Apply Now: Northern Indigenous Counselling Program

Are you interested in becoming a professional counsellor through the Northern Indigenous Counselling (NIC) program? This is a cohort that will be taught online for the first one-third of the program (September 14, 2023 – June 28, 2024) and then in-person in Yellowknife for the last two-thirds of the program (July 15, 2024 – July 4, 2025). This is an all-Indigenous program for Métis, First Nations, and Inuit students. 

Follow the steps below to get started! Here you’ll find all the admission requirements as well as all the important links for starting your application. Please note that there are 3 steps to the application process. Please complete Step 1, before proceeding to the next steps. After you complete Steps 1, 2 and 3, a program admission representative will schedule an interview for you.

If you have any questions during this application process please contact our NIC office at nwtcounselling@rhodescollege.ca or call 604-708-4416.

For information on the first Northern Indigenous Counselling program that finished in June 2022, please click here: NIC Cohort #1

Below is a summary of the three steps you will need to complete to apply:

Step 1 of 3 – Personal Information, Program of Interest, and Application Fee

To study at Rhodes Wellness College, with the Northern Indigenous Counselling cohort, applying is the first step. To apply, you will need to do the following:

  • Provide personal information.
  • Review Program Outline.
  • Upload your government-issued Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, resident card, or citizenship card).
  • Planning for tuition and other payments.
  • Pay the application fee (non-refundable).

To begin step 1 of the application process, please click the link below:

Step 2 of 3 – Personal Statement, Resume, and 3 Character Reference Letters

Once you have completed Step 1,  you can proceed onto Steps 2 and 3. For Step 2, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • Personal Statement
    • The personal statement should be approximately 300 words. In your Personal Statement, let us know why you would like to persuade the Northern Indigenous Counselling program through Rhodes Wellness College you would like to pursue an education with Rhodes Wellness College, what you hope you to achieve upon graduation, and tell us a little bit more about yourself.
  • Resume
    • A resume outlining your educational background, employment and/or volunteer experience.
  • 3 Character Reference Letters
    • Reference letters can be employment related or personal. Ask your references to speak of your character, how they know you, and why they would recommend you to the Northern Indigenous Counselling program.
  • If Applicable: Language Proficiency Assessment
    • A student whose first language is not English must submit English proof that they will be able to sufficiently understand and communicate in English so that the student can fully participate in class and so that classmates can benefit from the student’s insight and participation.
      Please visit our Language Proficiency Assessment Policy page for acceptable Proof of English documents.

Important: please save all documents as a PDF before starting step 2. To begin step 2 of the application process, please click the link below:

Once you have completed Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3, our admissions team will reach out to you to schedule an admissions interview, if one is not already scheduled. The interview is for us to get to know you better, determine your eligibility for Rhodes Wellness College and the Northern Indigenous Counselling program.

Upon successful completion of your interview and required application documents, your admissions representative will recommend you for acceptance.

Step 3 of 3 – Waivers and Policies

Once we receive your application in Step 2, and you have been successfully accepted to Rhodes Wellness College, the final step of the application process is to review the following waivers and policies:

  • Rhodes Wellness College and Northern Indigenous Counselling Policies
  • Waiver and Release forms including criminal records check and mental health
  • Student Portal Policy
  • Attendance & Progress Report Acknowledgement
  • Technology Requirements for Students

To begin step 3 of the application process, please click the link below:

Our program admission representative is here to support you with every step of the process.
Email: nwtcounselling@rhodescollege.ca or call 604-708-4416 with your questions or to book an appointment.

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