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Designated Learning Institution


Tourists can change their status to study in Canada. In most cases, prospective international students who intend to study in Canada need an acceptance letter from Designated Learning Institutions when applying for a Canadian study permit. Applicants must provide the designated learning institution number (DLI #) starting with the letter “O” on the student visa application form.

Some applicants are exempt from the letter of acceptance requirement for study permit applications, including but not limited to:

  1. Students attending in primary and secondary schools in Canada. They aren’t included in the DLI list
  2. Family members of foreign nationals whose application for a work or study permit is approved in writing before the foreign national enters
  3. Some institutions in Quebec are designated by the provincial government, but do not have a unique DLI number

Sometimes, institutions may lose their designated status. Depending on when the status is lost, the international student may be affected.

  1. The student’s study permit application will be refused if the institution is not on the DLI list
  2. If the prospective student’s study permit application is processing while the institution loses its designated status, the student has three options:
  3. Withdraw the application
  4. Submit a letter of acceptance from a different designated institution
  5. Do nothing, then the application will be refused
  6. If the prospective student’s study permit application is approved however the institution loses its designated status, the student has two options:
  7. Transfer to another designated institution
  8. Continuing at the institution until the study permit expires

DLI list in BC

Name of institutionDesignated learning institution number (DLI #)City
ARV Canada CollegeO19394940254Richmond
Academy of Excellence Hair Design & Aesthetics Ltd.O123960086627Victoria
Academy of Learning College – AbbotsfordO212477056057Abbotsford, Langley
Academy of Learning College – LangleyO212477063807Langley
Academy of Learning College – VictoriaO19395300024Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Victoria
Academy of Learning College – RichmondO110096211204Richmond
Academy of Learning College – SurreyO19361063652Surrey
Academy of Learning College – Vancouver – BroadwayO19376530942Vancouver
Acadia CollegeO110735702489Langley
Acsenda School of ManagementO19278931852Vancouver
Adler UniversityO19394452198Vancouver
Advantage English School E/JO112543961007Whistler
Ajna Yoga Teacher TrainingO246351578557Victoria
Alexander CollegeO19347185182Burnaby, Vancouver
All Body Laser Corp. Training InstituteO19394940220Port Coquitlam
Arbutus College of Communication Arts, Business & TechnologyO19219834012Vancouver
Ashton CollegeO19219876582Abbotsford, Vancouver
Automotive Training CentreO19394940276Surrey
Blanche Macdonald CentreO19257719332Vancouver
Body Glamour Institute of Beauty by AnitaO116475837152North Vancouver
Brighton CollegeO19257044542Burnaby, Surrey
British Columbia Institute of TechnologyO19330128542Burnaby, North Vancouver, Richmond, Vancouver
CG Masters School of 3D Animation & VFXO19240092592New Westminster
CSIC e-AcademyO249677787727Burnaby
Camber CollegeO19219937972Powell River
Cambria CollegeO19283903592Victoria
Cambridge CollegeO19394940342Burnaby
Camosun CollegeO19361235542Victoria
Can-Quest ESL AcademyO116342294647North Vancouver
Canada Aviation AcademyO259092443252Abbotsford, Kamloops
Canada College VancouverO140788898652Vancouver
Canada International Royal Arts CollegeO142484375262Richmond, Vancouver
Canadian Aviation CollegeO110027361097Pitt Meadows
Canadian Baptist SeminaryO19394940354Langley
Canadian Chinese School of Theology VancouverO265275735142Richmond
Canadian CollegeO19352621432Vancouver
Canadian College of English LanguageO19352470312Vancouver
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine – BoucherO19219916952New Westminster
Canadian College of Performing ArtsO110684673294Victoria
Canadian College of Shiatsu TherapyO19283908462North Vancouver, Vancouver
Canadian College of Technology and BusinessO134304821852Delta
Canadian Film and Television InstituteO19240322772Richmond
Canadian Flight Centre (CFC)O110207076237Delta, Kamloops
Canadian National Institute of BusinessO19376505602Coquitlam
Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (Vancouver)O19584795462Vancouver
Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Vancouver IslandO116149580707Nanaimo, Victoria
Canadian Sports Business AcademyO19395300110Whistler
Capilano UniversityO19280078102North Vancouver, Sechelt
Capital CollegeO19283932632Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey
Career City CollegeO254785080177Kelowna
Carey Theological CollegeO19394940388Vancouver
Central CollegeO19220052602New Westminster
Centre for Arts and TechnologyO19283900882Kelowna, Surrey
Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC)O19395300152Vancouver
Chinook Helicopters (1982) Ltd.O19280114462Abbotsford
City University of SeattleO19361040422Langford, Vancouver
Clearmind International Institute Inc.O19371018112Langley, Vancouver
Cloud Nine College Ltd.O19394940242Vancouver
Coast Mountain CollegeO110095977911Hazelton, Houston, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Masset (Haida Gwaii), Queen Charlotte, Smithers, Terrace
Coastal College of British ColumbiaO142195159782New Westminster
Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd.O19377035282Abbotsford
CodeCoreO116475837179New Westminster
Collège ÉducacentreO19832975987Prince George, Vancouver, Victoria
College of New CaledoniaO19360977332Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Mackenzie, Prince George, Quesnel, Vanderhoof, Valemount
College of the RockiesO19377233362Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Golden, Invermere, Kimberley
Columbia Bible CollegeO19394940898Abbotsford
Columbia CollegeO19279591302Vancouver
Columbia Paramedic AcademyO264899246972Langley, Victoria
Coquitlam CollegeO19244321962Coquitlam
Cornerstone International Community College of CanadaO19274576342Richmond, Vancouver
Corpus Christi CollegeO19280180922Vancouver
Create Career CollegeO19275297052Burnaby, Vancouver
DEA Canadian CollegeO143703092532North Vancouver
Discovery Community CollegeO19351714242Campbell River, Courtenay, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, Parksville, Surrey
DiveSafe InternationalO261679968772Campbell River
Diving Dynamics – Home of the Commercial Diving Institute of Canada (CDI)O264560001042Kelowna
Dominion Herbal CollegeO19330170302Burnaby
Douglas CollegeO19360973702Coquitlam, New Westminster, Surrey
Drake Medox CollegeO19394940944Surrey, Vancouver
EC VancouverO19280217882Vancouver
EF International Language CampusO19314246102Vancouver, Victoria
ELS Language CentersO19360978002Vancouver
Emily Carr University of Art and DesignO19361259712Vancouver
English Depot Education AcademyO143477803312Richmond
Eton CollegeO19330008162Vancouver
Excel Career CollegeO19394940966Courtenay
Fairleigh Dickinson University (Vancouver)O19227134842Vancouver
First CollegeO256618792847Kelowna, West Kelowna
Focus CollegeO19330446102Kelowna, Surrey
Franklin English Language CollegeO19396094599Vancouver
Fraser International CollegeO19239078442Burnaby
GEOS Languages PlusO19361015442Vancouver, Victoria
Gastown Business CollegeO19238785512Vancouver
Gateway CollegeO19279807782Vancouver
Global CollegeO19347491712Vancouver
Global Village VictoriaO19319050762Victoria
Goh Ballet AcademyO110656686527Vancouver
Granville CollegeO116736261697Vancouver
Greystone College of Business and TechnologyO19352522932Vancouver
Hanson CollegeO19618862812New Westminster, Vancouver
Heli-College Canada Training Inc.O19279689162Langley
Heritage Community CollegeO132232057367Surrey
IH Career CollegeO19395639240Vancouver
ILAC Canadian Tourism CollegeO19301323922Surrey, Vancouver
ILAC International CollegeO110957942277Vancouver
ILSC VancouverO19275396842Vancouver
ISS Language and Career College of BCO19279658882Vancouver
In Focus Film SchoolO19395639663Vancouver
Infofit EducatorsO19394941064Burnaby, Vancouver
Insignia CollegeO137690849762Delta, Surrey
Institute of Technology Development of Canada (ITD)O19279542632Vancouver
Interior AcademyO19395639387Kamloops
International Flight Centre Inc.O19395639399Delta
International House VancouverO19279619012Vancouver, Whistler
International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)O19283901032Vancouver
Island Coastal Aviation Inc.O110265135107Pitt Meadows
JCI InstituteO19283904182Vancouver
Justice Institute of British ColumbiaO19394941140Chilliwack, Kelowna, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Victoria
Kaplan International LanguagesO19394941182Vancouver
Kelowna College of Professional CounsellingO124191974237Kelowna
Keystone College Ltd.O130389245177Courtenay, Surrey
Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health SciencesO19256958102Nelson
Kosmetae AcademyO19283913752Abbotsford
Kutenai Art Therapy InstituteO19395639473Nelson
Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversityO19350676872Cloverdale, Langley, Richmond,Surrey
LaSalle College VancouverO19275426742Kamloops, Vancouver, Victoria
Langara CollegeO19319074622Vancouver
Langley Flying SchoolO19395299244Langley
Language Arts InstituteO262347512072Burnaby
Language Studies International (LSI)O19283928542Vancouver
Languages Across BordersO19274549462Vancouver
Legends AcademyO122551197237Abbotsford
Lighthouse LabsO110684673337Vancouver
London SchoolO19352116052Vancouver
Lost Boys Studios – School of Visual EffectsO19274961822Vancouver
M.C. CollegeO263573449582Kelowna
Madlab School of FitnessO19375649052Vancouver
Mennonite Brethren Biblical SeminaryO19395299306Langley
Metropolitan Community CollegeO19329963492Vancouver
MontairO113462258677Pitt Meadows
Montessori Training Centre of British ColumbiaO19301054682Vancouver
Mountain Transport Institute Ltd. CastlegarO19395299350Castlegar
New Image CollegeO19274696442Vancouver
New Link CollegeO19280343742Burnaby, Richmond
New York Institute of TechnologyO19280365272Vancouver
Nicola Valley Institute of TechnologyO19395299432Burnaby, Merritt
Nimbus School of Recording & MediaO19283933722Vancouver
North Island CollegeO19301182602Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, Ucluelet
Northeastern UniversityO142031583162Vancouver
Northern Lights CollegeO19395299444Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St John, Tumbler Ridge
Northwest Baptist SeminaryO19330361712Langley
Northwest Culinary Academy of VancouverO19395299466Vancouver
OHC VancouverO19394452186Vancouver
OIEG Oxford International Education Group/Eurocentres CanadaO19275179522Vancouver
Okanagan CollegeO19395299488Kelowna, Oliver, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Summerland, Vernon
Okanagan Mountain Helicopters FTU Ltd.O138327915822Kelowna
Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy Ltd.O247767381127Vernon
Omni CollegeO19347439002Richmond
On The Mic TrainingO145410391352Vancouver
Orane International CollegeO259056158042Victoria
Orca InstituteO19394451545New Westminster, Vancouver
Oscar International CollegeO138917878102Abbotsford, Surrey, Vancouver
Oshio College of Acupuncture and HerbologyO19329994642Victoria
Pacific Coast Community CollegeO19274781992New Westminster
Pacific DanceArtsO19395639631Vancouver
Pacific Design AcademyO19394451567Victoria
Pacific Flying ClubO19274466542Delta
Pacific Institute of Culinary ArtsO19238828022Vancouver
Pacific Life Bible CollegeO19394451600Surrey
Pacific Link CollegeO19394451662Burnaby, Surrey
Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc.O116542595727Pitt Meadows
Pacific Rim CollegeO19304067532Victoria
Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute Inc.O19394451698Saanichton
Pearson College UWCO19395639737Victoria
Principal AirO246621852107Abbotsford
Professional Flight CentreO19238920192Delta
Q CollegeO125645169227Vancouver, Victoria
Quantum CollegeO19395639759Richmond
Quest University CanadaO19377267862Squamish
Regent CollegeO19283912352Vancouver
Rhodes Wellness College Ltd.O19273650972Vancouver
Richmond International AcademyO142586176482Richmond
Royal Bridge CollegeO142488561162Coquitlam
Royal Metro CollegeO19361238482Coquitlam
Royal Roads UniversityO19330635812Victoria
SAE InstituteO19330716802North Vancouver
SELC Career College VancouverO19395639791Vancouver
SELC English Language Centre CanadaO19330751052Vancouver
Sea Land Air Flight CentreO19394452152Delta, Richmond
Selkirk CollegeO19360990072Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo Centre, Nakusp, Nelson, Trail
Seminary of Christ the KingO19329910782Mission
Senniyo Aesthetics International School of Canada Inc.O19394452174Richmond
Simon Fraser University (SFU)O18781994282Burnaby, Surrey, Vancouver
SkyQuest Aviation Ltd.O19396094731Langley
Sprott Shaw CollegeO19278865162Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Kamloops, Kelowna, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Osoyoos, Penticton, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria
Sprott Shaw Language CollegeO19283917732Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria
St. George International CollegeO19352161652Vancouver
St. Giles VancouverO19395299510Vancouver
St. Mark’s CollegeO144740585612Vancouver
Stenberg CollegeO19283910772Duncan, Kamloops, Surrey, Vernon
Sterling CollegeO19279828772Surrey, Vancouver
Story InstituteO266418531812Vancouver
Strava CollegeO145763011462Surrey
Summit Pacific CollegeO19330780272Abbotsford
Tamwood CareersO19361007342Vancouver, Whistler
Tamwood Language CentresO19280516442Vancouver, Whistler
Taylor Pro TrainingO245272133587Kelowna
The Cut Fashion Design AcademyO142582255042Vancouver
The Hair Art AcademyO243191415557Langley, Surrey
The Institute of Holistic NutritionO19395639374Vancouver
Think Tank Training CentreO19395299578North Vancouver
Thompson Rivers UniversityO19395299610Kamloops, Williams Lake
Torchbearers Capernwray Canada SocietyO19361274462Thetis Island
Trinity Western UniversityO19347055392Langley, Richmond
Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCICTCM)O19394941076Vancouver
Universal Learning InstituteO19283932472Richmond, Vancouver
University Canada WestO19377235822Vancouver
University of British Columbia (UBC)O19330231062Kelowna, Vancouver
University of Northern British ColumbiaO19283889692Fort St. John, Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace
University of VictoriaO19280533442Victoria
University of the Fraser ValleyO19395299642Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Mission
VGC International CollegeO19386095472Vancouver
VanWest College (Kelowna)O19395299852Kelowna
VanWest College (Vancouver)O19283891072Vancouver
Vancouver Academy of Dramatic ArtsO212566030007Vancouver
Vancouver Academy of MusicO19280560262Vancouver
Vancouver Acting SchoolO19394452136Vancouver
Vancouver Animation SchoolO19283928982Vancouver
Vancouver Art Therapy InstituteO19275386392Vancouver
Vancouver Beijing College of Chinese MedicineO19280573292Richmond
Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc.O19395299664Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Kelowna, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria
Vancouver College of Counsellor TrainingO111991452477Vancouver
Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene Inc.O19301369352New Westminster
Vancouver College of Massage TherapyO212534420437Vancouver
Vancouver Community CollegeO19279717512Vancouver
Vancouver Film SchoolO19239015912Vancouver
Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts)O19331363352Vancouver
Vancouver International CollegeO19283898312Vancouver
Vancouver Island CollegeO264603551792Nanaimo
Vancouver Island School of ArtO111345278377Victoria
Vancouver Island UniversityO19395299688Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Powell River
Vancouver Premier College of Arts and ScienceO19274398652Burnaby
Vancouver Premier College of Business and Management LtdO143533237562Vancouver
Vancouver Premier College of Hotel ManagementO19280589592Vancouver
Vancouver School of Healing ArtsO119520583367Vancouver
Vancouver School of TheologyO19407411913Vancouver
Victoria Academy of BalletO19347351442Victoria
Victoria Academy of Dramatic ArtsO246912351437Victoria
Victoria College of ArtO19395299874Victoria
Victoria Conservatory of MusicO122562157147Victoria
Victoria Flying ClubO19283898542Victoria
Wales Young InstituteO19305771772Vancouver
West Coast College of Massage TherapyO19395299928New Westminster, Victoria
West Coast Institute for Studies in AnthroposophyO264573530022Sechelt
Westcoast Adventure CollegeO19361275312Sooke
Western Community CollegeO19396094295Abbotsford, Surrey
Western Maritime InstituteO19395299940Ladysmith, Steveston
Whistler Adventure SchoolO19273949312Whistler
Windsong College of Healing ArtsO246050646187Port Alberni
Winston CollegeO19280640022New Westminster
Yorkville UniversityO129034707957Vancouver
iTTTi VancouverO19274183992Vancouver
inlingua Victoria College of LanguagesO19350928592Victoria

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Last Modified / 最后修改: Jun 25, 2021

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