Sudbury, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1995Established Year

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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Boreal Highlights

Type of CollegePublic
Number of Programs95
Total number of Students9,218 (2015-16)
Internal French Proficiency Test80%
English Language Proficiency Test ScoresTOEFL – 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.

Sudbury Campus

  • 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.

Hearst Campus

  • 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.

Kapuskasing Campus

  • 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.

Timmins Campus

  • 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.

Nipissing Campus

  • Number of Programs offered - 10
  • A wide range of post-secondary programs is offered.
  • Picturesque environment and pleasant lifestyle.

Toronto Campus

  • Number of Programs offered - 18
  • Campus located at the center of downtown.
  • Urban lifestyle and modern facilities.

Boreal Residences

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 ‘’ 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:
    1. Environment and Natural Resources
    2. Business and Community Service
    3. Trades and Applied Technologies
    4. Health Sciences
    5. Development and General Sciences

Number of programs under specified credentials

CredentialsNumber of Programs
Ontario College Diploma28
Ontario College Advanced Diploma12
Ontario College Graduate Certificate5
Ontario College Certificate12
Apprenticeship Programs37
  • 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 –
    1. Login to with username and password.
    2. Click on “View Offers” and select the admission offer.
    3. 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 ‘’ 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 ‘’ 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 RightsCAD 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 rightsCAD 2,438.26 - CAD 21,620.19
Residence/Housing (for Sudbury Campus)CAD 6030.00
Books and materialsCAD 1000
Health Insurance (Single/Family)CAD 704.58 (Single)/CAD 608.36 (Family)
Others (unexpected)CAD 1000
Part time courses’ tuition fee/hourCAD 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 –
    1. Ontario
    2. New Nouveau Brunswick Canada
    3. Manitoba
    4. Quebec
Shoes Tracker ScholarshipFor full-time studentsCAD 2000
MDEC Mining Diesel Emission Consul ScholarshipFor students studying in Mining fieldCAD 2000
ABBVIE ScholarshipsFor post-secondary students diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative ColitisCAD 5000
Kolosek BursaryFor post-secondary students who wish to start courses from SeptemberCAD 1000
Parents need ScholarshipFor secondary and post-secondary students who are also parentsCAD 1000

Some of the Scholarships are provided for Canadian residents only.

Pierre-Riopel Excellence ScholarshipTo students who have shown community leadership and participated in volunteer work during their course of studyCAD 2000
OACETT Fletcher Bursary ScholarshipProvided 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 CollegeCAD 1000
Collegiate Life Leadership ScholarshipFor full-time students enrolled in post-secondary courses who have demonstrated leadership skillsCAD 1000
School Excellence ScholarshipTo full-time post-secondary students selected by college committeeCAD 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 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.

Alumni Network

  • 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.
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