International Students

Why Canada.

  • Canada is a friendly, inclusive, diverse and progressive country.
  • International Students are able to work while they study in Canada and can stay here on a work visa for up to three years after they graduate.
  • Spouses or common-law partners may also apply for a work-permit if you are a full-time student with a valid study permit.
  • International Students (including U.S. students) are covered by the Medical Services Plan of BC.

Why Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • British Columbia and Vancouver afford easy access to world renowned natural beauty including mountains, oceans, lakes and forests.
  • British Columbia has the largest scope of practice for naturopathic physicians in Canada.
  • British Columbia has a population that widely accepts and uses naturopathic medicine.
  • Vancouver is a world-class city consistently ranked as one of the world’s “most liveable cities”.

Why the Boucher Institute.

  • Boucher graduates consistently excel on licensing exams among all other CNME accredited schools.
  • Close to home – the Boucher Institute is just 30 minutes to the U.S. border.
  • Affordable tuition and no additional “out-of-province” charges – at the current Bank of Canada exchange rate, the $23,933 CAD, first year tuition at Boucher equates to just $17,899 USD (as of March 3, 2017).
  • Small class sizes and cohort model of education emphasizing mentorship.

* US applicants please note that the Boucher Institute does not currently participate in the US federal student loans program.

Within the context of meeting the programmatic and institutional requirements of an accredited school of naturopathic medicine, the Boucher Institute clearly states that individual students are ultimately responsible for their own licensure. Naturopathic licensing boards in North America operate independently from naturopathic medical schools and have different mandates. No operational policies or procedures formally bind these organizations together and therefore all are strongly autonomous in terms of governance and policy development. Each licensing board has different criteria, rules, and procedures for becoming licensed to practice naturopathic medicine. Jurisdictional requirements for licensure can change at any time.