At the Centre de perfectionnement des adultes, we offer a wide range of services and programs that enable any adult learner to:

  • Develop the skills needed to enter the labour market, or improve their employment situation;
  • Take the necessary courses or equivalencies to meet the requirements for admission to a post-secondary program or apprenticeship.

Come and learn in an environment that allows you to study at your own pace in the delivery mode that suits you. All our learners receive a personalized learning plan.

Free programs and services:


Our literacy and basic skills workshops and courses enable our adult learners to update their technical and soft skills or to enhance their skills in a specific area for either employment or to further their education.


ACE courses are the equivalent of pre-college Grade 12 courses. They are ideal for candidates who wish to enter a post-secondary or apprenticeship program but require certain courses to meet admission requirements.

We also offer the ACE Certificate which is the equivalent of Grade 12, often required for apprenticeship programs or employment.

Admissions criteria:

  • 19 or older
  • Francophone or Francophile
  • Permanent resident of Ontario

Fee-based courses:

Available to those who do not meet the admission criteria for our free programs, but who require a course or courses to be accepted into a college or apprenticeship program, or for employment.

Equivalency tests:

To quickly meet College Boréal’s program admission requirements, the CPA offers the possibility of writing equivalency assessments in the following subjects: Français, English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Cost: $30

Passing grade required*: 70% for Français, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics; 60% for Mathematics.

*These grades give you equivalency to the ACE course for the prerequisite, however, if a program requires a minimum grade, it must be achieved to meet the admission requirements.

Contact us for more information or to enroll! 








New Liskeard

North Bay

Sturgeon Falls







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