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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 age, prior education, English level, and demonstrated proficiency in the basic skills required for college-level work. Admission requirements vary depending on your chosen campus:

To be admitted to College Greystone Montréal:

  • A candidate is eligible for an Attestation of College Studies program (AEC) if their educational training is deemed sufficient by the College and if it meets one of the following conditions:
    • A candidate has interrupted their full-time studies for at least two (2) consecutive sessions or for one (1) full school year;
    • The candidate has pursued their post-secondary education for a period of at least one (1) year.
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency. Please refer to the language entry level chart on the International Students page.
  • All applicants must submit, with the application, all academic records and all other documents deemed necessary for admission purposes.*

*If the applicant does not possess a High School Diploma, he or she must submit last transcripts, proof of academic accomplishments, a resume, a description of professional accomplishments along with letters of recommendation from present and previous employers with the application.

If a prospective student fails to meet the minimum admission requirements, neither the institution nor the student can waive the requirements.

To be admitted to College Greystone Toronto:

  • Students must have a secondary school diploma or equivalent (accepted secondary school diplomas must be from Canada or the USA);
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age, and pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) with a grade of 14 or higher.
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency.

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

*If the applicant does not possess a High School Diploma, he or she must submit last transcripts, proof of academic accomplishments, a resume, a description of professional accomplishments along with letters of recommendation from present and previous employers with the application.

If a prospective student fails to meet the minimum admission requirements, neither the institution nor the student can waive the requirements.

To be admitted to College Greystone Vancouver:

  • Students must have a secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency. Students taking Interpreting and Translation programs also require proof of proficiency in Korean (school records from education in which Korean was the language of instruction or minimum TOPIK level 5).

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

*If the applicant does not possess a High School Diploma, he or she must submit last transcripts, proof of academic accomplishments, a resume, a description of professional accomplishments along with letters of recommendation from present and previous employers with the application.

If a prospective student fails to meet the minimum admission requirements, neither the institution nor the student can waive the requirements.

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. Students may apply for transfer credits up to a maximum of 25% of the program. 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

PROGRAMS

Certificate in Business Communications (Non-Vocational in Toronto)
ILSC LEVEL: A1* IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL IBT: 80
Certificate in Business Management (Clerk in Toronto)
ILSC LEVEL: A1* IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL IBT: 80
Certificate in International Business and Trade (Clerk in Toronto)
ILSC LEVEL: A1* IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL IBT: 80
Single Business Course (Academic)
ILSC LEVEL:A1* IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL IBT: 80
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: A1* IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL IBT: 80
Attestation of College Studies , International Business Management with Practicum
ILSC LEVEL A1* IELTS 6.5 TOEFL IBT 80
Diploma in Customer Service (Academic or Co-op)
ILSC LEVEL: B4* IELTS: 4.0 TOEFL IBT: 31
Diploma in Hospitality Management (Academic or Co-op)
ILSC LEVEL: I3* IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL IBT: 46
Diploma in Hospitality Operations (Academic or Co-op)
ILSC LEVEL: I3* IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL IBT: 46
Diploma in Hospitality Sales and Marketing (Academic or Co-op)
ILSC LEVEL: I4* IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL IBT: 60
Certificate in Hospitality Skills Co-op
ILSC LEVEL: B4* IELTS: 4.0 TOEFL IBT: 31
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
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
Certificate in Interpreting and Translation (Korean)*
ILSC LEVEL: I3* IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL IBT: 46

* Interpreting and Translation programs also require proof of proficiency in Korean, demonstrated through school records from education in which Korean was the language of instruction, or minimum TOPIK level 5.

*Or approved equivalent

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 may be eligible to apply for a Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP). Currently our College Greystone Montréal offers programs that make you eligible to apply for a PGWP.

Greystone College Canada has partnered with Encubate Inc., an authorized Canadian Immigration Consulting firm to provide Greystone College students 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.

Bring Your Own Device

To ensure our students have the most transformative learning experience we recommend the following minimum device requirements:

  • Windows 7 or Mac OS v.10.7 or higher
  • Processor: Intel I5-6400 or Ryzen 5 1400 minimum
  • Memory: 4 GB recommended
  • Screen: 14 inches recommended
  • Connectivity: WI-FI and LAN
  • Ports: minimum 1 USB 3.0 port
  • Mouse and video camera

We recommend purchasing an external numeric keyboard if your device does not already have one.

Students are provided with a free Microsoft Office 365 account during their studies.

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