Admissions


Residence Requirements

DEFINITION OF NEW BRUNSWICK RESIDENT
 

Please note that if you are applying for the ten positions available for New Brunswick Applicants, your residence information will be forwarded to the New Brunswick Government for confirmation of your residence status. 
 
DEFINITION OF NEW BRUNSWICK RESIDENT

A resident of the Province is an individual lawfully entitled to be or remain in Canada, who makes his or her home and is ordinarily present in New Brunswick for twelve consecutive months prior to the student’s request for admission, including a student living out of Province for the purpose of furthering his or her education, but not including a tourist, transient or visitor to the Province.  

 Independent Students
An independent student meets, at minimum, one of the following criteria:

  • has been out of high school for four years or more;
  • has had two periods of 12 consecutive months (each) when not a full-time student;
  • is or was married or common-law;
  • has a dependent living with them;
  • has no parent or legal guardian.
An independent student is considered a resident of New Brunswick by living in the Province for twelve consecutive months prior to the student’s request for admission, excluding time spent as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution.


Dependent Students
A dependent student is a student who does not meet any of the criteria of an independent student.

A dependent student is considered a resident of New Brunswick whose parents, guardian or sponsors resided in the Province for twelve consecutive months prior to the student’s request for admission:
  • If one of the parents works in another province, the student is a resident of New Brunswick if the family home was in the Province for twelve consecutive months prior to the student’s request for admission;
  • If the parents are separated or divorced, the province of residence is the province where resides the parent with whom the student normally lives or receives principal support for twelve consecutive months prior to the student’s request for admission.  If there is no custody agreement, the province of residence is that of the parent with whom the student has normally resided for twelve consecutive months prior to the student’s request for admission, or if the student lives with neither parent, the province of residence is that of the parent who has been the student’s principal support for twelve consecutive months prior to the student’s request for admission;
  • If the parents leave New Brunswick after having resided there for twelve consecutive months prior to the student’s request for admission but the student remains in New Brunswick to begin or continue post-secondary studies, New Brunswick will continue to be the province of residence;
  • If the parents reside outside Canada, the province of residence will be that where the parents last resided during the 12 consecutive months prior to the student's request for admission prior to their departure from Canada.

 Independent or dependent student status is determined by an individual's status at the time of the start of the academic program for which they are applying.

Revised June 28, 2017