Nanaimo Campus

Health Care Assistant Program English Competency Self Declaration Form

All applicants to the Vancouver Island University Health Care Assistant Program are asked to provide the information in this document as part of their admission to a recognized British Columbia Health Care Assistant Program. The statement below and the educational summary will ensure English competency requirements can be satisfied. This form and evidence will be kept in the student file and may be supplied to the Registry upon request.

Applicants must meet English language competency requirements to be accepted into the Vancouver Island University Health Care Assistant Program. Specific criteria have been developed to determine if an applicant’s first language is English.

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HCA Program Entry – English Language Competency Requirements

*Countries with English language systems / institutions (where English is a primary, official language and the language used for education)

  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Island
  • Canada*
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guyana
  • Irish Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caico Islands
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland,Wales and Northern Ireland)
  • United States of America (USA)
  • US Virgin Islands
*Applicants educated in Quebec at an institution where the language of instruction was not English, must provide evidence of external English language proficiency testing.
1990-1998 : Jackson Elementary School, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Completed Grades K – 7
1998-2003 : Windermere High School, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Completed Grades 8 –12, Awarded High School Diploma
2003-2004 : Semiahmoo College, Surrey, BC, Canada, Completed Office Assistant Certificate Program