Welcome to Vancouver Island Academy

Vancouver Island Academy welcomes students from all over the world.  Our unique relationship with the education communities and Island business ensure students gain the confidence and experience they need to reach their potential whether it be preparing for university,  engaging in the community, or just enjoying our Canadian life style.  The Waterfront Campus provides a safe and supportive environment for you to reach your potential.


Prepare international students to become confident and contributing members in a constantly evolving global society through intensive academic preparation, cultural, entrepreneurial and recreational programs.


  • Academic excellence and integrity.
  • Integration of community, educational goals and cultural inclusivity.
  • Diversity, equity and collegiality.
  • Education for personal transformation.


  • Welcome international citizens to an authentic and supportive environment that fosters learning and leadership.
  • Expedite the educational and personal goals of international citizens.
  • Offer customized options for target groups.
  • Showcase the natural beauty and assets that Nanaimo and Vancouver Island have to offer.
  • Promote Nanaimo and Vancouver Island as tourist destination through educational programs.
  • Foster the notion of education-in-action.