About Lakeland College
→ Lakeland is recognized as an Alberta and Saskatchewan comprehensive
post-secondary public college, because our Lloydminster campus is on
the provincial border between these two provinces. We are the only biprovincial
college in Alberta / Saskatchewan.
→ After students graduate with a one or two year certificate / diploma,
they have an opportunity to pursue the transition to permanent
residency in Alberta, or Saskatchewan.
→ International Students at Lakeland can work off campus immediately
upon arrival up to 20 hours during the semester and full time during
vacation periods provided they meet the duties associated with their
study permits. Our international students have full employment.
Alberta and Saskatchewan have very strong employment economies.
→ After graduation from Lakeland, students can work in Canada from 1 to
3 years depending upon their academic credential.
→ Lakeland College is a post-secondary college in Alberta. It is publicly
funded, and maintains two campuses in Vermilion and Lloydminster.
Lakeland serves about 7,500 full- and part-time students.
→ Lakeland began here in 1913 as the Vermilion School of Agriculture, and
it still has countryside feel: green lawns, mature trees, and as much sky
as you want. A lot of the learning at Vermilion takes place outdoors ---
on the college farm, the freighting school’s training grounds, or
the environmental science programs field labs.
→ Lakeland’s campus at Vermilion. Today our modern classrooms and
computer labs support coursework in more than eight disciplines,
including award-winning programs in interior design, trades and early
learning and child care.
→ Enrolment at Vermilion numbers nearly 2,000 today, with more than
500 of those students living on campus, a few minutes’ walk from the
classrooms. It’s the more rural of our two campuses --- offering a true
small-town college experience
→ When we asked our current and prospective international students
why they chose Lakeland College, their top 3 reasons were all very
• For high quality education
• For work and immigration opportunities
• For the opportunity to experience another culture, and
more specifically Canada