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Become a Greystone College Student

At Greystone College Canada, we offer a variety of academic and Co-op programs to help you build practical skills and knowledge that will put you in demand in Canadian and global careers. Take a Business, Digital Marketing, Hospitality, English Teaching or Interpreting and Translation program at one of our amazing campuses in Montréal, Toronto or Vancouver. Find out how to start your amazing career learning journey.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to any Greystone College program, prospective students must meet specific requirements regarding prior education, language proficiency and minimum age, where applicable.

All applicants must submit, with their application, academic records and other documents deemed necessary for admission purposes.

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

(applicable to all Greystone College campuses)

Provide a proof of proficiency in the language of instruction (English or French), as applicable to the program of study.

For programs offered in English, international students or students whose first language is not English must demonstrate language proficiency by providing proof of one of the following:

  • ILSC Academic English Placement Test – may be taken by applicants who have not taken an approved external English language proficiency test, the test results have expired or do not meet the program requirements.
  • External assessment - English language level equivalencies for common tests such as IELTS, TOEFL iBT, and Duolingo can be found in the Direct Entry and Score Equivalencies chart for each program. Results will be accepted provided that they are submitted within the 2-year expiration period (from the issue/test date up to program enrollment date).
  • Alternative English proficiency - Exemptions may be granted to international students who have completed a minimum of 3 (three) full years of study in a secondary or post-secondary institution where the sole language of instruction was English, and they can provide a proof of studies.

Application Process

Applications sent through an agency are processed by the centralized registration team. Applications by a “walk-in student” are processed on campus.

All applications are processed in accordance with the requirements of the relevant provincial regulatory body.

Greystone College encourages applications from prospective students who seriously intend to study at our schools to further their education in Canada. To that end, potential students must comply with Canada’s federal and provincial laws and understand the gravity of providing false information or misrepresenting themselves to immigration authorities, to Greystone College, or to any other government agency.

To be admitted to College Greystone Montréal, an applicant must:

  • Have a secondary school diploma or equivalent.

If the applicant does not possess a secondary school diploma, they will be considered for admission based on the skills and experience they have acquired since leaving school. The applicant is required to provide the most recent transcripts or proof of academic accomplishments, a resume or summary of professional accomplishments, and two letters of recommendation from both their current and previous employers. The applicant may be interviewed by the Registrar’s or Academic office to further assess their suitability for admission to the program of study.

Attestation of College Studies (AEC) Program

An applicant is eligible for an Attestation of College Studies program (AEC) if they:

  • Have interrupted their full-time studies for at least two consecutive terms or one full school year.
  • Have pursued their post-secondary education for at least one year.

To be admitted to College Greystone Toronto, an applicant must:

Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Accepted equivalents include:

  • Secondary school graduation diploma/post-secondary diploma or degree from Canada or US.
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate from Canada or the US.
  • Non-Canadian credential (transcript, diploma, certificate or degree that has been assessed as equivalent by a recognized assessment service.

If the applicant does not meet the academic qualifications listed above, they must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before the day the program commences (19 if applying as a mature student*) and
  • Successfully complete the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) with a minimum score of 14.

*Mature student status may be granted to applicants who are over 19 years old and have not completed high school or obtained a certified Canadian high school equivalency (General Education Development (GED) certificate). The applicants will be considered for admission based on the skills and experience they have acquired since leaving school. The applicant is required to provide the most recent transcripts or proof of academic accomplishments, a resume or summary of professional accomplishments, and two letters of recommendation from both their current and previous employers. The applicant may be interviewed by the Registrar’s or Academic office to further assess their suitability for admission to the program of study.

To be admitted to College Greystone Vancouver, an applicant must:

  • Have a secondary school diploma or equivalent.
  • If the applicant has not completed secondary school and is at least 19 years of age, they may apply as a mature student*.

*Mature student status may be granted to applicants who are over 19 years old and have not completed high school or obtained a certified Canadian high school equivalency (General Education Development (GED) certificate). The applicants will be considered for admission based on the skills and experience they have acquired since leaving school. The applicant is required to provide the most recent transcripts or proof of academic accomplishments, a resume or summary of professional accomplishments, and two letters of recommendation from both their current and previous employers. The applicant may be interviewed by the Registrar’s or Academic office to further assess their suitability for admission to the program of study.

Credit for Prior Education

Transfer credits may be granted based on successful completion of post-secondary courses which are similar overall in content or competency to the course(s) at Greystone College. Final approval for granting transfer credit rests with the College.

Prospective students requesting credit for prior post-secondary education must submit transcripts in English before registration. Exceptions may be made for Greystone College Montréal.

Language Entry Requirements for International Students

When you apply to Greystone College, you'll be able to take our FREE ILSC Academic English Placement Test to determine your ILSC Language Level. Students who do not yet meet the language entry requirement can create a package program that starts with studies at ILSC Language Schools.

If you already have a valid score from another approved test, or if you have completed a minimum of three full years of study in a secondary or post-secondary institution where the sole language of instruction is English, you can provide proof of your test result or studies to fulfill the language entry requirement. Level equivalencies for common tests like IELTS and TOEFL iBT are listed below. For any further inquiries about approved language tests, please contact the Registration team.

PROGRAMS

Certificate in Business Communications (Non-Vocational in Toronto)
ILSC LEVEL: I4 IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL IBT: 60
Certificate in Business Management (Clerk in Toronto)
ILSC LEVEL: I4 IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL IBT: 60
Certificate in International Business and Trade (Clerk in Toronto)
ILSC LEVEL: I4 IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL IBT: 60
Single Business Course (Academic)
ILSC LEVEL:I4 IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL IBT: 60
Diploma in Business Communications (Academic or Co-op)
ILSC LEVEL: I2 IELTS: 5.0 TOEFL IBT: 35
Diploma in International Business Management (Academic or Co-op)
ILSC LEVEL: I4 IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL IBT: 60
Diploma in Project Management (Academic or Co-op)
ILSC LEVEL: I4 IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL IBT: 60
Attestation of College Studies, International Business Management with Practicum
ILSC LEVEL I4 IELTS 6.0 TOEFL IBT 60
Diploma in Digital Marketing: Social Media Professional
(Academic or Co-op)
ILSC LEVEL: I3 IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL IBT: 46
Diploma in Digital Marketing: Website Management and Design
(Academic or Co-op)
ILSC LEVEL: I3 IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL IBT: 46
Diploma in Digital Marketing Professional
(Academic or Co-op)
ILSC LEVEL: I3 IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL IBT: 46
Attestation of College Studies, Digital Marketing Specialist
with Practicum
ILSC LEVEL: I3 IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL IBT: 46
Diploma in Data Analytics
ILSC LEVEL: I3 IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL IBT: 46
Diploma in Front End Development
ILSC LEVEL: I3 IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL IBT: 46
Diploma in Full Stack Development
ILSC LEVEL: I3 IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL IBT: 46
Diploma in Customer Service (Academic or Co-op)
ILSC LEVEL: B4 IELTS: 4.0 TOEFL IBT: 31
Diploma in Hospitality Operations (Academic or Co-op)
ILSC LEVEL: I3 IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL IBT: 46
Certificate in Hospitality Skills Co-op
ILSC LEVEL: B4 IELTS: 4.0 TOEFL IBT: 31
Cambridge TESOL Diploma
Consisting of the following certificates:
ILSC LEVEL: I3 IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL IBT: 46
- TESOL–TKT Certificate
ILSC LEVEL: I2 IELTS: 5.0 TOEFL IBT: 35
- TKT–Young Learners Certificate
ILSC LEVEL: I3 IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL IBT: 46

Visa Information for International Students

All international students who plan to study at Greystone College Canada must have valid status in Canada upon arrival and throughout their studies. For most students this means obtaining a study permit (and possibly a Co-op work permit), or for short-term programs, a visitor visa or eTA. For your reference, we’ve provided information about the most common permits and visas that our students require below.

IMPORTANT: The following is general information. All visa regulations are determined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and are subject to change. Please always verify visa information on the IRCC website, or with your nearest Canadian Embassy, Consulate or Visa Application Centre (VAC).

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, all students, no matter the length of their study, must apply for a Study permit and attend a DLI with a COVID-19 readiness plan (all Greystone College Campuses in Canada are on the approved COVID-19 DLI List).

International students who wish to study in Canada for 6 months or less may need a Temporary Resident Visa (Visitor Visa) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to enter Canada, depending on the country for which they hold a passport. To see if this applies to you, please check the list of countries and territories whose citizens require visas and eTAs in order to enter Canada as visitors.

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, all students, no matter the length of their study, must apply for a Study permit and attend a DLI with a COVID-19 readiness plan (all Greystone College Campuses in Canada are on the approved COVID-19 DLI List).

If your program lasts 6 months or longer, a study permit is required; however, in certain circumstances, you may want to apply for a Study Permit even if you are going to study for less than 6 months. You can apply for your study permit online or through your nearest Canadian embassy, consulate, or visa application centre (VAC). Learn more about the process of applying for a study permit.

When you apply for your study permit, you will need to include the Designated Learning Institute (DLI) number for your chosen Greystone College location:  

  • Greystone College Vancouver DLI: O19352522932
  • Greystone College Toronto DLI: O19376982302
  • College Greystone Montréal DLI: O256818010442

Off-campus work rights: If you are studying 6 months or more, your study permit may include a condition that allows you to work off-campus during your full-time study program, and during scheduled breaks. Learn more about off campus work during your studies.

A Co-op work permit is required for all students who register for a Co-op or practicum program at Greystone College. The Co-op work permit is required for you to complete the mandatory paid or unpaid work portion of your program. The Co-op work permit is separate from the off-campus work rights that may be included on your study permit.

Greystone College Canada, along with our partner Encubate Inc., an authorized Canadian Immigration Consulting firm, offers free support to Co-op and practicum students to apply for their Co-op work permit upon arrival.

Students who complete some programs at Greystone College Canada and then transfer their credits for advanced standing in programs at our private and public education partners may be eligible to apply for a PGWP upon completion of their program at the partner institution.

In addition to the pathway a PGWP provides, students in Canada have access to work permits through a variety of Canadian government programs. Greystone College has partnered with Encubate Inc., an authorized Canadian Immigration Consulting firm to provide Greystone College students with the knowledge and knowhow regarding how to access these programs along with a variety of supportive free and paid visa consulting services. Learn more about our Visa and Immigration Services.

Greystone College students are required to maintain valid status in Canada and adhere to all of the requirements attached to their particular permit(s) or visa.

As Designated Learning Institutions, each Greystone College School is obligated to report to Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees Canada on the academic status of all students who have our schools’ DLIs listed on their study permits.

Student Health Insurance

International students attending Greystone College Canada should have valid student health insurance to cover them for the duration of their time in Canada in case of a medical emergency.  If you are applying through an international education agent, you may be able to purchase insurance through them. 

Greystone College can also help you arrange student medical insurance through our trusted insurance partners.  Learn more about your student medical insurance options.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

To ensure our students have the most transformative learning experience, our programs are delivered using online and mobile technologies, allowing students to work with a Learning Management System (Moodle) in and out of the classroom, participate in collaborative learning environments, and enhance their digital literacy.

Greystone College’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy requires all students to bring their own laptop to use on campus. The laptop must meet or exceed the technical specifications outlined below.

Touch screen devices, such as smartphones, tablets and iPads, are great tools for learning and can be used to access course materials but will not be sufficient for completion of course assignments.

Chromebooks or Android devices are not recommended as they do not support all course-related software requirements, such as Safe Exam Browser (SEB). Students will not be able to take online tests on these devices.

Minimum device and connectivity requirements

Data Analytics Program:

  • Windows 10 or higher. Mac OS does not support software used in the program (SQL Server Management Studio and Power BI)

All other programs:

  • Windows 10 or Mac OS v.10.7 or higher
  • Processor: Intel I5-6400 or Ryzen 5 1400 minimum
  • Memory: 8 GB recommended
  • Screen: 14 inches recommended
  • Ports: minimum 1 USB 3.0 port
  • Built-in camera, speakers and microphone
  • Connectivity: WI-FI
  • Speed: 50Mbps download speed recommended

Optional but recommended

  • External numeric keyboard

All students at Greystone College will have access to Microsoft Office 365, Learning Management System (Moodle) at no additional cost. Throughout the program, students will have access to course-specific software and will be required to download and install a secure web browser (Safe Exam Browser) in order to take quizzes and exams.

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