fbpx

How to Apply?

Starting your application with New Image College to begin the career you have always dreamed of is an exciting step. Our Programs and Career Advisors are a simple phone call or email away. We are eager to help make this application process an enjoyable and stress free endeavour.

Your application will be reviewed by the people that will be present for every stage of your education journey. NIC aspires to keep your best interests in mind with open and transparent conversation.

To move forward, please review the admission requirements and complete your application through the NIC Upload Centre.

This application gives you the opportunity to share more information about yourself and what makes your specific education journey unique, allowing us to provide you with the best consultancy for your future career.

Upon receiving your completed NIC Upload Centre Application, an advisor will be in contact within 72 hours. We will schedule a time to conduct either an in-person tour of one of our facilities, or arrange a time to speak over your most convenient method of communication.

We look forward to discussing your career goals, expectations, and any other questions you may have. Your journey to success starts here!

How to Apply?

Starting your application with New Image College to begin the career you have always dreamed of is an exciting step. Our Programs and Career Advisors are a simple phone call or email away. We are eager to help make this application process an enjoyable and stress free endeavour.

Your application will be reviewed by the people that will be present for every stage of your education journey. NIC aspires to keep your best interests in mind with open and transparent conversation.

To move forward, please review the admission requirements and complete your application through the NIC Upload Centre.

This application gives you the opportunity to share more information about yourself and what makes your specific education journey unique, allowing us to provide you with the best consultancy for your future career.

Upon receiving your completed NIC Upload Centre Application, an advisor will be in contact within 72 hours. We will schedule a time to conduct either an in-person tour of one of our facilities, or arrange a time to speak over your most convenient method of communication.

We look forward to discussing your career goals, expectations, and any other questions you may have. Your journey to success starts here!

Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements applicable to all Programs

Admissions requirements cannot be waived by either the College or the student.

  • Complete the online (NIC Upload Centre) or paper application and student questionnaire form;
  • Upload or submit a copy of government-issued photo identification;
  • Upload or submit a copy of your passport (international students);
  • Pay the application fee (not refundable);
  • Must be at least 19 years of age OR have a high school diploma.
    • If under 19: Upload or submit copy of high school diploma + transcript;
    • Submit Parental consent: Upon acceptance, a parent or legal guardian must co-sign the registration.
  • Provide for approval a detailed financial plan to cover tuition expenses;
  • Complete a financial assessment and various required documents if applying for a government student loan. The final approval for financial readiness will be determined by the result of the notice of assessment that is issued by Student Aid BC;
  • International students must also pass with a mark of 25/30 both the New Image Written English Assessment Test and Verbal English Assessment Test.

Language Proficiency 

International Students: Students must meet a minimum of 25/30 on the assessment test.

Domestic Students: Students must have zero #1 mark and no more than one #2 on the assessment test.

Additional admission requirements for the following programs:

  • Film Acting Conservatory, Film Acting Conservatory Co-Op, Film Acting Intermediate and Co-Op Film Acting 1
    Complete a successful audition in front of a panel of acting department personnel.
  • Film Acting Conservatory Year Two Program
    Acting diploma from New Image College or equivalent*
    • *Equivalent is defined as one of the following:
      • 1-year Performing Arts diploma/certificate from a private post-secondary educational institution, OR
      • >1-year BFA from any college or university OR
      • 2 years of professional experience in the entertainment industry.
  • The Cutting Edge – Advanced Prosthetics
    • Diploma or equivalent in the field of makeup artistry OR
    • Submit a 2,000-word essay and portfolio describing in detail how you are self-taught.
  • Film Makeup Masters skipping Professional Makeup Artist portion (13 weeks)
    • Professional Makeup Artist certificate from New Image College or equivalent*, AND
    • A professional beauty makeup kit inspection conducted by the Senior Academic Officer. Beauty makeup kits will be evaluated based on Canadian hygiene standards, AND
    • Successful completion and submission of a Sanitation Quiz
    • *Equivalent is defined as one of the following:
      • Certificate or Diploma from a private post-secondary educational institution, OR
      • Certificate or Diploma from any college or university OR
      • 2 years of professional experience in the makeup industry.
  • Spa Technician skipping any specific module (nails, body, and/or skin):
    • Nail Technician diploma from New Image College or equivalent*, AND
    • Successful completion and submission of a Sanitation Quiz.
    • *Equivalent is defined as one of the following:
      • Certificate or Diploma from a private post-secondary educational institution, OR
      • Certificate or Diploma from any college or university OR
      • 2 years of professional experience in the industry.

    Prerequisites:

    • Prerequisites must be produced during the admission process.

    Prior Learning Assessment Policy

    If a student has had prior education in their related field of study, NIC may omit certain sections of a program. To apply for this exemption, the student must produce a certificate or diploma (if applicable) and/or take the written exam for the section (to see where they are at and what areas may be omitted).

    The student may also be required to demonstrate practical application of their skills to the Senior Academic Officer and instructors. The student will then be placed in the appropriate sections of the program and be given a schedule to follow. The student must take the written and practical finals for their programs and successfully pass them to receive their NIC diploma or certificate.

    Student Acceptance

    Upon application acceptance, the applicant may be contacted by NIC Admissions and be advised of registration dates and the deadline for payment of tuition fees.

    Students who do not respond by the deadline may lose their opportunity to register for the dates of their choice; thus, they will be placed on a waitlist for the next available date.

    Acceptance is valid for 30 days after your application submission. If the applicant wishes to register for the same program in future, they must re-submit their application.

    Being rejected once from any of the programs does not guarantee applicants will be rejected again.

    Fee Payments

    New Image College fees are payable in Canadian dollars and we accept Visa, Mastercard, email transfers, bank wires, cash and cheques.

    Education is an investment that will last a lifetime. Financial planning is an essential part of the registration process and often a large support network may be involved.

    New Image College assists in this process of determining which financial option is best for each individual scenario and we offer payment plans with no interest due.

    Application Fee

    • When you apply to New Image College, please complete the non-refundable payment of your application fee.

    Tuition Deposit

    • Once you have received confirmation of acceptance into your program of study, you will be asked to complete program registration forms. A tuition deposit will be required at this time to secure a placement in your desired course date. Tuition deposit amounts are determined during your financial planning with an advisor.

    Tuition Balance

    • The balance of your tuition will be due as per your financial plan discussed and confirmed on your registration forms.

    Financial Aid

    During your registration process your advisor will discuss various options of methods to pay your tuition fees. The following are options for you to consider.

     

    For certain methods of payment you may require a Confirmation of Enrollment (COE). This letter will be issued to you once you have completed the registration process with your advisor

     

     

    New Image College Payment Plans

     

    This is a non-interest, monthly payment plan structure that allows you to pay your tuition during the course of your study period. Tuition must always be paid in full 30 days prior to your tuition completion date.

     

     

    National Student Loans and Provincial Student Loan

     

    National and Provincial Student Loans are available to Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents and landed Immigrants who are enrolled in a full-time program at New Image College.

     

    The amount of funding you receive is based on the tuition, length of your program, fees, books, supplies, household income, available resources, marital status and other factors and reaches a maximum yearly level that varies province by province.

     

    Please contact one of our Advisors who are available to help answer your questions and provide detailed information on any aspect of the qualifying criteria and maximum loan amounts to your specific situation.

     

     

      National Student Loan Program Information

    • National Student Loan funding – More Info Here
    • Phone – toll-free 1-888-815-4514

     

      Provincial Student Loan Program Information

     

    Each Province indicated is a clickable link.

     

    Student Lines of Credit

     

    A student line of credit gives you access to funds to pay for school and other expenses. A line of credit is different from a loan because you take money out only as you need it and pay interest only on what you withdraw while you are in school making it a great option for Canadian students. Many financial institutions offer lines of credit (each listed bank is a clickable link):

     

    Canada Registered Education Savings Plan

     

    An RESP is a, tax-deferred, savings vehicle generally used by parents/grandparents to save for their family’s post-secondary education.

     

    Link: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4092/rc4092-e.html#P7_42

     

     

    Life Learning Plan (LLP)

     

    LLP is a program that allows Canadian residents to withdraw funds from their Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs), without penalty, to fund their education. The LLP allows you to withdraw up to $10,000 per year (to a maximum of $20,000) for you, or your spouse, without the withdrawal being taxed. You have up to ten years to pay back your withdrawal.

     

    To apply, you must have an official letter of acceptance for a full-time program from New Image College.

     

    Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/rrsps-related-plans/lifelong-learning-plan.html

     

     

    NOTE: The financial options that have been presented have no affiliation with New Image College and are listed for information only. Please read carefully the full text (and the fine print) of any contract in which you engage and be sure you understand it before you sign it. New Image College is not responsible for terms and conditions imposed by third-party services.

    Refund Policy

    Tuition fees are indicated on each of our program outlines and the Student Enrolment Contract.

    Be advised that the Application Fee is non-refundable.

    New Image College Refund Policy is in accordance with the PTA Act established by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of British Columbia.

    Circumstances when Refund Payable

    • Before program start date, institution receives a notice of withdrawal (applies to all students)
      • No later than seven days after student signed the enrolment contract, and Before the program start date.
        • Amount of Refund: 100% tuition and all related fees, other than application fee.
      • At least 30 days before the later of:
        a) The program start date in the most recent Letter of Acceptance (international students)
        b) The program start date in the enrolment contract.
        • Amount of Refund: Institution may retain up to 10% of tuition, to a maximum of $1,000.
      • More than seven days after the student and institution signed the enrolment contract, and less than 30 days before the later of:
        a) The program start date in the most recent Letter of Acceptance (international students)
        b) The program start date in the enrolment contract.
        • Amount of Refund: Institution may retain up to 20% of tuition, to a maximum of $1,300.

    • After program start date, institution provides a notice of dismissal or receives a notice of withdrawal (applies to all students, except those enrolled in a program delivered solely by distance education)
      • After the program start date, and up to and including 10% of instruction hours have been provided.
        • Amount of Refund: Institution may retain up to 30% of tuition.
      • After the program start date, and after more than 10%, but before 30% of instruction hours, have been provided.
        • Amount of Refund: Institution may retain up to 50% of tuition.

    • Student does not attend program – “no-show” (applies to all students except those enrolled in a program delivered solely by distance education):
      • Student does not attend the first 30% of the program.
        • Amount of Refund: Institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition.

    • Institution receives a refusal of study permit (applies to international students requiring a study permit):
      • Before 30% of instruction hours would have been provided, had the student started the program on the later of the following:
        • a) The program start date in the most recent Letter of Acceptance
        • b) The program start date in the enrolment contract
      • Student has not requested additional Letter(s) of Acceptance.
        • Amount of Refund: 100% tuition and all related fees, other than application fee.

    • After the program start date, student withdraws or is dismissed (applies to students enrolled in a program delivered solely by distance education):
      • Student completed up to 30% of the program.
        • Amount of Refund: Institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition.
      • Student completed more than 30% but less than 50% of the program (based on evaluation provided to student).
        • Amount of Refund: Institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition.

    New Image College will pay the tuition or fee refund within 30 days after receiving notice of withdrawal or refusal of study permit; providing a notice of dismissal, or the date on which the first 30% of the hours of instruction are provided (no-show).

     

    PRIVATE TRAINING INSTITUTIONS BRANCH

    New Image College is certified by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. Certified institutions must comply with regulatory requirements relating to, among other things, student enrolment contracts, tuition refunds and instructor qualifications. For more information about PTIB, go to www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca.

    Please be advised that under section 61 of the Private Training Act, the Registrar is authorized to collect, use and disclose personal information in accordance with the Registrar’s regulatory duties under that Act. Accordingly, this institution is authorized to disclose your personal information to the Registrar for regulatory purposes.

    Refund payments are by cheque and in Canadian Dollar only (no exceptions). Refunds are paid by cheque (only) to be picked up on the 30th day (due date) at our Granville Campus. If you wish to procced with an alternative method of refund, please see the costs below:

    Mail: $20 administrative fee + any mailing fees will be deducted from the amount to be refunded. Please provide full address with postal code.

    E-transfer: $20 administrative fee will be deducted from the amount to be refunded. Please provide a valid email address.

    Bank Transfer: $120 administrative fee + any other bank fees will be deducted from the amount to be refunded. Please provide the following information:

    • Full name as the beneficiary.
    • Full address as the beneficiary, including postal/ZIP code (PO Box is not acceptable).
    • Date of birth.
    • Phone number (including country/city codes).
    • Account number or reference number.
    • The financial institution name and address.
    • SWIFT for the beneficiary bank or IBAN number.
    • Intermediary Bank name + SWIFT code + IBAN or ABA (Intermediary Bank is the Institution that converts international currency to your Country’s currency)

    Study and Work Permits

    All international students enrolled in a program longer than 6 months must obtain a study permit prior to attending New Image College. In order to participate in any of the New Image College Co-op programs and be able to work in Canada (which is an essential part of graduating successfully from a co-op program) you must also apply for a work permit.

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp

    After completing the application and registration process with your advisor, New Image College will provide you with the following documents that you will need when applying for your study and or work permit:

    • Letter of Acceptance for the study period
    • Letter of Acceptance for the co-op period
    • Proof of tuition payment

    Check where you can get your biometrics and what offices are eopen.

    https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/where-to-give-biometrics.asp

    Medical Requirements

    International health insurance is designed to offer a comprehensive level of healthcare cover to those relocating from their home country for a sustained period of time. Once you arrive in Vancouver, you may apply for Medical Services Plan (MSP – please see link below). However, it may take a while for your MSP request to be processed. In addition to this, some students may want extra coverage. A customizable health insurance plan provides for full payment, without co-insurance or deductibles, for doctor’s visits and hospitalizations for medically required urgent care, as well as for paramedical care, medicines and urgent dental care.

    Participants are typically students or faculty who are out-of-country or out-of-province for less than six months, or out-of-status. Having a health insurance plan ensures quick and effective care for participants by offering a preferred provider network of over 250 clinics and hospitals that allow individuals to get professional medical service, with no upfront cost to participants.

    The Insurance Cost: $3.00/day, and we can help you to apply.

    If you are interested, please email the following information to our Student Services Department: studentservices@newimage.ca

    • Student’s Family Name
    • Student’s Given Name (Legal)
    • Date of Birth (Date, Month & Year)
    • Passport Number
    • Origin Country
    • Insurance start date
    • Insurance end date

    BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCIAL MEDICAL INSURANCE

    Medical Services Plan (MSP) is British Columbia’s (BC) provincial health insurance plan, mandatory for everyone who lives in the province for six months or longer. IF you will reside in BC for six months or longer, you should apply for MSP immediately after you arrive.

    • When: Immediately after arriving in BC if you are staying six months or longer.
    • Cost: Free (you will be charged monthly premiums once coverage begins)
    • Processing time: About 4 weeks; coverage begins after a waiting period (the balance of the month of arrival plus two months)
    • General Supporting Documents(additional documents may be required)
      • Copy of valid Study

    OR

      • Work Permit (e.g. post-graduation or spouse/partner work permit)
    • Phone: Vancouver 604.683.7151or Toll-free 1.800.663.7100
    • Apply Online: Press Here
    • Apply by mail: Press Here

    Accomodations

    Vancouver is one of the most visited cities in North America, which is why we recommend starting your search for accommodations as early as possible (minimum 1 to 2 months before your arrival date.)

     

    Depending on your needs, you may want to use one of the housing services listed below:

    • Home Stay
      If you are coming from abroad, moving to a new city is both daunting and exciting. For the first month/months you may want to consider staying in a Homestay.

       

      Homestays are a type of accommodation that define the phrase a ‘home from home’. In a homestay, you book to stay with a family in their home.

       

      Besides connecting with local people and having an opportunity to improve your language skills, homestays are the most inexpensive and safest type of accommodation to start with.

       

      When you arrive to Vancouver, you’re most likely in unfamiliar surroundings, and it takes time to get used to the place, culture, routes, transit system, etc. By staying in a homestay first it gives you the chance to meet some people that are familiar with the city, in their home, who will quickly help you to feel more comfortable, secure and generally at ease in Vancouver.

       

      Besides this, leasing an apartment in Vancouver may require a one year contract. When you stay in a homestay, you avoid that commitment and have enough time to meet new people, your classmates, establish friendships and decide if you want to room with anyone in particular.

       

      Please note, that when working with our Student Services Department to find a Homestay placement, it is required to be certain on how many days/weeks you will need, in addition to a placement fee, to start looking for a place for you.

       

      If you are interested in this option, please contact studentservices@newimage.ca to request a home stay information form.

     

    Sexual Misconduct Awareness

    Intro

    New Image College is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, and that promotes academic achievement as well as the dignity, self-esteem, and fair treatment of all participants in its activities. Sexual Violence and Misconduct undermines these goals, violates individuals’ rights, personal dignity, and integrity.  If you have been affected by sexual violence or know someone who does, we can offer you support, information, and resources.
     

    What should I do it I have been a victim of Sexual Violence and Misconduct?
    1. Seek medical assistance: you can receive medical attention at a nearby hospital. If possible, do not change your clothes, bathe, or brush your teeth until the evidence has been collected. A comprehensive medical evaluation will include the gathering of evidence, a physical examination, and treatment. Please keep in mind that you will have the option to opt-out at any time during the medical evaluation.

    2. Connect with counselling services and other supports: New Image College offers free counselling and there are a variety of community-based organizations and service providers that are also available as resources.

    3. Report the incident: It can be difficult to disclose and report sexual violence incidents. It is entirely up to you as a survivor/victim to report the incident. Your decision will be backed up.

    How can I get support?

    It is not your fault if you have been subjected to sexual violence. We are available to connect you to valuable services, assist you in determining and considering options, or simply listen. We will be there for you no matter what you decide.

    Note: New Image College recognizes that people’s experiences will be influenced by factors such as their sex, sexual identity, gender identity or expression, racialization, age, family status, religion, faith, ability, disability, national or ethnic origin, Indigeneity, immigration status, socio-economic status, class, and language, which may intersect and overlap.
     

    How and where can I report an incident of Sexual Violence and Misconduct?
    First, know that you have the choice to decide if you want to report or not. You can opt for:

    1. Disclose what happened to you. Disclosure means that you want to share information about what happened with you with another person or/and
    2. File a Complaint. A Complaint is a written statement about the sexual assault that may lead to an investigation.

    You can disclose an incident without filing a report and still receive assistance from New Image College.

    If you would like to access our complimentary counselling services, please connect with the front desk to assist in booking an appointment for you.

    If you wish to file a Complaint to New Image College, you will need to fill out the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Complaint Form and submit it to the Senior Administrative Officer or a Senior Academic Officer.

    If you want to file a police report, you must contact the police detachment in the community where the assault occurred.

    If you are 19 or older and a victim of a sexual offence in British Columbia, you may be able to report the crime to the police through a third party using the Third-Party Reporting process. By contacting a designated community-based victim service in your area, you can report the crime anonymously. This procedure’s details can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/criminal-justice/bcs-criminal-justice-system/reporting-a-crime/victim-or-witness-to-crime/third-party-reporting-for-victims-of-sexual-offences
     


    Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy
    Click here to download the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy
     

    What is Sexual Misconduct?
    Sexual Misconduct includes sexualized violence and refers to any sexual act or act targeting an individual’s sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression, whether the act is physical or psychological, that is committed, threatened, or attempted against an individual without that individual’s consent. The following list sets out examples of Sexual Misconduct. The list is not exhaustive and other acts may constitute Sexual Violence and Misconduct even if they do not appear in the list below:

    1. sexual assault, which is any form of sexual touching or the threat, express or implied, of sexual touching without the individual’s consent.
    2. sexual harassment, which is unwelcome conduct, by comment or gesture, of a sexual nature that detrimentally affects the working, learning, or living environment, or leads to adverse consequences for the individual directly subjected to the harassment.
    3. stalking and cyberstalking (stalking using the internet or other electronic means), which is engaging in unwelcome conduct expressed or implied, that causes an individual to fear for their physical or psychological safety, and includes repeatedly following the individual, repeatedly communicating with the individual through any means, engaging in threatening conduct, or keeping watch over the place where the individual happens to be.
    4. indecent exposure which is exposing one’s body to another individual either physically or electronically, or through any other means, for a sexual purpose without the individual’s consent, or coercing another individual to remove their clothing to expose their
    5. voyeurism, which is non-consensual viewing, photographing, or otherwise recording another individual in a location where there is an expectation of privacy and where the viewing, photographing, or recording is done for a sexual purpose; and
    6. the distribution of a sexually-explicit photograph or recording of an individual to one or more individuals other than the individual in the photograph or recording without the consent of the individual in the photograph or recording.

    Myths and Misconceptions

    Myth: It wasn’t rape, so it wasn’t sexual violence.
    Fact: Sexual violence refers to a wide range of unwanted sexual behaviour. Sexual violence is defined as any unwanted sexual contact. Many forms of sexual violence, such as stalking or the distribution of intimate visual recordings, do not involve physical contact. All of these actions are serious and potentially harmful. 

    Myth: Sexual violence can’t happen to me or anyone I know.
    Fact: Sexual violence can and does happen to anyone, but women and girls are the victims of the vast majority of sexual assaults. Young women, Aboriginal women, and women with disabilities are more likely to be victims of sexual violence. 

    Myth: Sexual violence is most often committed by strangers.
    Fact: Approximately 75% of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the survivor/victim, including acquaintances, dating partners, common-law or married partners. 

    Myth: Sexual violence is most likely to happen outside in dark, dangerous places.
    Fact: The majority of sexual violence incidents occur in private settings such as a residence or private home. 

    Myth: If an individual doesn’t report to the police, it wasn’t sexual violence.
    Fact: The fact that a survivor/victim does not report the violence does not mean that it did not occur. Only about one out of every ten survivors/victims report the crime to the police. 

    Myth: It’s not a big deal to have sex with someone while they are drunk, stoned or passed out. Fact: A person cannot legally give consent if they are unconscious or incapable of consenting due to the use of alcohol or drugs. Sexual assault occurs when there is no consent. 

    Myth: If the person chose to drink or use drugs, then it isn’t considered sexual violence.
    Fact: No one can consent while intoxicated or incapacitated. 

    Myth: If the survivor/victim didn’t scream or fight back, it probably wasn’t sexual violence.
    Fact: When a person is sexually assaulted, he or she may become paralyzed with fear and unable to fight back. The individual may be afraid that if they resist, the perpetrator will become more violent. 

    Myth: If you didn’t say no, it must be your fault.
    Fact: People who commit sexual violence are seeking power and control over their victims. They want to make saying no extremely difficult, if not impossible, for their victim. A person does not need to say the word “no” to express that they do not wish to participate. The goal of consent is to hear an unforced, uncoerced “yes.” 

    Myth: If someone doesn’t have obvious physical injuries, like cuts or bruises, they probably were not sexually assaulted.
    Fact: A person’s lack of physical injury does not imply that they were not sexually assaulted. Threats, weapons, or other forms of coercion that do not leave physical marks may be used by an offender. The individual could have been unconscious or otherwise incapacitated. 

    Myth: If it really happened, the survivor/victim would be able to easily recount all the facts in the proper order.
    Fact: Memory can be hampered by shock, fear, embarrassment, and distress. As a way of coping with trauma, many survivors attempt to minimize or forget details of the violence. When alcohol and/or drugs are involved, memory loss is common. 

    Myth: Individuals lie and make up stories about being sexually assaulted; and most reports of sexual violence turn out to be false.
    Fact: According to Statistics Canada, fewer than one in every ten victims of sexual assault reports the crime to the police. Only about 2% of all sexual assault reports are false. Because sexual violence is so stigmatised, many people prefer not to report it. 

    Myth: A spouse or significant other cannot sexually assault their partner.
    Fact: Sexual violence occurs whenever there is no consent for any kind of sexual activity. 

    Myth: People who are sexually assaulted “ask for it” by their provocative behaviour or dress.
    Fact: Sexual violence is always wrong, regardless of how one dresses, how much alcohol or drugs one consumes, what the survivor’s relationship is with the perpetrator, or what the survivor’s occupation is.

    Off campus support

    Community-based victim services programs: https://endingviolence.org/need-help/services/

    Family Services of Greater Vancouver – VISAC
    Victim Support Services – VISAC
    V
    ancouver

    (604)874-2938
     

    Family Services of Greater Vancouver
    Domestic Violence Unit – DVU

    Vancouver
    (604)717-2653
     

    Family Services of Greater Vancouver
    Community-Based Victim Service Program

    New Westminster
    (604)525-9144
     

    Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society
    Specialized Victim Assistance Program

    Burnaby
    (604)436-1025
     

    MOSAIC
    Multicultural Victim Services Program

    Vancouver
    (604)254-9626
     

    Women Against Violence Against Women Rape Crisis Centre (WAVAW/RCC)
    Specialized Victim Services

    Vancouver
    (604) 255-6344
    (877) 392-7583
     

    Battered Women’s Support Services
    Specialized Victim Services

    Vancouver
    (604) 687-1868
     

    Hollyburn Family Services Society
    Family & Relationship Violence Victim Support Services

    North Vancouver
    (778)855-4566
     

    BC211
    VictimLink BC

    Vancouver
    (800)563-0808
     

    Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
    Specialized Victim Assistance Program

    Vancouver
    (604)681-8480
     

    Family Services of Greater Vancouver
    Community Based Victim Services

    Richmond
    (604)279-7100
     

    Family Services of Greater Vancouver
    Family Violence Program (DVU)

    Richmond
    (604)207-4766
     

    Cameray Centre
    Specialized Victim Assistance Program

    Burnaby
    (604) 436-1990

    On campus support

    Students and alumni can avail themselves of on-campus confidential counseling courtesy of New Image College. Our counselor, Bill Dyck, is a registered clinical counselor who has over 45 years of experience in the field and is known for being skilled and easy to talk to. To book this complimentary service, please contact the Granville Campus Front Desk.
     

    How can I give support to someone I know has been a victim?
    • All members of the New Image College community have the right to study, learn, and work in a sexually violence-free environment. A person may choose to disclose an act of sexual violence to someone they know and/or trust which may include their classmates. When seeking support and/or academic guidance, students who have experienced sexual violence are not uncommon to disclose their experiences to employees or instructors. When someone chooses to disclose sexual violence, a supportive response includes the following:
    • Listen and believe in them.
    • Empathize by recognizing that everyone reacts differently to trauma and that everyone’s healing path is unique.
    • Respect their boundaries. Do not enquire or press for more information.
    • Remind them it is not their fault.
    • Maintain confidentiality and ascertain that they understand how and when you will share the information, they have given you.
    • Encourage them to seek safety and support. Have in mind that reporting to the police is not everyone’s idea of justice.
    • Refer them to the nearest hospital immediately if they have been drugged, choked, strangled, or have difficulty breathing, swallowing, or speaking. If the person has been assaulted within the last 7 days, the hospital has a special team of nurses and/or doctors who can assist. Even if there are no visible signs of injury, they may require medical attention.  The closest hospitals to our campuses are:
      • St. Paul’s Hospital
        1081 Burrard St

        Open 24 hours · (604) 806-9090
        Emergency department: Open 24 hours
         
      • Mount Saint Joseph Hospital
        3080 Prince Edward St

        Open ⋅ Closes 8 p.m. · (604) 874-1141
        Emergency department: Open ⋅ Closes 8 p.m.
         
      • Vancouver General Hospital
        Jim Pattison Pavilion, 899 W 12th Ave

        Open 24 hours · (604) 875-4111
        Emergency department: Open 24 hours
         
    • ŸRefer them to the Student Services Department or to onsite Counselling Services. They can help by arranging academic concessions and explaining reporting options.
    • Refer them to Community-based victim services programs. They can help by accompany people to the hospital, police or court., helping find a safe place to stay, coordinating workplace accommodation, etc.
    • Help them understand how to file a complaint.


    Let’s talk about Consent!

    New Image College is also raising awareness and encouraging dialogue on campus about the issue of consent.
     

    What is consent?

    Consent is an agreement made by two people if they want to engage in sexual activity. Consent means that you willingly give permission for something to happen through your words. Your permission to engage in sexual activity must be freely given. You must be able to choose freely between two options: YES or NO.

    So, consent is a resounding, enthusiastic YES!  And also…

    • Consent is never assumed.
    • Consent cannot be given on behalf of another person.
    • Consent is not implied or given by the absence of “no”.
    • Consent is not implied or given by silence.
    • Consent cannot be given if the individual is incapacitated by alcohol or drugs or is unconscious.
    • Consent can never be obtained through threats or coercion.
    • Consent can be withdrawn at any time.
    • Consent cannot be obtained if a party induces another to engage in sexual activity by abusing a position of trust, power, or authority.
    • Consent is given for one kind or instance of sexual activity does not mean that consent is given for any other sexual activity or instance.
    • Consent cannot be expressed by the words or conduct of a third party.

    Consent facts

    A person did not consent if:

    • They were afraid to fight back or frozen with fear.
      Why?
    • A person who has been threatened or coerced (i.e., is not agreeing voluntarily) into engaging in sexual activity is not consenting to it.
       

    A person did not consent if:

    • They held hands, kissed, or fondled other. They did not necessarily consent to sexual intercourse with someone because they did these other actions.
      Why?
    • A consent to one sexual act does not constitute or imply consent to a different sexual act.
       

    A person did not consent if:

    • They were asleep, unconscious or otherwise unable to communicate.
    • They were incapacitated by the use alcohol and/or drugs.
    • They have a mental disability preventing them from fully understanding the sexual acts.
      Why?
    • Consent constitutes is a CLEAR yes! 
       

    A person did not consent if:

    • Consent was given in the past to a sexual or dating relationship
      Why?
    • Giving a prior consent does not mean that consent is deemed to exist for all future sexual activity.
    • A person can withdraw consent at any time during a sexual encounter.

     

    Please watch the following video for a very clear explanation regarding consent and its facts!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8&t=5s

    Statement of Student Rights

    New Image College is certified with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

    Before you enroll at a certified private training institution, you should be aware of your rights and responsibilities.
    You have the right to be treated fairly and respectfully by the institution.

    You have the right to a student enrolment contract that includes the following information:

    • amount of tuition and any additional fee for your program
    • refund policy
    • if your program includes a work experience, the requirements to participate in the work experience and the geographic area where it will be provided
    • whether the program was approved by PTIB or does not require approval.

    Make sure you read the contract before signing.  The institution must provide you with a signed copy. 

    You have the right to access the institution’s dispute resolution process and to be protected against retaliation for making a complaint.

    You have the right to make a claim to PTIB for a tuition refund if:

    • your institution ceased to hold a certificate before you completed an approved program
    • you were misled about a significant aspect of your approved program.

    You must file the claim within one year of completing, being dismissed or withdrawing from your program.

    For more information about PTIB and how to be an informed student, go to: http://www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca/students/be-an-informed-student.


    Get one step closer to your future and apply now on the NIC Upload Centre

    Get one step closer to your future and apply now on the NIC Upload Centre