Special Access - First Nations, Métis and Inuit

The Special Access - First Nations, Métis and Inuit admission category provides educational opportunities for Aboriginal peoples of Canada, including those of First Nations, Métis and Inuit ancestry (including Non-Status Aboriginal) who do not qualify under other categories of admission.

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis by the Senate Committee on Admission, Reregistration and Transfer. In addition to an applicant's educational history, the committee will consider non-educational achievements that indicate an ability to succeed at university.

How to apply

Apply via the standard application process for full-time undergraduate studies before submitting a Special Access - First Nations, Métis and Inuit request. If your initial application is denied, you can submit an application package consisting of:

  • two reference forms from persons specifically able to assess the applicant's potential for academic success
    • if possible, one reference should be from a recognized Aboriginal organization
    • references from relatives will not be accepted
  • a personal letter outlining your academic objectives

Contact the Indigenous Community Liaison & Outreach Coordinator to discuss your candidacy and request the reference form.

More information

Questions about the Special Access - First Nations, Métis and Inuit admission category can be directed to:

  • Shane Hartman, Indigenous Community Liaison & Outreach Coordinator