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Sault Ste. Marie, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1965Established Year

Diploma (Early Childhood Education)

 2 years
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 11,128 

1st Year

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education degree at the Sault College is offered a 2-year (4 semesters) program.
  • This program will be delivered through traditional classrooms on campus.
  • The program offered on a full-time basis.
  • Through this program, students with practical learning needs will have the opportunity to access the College campus for that learning.
  • This program is designed to prepare students for a position in the Early Childhood Education/Early Years field.
  • Students will have the knowledge and practical skills needed to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs for children birth through 12 years of age.
  • Also, be skilled in working with families and providing family educational programming.
  • Students also gain unique hands-on experience in onsite child development centre giving an edge when seeking employment.
  • With an ECE diploma, students will be eligible to register with the College of Early Childhood Educators and use the title of Registered Early Childhood Educator.
  • As a graduate and upon registration with the College of ECE, students may refer to as an Early Childhood Educator and work in a variety of settings.
  • If students are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and currently unemployed, students may qualify for second career funding for this program.
  • Sault College annually accepts over 4,500 full-time and part-time students.
  • Sault College is among the top two colleges in Ontario in student satisfaction for the past five years in a row and is number one in overall quality of facilities in the province.
  • With enthusiastic staff, small class sizes, and a student-to-faculty ratio lower than the provincial average, Sault College students learn in a supportive environment.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration2 years
Fees$ 24,272 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School diploma with Grade 12 English (C) ENG4C, or mature student status.


  • Students must be 19 years or older before the beginning of classes.
  • Students who are graduated from Ontario Secondary Schools and who have obtained their diploma (OSSD) or certificate (OSSC) may be considered for admission on an individual basis for some programs delivered at the College.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • The students must have completed 10th and intermediate i.e 12th grade which has the minimum with 60% marks.
  • The minimum qualification required to attend this program is a higher secondary school certificate.
  • Copies of original documents should be attested as true copies by the educational institution.
  • School Record Diploma/Degree certificate Mark sheets for each year of study.
  • College Record is not sufficient.

Required Document List

Following Documents are required to attend this program:

  • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
  • Resume/CV: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and volunteer experience.
  • Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Statement of Interest: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.

Application Deadline

Feb 01

Scores Required

6 / 9

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$11128$11128
Total fees$12136$12136

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 4,012
Meals$ 2,250

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


  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
  • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
  • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • 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

  • Sault College offers a work-study program for the students in need of financial help. The students can work on regular days and summers too.

Student Employment On-Campus during the Academic Year

  • The students who need financial help are offered this program. The students can work a maximum of 10 hours per week for 20 weeks or 200 hours. Jobs are posted as per the job updates.

Sault College Summer Work Program

  • The students who need financial help are offered this program during the summer period i.e. May to August. Jobs are posted, and the application is available at the student job center in the month of April.

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