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College Events & Key Dates

Campus Life

At Eastern Academy your personal and professional development is important to us.

Throughout your time in your program, campuses plan a variety of events to help you feel your school’s spirit. Many of these events include:

themed campus lunches
social gatherings
community fundraisers
campus contests and more

Each year we host campus socials to celebrate Christmas, Halloween and other key holidays. Our students and staff are also very active in the community and do regular fundraisers for those in need and volunteer hundreds of hours back to many local teams, groups and charities – both inside and outside their field of study.

We also welcome all students to form any club, sports teams, group or association that interests them and their classmates. We will assign you a staff mentor to help make it happen and ensure that you get the college support you need.

Taking a leadership role in College will be very rewarding, a lot of fun and look amazing on your resume.

When you attend our campus, you will feel a sense of family. The staff is very welcoming and committed to see you grow and develop as an individual.

Key Dates

December 23, 2019 - Christmas Break Begins (Students Only)
January 03, 2020 - Christmas Break Ends (Students Only)
February 14, 2020 - Staff Professional Development Day
February 17, 2020 - Eastern Academy Day
April 10, 2020 - Good Friday
April 13, 2020 - Easter Monday
May 18, 2020 - Victoria Day
June 22, 2020 - Staff Professional Development Day
July 01, 2020 - Canada Day
August 05, 2020 - Regatta Day (Weather Dependent)
September 07, 2020 - Labour Day

AC/EA Classifieds

Academy Canada and Eastern Academy have partnered to create a Facebook page called “AC/EA Classifieds.” It allows students and the public to advertise and trade college related items such as:

  • Accommodations
  • Items Available (must be course related)
  • Transportation Arrangements
  • Used Books

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This Facebook page is provided for the use of students and service providers. The quality/reliability/price of services, products, vendors or consumers making offers here are not reviewed by either Academy Canada or Eastern Academy. We accept no responsibility for arrangements made through this page and encourage participants to use their own discretion. The Administrator of this page reserves the right to delete any inappropriate posts.

Volunteer Opportunities

Buckmaster’s Circle “Boys and Girls Club”

The Buckmaster’s Circle “Boys and Girls Club” on Buckmasters Circle are currently recruiting a few volunteers with their After School Program.

Shifts are weekly from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, and 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Volunteers will be responsible for assisting Program Staff with duties such as homework, playing with children, sports, gaming, to snack prep or cleaning.

This program runs until the end of the school year in June. They may have some additional events which interested volunteers can participate but not required.

Volunteers are required to get a Code of Conduct and Vulnerable sector check completed and attend an interview.

For more information, please contact mpicco@bgcstjohns.ca

“Will You Be Ready?” Series

Labour Shortage Has Atlantic Canadian Employers Sweetening Job Offers – Will You Be Ready?
Posted September 9, 2019

According to “The Guardian” article entitled “Labour Shortage Has Atlantic Canadian Employers Sweeting Job Offers”, a combination of demographic changes, skills mismatches, competition for skilled labour, and a move away from traditional occupations are creating a perfect storm for the Atlantic Provinces, a looming labour shortage.

A tight job market in many Atlantic Canadians cities such as Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, and St. John’s where unemployment rates are below 8% are also making the labour shortage worse.

While the skilled trades sector are known for its labour shortage, other traditional occupations are experiencing it, notably Salespeople.

Labour shortages not only impact various sectors, but if not address, can also ruin many businesses as well as the economy.

According to Robert Hogue, Royal Bank of Canada’s Chief Economist, a mixture of solutions, including increasing compensation and retention bonuses, teaming up with trades and community colleges, and changing government policies and regulations to reflect the labour realities are needed to address the looming labour shortage.

If businesses, post secondary system, and government can work together to address the looming labour shortage, the Atlantic Provinces have a potential to become an economic powerhouse.

Please click here to read “The Guardian” article entitled “Labour Shortage Has Atlantic Canadian Employers Sweetening Job Offers” to learn more.

Will you be ready?

Other Campus Life Articles

Eastern Academy Career Fair
Posted October 29, 2019


St. John’s Board of Trade – Hire Me St. John’s
Posted October 10, 2019

Cool Initiative!

The St. John’s Board of Trade launched, Hire Me St. John’s.

Job seekers are encouraged to submit a 60 second video highlighting their career desires and qualifications.

A judges panel will narrow all videos down to a final 10, this will be followed with live voting on the Board of Trade web page.

At the RBC Business Excellence Awards on November 28, 2019, the winners will be announced with a audience of 500 business leaders!

Our city and province’s top talent deserve exposure, experience, and access to engage employers.

During a 3-week vote, you’ll meet our carefully-selected Top 10 prospects.

Our business community deserves diverse skills, fresh perspective, and energized employees.

More details available on their website at https://www.stjohnsbot.ca/hiremestjohns.


Eastern Academy Enters Into Post-Secondary Partnership Agreement With Supply Chain and Logistics Canada
Posted August 22, 2019

Supply Chain Canada and Eastern Academy are pleased to announce that we have formalized a Post-Secondary Partnership Agreement for our Supply Chain and Logistics program graduates.

This agreement provides an efficient path for our Supply Chain and Logistics program graduates to pursue the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation.

It means that Eastern Academy’s Supply Chain Logistics program has been approved for credit transfer towards attaining the SCMP designation.

Supply Chain Canada is the country’s largest association for supply chain management professionals. They represent 7,500 members as well as the wider profession working in roles that cover sourcing, procurement, logistics, inventory, and contract management.

Supply Chain Canada sets the standards for excellence and ethics, and is the principal source of professional development and accreditation in supply chain management in Canada. (https://scma.com/nl/about).

Eastern Academy is extremely proud to have been awarded Supply Chain Canada’s advanced academic standing. We feel that this agreement demonstrates industry recognition of the education and training quality provided in our Supply Chain and Logistics program.


Eastern Academy Staff and Students participate in “The Amazing Race – Mount Pearl/Paradise Chamber of Commerce!”
Posted August 22, 2019

On August 22, 2019, Eastern Academy students and staff participated in the Mount Pearl/Paradise Chamber of Commerce’s “The Amazing Race”.

Our teams include the SWOT, “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats”, “Just In Time”, and “Critical Path”.

Congratulations on our three teams for representing Eastern Academy well.

Eastern Academy’s “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats”, “Just In Time”, and “Critical Path” participated in the Mount Pearl/Paradise Chamber of Commerce’s “The Amazing Race”.


Easter Academy Students And Staff Gather School Supplies For Less Fortunate Students
Posted August 22, 2019

Eastern Academy continues to give back to the community in many ways.

On August 22, 2019, Eastern Academy students and staffs collected pencils, pens, paper, binders, calculators, glue, crayons, coloured pencils, and other school supplies to donate to less fortunate students, showing that Education is for everyone regardless of family income and economic status.

Great job Eastern Academy students and staff for helping less fortunate children and adults get school supplies they need.

Eastern Academy students and staff collected school supplies to distribute to less fortunate children and young adults.


Eastern Academy Proudly Supports Diversity and Inclusion
Posted May 1, 2019

On May 1, 2019, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Child and Youth Advocate visited Eastern Academy sharing information about their office and Children’s Rights to our “Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker” students.

NL Child and Youth Advocate was also pleased to see many posters supporting inclusion and diversity throughout the college.

Way to go, Eastern Academy!!!


Congratulations to new Medical Administrative Specialst and Administrative Specialist Graduates
Posted April 12, 2019

Congratulations to Sharlene Brazil and Darla Crowley for completing their Medical Administrative Specialist, and Deborah Reynolds and Haley Dwyer-Cook for completing Administrative Specialist programs on April 12, 2019.


Congratulations to our Home Support Worker/Personal Care Attendant Graduates
Posted April 11, 2019


Home Support Worker/Personal Care Attendant Students Give A “Gift of Life”
Posted March 29, 2019

On March 29, 2019, Eastern Academy’s Home Support Worker/Personal Care Attendant students donated blood and plasma to the Canadian Blood Services.

A big thanks to our Home Support Worker/Personal Care Attendant students for showing that “its in you to give”.

Eastern Academy’s Home Support Worker/Personal Care Attendant students along with their Instructors, Diane and Jess Carew, gave blood to help those whom need it.


“Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker” students receive Naloxone Training
Posted February 22, 2019

On February 22, 2019, our Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker class completed their Naloxone training.

Special thanks to AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker students proudly showing their Naloxone kits after competing their training to administer this drug.


Massage Therapy Students Give Back To Ronald McDonald House
Posted January 12, 2019

On January 12, 2019, our Massage Therapy students spent a day at Ronald McDonald House treating families to massages and baked goods.

Eastern Academy thanks our Massage Therapy students for providing a service to families of children battling cancer.

Massage Therapy students treated Ronald McDonald House guests to a massage.


Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women
Posted December 19, 2018

In Budget 2018, the Government of Canada announced a new Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women to further support women in entering, progressing, and completing their training in Red Seal trades where women are under-represented.

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) is a taxable cash grant of $3,000 per year/level (or equivalent) up to a maximum amount of $6,000 per person.

Applications are now being accepted. For more information on eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit here.


Eastern Academy on LinkedIn
Posted November 28, 2018

Good news for Eastern Academy students, staff, and instructors.

Eastern Academy’s profile page is now on LinkedIn.

Our LinkedIn page is found at https://www.linkedin.com/company/eastern-academy/

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