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September 2024

Deadline

March 2024

Turnaround time

60 working days

Why choose this institution?

  • Wide-ranging programmes: diplomas, degrees, certificates, and apprenticeships in fields like health, IT, business, and engineering
  • Over 70 co-op options for hands-on experience during studies
  • Highly regarded for graduate employment and student satisfaction
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About

Conestoga is dedicated to providing top-quality polytechnic education and is recognised as one of Ontario’s fastest-growing institutions.

It offers a comprehensive range of career-focused education, training, and applied research programs that prepare students for success in the new knowledge economy and promote economic prosperity throughout the region and beyond.

The campus provides business-oriented programs, including Business Foundations, General Business and Office Administration, academic upgrading, and career-focused programs.

They’re the ultimate choice for quality education and career pathways. With over 200 career-focused programs, it is the most comprehensive college in Ontario. Moreover, it offers more degree options than any other college outside the GTA, including Ontario’s only college-based, accredited engineering degrees.

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  • Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management - Global

    Upcoming intake

    January (06/01/2025)

    Deadline

    July (05/07/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Academic Requirements:
    A two- or three-year diploma, or a degree, in business or a degree in engineering from an accredited college or university.
    Preference will be given to graduates with a business diploma or degree. Engineering graduates should have business courses or have business experience and will be considered on a case-by-case basis based on their transcripts and work experience.

    Admission Procedures:
    Submit proof of admission requirements.
    Graduates of Engineering Degrees are required to submit a resume.
    Final selection is made following an assessment of admission requirements.

    Program Requirements:
    This is an eText program. Learn about our eText initiative.

    Credit Transfer:
    You might be eligible to enter a program at an advanced level, or be exempt from a course, if you have formal post-secondary education.

    Re: admission requirements:
    Applicants with documents (transcripts) from an educational institution from a country other than Canada must have their documents evaluated for equivalency at an approved provider of credential evaluation services. Applicants to this program require a Comprehensive or Course-by-Course Report. Please see How to Apply for more information.

    English Language Requirements:
    IELTS: overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
    TOEFL iBT: 88 (Effective January 2024 - no individual skill less than 22)
    CAEL: 70, no sub-test band score less than 60 
    PTE Academic: 58
    Conestoga English Language Test (CELT): Band 6
    Duolingo English Test:  Minimum score of 115
    Cambridge Exams: Minimum score of 180, with no individual skill less than 170

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  • Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Affairs

    Upcoming intake

    January (06/01/2025)

    Deadline

    July (05/07/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Admission Requirements:
    An Ontario College diploma, advanced diploma or degree or equivalent in a health care, science or engineering field.
    A combination of academic studies and a minimum of 3 years of related industry/professional experience.
    Submission of a current resume.

    Admission Procedures:
    Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
    Submit proof of Admission Requirements. Review Apply to a Program to learn how.
    Applicants not meeting the credential requirements must submit a resume outlining work experience and career goals. Please submit the resume directly to the Conestoga College Admissions Office.
    Final acceptance is based on a review of post-secondary background and relevant documentation.

    Credit Transfer:
    You might be eligible to enter a program at an advanced level, or be exempt from a course, if you have formal post-secondary education.

    English Requirements:
    IELTS: overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
    TOEFL iBT: 88 (Effective January 2024 - no individual skill less than 22)
    CAEL: 70, no sub-test band score less than 60 
    PTE Academic: 58
    Conestoga English Language Test (CELT): Band 6
    Duolingo English Test:  Minimum score of 115
    Cambridge Exams: Minimum score of 180, with no individual skill less than 170

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  • Graduate Certificate in Global Business Management

    Upcoming intake

    January (06/01/2025)

    Deadline

    July (05/07/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Academic Requirements:
    A two- or three-year diploma or a degree from an accredited college or university.

    Admission procedures:
    Final selection is made following a review of post-secondary background.

    Program Requirements:
    In addition to the tuition and associated fees paid by the student to the College, approximately $2,600 is also payable to industry associations for textbooks (purchased at the Conestoga Bookstore and online) and examination fees. A credit card may be required to order these materials during the first week of classes. The fees vary from year to year.
    Students in this program are required to bring a mobile device that meets minimum specified requirements.
    Students in this program are required to participate in Conestoga's eText initiative.

    Credit Transfer:
    You might be eligible to enter a program at an advanced level, or be exempt from a course, if you have formal post-secondary education.

    English Language Requirements:
    IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
    TOEFL iBT 88 (Effective January 2024 - no individual skill less than 22)
    CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60 
    PTE Academic 58
    Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6
    Duolingo English Test minimum score of 115
    Cambridge Exams minimum score of 180, with no individual skill less than 170

    View course in-platform
  • Certificate in Personal Support Worker - International

    Upcoming intake

    January (06/01/2025)

    Deadline

    July (05/07/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Academic Requirements:
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status.
    Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1251).

    Admission Procedures:
    An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
    Ten (10) additional marks are added for each Advanced Level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
    A sound English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admissions selection process. Minimum cutoffs may apply.

    Program Requirements:
    All PSW students are required to complete field placement in the form of work experience to graduate from the program. Work experience will be completed in the second half of the program. Additionally, there may be volunteer or field activity opportunities available for students to engage in within the first half of the program, though this is not required in the program. To qualify for participation in field experiences required in the program, students must be able to provide the appropriate documentation as needed. The following documentation may be required as a future PSW in the workforce, including documentation required for field experiences as a PSW student. Required documentation may vary according to individual employers.

    An annual Police Check for Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) must be completed in Canada. Police Checks must be clear of any unpardoned criminal offences. An unclear criminal record may result in the inability to participate in work experiences which will jeopardize progress in the program. Some agencies may request students to provide a VSS completed within six months of start date. Students with criminal records are advised to meet with the program chair for academic counselling to determine program suitability.
    Current immunizations. Proof of immunization or laboratory blood test results including: Measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), Varicella/chickenpox, Hepatitis B, Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap), Polio, Seasonal Influenza vaccine
    Current TB Status. Evidence of 2-step testing.
    Current Standard First Aid and CPR - HCP or BLS level (must be completed in Canada).
    Travel within the program: Students are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from learning settings external to the College and for covering any costs incurred.
    Applicants are advised that accessibility to a car may be required for field experiences.
    Applicants must have a strong desire to work with older adults and/or clients with disabilities and/or long-term health problems.
    Applicants are advised that good oral and written communication skills are essential for the program.
    Applicants are advised that a latex-free environment in the College or field work setting is not guaranteed.
    Attendance in classroom skills lab and field work experiences is essential.
    Credit transfer
    You might be eligible to enter a program at an advanced level, or be exempt from a course, if you have formal post-secondary education.

    English Language Requirements:
    IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
    TOEFL iBT 80 (Effective January 2024 - no individual skill less than 20)
    CAEL 70 with minimum 60 writing, no sub-test band score less than 30
    PTE Academic 53
    Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 5
    Duolingo English Test minimum score of 105
    Cambridge Exams minimum score of 170, with no individual skill less than 165

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  • English for Academic Studies

    Upcoming intake

    January (06/01/2025)

    Deadline

    July (05/07/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Academic Requirements:
    You must be at least 18 years of age to enter the EAS program of study.

    Admission Procedures:
    Applicants to the program will be required to write the in-house Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) to determine placement in the correct level in the program. Results from Internationally recognized English language tests such as the IELTS or TOEFL, will be reviewed in conjunction with your CELT results.
    Please note: The CELT test is currently on hold. Please contact the Coordinator regarding which test is being accepted if you do not have the IELTS or TOEFL.

    Program Requirements:
    The following criteria must be met in order to progress to the next level of the program:
    Students must pass all core courses; the minimum passing mark is 70%.
    Students who fail two (2) or more courses must retake all core courses at that level.
    Students who fail one (1) core course may be allowed to continue at the discretion of the department.
    Students who fail more than one (1) core course in the same level twice will be discontinued from the program.
    Level 4 students who fail two or more core courses must retake all core courses at Level 4.
    One core course failed at Level 4 must be retaken, and a maximum of three (3) credits may be allowed in that semester in some diploma programs in the college.
    CORE COURSES: Listening/Speaking, Pronunciation, Writing, Reading, Canadian Perspectives 1 & 2.

    Credit Transfer:
    You might be eligible to enter a program at an advanced level, or be exempt from a course, if you have formal post-secondary education.

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  • Certificate in General Arts and Science

    Upcoming intake

    January (06/01/2025)

    Deadline

    July (05/07/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Academic Requirements:
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status.
    Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1251), or equivalent.

    Admission Procedures:
    An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
    Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
    A sound English background is important for success in this program and is considered during admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.

    Program Requirements:
    Familiarity with the Windows computerized environment would be an asset.
    Students who have successfully completed the one-year General Arts and Science Certificate may be eligible to transfer into Level 3 of the two-year General Arts and Science Diploma program.

    Credit Transfer:
    You might be eligible to enter a program at an advanced level, or be exempt from a course, if you have formal post-secondary education. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities.

    English Language Requirements:
    IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
    TOEFL iBT 80 (Effective January 2024 - no individual skill less than 20)
    CAEL 70 with minimum 60 writing, no sub-test band score less than 30
    PTE Academic 53
    Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 5
    Duolingo English Test minimum score of 105
    Cambridge Exams minimum score of 170, with no individual skill less than 165

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  • Diploma in General Arts and Science

    Upcoming intake

    January (06/01/2025)

    Deadline

    July (05/07/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Academic Requirements:
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status.
    Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1251), or equivalent.

    Note re: Admission Requirements:
    Applicants complete a common first-year with the General Arts and Science - one-year program.

    An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
    Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
    A sound English background is important for success in this program and is considered during admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.

    English Language Requirements:
    IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
    TOEFL iBT 80 (Effective January 2024 - no individual skill less than 20)
    CAEL 70 with minimum 60 writing, no sub-test band score less than 30
    PTE Academic 53
    Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 5
    Duolingo English Test minimum score of 105
    Cambridge Exams minimum score of 170, with no individual skill less than 165

    View course in-platform
  • Diploma in Business

    Upcoming intake

    January (06/01/2025)

    Deadline

    July (05/07/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Academic Requirements:
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status.
    Grade 12 compulsory English, C (60%) or U (50%) , or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1250), or equivalent min 60%.
    Grade 11 Mathematics, C (min 65%), M (U/C) (min 55%), or U (min 55%) or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1375) min 60%.

    An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. Minimum average considered is 60%. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
    Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
    A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.

    English Language Requirements:
    IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
    TOEFL iBT 80 (Effective January 2024 - no individual skill less than 20)
    CAEL 70 with minimum 60 writing, no sub-test band score less than 30
    PTE Academic 53
    Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 5
    Duolingo English Test minimum score of 105
    Cambridge Exams minimum score of 170, with no individual skill less than 165

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  • Diploma in Biotechnology Technician

    Upcoming intake

    May (06/05/2025)

    Deadline

    November (06/11/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Academic Requirements:
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status.
    Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1251), or equivalent.
    Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1395).
    Two (2) sciences are required from the following:
    one of: grade 11 or 12 Chemistry, C or U, or Conestoga College Preparatory Chemistry (SCIE1030) or equivalent;
    one of: grade 11 or 12 Biology, C or U, or Conestoga College Preparatory Biology (SCIE1010) or equivalent;
    one of: grade 11 or 12 Physics, C or U, or equivalent;
    one of: Grade 11 or 12 Science (SNC3M or SNC4M).

    Applicants who wish to pursue a university degree after completing their diploma are encouraged to take Advanced Functions (MHF4U) as this is an entrance requirement for Honours Bachelor of Science programs.

    English Language Requirements:
    IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
    TOEFL iBT 80 (Effective January 2024 - no individual skill less than 20)
    CAEL 70 with minimum 60 writing, no sub-test band score less than 30
    PTE Academic 53
    Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 5
    Duolingo English Test minimum score of 105
    Cambridge Exams minimum score of 170, with no individual skill less than 165

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  • Scholarships

    • Regional Graduate Program Entrance Scholarship - $1,500 awarded
    • Regional Diploma Entrance Scholarship - $1,500 awarded
    • Enhanced Practice for Internationally Educated Nurses Scholarship - A $100 Application Fee waiver (for all eligible students, until December 22, 2023)
    • A one-time, $1000 Scholarship for a B+ average in BSc Nursing*
    • Entrance Excellence Scholarship - $1,500 scholarships awarded.
    • 2nd Program Scholarship - $1,500 scholarship awarded.
    • Regional Degree Entrance Scholarship - $3,000 awarded
    • English for Academic Studies to Post-Secondary Studies Scholarship - $1,500 scholarships awarded each intake.

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