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By choosing to study at a Canadian College or vocational school, you’re choosing a career-oriented experience that’s in tune with the changing global market. Come study in Canada and you’ll gain world-class experience, complete with endless opportunities to advance your knowledge and your skills.

Practical learning for the real world

Do you love the idea of gaining valuable work experience while you study? Our colleges and vocational schools offer countless ways for you to do so. Each works closely with business and industry to design programs that offer hands-on training and teach the skills employers are seeking. You can also take part in internships, co-operative programs and work placements that’ll get you real-world experience while you’re studying.

By attending a Canadian college, you can earn a certificate, diploma or post-graduate diploma. You can also take university transfer programs, apprenticeship programs, or complete academic and applied degrees.

Did you know?

More and more college students have university degrees. They come to college for practical learning that gives them concrete skills and leads to meaningful work.

Programs to suit your needs


Are you interested in nanotechnology? Web design? Social work? Nursing? Whatever your passion, we have the programs. Choose from more than 10,000 programs at 127 publicly funded colleges, institutes and polytechnics across Canada. They offer a full range of study options in the technical and professional fields, including:

  • Agriculture and agri-food

  • Broadcasting and journalism

  • Business

  • Dental hygiene

  • Design

  • Engineering technology

  • Environment

  • Health

  • Hospitality management

  • Information and communications technology

  • Languages and arts

  • Sciences

  • Social services


Canadian College programs are offered on a full-time or part-time basis, both in-person and online via distance education. Programs vary in length from a few months to 4 years. When you study in Canada, you can also complete your studies in English or French. The choice is yours.

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