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Tel: 506-458-9444
Fax: 506-458-2850

Starla McDougall, Principal  Contact by Email

Vicki O'Sullivan, Instructor - Early Childhood Education    Contact by Email

Samantha Ratti, Instructor - Human Service Counsellor   Contact by Email

Amanda Lyons, Instructor - Personal Support Worker   Contact by Email

Karen Hardy, Instructor - Addictions and Mental Health Service Counsellor    Contact by Email

Rick Perley, Vice-Principal, CFO   Contact by Email

Debbie Fearneley, Administrative Assistant   Contact by Email

Baoxiang Lu, Administrative Assistant Contact by Email

NBICC Registration Form.pdf

NBICC is located at:  

New Brunswick Indigenous Career College NBICC

75 Melissa Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3A 6V9

Tel: 506-458-9444
Fax: 506-458-2850

Contact by Email


I am writing this letter to explain exactly what UNBITI did for me not only from a professional standpoint but also a personal one. I was very anxious to go back to school as a mature student, my own daughter was entering kindergarten that year as well. Over time I not only became a better Early Childhood Educator but also a mother. Things I knew instinctively to do I know had concrete reason behind why I was doing then both for my own child and the children I was teaching. I learned so much from not only the curriculum but from the other women I was attending school with. We shared experiences and stories and problem solved together. Our instructors never lost patience and worked with us all as individuals, we all supported each other during tough times such as losing our favorite teacher Vicki Anderson so suddenly and tragically and also through positive events such as weddings and babies. I began school waiting for it to be done however at some point I began looking forward to class and loved being a part of the little family we became. I personally gained knowledge, confidence and a true deep love for Early Childhood Education and its importance for all of our children and communities. So much so that I became a part time instructor for many years until the summer of this year where I am now a full time employee. I feel blessed to have had the opportunities I have had through UNBITI not all pleasant, however I gained and grew from them all because of the love and support I have found here. I look forward to the future of UNBITI and the possibilities for all the Students who will come through our doors and the lives of the children they will positively impact.

Respectfully yours;

Starla McDougall

Former Graduate of UNBITI & Current Instructor

Membership / Affiliations

National Association of Career Colleges

Province of New Brunswick Private Occupational Training Organization
Department of Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour

Oulton College (pending)
icensed Practical Nurse

Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre
Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre

University of New Brunswick
ECE student transfer to Bachelor of Education

Early Childhood Care & Education New Brunswick
Cohort positions in  FASD and Autism Behavioural Analysis at the University of New Brunswick


Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs
Student financial aid

National Indian Brotherhood
Student financial aid

Atlantic Canada's First Nation Help Desk
Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey

Video conferencing and technical support
NBICC Board of Directors
Darrell Paul, President and Chairman

Sarabjeet Kaur, Director 

International Recruitment Manager & Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (1-506-800-9200)

Contact by Email

Steven Leland, Director

Rick Perley, Director

Starla McDougall, Director

NBICC Graduation

Graduation Class of 2022

Graduation Class of 2019

Graduation Class of 2018

Graduation Class of 2017

Graduation Class of 2016

Graduation Class of 2022
Graduating Class 2019

Graduation Class 2018

Graduations Class 2018 with UNBITI Staff

Cynthia Davis, PSW Instructor,Amanda Atwin, Ashley Young, Starla McDougall UNBITI Vice Principal, Morgen Tomer, Savannah Polchies, Melissa Knockwood, Katrina Sacobie, Vicki O'Sullivan ECE Instructor 

Amanda Atwin, Melissa Knockwood, Katrina Sacobie, Morgen Tomer, Savannah Polchies, Ashley Young

Early Childhood Education Diploma

Melissa Knockwood   Katrina Sacobie   Morgen Tomer   Savannah Polchies

Personal Support Worker Diploma

Amanda Atwin       Ashley Young

Graduation Students Collage

Family and Friends

Graduation Class of 2017

Personal Support Worker Diploma

Mary Paul    Trinda Paul    Trisha Paul    Mary Buchanan

Early Childhood Education Diploma

Megan Sabattis    Gene (Diggy) Dave       Cheyenne Paul

Hannah Mitchell          Paige Polchies        Melissa Munn     Trisha Sabattis

        Vice Principal                   Instructor              
        Starla MacDougall                   Vicki O'Sulivan              

Early Childhood Education Certificate 

Ashley Presnail

Hubbard Ave. Elementary Drum Group Traditional Dancers

Dakota Verner    Hannah Burns

Friends and Family

Graduation Class of 2016

Front Center - Damien Sabattis-Carrier (Drummer) 
Front Row - Caitlin Bartlett, Misty Solomon, Serena Moulton, Misty Paul 
Back Row - Katrina Sacobie, Cathy Paul, Carley Egers, Jennifer Polches, Shirley Francis, Morgen Tomer and Cassandra Paul

Personal Support Worker Diploma 

Morgen Tomer                Caitlin Bartlett          Katrina Sacobie

Early Childhood Education Certificate 


                                      Misty Solomon                Jennifer Polches                Serena Moulton

Early Childhood Education Diploma


                          Shirley Francis     Carley Egers        Misty Paul            Cassandra Paul     Cathy Paul

Family & Friends

New Brunswick Free Tuition Program


Printable Application

FNIGC National Student Bursary

The National Student Bursary will award bursaries to First Nations College or University students enrolled full-time in Epidemiology, Population Health, Biostatistics, or Information and Data Management Technology.

To apply please visit FNIGC.ca.

Student of the Month

January 2023 Human Services Counsellor Part-time

Trudy Elder is a dedicated mother, Personal support worker and Early childhood educator who currently is the supervisor at the Tobique First Nation Daycare. Trudy is hardworking and empathetic to the needs of her students and staff. Trudy loves to learn and is very passionate about education. We are proud to have her be one of our students. She brings a lot to our school and classroom environment! Congratulations Trudy! we are proud of you!

January 2023 Human Services Counsellor

Chantel Nicolas comes to class each day with a positive and humorous attitude. The student embraces the responsibility required to maintain progress in their schoolwork and other personal goals. Her work shows she will have nothing but compassion, positive insight and ambition to add in this field of work. It's a pleasure to recognize Chantel as Student of the Month for HSC.

January 2023 Early Childhood Education

Wiphun Rose is the student of the month for January for our Night ECE class. Wip comes to class always prepared and always willing to help her fellow classmates. Wip is always eager to complete her work and always takes what she has learned into her class at the daycare. Wip is a joy to have in my class.

January 2023 Hospitality and Tourism Management

Christina Sappier is the student of the month for January for our Hospitality and Tourism Program. Christina comes to class everyday prepared and ready to work and learn new information about Hospitality and Tourism. Christina is always willing to help with research or drive down from Tobique to help out. Christina is a joy to have in our class. Awesome work!

October 2022 Human Services Counsellor Part-time

Isaiah Fournier is one of our youngest and newest students. Isaiah shows great promise. He has work ethic and intelligence. Isaiah has insight beyond his years. We are very proud of him and are very excited to see where his education and future will take him.

October 2022 Early Childhood Education Part-time

Student of the month for our night ECE class we have picked Isaiah Saulis - he is a motivated student who comes to class ready to learn and always participates in class discussions. He is always positive and loves to joke with his classmate.


October 2022 Addictions Services Counsellor

Ashlea Young is a new student this fall and is awarded Student of the Month for October 2022 in the Addictions and Mental Health services evening class. Ashlea is always online and ready to learn. She is engaged and willing to share as well as ask questions. Great to have you in the class. Congratulations, Ashlea.

October 2022 Addictions Services Counsellor

Brittany Sacobie is the Student of the Month of October 2022 in her first year of Addictions and Mental Health Services diploma program. Brittany goes above and beyond as she completes her work with excellence. She is an extremely hard worker and dedicated to her education. Great work, Brittany.

October 2022 Addictions Services Counsellor

Peter Saulis has been chosen as Student of the Month for Addictions and Mental Health Services second-year program. Not only is he dedicated to his education but pours out his life in his own community while he works at Wolastoqewiyik Healing Lodge in his own community of Tobique. Great team player. Woliwon for all your efforts in the addiction field, Peter.

October 2022 Early Childhood Education

Jenna Killam is the ECE student of the month. Jenna brings a positive attitude to everything she does. She adds thought-provoking and insightful comments to our class discussions. As well as attending college, Jenna is a full-time educator in an after-school program. Jenna’s passion for childcare is evident as is her love of learning and personal growth. Congrats Jenna!

October 2022 Hospitality and Tourism Management

Here is Hospitality and Tourism's Oct's student of the month, I have picked Thunder Young - he is a great student and always comes to class ready to learn. He may be shy but that does not stop him from being a great team player with his classmates. He is always willing to participate in group assignments and always willing to help with the research. Thunder is a hard working and motivated student and he is going to rock this Hospitality and Tourism year. Keep up the great work. 

October 2022 Human Services Counsellor

Emily Cockaday is a positive, kind and caring young lady, In class, she is focused and consistently goes the extra mile, which shows true ownership over her own learning. Emily is confident when asking questions, and welcomes feedback. Most importantly, Emily has a noticeably pleasant disposition and this quality makes her stand out. Congratulations, Emily!

NBICC Graduates Success

Jenny Sappier graduated from UNBITI with a diploma in Human Service Counsellor. She now works with Tobique Child & Family Services under the Youth Mentor Program.

Lila Youseff graduated from UNBITI with a diploma in Early Childhood Education. She now works for the School District.

Caroline Solomon graduated from UNBITI with a diploma in Human Service Counsellor. She now works with the Tobique First Nation Health Centre