College Boreal Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost
College Boreal is the single French-language community college in Northern, Central and South-western Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1995 and offers classroom and distance certificate and diploma programs to students.
Why should you choose College Boreal?
College Boreal has a high student and employer satisfaction rate. Given below are few achievements and key features which answers the question above
Rankings and Status
- Highest graduate satisfaction rate in the region according to Key Performance Indicator 2017 by Colleges Ontario.
- Highest graduation rate in Ontario.
- Top rank in student satisfaction with 83.5% satisfied students.
- 3rd rank out of 24 colleges in employer satisfaction.
- College Boreal is part of the Study North initiative along with five other leading colleges in Ontario.
- Credentials offered - Certificate, Graduate Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate, Apprenticeship
- Type of Programs - Classroom and Online Distance Courses
- Offers post-secondary training options, immigration and integration services and employment services in French.
- Offers financial aid to students in the form of government resources, scholarships and jobs while studying.
- Offers special training program Academic Career Entrance (ACE)/Basic Training, funded by the government of Ontario for students who did not complete high school.
- Offers dual credit program to students who want to complete high school while attending college or apprenticeship courses.
- Almost 20,000 alumni worldwide.
- Offers credit transfer from and to various universities and institutes in Canada.
|Type of College||Public|
|Number of Programs||95|
|Total number of Students||9,218 (2015-16)|
|Internal French Proficiency Test||80%|
|English Language Proficiency Test Scores||TOEFL – 80, IELTS – 4.5, TOEIC – B1 & 700e|
Campuses & Residences
The main campus of College Boreal is at Sudbury. There are 6 other campuses at – Hearst, Kapuskasing, Timmins, Temiskaming, Nipissing and Toronto.
- Easily accessible from Toronto and Ottawa by flight -55 minutes from Toronto and 2 hrs 26 minutes from Ottawa.
- 51 programs are offered.
- In-campus Restaurant, state of the art Amphitheatre, workshops and laboratories are available.
- City of Greater Sudbury has all the options for entertainments on weekends – art galleries, cultural festivals like the Jazz Sudbury festival, heritage museums like Science North and Dynamic Earth, movies theatres, bars, shopping centres etc.
- 138 roomed students’ residence with modern amenities, financial services, day-care services and health services are available.
- Number of Programs offered - 10
- Located in the town’s center and has access to restaurants, movie theatres, fitness center, public pool etc.
- Reasonably priced facilities, ideal for outdoor activities with lush forests and water bodies.
- Financial aid, health services, applied research opportunities are available for students.
- Number of Programs offered - 10
- Urban amenities yet quiet lifestyle of a small town.
- Athletic and Socio-cultural activities organized by the college.
- Opportunity to join student associations to be part of cultural events and carnivals.
- Scholarships and financial aids, computer services, health and well-being services and special services for students with disabilities are available.
- Number of Programs offered - 16
- Low-cost rooms for rent exclusively for Boreal students are available in Ramada Timmins.
- College offers workshops, games and cultural events.
- Number of Programs offered - 10
- A wide range of post-secondary programs is offered.
- Picturesque environment and pleasant lifestyle.
- Number of Programs offered - 18
- Campus located at the center of downtown.
- Urban lifestyle and modern facilities.
Sudbury Campus of College Boreal offers accommodation facility to students.
- Available rooms in the residence – 138.
- Each student will have to share apartment style room with a roommate of the same sex.
- Modern amenities – kitchen (fully equipped with electronic appliances), bathroom, double bed, drawers, closet, desk and chair.
- Telephone and Internet Services are available and included with rent.
- Have cafeterias and other services nearby.
- Common study rooms, laundry rooms and kitchen.
- Special accommodation facilities for students with disabilities.
How to apply for accommodation?
- Students must visit ‘residenceboreal.ca’ and click on “Make a Request” to apply for housing facilities.
- Submit application within the deadline and pay the fees.
- Each application will be analyzed by selection committee following Boreal criteria.
Need Program Information?
- College Boreal offers a wide range of Classroom Programs, Distance Courses via Online, Video and Audio Conferences and Blended Learning Programs from its various campuses and access centers.
- Boreal Schools:
- Environment and Natural Resources
- Business and Community Service
- Trades and Applied Technologies
- Health Sciences
- Development and General Sciences
Number of programs under specified credentials
|Credentials||Number of Programs|
|Ontario College Diploma||28|
|Ontario College Advanced Diploma||12|
|Ontario College Graduate Certificate||5|
|Ontario College Certificate||12|
- It also offers French Language Course, Contract Training, Courses in Cannabis Industry, Certification Courses in Business and Technology and Motorcycle Training.
- College Boreal offers Double Credit Courses for students to complete high school course while earning credits for College.
Dual Credit Program (DCP)
- Approved by Ministry of Education.
- Students can obtain Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and simultaneously obtain a secondary school certificate, diploma or degree, or a certificate of apprenticeship.
- Courses may be delivered online or classroom as applicable.
- Should have a recommendation by a teacher and approval of parents and guidance counsellor.
Know about Admission Process
- To apply for courses at College Boreal students must be proficient in French and English – both spoken and written. They must take assessments conducted by the college before admission and obtain the required score.
- Must possess Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) as pre-requisite or get ACE certification. For students from Quebec and New- Brunswick, High School Diploma (HSD) is needed.
- Students must apply for courses at College Boreal via online through the Ontario Colleges Application Services.
- Up to 5 programs can be opted for, maximum 3 programs for any college.
- Students must confirm their acceptance of admission. The steps are as followed –
- Login to ontariocolleges.ca with username and password.
- Click on “View Offers” and select the admission offer.
- Click on “Confirm”.
Application Method for International Students
- International students (study permit) must fill up International Application Form and return the same via email at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ instead of applying via Application Centre.
- International Students must send relevant documents (diploma, bachelor’s degree, transcript, certificates, etc.) via email and pay an application fee of CAD 200 payable by bank transfer/credit card/money order.
- Students must mention Designated Learning Institution Number. (DLI#) beginning with letter “O” on the application form to get the study permit. College Boreal’s DLI no. is O19395678039.
- Students from outside of the province or outside of Canada must ask any one of the organizations ICAS or WES to evaluate their qualifications with a fee of CAD 200.
- International Students must email their banking details to ‘email@example.com’ to receive refunds according to college policies.
Cost & Expenses
Tuition fees are different for domestic and international students. The fees also vary based on the different courses.
For Regular Students
|Tuition Fees (Total) including Scholarship Rights||CAD 568.16 - CAD 7194.18|
|Compulsory Fees (included with tuition fees)||CAD 907.22|
|Part time courses’ tuition fee/hour (regular students)||CAD 6.80 - CAD 9.40|
|Part time courses’ tuition fee/hour (senior students above the age of 60)||CAD 1.70 - CAD 2.35|
For International Students
|Total Tuition fees including Scholarship rights||CAD 2,438.26 - CAD 21,620.19|
|Residence/Housing (for Sudbury Campus)||CAD 6030.00|
|Books and materials||CAD 1000|
|Health Insurance (Single/Family)||CAD 704.58 (Single)/CAD 608.36 (Family)|
|Others (unexpected)||CAD 1000|
|Part time courses’ tuition fee/hour||CAD 17.36 - CAD 19.96|
Financial Support to the Students
- Financial Aids are available in the form of – Scholarships, Bursaries, and Government Resources.
- To receive government resources, an application must be sent to the department responsible for post-secondary education in the province of residence. Options are –
- New Nouveau Brunswick Canada
|Shoes Tracker Scholarship||For full-time students||CAD 2000|
|MDEC Mining Diesel Emission Consul Scholarship||For students studying in Mining field||CAD 2000|
|ABBVIE Scholarships||For post-secondary students diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis||CAD 5000|
|Kolosek Bursary||For post-secondary students who wish to start courses from September||CAD 1000|
|Parents need Scholarship||For secondary and post-secondary students who are also parents||CAD 1000|
Some of the Scholarships are provided for Canadian residents only.
|Pierre-Riopel Excellence Scholarship||To students who have shown community leadership and participated in volunteer work during their course of study||CAD 2000|
|OACETT Fletcher Bursary Scholarship||Provided to son, daughter or grandchild of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT ), in Engineering/Technology/Applied Science. The student must be the part of full-time technology in Ontario College||CAD 1000|
|Collegiate Life Leadership Scholarship||For full-time students enrolled in post-secondary courses who have demonstrated leadership skills||CAD 1000|
|School Excellence Scholarship||To full-time post-secondary students selected by college committee||CAD 1000|
Work while you study
- College Boreal offers the Work Boreal Program that allows students who need financial assistance to work in their chosen field simultaneously while completing their enrolled courses.
- Students can contact Employment Centre or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the available jobs.
- Demonstrate financial aid
- Canadian Citizen/Immigrant/Protected Person
- Must be enrolled in a College Boreal post-secondary program
- Maintain minimum average grade point of 2.0
- Permissible work hours – not exceeding 15 hours/week up to the maximum number of hours allowed per semester.
- Must provide proof that they have explored other financial aids options before applying for the said program.
- Almost 20,000 alumni worldwide.
- The alumni foundation - Association des Anciens et Anciennes
- All graduates are lifetime members of the foundation.
Benefits offered by College Boreal
- Preferred insurance rates for home and auto
- Discounts on car rentals and hotel rooms
- Free employment services.
- Discounts on professional development courses at the college.
- Lifetime library access.
- COOP’s catering services.
- Low-cost rentals at campuses and access centers for conferences and other purposes.