support and counseling for international students through our College Counselor. Our Counsellor is committed to student success and very knowledgeable in the academic needs of international students.
Additionally, non-academic academic services are also provided by both government and non-government organizations in Calgary. Please visit the following links for information on Calgary's counseling services and other social services:
Living Well Counselling Services
Calgary Distress Centre
Alberta Health Services
Calgary Counselling Center
The Alex Community Health Centre
CIWA Counseling Services
Our campus is easily accessible via several bus routes, all of which connect to the Blue Line of Calgary's LRT, the C-Train. The campus is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends by appointment only. Our spacious COVID-19-compliant classrooms and free parking options affirm our commitment to providing a safe and accommodating learning environment.
Center for Newcomers provides support to students who would like to craft their resumes and practice for interviews. Attached is a popular website for searching for jobs plus a link to Employment support programs at CNF Click here
RCB College is located closer to Newcomer Center and is a train ride away from the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association- known experts in immigration concerns and able to assist students in locating relevant services and resources.
For more information regarding health, social services, and counselling support available in the community, visit:
CIWA: Click here
Newcomer Center: Click here
There are 7 bus routes within a 200-meter radius from our college. It is accessible and a map may be provided to you for your convenience, Visit Calgary Transit
To effectively manage your finances, you can attend free workshops provided by community providers. Additionally, you can plan your expenses by reviewing the resources listed below for information on the cost of living.
Cost of living in Calgary
Moving to Canada
Manage your Money