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Oshawa, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1967Established Year

Diploma (Accounting – Business)

 2 years
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 9,992 

1st Year

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Durham College offers more than 450 pathway opportunities where students can earn both a diploma and a degree.
  • Durham College’s Accounting–Business diploma is 4-semesters programs and gives entry-level training accounting.
  • Students will also have the opportunity to earn Microsoft Office Specialist certifications.
  • After completing one year of business study students can graduate with a certificate in Business Fundamentals.
  • Major components of the program are:
    • Business Mathematics
    • Computerized Accounting and Excel
    • Communication
    • Financial Accounting
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Personal Taxation
  • Students get a  minimum salary of 14,250 USD and a maximum of 42,000 USD.
  • The Employment rate of Durham College is 86.6%.
  • Durham College has been ranked as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for six consecutive years
  • Durham College has Approximately 800 full-time staff and faculty and 1270 part-time staff and faculty.
  • Durham College has been ranked among Canada’s top 50 research colleges for three consecutive years.
  • After completing this program student have job opportunities in Accounting administrator, Bank teller, Billing analyst, Bookkeeper/payroll clerk, Budget Coordinator, Collections officer, Financial analyst.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration2 years
Fees$ 22,724 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Apr 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 mathematics (C, M or U)

Required Document List

  • Official Transcripts: Students must be required to submit a copy of their original transcripts.
  • ELP Scores: Students need to submit proof of English proficiency from the school or testing authority.

Application Deadline

Apr 01

Scores Required

6.5 / 9

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$9992$9992
Total fees$11362$11362

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing expenses$ 5,708

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020

VISA & Work Study


  • Students will need to apply for a valid Student Visa before entering Canada.
  • A student visa is needed only if the program is of more than 6 months for international students.
  • The visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Before applying for the student visa, one must have a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
  • The cost of the Student Visa is 112 USD.
  • Student Visas are issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and application forms are available online or by paper.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity.
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the regular academic year and full-time during scheduled breaks.
  • If their program does not have scheduled breaks, they will be limited to working 20 hours per week. 
  • An immigration officer may apply conditions on the type of work students may perform.
  • For example, they must pass an immigration medical examination before they begin work in health care, child care, or primary or secondary education.

Career and Placement after Course

Students could be Accounting administrator, Bank teller, Billing analyst, Bookkeeper/payroll clerk, Budget Coordinator, Collections officer, Financial analyst and Junior accountant in Accounting firms, Accounting departments in any industry, Banks and insurance companies, Colleges and universities and Municipal and provincial governments.

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