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We have a variety of programs open to international students. Whether you’re a high school student thinking about a successful future, returning to the classroom as a mature student, continuing your studies, exploring a new passion, or learning English, Georgian can provide you with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience you need to succeed.

Postsecondary program availability

Georgian offers 130+ full-time, career-focused programs across a wide variety of fields and disciplines. We list which programs are open to international students by semester.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC ) regulations may affect study and work for international students. Please refer to the CIC website for the most current information. Georgian College’s Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number is O19395677361. You can also verify this number on the Canadian government website.

English for Academic Purposes

Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program provides you with the skills you need for success in higher education, work and life in Canada. It combines intensive study with social and cultural activities, as well as fast and efficient progression.

Our multimedia classrooms, dedicated computer lab, TESL-certified teachers and college activities create an ideal environment for you as a non-native speaker of English to practice and improve your English skills in class and online.

Successful completion of levels 7 and 8 will give you direct entry into most postsecondary programs and you’ll earn an Ontario College Certificate.

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Levels 1 to 4
General English as a Second Language

For students TOEFL iBT 0-30 or IELTS 0-4.5

This program will provide you with introductory through intermediate level English language courses in reading, writing, speaking, grammar, vocabulary and listening. The curriculum includes classroom and technology-assisted learning. You will explore Canadian and intercultural contexts through everyday situations.

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Levels 5 to 8
General Arts and Science Certificate in English for Academic Purposes

For students TOEFL iBT 31+ or IELTS 5+

In this program, you will develop English proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, grammar, vocabulary and listening. You will also learn essential skills for success and communication skills in various contexts. You will learn through interactive activities, assignments, group work, multimedia materials and in-class instruction.

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Workforce Development

International Workforce Development (IWD) is committed to providing high-quality customized training and consultation services to serve international clients in meeting their training and development goals.

Programs are offered on our Canadian campuses, at your institution, or online. IWD works collaboratively with clients from the program design stage through to the final evaluations to ensure that training requirements are met or exceeded by the programming.

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Customized training

As this is fully customized programming, Georgian will work with your organization to ensure the programs have the greatest impact. We are committed to your success. Some key customizations that are available include:

  • delivery at your institution
  • length of the program (two to 52 weeks)
  • start date of the program
  • translation services
  • mentorship program with Canadian faculty
  • program content focus to support the goals of your institution
  • blended programming options to reduce costs
  • full service packages in Canada including accommodation, insurance, transportation, meals and activities

Language training programming

Our certified and experienced language-training faculty have native fluency English and extensive experience helping international students reach their language learning goals. Whether preparing students for academic success through our English for Academic Purposes program or improving their workplace communication skills, our intensive English programming assures success.

IWD also offers customized student-centred programming in English for Occupational Purposes (EOP) such as:

Our EOP framework allows us to meet the language needs of all professions by focusing on the  vocabulary and common professional communication mediums. Programming and evaluations are aligned with the development of language proficiencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students further develop their professional competencies with academic coursework in their industry.

Capacity building programming

Faculty training

The goal of this training program is to provide the participants a learning experience on a variety of topics to enhance their technical teaching, learning strategies and research competencies. With a focus on specific strategies for increasing faculty competencies in teaching technical training programs. Georgian delivers this training for the Mexican secretary of education to technical and polytechnic institutes throughout Mexico, and at colleges in China.

Vocational Education Leadership Training (VELT)

Our VELT program builds institutional competencies by strengthening the administrative and leadership competencies in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET). Taught by Canadian industry leaders in college governance, structures and leadership, participants gain insights into the administrative aspects of vocational training. Some of the key themes presented are building employment ready skills and employer skills, increasing industry partnerships, applied research structures, and administration of co-op programming and work-integrated learning opportunities.

Want to learn more about studying at Georgian as an international student?

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Georgian’s international team is here to help you find a program that is right for you and help you settle in to your new home at one of our seven campuses in Ontario.

Contact information

International Centre
705.728.1968, ext. 1218

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