• OCAS stands for Ontario College Application Service. All Canadian students must use this service to apply to Ontario colleges. The website for OCAS is www.ontariocolleges.ca.

  • Yes, you do, unless you are an international student (see International section).

  • The deadline to confirm your acceptance for a limited enrolment program is May 1st. If you applied to an open enrolment program, confirm your acceptance online as soon as possible at the following address: www.ontariocolleges.ca/confirm.

  • The minimum requirement for admission to a postsecondary program is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. If you are 19 or older, but do not have an OSSD or equivalent, you may be admitted as a mature student if you satisfy all of the admission requirements.

  • All of Boréal’s programs require one or two credits in French; however, conditions for admission vary depending on the program. See the program descriptions on our website.

  • A program has limited enrolment when it is in high demand and has limited seats. Interested candidates must apply before February 1st and provide all necessary documents before February 17th.

    You must confirm your program choice before May 1st, or your seat may be offered to another applicant.

  • It means that you are accepted based on certain conditions. You must make sure that you satisfy your program’s requirements before classes start; if you fail to do this, the offer will be retracted, and you will not be able to register.

    Examples of conditions:

    • Proof of a study permit
    • Proof of citizenship
    • High school diploma
    • Subject requirements (prerequisites)
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSCN)
    • Ultrasonography (post diploma certificate) (ÉCHO)
    • Veterinary Technician (VETQ and VEAQ)
    • Medical Radiation Technology (TRMG)
  • If you applied before February 1st, you will receive equal consideration to other students. Your marks (and place of residence*) will determine whether you are accepted or placed on a waiting list.

    *For limited enrolment programs, priority is given to Ontario applicants, then to other Canadian applicants, and finally, to international applicants.

  • The Admissions Office will notify you if you are on a waiting list for a limited enrolment program. We encourage you to confirm another program choice at Boréal to improve your possibility of being admitted as soon as a seat becomes available. The waiting list will be reviewed after May 1st. If a seat becomes available in your chosen program, the Admissions Office will send you an offer of admission.

  • Yes. Upon reaching the age of 19, you are considered a mature applicant. If you satisfy the admission requirements or have the prerequisites, you can be admitted without a high school diploma.

  • Two- and three-year programs often share the same first and/or second year. These applications are therefore automatically changed to the one-year program. After you successfully complete your courses, you will automatically be enrolled in the two- or three-year program if you wish.

    Programs involved:

    One-year programs

    • MMLO Motive Power Techniques – Heavy Equipment
    • SOUA Welding Techniques
    • GBUR Office Administration – General
    • ELTC Electrical Techniques
    • PRMC Mechanical Techniques
    • GINF Computer Technical Support
    • GSCE Stage Management Assistant
    • ARCC Culinary Arts – Chef Training
    • ARTS Arts Fundamentals
    • ARTQ Architectural Technician
    • CIVQ Construction Engineering Technician – Civil and Mining
    • CHEQ Chemical Laboratory Engineering Technician – Environment
    • FPFQ Fish, Wildlife, and Forestry Technician

    Two- or three-year programs

    • MMLQ Heavy Equipment Technician
    • SOUQ Welder/Fabricator Technician
    • DBUR Office Administration — Executive
    • ELTQ Techniques du génie électrique 
    • ELNG Electrical Engineering Technician
    • ELTG Electrical Engineering Technologist
    • SEAG Energy Systems Engineering — Alternative Energy
    • MFPU Mechanical Technician — Machinist 
    • MINQ Mechanical Engineering Technician – Millwright
    • INFG Computer Engineering Technologist 
    • GINQ Computer Engineering Technician
    • TGSC Stage Management Technician
    • GCUL Culinary Management
    • ANIM Digital Animation
    • ARTG Architectural Technologist
    • CIVG Construction Engineering Technologist – Civil and Mining
    • CHIG Chemical Engineering Technologist
    • FPFG Fish and Wildlife Management Technologist 
    • FORG Forestry Technologist
  • Applicants who do not qualify for a particular program will receive a letter of explanation. However, we will be happy to offer the General Arts and Science Program (PASC) or the Pre-Health Sciences Program.

    If you feel that relevant information is missing from your file, contact the Admissions Office immediately at 705-560-6673, ext. 1090, or toll-free at 1-800-361-6673, ext. 1090.

  • Your student number is included in all your correspondence (letters). If you cannot find it, send an email to registrariat@collegeboreal.ca.

  • Si ton programme a des exigences If your program has particular requirements, the required forms will be emailed to you. These will include a table of mandatory requirements to be filled out, which will indicate any medical requirements that must be satisfied along with deadlines. These forms are also available online.

  • Yes, but only if the applicant has taken French Immersion classes and has obtained a French Immersion Certificate. Applicants who have taken Core French or Extended French do not meet the admission requirements for the French course.

  • The steps for making changes are outlined on the website at ontariocolleges.ca. You will need your OCAS password. If you have forgotten it, you can contact the Application Service:

    Ontario Colleges

  • The School of Advancement and General Science offers all the upgrading courses required for admission to a college program. This is a free program. To register, contact the office at 705-560-6673, ext. 3085, or ace@collegeboreal.ca.

    Once registered, send an email to admission@collegeboreal.ca to notify us that you have initiated the process for satisfying the admission requirements. Then, you may receive a conditional offer of admission from the Admissions Office. This means that you will be accepted into your chosen program on condition that you complete the prerequisite course before the start of the program.

  • No. Ontario school boards will send us the transcripts of applicants who are currently in high school as proof of their diploma.

    Applicants from high schools outside of Ontario must email their transcript to admission@collegeboreal.ca.

  • No. University or college preparation courses are necessary to have the knowledge and skills needed to satisfy admission requirements.

    MTCU Binding Policy Directive

    The college preparation courses offered in many Ontario high schools have been designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to satisfy the admission requirements of all college programs. University and college preparation course content is developed in relation to college and university programs. University course content corresponds both to university degree programs and applied college degree programs.

  • We will send out correspondence by post and email. Regularly check the email you used for your application. Details about the registration process and tuition payment will be emailed in mid-May.

    In the meantime, we suggest you:

    • apply to OSAP for financial aid (if applicable) at www.osap.gov.on.ca and fill in a grant application;
    • apply for residence (if applicable) before the deadline. The application is online at www.rezboreal.ca.

    You can also become a “Student for a day”! In the spring, you will have a chance to attend some of your chosen program’s classes and meet the coordinators and professors. Contact the campus of your choice to confirm your visit.

  • You must make the deposit no later than June 15th.

    • The deadline to pay your fall tuition without a late fee is Wednesday, September 23.
    • The deadline to pay your winter tuition without a late fee is Monday, January 18.
  • You can find approximate tuition fees in Collège Boréal’s calendar as well as on the website

    You can find international student tuition fees at the following link.

    • This information can be found online
    • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
    • Government financial aid programs
    • Collège Boréal bursaries
    • Work Boréal—a program providing employment opportunities on campus
  • No, you only need to submit a deposit of $2,020.09. If you are unable to obtain a study permit, the deposit will be reimbursed.

    • The deadline to pay your fall tuition without a late fee is Wednesday, September 23rd.
    • The deadline to pay your winter tuition without a late fee is Monday, January 18th.
  • Regular offers (for all other programs) come out on February 1st. Candidates applying to a limited enrolment program will receive their offer around mid-March. The Admissions Office will mail out the offers, which are also posted in the application centre account (ontariocolleges.ca). Applicants must access their account and select “My Offers”.

  • The application is valid for one academic year only and cannot be deferred to the following year.

  • The steps for making changes are outlined on the website at ontariocolleges.ca. You will need your OCAS password. If you have forgotten it, you can contact the Application Service:

    Ontario Colleges

  • A block transfer is possible when you have studied in a program similar to the one you want at Collège Boréal. It allows you to enroll in a more advanced stage of the program, beyond its first stage. For more information about the advanced placement program, email the Admissions Office at admissions@collegeboreal.ca.

  • Most of our programs start in September, with some starting in January. Contact us for more information.

  • Before starting your postsecondary program classes.

  • No. University or college preparation courses are necessary to have the knowledge and skills needed to satisfy admission requirements.

    MTCU Binding Policy Directive
    The college preparation courses offered in many Ontario high schools have been designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to satisfy the admission requirements of all college programs. University and college preparation course content is developed in relation to college and university programs. University course content corresponds both to university degree programs and applied college degree programs.

  • No, Collège Boréal has already evaluated and established the equivalents.

    Quebec and New Brunswick high school diplomas are equivalent to the OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma). For more information about course equivalents between Ontario and Quebec or New Brunswick, visit.

  • International students can apply to any program. However, certain programs have limited enrolment; priority will be given to Ontario students, then to other Canadian students, and finally, to international students.

  • You must fill out the international student application form on Collège Boréal’s website.

    The form must be mailed or emailed along with a copy of all academic documents (diploma, bachelor’s degree, transcript, etc.) to admissions@collegeboreal.ca. There is a $200 application fee, which includes the evaluation of your credentials through an external organization. This step is necessary to determine the Canadian equivalents of your studies. We will contact you by mail or email with a decision regarding your admission.

  • Yes, we must determine the Canadian equivalents of your credentials before making an offer of admission.

  • Starting June 1, 2014, international applicants must include a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number on their study permit application.

    The Designated Learning Institution number for Collège Boréal is: O19395678039

    For more information, visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-institutions-list.asp

  • Once your application has been accepted by the College, you must apply for a study permit (visa) at the office of your nearest Canadian diplomatic mission. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp

  • Registrations will be accepted until April 15. Any application received after April 15 will be placed on a waiting list.

    For any questions about the residence, see the “Frequently Asked Questions”: http://www.rezboreal.ca/faqs.html

  • You must apply online through the website: http://www.rezboreal.ca/.

  • Our doors are always open for guided tours of the campus. For an appointment, contact the Liaison Office at 1-800-361-6673 or 705-560-6673, ext. 6024. You can also come see us during the Open House at our main campus in Sudbury.