Admissions Process

Admissions Process for Local, Regional, and National Students

The Admissions Process for Local, Regional, and National Applicants includes the following steps:

1. Complete the student application
You can pick up and drop off a copy of this form at our office at 301 Alexandra Street, Sydney, NS B1S 2E8. You can download the application by clicking here.  Click here to complete the online application form.

Please note, M.E.T.I waives the application fee.  It does not cost to apply to our programs.

2. Education Requirements (Must meet ONE of the following)
To be eligible for admission to M.E.T.I.’ s diploma/certificate programs, the applicant must have one of the following:

  • Proof of High School Completion

Submit official Grade 12 Transcript of Marks (If your high school does not have a copy of your transcript, please contact your local School Board Office or Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education for a copy.); or

Original Diploma (to be photocopied by the school) ;

  • GED; or
  • Level IV academic upgrading; or
  • Successfully completion of a provincially recognized test showing an effective grade 12 equivalence; or
  • Proof of Diploma Program Completion (Please note, this must be a 2 year diploma program approved by Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education)
  1. Submit official Transcript of Marks; or
  2. Original Diploma (to be photocopied by the school)

3. Submit a Resume
Submit an up-to-date resume as part of the application process. Resumes should include education and work experience. If you have any questions about the detail required, please call us at (902) 539-9766.

4. Interview
Applicants may be required to participate in an interview either in person or by phone. The aptitude test is a proprietary test that may be administered by M.E.T.I. for applicants and does not determine acceptance.

5. Drop Off
Applicants can drop off the completed application in person or mail it to the school (301 Alexandra Street, Sydney, NS B1S 2E8) or the completed application can be sent via fax (902) 567-1029 or via email:

6. Registration

  • Once the application package has been submitted, it will be reviewed for admission.
  • Once an acceptance letter is issued, the applicant will have to complete the Registration Process for their program.  A member of the M.E.T.I Admissions Team will contact you to start the registration process.  There will also be a non-refundable $50 registration fee in order to reserve a seat for your program. Please note this registration fee will be applied towards your tuition.
  • Seats are not guaranteed for applicants who do not complete the registration process and submit the $50 registration fee.

*Please note seats are limited and enrollment will be considered on a first received basis.

International Students

M.E.T.I. is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). Prospective international students who wish to study at a Canadian post-secondary institution must provide a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution when applying for a Canadian study permit. Applicants must provide the Designated Learning Institution number (DLI #) for their school of choice. M.E.T.I.’s DLI# is O112783108317 and can be confirmed by visiting the CIC website.

Students outside Canada will follow the steps below to start and complete the enrollment process.

  • You must meet all criteria necessary for regular program entrance.
  • Visit to read about studying in Canada.
  • Click to complete the Student Application.
  • Confirmation of high school completion. (Must be in English)
  • Documentation confirming date of birth – your passport is acceptable
  • Picture Identification – your passport is acceptable.
  • If English is not your first language, a transcript to show proof of your level of English studies is required. M.E.T.I.  accepts testing results from Education Testing Services of Canada at

Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted by an Admissions Representative.

If you are currently living in or visiting the area, our Admissions team can arrange a meeting with one of our campus Admissions Officers. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about studying at M.E.T.I.

Even if you do not need a study permit, it is a good idea to apply for a permit before you come to Canada. If you decide that you want to continue your studies in another program after you complete your short-term course or program, you must apply through a Canadian visa office outside Canada for a study permit if you do not already have one.

Please send the completed application:

via email:; or;
via fax (902) 567-1029 or;
by mail: 301 Alexandra Street, Sydney, NS B1S 2E8