Financing your Education

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  • Student Loans
  • Bursaries
  • Employment Insurance
  • Resources



One at a Time: Reducing Barriers to Work-Integrated Learning stipend program
In partnership with CEWIL Canada, the College of the North Atlantic is pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding to administer the One at a Time: Reducing Barriers to Work-Integrated Learning Stipend Program.

This program will offer a one-time, lump sum stipend of $1000.00 for Canadian students at the College of the North Atlantic who are participating in an unpaid work-integrated learning (WIL) (work experience, field placement, work exposure, applied research, community service) course during the 2024 Spring/Summer or Fall semesters

Application Deadlines:

  • Intake of applications for WIL experiences during the spring/summer semester will open in early June, and close August 9.
  • In-take of applications for WIL experiences during the fall semester will open in early September and close December 5.


Students from any program at the College and from any campus who:
  • Enrolled in a WIL course that is a requirement to graduate
  • Canadian student or newcomer to Canada (International Students do not qualify)
  • Willing to complete an application form
  • Have an eligible employer/community partner willing to complete the Partner Survey
Employer/Community Partner eligibility requirements include:
  • Canadian community or industry partner – if the partnership is with an international community or industry partner, the partner must have a Canadian office; otherwise, the partnership does not qualify.
  • For the purposes of entrepreneurial WIL, industry and community partners can include guest speakers, student mentors and community or industry partners judging pitch competitions, etc.
  • Municipal, provincial, and federal entities can NOT be considered partners. This includes post-secondary institutions.
  • Organizations for which you are paying for a service (i.e., software or training) are typically not considered as eligible partners in a WIL experience.
IMPORTANT: Please take note that the employer / community partner eligibility requirements are new for the 2024 year. If your employer partner would be considered ineligible, please contact

Application Process:

  1. Students will complete the application form and return to the Project Coordinator at
  2. Project Coordinator will confirm course enrollment and contact the student’s WIL partner to complete their survey
  3. Once Verified, the student will be sent a project letter
  4. Once confirmed, the stipend will be issued.
    NOTE: Based on account payable timelines, student should expect their stipend within 6 weeks of the start of their placement. In some cases, the student will be finished before they receive their stipend.


Project Coordinator:


Student Loans


The Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador work together to provide you with student financial assistance. With one application you will be assessed for both federal and provincial financial assistance.

Visit Student Aid NL and Government of Canada for information to help you plan for your post-secondary education.

Applying for a Student Loan

Student Loan Application Must Include:

Important Information

How to get your loan



Campus Contacts


Email Inquiries:
Document Submission:
(709) 729-5849 or 1-888-657-0800
StudentAidNL, Department of Education, Box 8700, St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6




College of the North Atlantic offers the following entrance bursaries to aid the financial needs of students:

Joyce Family Foundation Bursary

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Entrance Bursary


Employment Insurance


The Department of Immigration, Population, Skills and Growth offers a Skills Development program which provides financial support to eligible individuals who are seeking full-time post-secondary training at a public or private training institution.
Programs must be 12 weeks or great in duration, or short-term training of less than 12 weeks. Individuals must be Employment Insurance eligible, and be engaged in a case management approach with the department, including the development of an Employment Plan.
Individuals have to apply by emailing to start the Employment Plan process, which includes:
  • A general information session
  • The identification of barriers
  • A detailed job search
  • Labour market research
  • Career exploration
  • Work and educational history and
  • Other items that may be identified
It is important that students begin this process as soon as possible in order to meet funding deadlines to begin their program in September. Students are recommended for funding once the Employment Plan and all related documents are received.
For more information visit: The Department of Immigration, Population, Skills and Growth - Skills Development