Acadia College has a range of personal, academic and social support services in place.

Student Support Officer can provide information and advice about your arrival in Vancouver, life in Vancouver and studying with us, orientation, your work rights in Canada, visa requirements for overseas student, health cover (OSHC), other support services including language and learning advice, counselling and careers advice, community and government services, support for spouses, partners and families.
We can refer you to the appropriate contact for any questions specific to your academic course or program and legal advice or advocacy.

Student Housing

For their first few months of living in Canada. Living with a host family helps you practice English daily and learn about different cultures and lifestyles. Most host families are immigrants who can share their experiences with you.

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Academic Support

Acadia College educators who are willing to work with students beyond the hours of class time, but if you need more than what the school can offer, there is additional help available.

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Student Orientation

  • Family Support Services
  • Addiction Services
  • Immigrant Services

Medical Insurance

In Canada, health care can be very expensive if you are not covered with proper medical insurance. Acadia College requires that all international students have health insurance for the duration of your studies.

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Child Care Services

There are many different child care services within Surrey and Langley and the surrounding area which offer a variety of services. Whether you need childcare for babies, toddlers, or school-age children there are organisations available to you. For more information about child care in Langley click here and for Surrey click here.

Writing Tips

When preparing your resume, make sure it’s SHARP:


The writing in your resume should be concise, succinct, and to the point. Use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation in your writing.


Your resume needs to be factually accurate, including dates of employment, education completed, job titles, and skills possessed.


Your resume should be visually appealing to the eye. Make sure it is neat, organised, and consistent. Ensure you use enough “white space” by setting your margins at .5” or greater and providing ample space between sections.


A resume should reflect who you are and your professional experiences. This does not mean it should be laden with unnecessary graphics or inappropriate personal information; it means you should feel comfortable using it to represent yourself as a candidate.


Your resume and the way it is organised should be relevant to the position. For example, you may need to make adjustments to your resume when applying for a position as an accountant versus a position as a project manager.