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Georgian College

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As a leader in student work experience, Georgian College attracts the best partnerships with local and international employers. Choose from more than 100 programs taught in state-of-the-art facilities at seven campuses across Central Ontario. Academic upgrading, apprenticeship, diploma, college degree, university degree or graduate studies – you'll find it all here. Many of our programs feature paid work placements so you can earn while you learn and make connections with top employers even before you gradua72te.

And that’s not all! In addition to valuable hands-on learning, we’ll also give you the support you need to be successful. Whether it’s career advice, tutoring, learning strategies or talking to a counsellor, we are ready and waiting to help you when you need it.

Georgian College’s Barrie Campus is one-hour from the big city of Toronto in the city of Barrie, Ontario. Barrie is located on Georgian Bay. It is a safe city surrounded by lakes and nature trails for hiking, biking, and enjoying the outdoors. In the winter, there are ski hills, skating rinks, and many other outdoor activities to enjoy the snow. Barrie is also a city that celebrates diversity. You will find international dining options, large shopping centers, outdoor festivals, and nightlife that will appeal to students from every corner of the globe. When you are not studying, you will find something fun to do, either indoors or outdoors.

Georgian College is well-known for its success in Co-operative Education and Internships. We are the largest Co-op College in Canada. Over 60 per cent of Georgian’s programs offer a co-operative education/internship component.

Co-op, career, workplace transition and graduate consultants assist students, graduates and alumni with a wide range of career services, including; current information on the labour market; developing work search skills and strategies; decision-making about careers; education and employment options, including linking students to over 100 jobs on-campus.

Support is provided to international students in their Canadian job search as well as to domestic students seeking international work experience.

We offer 1, 2 and 3 year diploma and degree program options in the following academic disciplines:

  • Automotive Business
  • Business & Management Studies
  • Computer Studies
  • Design & Visual Arts
  • Engineering Technology & Trades
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Health & Wellness Studies
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation Studies
  • Degree Studies
  • Graduate Certificate Programs

Georgian College is one of the fastest growing colleges in Ontario, and is proud to be one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, one of Canada’s Greenest Employers and to have earned the highest ranking in the world’s largest international student satisfaction survey (2011). Our mission is to inspire innovation, transform lives and connect communities through the power of education.

All international students are picked up for free at the airport and taken directly to their accommodations, or the College. Once you receive you acceptance package, you will find a homestay application for you to complete. Homestay is a living with a Canadian family, close to the College and bus route who will cook meals and share their family life with you. Many students find this an easy transition into Canadian culture, particularly if they have never been to Canada before.

Orientation is a great way to meet new friends and connect with the faculty and staff at Georgian College. Our 2 day orientation program includes a campus tour, a city tour, introduction to Georgian’s departments and services, fun activities, and much much more!

During the International ISB Student Satisfaction survey for international students, Georgian College was ranked #1 in the world in 2011, and #1 in Canada in 2012! Our students are happy during their time here and are finding excellent graduate positions after graduation.

Your future is what matters to us – why not give it a powerful start at Georgian College?

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