International students who have completed their high school in their home country can apply for studies in Canadian Community and career colleges.
Publicly funded colleges in Canada are called Community colleges. They offer different programs like certificate (1 year), Diploma(2 years), Advance Diploma (3 year), a degree program (4 years) or Graduate Certificate (1-2 years) in a variety of subjects. An important feature of such programs is that these fields of study are in demand in Canada.
Due to variation of demographic composition and economic needs across Canadian provinces and territories, colleges in each province offer programs as per their demographic and economic needs.
Students need to show 55% or higher marks in their high school diploma depending upon level of course they are joining. They are also required to show their English/French language proficiency depending upon their proposed institution. For admission in Certificate, Diploma and Advance Diploma programs, students need to show IELTS 6.0 with no module less than 5.5. For admission in Degree program or Graduate certificate, IELTS 6.5 with no module less than 6.0 is acceptable.
For Admission Degree programs at College level, applicants need to show 60-65% marks and IELTS 6.5, no module less than 6.0
Students studying a 2 years diploma or 3 years Advance Diploma can progress to second or third of degree program at some Canadian university. Most of Canadian Community colleges have articulation agreements with Universities in Canada and abroad.
Students with low IELTS may opt English for Academic purpose for 1-2 semesters before the commencement of their major program of study.
For admission in Canadian Private Career colleges, students need to show similar English / French language skills. Career colleges offer intensive programs that are mostly opted by mature students looking for Career change through a short terms training that makes them work ready.