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Colleges in Canada

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Colleges are post-secondary educational institutions which usually offer practically oriented or academically oriented certificates, diplomas, degrees and associate degrees for those seeking employment opportunities or do not meet university entry requirements. The course types, tuition fees, admission requirements vary among different types of colleges in different provinces.

Featured Institutions

Alexander College

Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution serving approximately 2,000 students every year. It offers a variety of undergraduate degree and transfer programs including University Transfer, Associate of Arts degree and Associate of Science degree. An integrated English for Academic Purposes program is also available to assist non-native English speakers with their transition to university level studies in the English language.
Established in 2006 under the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Alexander College consists of two urban campuses. These campuses are located in Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Bow Valley College

Since 1965, Bow Valley College has been a student-centred community college helping students to achieve their career goals. It offers an affordable education with a graduate employment rate of 88%. Each year, over 2,350 international students learn at Bow Valley College. Bow Valley College is located in Calgary, Canada. It’s an ethnically diverse urban city close to the country’s famous Rocky Mountains. It has regularly been ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit). Calgary also offers one of the lowest costs of living among cities in North America.
Students from all over the world choose from our first-rate programs to get quality education and work experience that prepare them to be job-ready in one or two years. After graduating, they can choose to enter the workforce or earn a degree through the university transfer scheme. Study options cover a wide variety of career choices, suited for in-demand industries such as health, business and technology.

Camosun College

Established in 1971, Camosun College is the largest public college in British Columbia with more than 19,000 students from 80 nationalities (including 1,900 international students). Camosun College offers university transfer and applied degree programs; career and trades training; upgrading and preparatory programs; and continuing education. Camosun College has earned an outstanding reputation for teaching excellence.

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

Based in Toronto, Centennial College is established since 1966. Centennial is the number one college choice for international students in Canada for the last six years in a row. Centennial supported 27,000 full-time students in the last year, including over 14,000 international students from 126 countries. Whether students want to study a four-year degree, a diploma programme of two or three years, or a Graduate programme designed to get them job ready in as little as eight months, there are many options available for them to find their perfect course at Centennial.

Columbia College

Columbia College is a private international college in Vancouver, British Columbia. After completing its University Transfer Program (UTP), students can directly apply to a number of top universities in Canada, for example University of Toronto, University of Victoria, McGill University, The University of British Columbia, and University of Alberta.

Columbia International College

Columbia International College is a private boarding school located in Hamilton, Ontario, about an hour drive from Toronto. Columbia International College offers an Elite Pathway to students who wish to get into University of Toronto. Eligible students that successfully complete the course could be accepted to University of Toronto.

George Brown College

George Brown College is first opened in 1967, there are over 31,000 full-time students from countries all over the world. The college population is made up of 31 percent international students.
There are over 172 fantastic, full-time programs available to choose from. In addition, 100% of George Brown’s career-focused programs include at least one experiential learning opportunity; and 89% of employers are satisfied with the George Brown graduates they’ve hired.

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Established in 1967, Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning is one of the most distinctive and creative colleges in Canada. Humber Institute of Technology is also one of the largest public higher education institutions in Toronto. The college attracts students from different countries to study every year. There are currently 1,800 international students from 85 countries around the world; 20,000 full-time students and 55,000 part-time students. The College offers more than 200 part-time courses and 150 full-time courses, such as bachelor's degree courses, diploma courses, certificate courses, internship courses and pre-master's courses.

Langara College

Established in 1965, Langara College is located in downtown Vancouver. It is especially suitable for students who are interested in software development, biotechnology, aerospace, video game development, animation studios, television production and film production industries. It is one of the largest colleges in Canada that provides university transfer programs and provides articulation pathways to the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University and many mores.

LaSalle College

Founded in 1959 by Jean-Paul Morin in the LaSalle borough of Montréal, LaSalle College is a subsidized private post-secondary educational institution. Today it provides professional, college, and pre-university training. The school’s population includes almost 40% international students coming from more than 110 different countries.
Now located in the heart of Québec downtown area, it is the largest bilingual college in North America. LaSalle College has 5 specialty schools with over 60 programs based on creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation and openness to the world at the heart of its educational plan.

  • Business and Technologies
  • Hotel Management and Tourism
  • Fashion, Arts and Design
  • Social Sciences and Education
  • VFX and Game Design

At LaSalle College, we are masters of the art of learning. It is Canada’s largest fashion school. LaSalle College places entrepreneurship at the heart of its mission.

Sheridan College Institute of Technology

Founded in 1967, Sheridan College Institute of Technology has grown from a local college of 400 students to one of Ontario's leading postsecondary institutions, educating approximately 24,500 full-time and 18,500 continuing and part-time studies students every year on three campuses in three Ontario cities — Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga.
An award-winning institution, Sheridan attracts students from across Canada and around the world. Sheridan's 190,000+ alumni play a critical role in shaping the future of our society in the fields of arts, business, community service, health, technology, and the skilled trades.
Sheridan offers more than 130 programs across five faculties, including 25 degree programs. The College is nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in business, digital media and communications, performing arts, visual arts and design, applied computing and engineering sciences, and community service studies.

Recommended Colleges in Canada

Institution Name



Douglas College

New Westminster

British Columbia

Langara College


British Columbia

North Island College


British Columbia

Selkirk College


British Columbia

Study Group at Royal Roads University


British Columbia

Camosun College


British Columbia

Okanagan College - Kelowna Campus


British Columbia

NAVITAS Fraser International College at Simon Fraser University


British Columbia

Red River College



NAVITAS International College of Manitoba at University of Manitoba



Algonquin College



Cambrian College



Canadore College

North Bay


Centennial College



Conestoga College



Confederation College

Thunder Bay


Durham College



Fleming College



George Brown College



Georgian College



Loyalist College



Niagara College



Northern College



Sheridan College



St. Clair College



St. Lawrence College



Fanshawe College



Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning



LaSalle College



Saskatchewan Polytechnic




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