VCC International

Agent Representation

Using an agent representative is not a requirement at VCC. Students may choose to apply on their own, or an agent may refer and help students apply to VCC.

Include Agent Information Upon Application

Students Applying on Their Own

Students Previously Enrolled at VCC

Request to Change Agency

Commission Eligibility

Commissions Payment Schedule


Include Agent Information Upon Application

Agency information must be included on the top of the student application form. Upon signing the application forms, students authorize VCC to include their agents in admissions-related email communications.


VCC-approved Agents

VCC-approved agents with a valid agent agreement must include their VCC agent codes on the application forms to be eligible for commissions. The VCC agent codes are on the first page of the VCC agent agreements. Email agents@vcc.ca if you cannot locate your VCC agent code.


Non-VCC Agents

While non-VCC agents without a formal agent agreement are not eligible for commissions, they may still represent the students as long as the students provide consent by including the agency information on the application form or submitting a Consent for Release of Information Form


Students Applying On Their Own

Students are not required to use an agency to apply to VCC. For students who wish to apply on their own, they may choose not to include agency information on the application form. After applying, if students wish to appoint an agent as their representative, they may submit the Consent for Release of Information to release their admissions information to an agent. However, commissions are not payable.

To be eligible for commissions, VCC-approved agents must send the applications of the prospective students to VCC. Agent information added after students apply on their own is not considered agent referrals, and the agents will not be eligible for commissions. 


Students Previously Enrolled at VCC

Students who were previously enrolled at VCC are not considered prospective students, and agents referring these students to VCC will not be eligible for commissions. This includes students who have withdrawn after classes started, or graduated from VCC. 


Request to Change Agency 

Change of agency is not permitted for commission purposes. While students may request to use a different representative after a VCC-approved agent submits the application, commissions are paid to the first referring agency upon successful enrolment.

If a prospective student’s application is withdrawn, it is considered an unsuccessful referral. In such cases, a re-application from a different agency may be accepted upon the approval of VCC's Manager of International Marketing and Recruitment.


Commission Eligibility

VCC-approved agents with a valid agreement may be eligible to receive commissions. To be eligible for commissions, VCC-approved agents must:

  • Recruit prospective international students to VCC. Domestic student referrals (Permanent Residents and Canadian Citizens) are not eligible for commission.
  • Refer prospective students to VCC's full-time programs available for international students. Part-time programs are not eligible for commissions.
  • Include the VCC Agent Code on the application form.
  • Send the applications to VCC, with application fees and other required supporting documents. 


In certain cases, commissions will not be payable.

Refer to the VCC Agent Agreement for details about commission eligibility, and email agents@vcc.ca if there is any question.


Commission Payment Schedule

VCC-approved agents with a valid agreement may be eligible to receive commissions for successful student referrals in full-time programs available for international students. Refer to the commission payment schedule based on the following term start dates:

Term Start DatesEstimated Payout Month
September 16, 2021 - November 15, 2021 December 2021
November 15, 2021 - January 31, 2022 March 2022
February 1, 2022 - March 15, 2022 May 2022
March 16, 2022 - May 15, 2022 July 2022
May 16, 2022 - July 15, 2022 September 2022
July 16, 2022 - September 15, 2022 November 2022
September 16, 2022 - November 15, 2022 December 2022

The above schedule is estimated and is subject to change without formal notice. For commission eligibility, please refer to your VCC agent agreement. If you are eligible to receive commissions but do not receive the payments by the end of the month based on the above schedule, please contact agents@vcc.ca.

Help your students apply to VCC now.

Questions? Email agents@vcc.ca for agent support.