About Centennial College

About Centennial College

Centennial College is the first government-accredited college in Ontario, Canada. The College is known for its record of exemplary teaching, eight specialized academic schools and extensive partnership building. Centennial is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in Canada. Almost 100 ethno-cultural groups are represented and 80 languages are spoken on campus!

Centennial offers post-secondary, post-graduate, and fast-track programs in Business, Engineering Technology and Applied Science, Communications, Media and Design, Health and Community studies, Hospitality, Tourism and Culture, and Transportation.

Centennial core focus has always been on preparing graduates to enter the work force, while offering our students distinct ways to learn to be leaders. Whether in our classrooms, our labs or the community, students of Centennial experience the “real world” even before they graduate, ensuring they are job ready. In fact, more than 94 percent of those hiring Centennial grads are satisfied or very satisfied with their hires.

Discover the Centennial College IMPACT!

Hear directly from international students, faculty, and alumni as they discuss what makes Centennial College one of Canada’s leaders in International Education.

An Award winning Canadian Education Institution!

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) 2013 Excellence Awards recognized Centennial College with the CBIE Board of Directors Award for Comprehensive Internationalization for outstanding commitment to becoming an internationally recognized leader in education focused on global citizenship, social justice and equity.

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) also recognized Centennial College as a leader in the field of International Education with its 2013 Gold Internationalization Excellence Award.

Master in International Business Development: Cutting Edge Graduate Studies 

Centennial College (Toronto, Canada) in partnership with University of Milano-Bicocca (Milan, Italy) and Alliance University (Bangalore, India) are launching MAIB/IBM – Master in International Business Development and International Business Management Graduate Certificate joint dual credential program.  The curriculum of this unique Graduate program has been designed to provide you with a comprehensive education in international business management, while taking you on a journey to experience the culture and socio-economic environment of three global cities: Milan, Italy, Toronto.  The program offers:S

  • A first level Master Degree from University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Ontario College Graduate Certificate from Centennial College
  • Opportunity to work 20hours per week while you study in Toronto
  • Opportunity to obtain a Canadian Post-Graduation Work Permit
  • MBA Degree from Alliance University in Bangalore, India (Can be achieved with an additional study period of only four months – total of 18 months for triple credential)

Watch the Master in International Business Development Webinar:

Learn more about the Master in International Business Development Program:www.maib.unimib.it

Why Study at Centennial College?

At Centennial College, you’ll be learning and developing the skills needed to prepare yourself for career success.

You’ll be taught by industry experienced instructors, gain practical knowledge and have access to state-of-the-art facilities.  You will benefit from small class sizes and get individual attention from instructors who are leaders in their fields.  Many programs offer co-op or internship work placements, allowing you to gain Canadian Work experience in your field as part of your program, increasing your chances of getting a good job (with a higher salary) as a grad.

Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition, Centennial College

As a student, you will have opportunities to develop leadership skills by participating in student competitions, clubs, sports and recreation, and enjoy extensive extracurricular activities. You will meet new friends, build professional relationships with employers and most importantly, engage in valuable learning experiences.

Centennial College International Student Experiences 

Centennial College LIBRARY - STUDY HALL“The best aspects of Centennial are the small classes and the instructors.They all have some industry experience and help us prepare for the future job market by explaining the business trends and what is coming next in the field. I’ve had very insightful professors who taught human resources at Centennial. I like the statistics and calculations involved in keeping good HR numbers and measuring performance” – VinodanSenthinathan, Business Administration Graduate.

“University is more theoretical. I wanted the benefits of practical knowledge – that’s what is important to me, the application of knowledge. The teachers here are great, and the learning experience in the classroom has been very useful. Back home, the teaching approach was very theoretical; it focused on what the textbooks say. Here, it’s changing according to the economy. Everyday there’s something new to learn.” – Vishal Member, Business Administration.

“I like Centennial because it gives you hands-on knowledge. In the labs, for example, you learn gas chromatography procedures exactly as you would do them at work. It was a big change compared to the teaching methodology I experienced at university.” – Mujeeb Khan, Environmental Protection Technician Graduate and Manager of operations at Harbour Remediation and Transfer Inc.

New Campus video:

International Students Q&A


(Recommend that Students PLAY ALL)

In addition, there are a number of other video’s that are program specific. Hope students find them useful.

Travelling in Toronto and Ontario

Travelling around the Greater Toronto Area can be easy if you become familiar to the GO Train or GO Bus schedules.

If you are taking any courses at the Pickering Learning Site (PLS), this is the  Driving in Ontariobest mode of transportation for you. The Pickering Go Train station is within walking distance to the PLS. Or, if you need to get to the college from outside of Toronto, GO may be a great alternative.

As a full-time student, you qualify for monthly discounts. To learn about discounts and to apply for a Presto Card (a GO transit card), click here.

To qualify for the student fare, you must have GO-approved student ID. Your Centennial College student ID would qualify as GO-approved student ID.

To view Go-Transit Schedules and routes, click here.

Driving in Ontario – Know the Laws!

Understanding Canadian laws is extremely important. The Highway Traffic Act outlines the rules you MUST be aware of before you drive. To read the Highway Traffic Act, click here.

If you have a valid drivers licence from your home country or an International Driving Permit, you may drive with that license for 60 days. After the 60 day time period is over, you MUST obtain an Ontario driver’s licence. To learn how, click here.

Travelling by bus, train, or plane Travelling by bus train or plane

Cars aren’t the only mode of transportation! You also have the option of taking the bus, train, or plane when you travel!

Greyhound Bus Service

Greyhound Canada is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Canada. It has become an icon of bus travel, providing a safe, enjoyable and affordable mode of transportation each year.

For Greyhound schedules and prices, click here

The VIA train

If you prefer to travel by train instead of by bus, VIA is fast and gives you access to free Wi-Fi but can be more expensive. Check the VIA website regularly for deals for riders under the age of 25.

For VIA schedules and prices, click here.

If you want to get to your destination quickly and efficiently, Porter Airlines is a convenient airline service that flies out of The Toronto Island Airport.

For schedules, locations and prices, click here.

Social Media – Photos, Videos, Information and Student Experiences

For more information about studying in Toronto, Canada at Centennial College, welcome student to join the International Student Community on Facebook.

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