Native Education

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Key steps in the application process

NEC Spring Intake

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Programs offered in Spring Intake

The sooner you apply, the better your chances of getting a scholarship

Adult Upgrading

If you are an adult learner and haven't completed high school or need to upgrade to meet post-secondary requirements, the Indigenous Adult Basic Education (IABE) program is where your educational path starts. Improve basic English, math, and computer skills for personal benefit or to prepare for a job.


If you're going to change the world or even your community, you need the skills to navigate our rapidly changing society. So, we'll start you on the path to making a positive impact in the community and world or the industry or sector you are passionate about.

Health Sciences

Health Sciences is a wide-ranging field which uses knowledge from many disciplines to understand and improve all aspects of human health.

Small Class Sizes

Average class size of 15 students

6,000 +

Former students

Our focus remains on YOU!

Our learning methods are flexible and holistic


What They Say

Ha’miyaa! When I first moving to Vancouver in 1007 I hard about NEC, what attracted me to the college is the Indigenous perspective to learning, and what I like most like is the sense of community, its a such beautiful place to learn and reconnect. Nec is important to me because creates leaders that embody our intergenerational strength that has been passed down from our ancestors.
Kristian Bryanton
IJS - Student
I used to live in Winnipeg, Manitoba; I'm from Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation. I was looking for schools to attend in Vancouver, and what attracted me to NEC were the courses that allowed me to further my education. I felt more encouraged to study here since I discovered that it would be an Indigenous environment. What I like about NEC is the spirit room; you can smudge, calm and ground yourself if you may having a rough day. I also like that all staff and students are very nice and welcoming. I've learned about my culture and many other cultures based in BC. NEC has helped to open up my mind to keep learning every day.
Shayanne Bohpa
Indigenous Land Stewardship
Native Education College is a safe place for me to return to school. I am grateful for Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-waututh and NEC for creating a safer space for Indigenous Diaspora like myself. As an Intergenerational residential school survivor I feel relieved to be able to build a better life for myself and everyone I connect with, supported by the inclusive Indigenous space provided by NEC.
Rosie Johnnie
OAET - Student 2022 -2023
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