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Diploma in Social Work NorQuest College - Edmonton Campus NorQuest College - Edmonton Campus, Canada


May 2023, Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 21629

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 155

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24 months


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Program Overview

NorQuest College offers an approved and accredited two-year full-time Social Work diploma program with a multicultural focus. As its mission, the program emphasizes the value of human diversity and teaches the practice of social work within an anti-oppressive framework that is supportive and empowering.

As a social worker, you may have the ability to improve the quality of life for yourself and for others through self-reflection and offering resources, services, and opportunities for your prospective clients. In addition, you will be prepared to create social change through your work and professional activities.

Program themes include:

  • Competency working in different cultures
  • Social work practice that recognizes and deals with oppression
  • Awareness of cultural displacement issues
  • Awareness of personal abilities and resiliency
  • Spirituality
  • Community practice
  • Holistic practice
  • Practice in specialized settings

Students in the Social Work program can expect to develop knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Social work foundations
  • The helping process
  • Social policy
  • Assessment and interviewing
  • Social work models and practice
  • Working with groups
  • Working with families and communities
  • Mental health
  • Abuse, violence, and addictions

The Social Work diploma program teaches students the value of human diversity in the context of Indigenous and multicultural knowledge and practices within an anti-oppressive and ethical framework that is supportive and empowering.

Practicum/Work Experience

  • This program includes two practicums totalling 700 hours.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 84 - With no score less than - 21
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 59 - With no score less than - 56
    • Minimum Overall Score - 115.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1
    • 60% in ESLG 1860



6.5 IELTS Score
84 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
115 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 155

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11000 Per year

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