Registration & Enrolment

Registration & Enrolment

Important Dates for Winter 2024

New students will receive their Confirmation of Registration (COR) via email once the registration starts on November 27, 2023. Please be advised that each student will be manually registered program by program. You can reach for help if you have not received your COR more than one week since you uploaded your visa copy through the application portal.

Mandatory Orientation: Monday, January 8, 2024

A mandatory orientation for all international students who are registered to start their program for Winter 2024 will take place on Monday, January 8, 2024.

Detailed information and the registration link for the Orientation will be sent to you the week of December 18, 2023 via your applicant email and your Northern College email address.

Semester Starts & Classes Begin: Monday, January 10, 2024

Students must arrive in Canada prior to the mandatory Orientation date January 4, 2024 and be prepared to start classes on January 10, 2024.

Deferral Deadline: January 10, 2024

Withdrawal & Refund and Last Day to Add, Drop or Change Courses: January 23, 2024.

Registration is an important part of starting your academic journey!

Please make sure you’ve met all important deadlines to ensure that you can travel to Canada and study with us!

You can refer the international student insurance information via this link and download your international insurance certificate at the beginning of February 2024 here.

Confirmation of Registration

International students who have obtained their visa approvals and reported their visa copy via OCAS IAS (where you submitted your application to us) will be registered in the order that the visa approvals are received.

It is very important that you upload a copy of your visa through the portal immediately when your visa is approved. Otherwise, we cannot proceed with your registration.

There are maximum seats for each program the college offers, if you do not confirm your visa early, we cannot guarantee you a seat in your program.

Once you are registered, your Confirmation of Registration (CoR) letter will be sent to you through email.

This letter includes all the required information such as:

  • Tuition fee payment information for the first semester,
  • Your Northern College email address,
  • Your Student Portal account information and Blackboard login

This is your enrolment letter to get through the Canadian Border when you arrive in Canada. The college will NOT issue any other enrolment letter to you until you arrive on campus.

Only students who received the CoR letter are permitted to travel to Canada for their studies.

Sample of Confirmation of Registration (CoR) Letter

International Student Health Insurance Insurance

Please note that starting September 2024, international student health insurance coverage will be through StudyInsured. More information will be available soon.

Prior to September 2024, international student health insurance is through MorCare.

Every international student whose study status is full-time “registered” or “enrolled” (or who have received the “CoR” letter) will be insured by the Morcare International Student Insurance plan (mandatory), which is equivalent to OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan).

You will be able to download your international insurance certificate at the end of the first month of your first semester via

You will be required to pay any medical bills out of pocket before you receive your health insurance certificate. These medical expenses can be claimed for reimbursement through your Morcare account once it is activated.

Be sure to keep your receipts.

Insurance coverage begins 30 days before the start of the semester.

Family Insurance: You may select the family plan within 30 days of the effective date of your insurance plan. The family plan will not be accepted if the member does not opt in their family within the 30-day period.

Please contact Morcare by logging in to your secure account at


Please note: The insurance premium is charged each academic year (the previous September 1st to August 31st next year) and is not prorated for Winter and Spring intake students.

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