1. Introduction to the Ontario Education System

The Ontario Secondary School program has been called the best education system in North America. Courses offered are intended to ensure that the education is relevant both to students’ needs and interests and to the requirements of post-secondary institutions and employers. At Canada International College, the Ontario Ministry of Education approved programs are designed to allow all students to choose courses that are clearly and directly linked to their intended university destinations.

University preparation courses at Canada International College are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for university programs. All our university preparation courses are based on the provincial curriculum expectations and are inspected and approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

The Principal of Canada International College is empowered by the Ontario Ministry of Education to grant Equivalency Credits(both compulsory and optional) to students who come to our college from a school outside Ontario. Canada International College courses may have prerequisites. Under special circumstances, the Principal may determine that the prerequisite should be waived. In keeping with the emphasis on high standards, students are required to successfully complete the provincial secondary school literacy test and a community involvement requirement in order to be eligible to receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

  1. Ontario Secondary School Diploma(OSSD) Requirements

To receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), the student needs:

  1. To earn enough Ontario high school credits ( Minimum:30 credits ) Generally, CIC will grant 22 credits to those who finished three years of high school overseas, 20 credits to those who finished two years high school overseas, 15 credits to those who finished one years high school overseas, and 10 credits to those who finished middle ( Junior high ) school over seas.
  2. To pass Ontario Literacy Test (Those who fail have a chance to take the literacy credit course offered by CIC)
  3. To earn enough community volunteer hours (Minimum: 40hours from a non-profit organization )
  1. University Admission Requirements
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  1. University Preparation Courses offered at CIC

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  1. School Year Schedule (2017-18)

l   Semester #1 (3 HourClasses/Courses)     Sept.5th-Oct.26th,2017

Classes Begin

Tuesday, September 5,2017

Midterm Report

Friday, September 29, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, October 9, 2017 -No Class

Last day of session and final exam

Thursday, October 26, 2017

l   Semester #2 (3 HourClasses/Courses)     Oct.30th-Dec.19th,2017

Classes Begin

Monday, October 30, 2017

Midterm Report

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Last day of session and final exam

Tuesday, December 19,2017

December 20,2017- January 3, 2018 Christmas Holiday, No Classes, but school will be open(except Statutory Holidays)

l   Semester #3 (3.5HourClasses/Courses)      Jan.4th-Feb.16th,2018

Classes Begin

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Midterm Report

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Last day of session and final exam

Friday, February 16, 2018

l   Semester #4 (3.5HourClasses/Courses)        Feb.20th-April12th,2018

Classes Begin

Tuesday, February 20,2018

March Break

Monday, March 12-Friday, March 16, 2018-No Class

Midterm Report

Tuesday, March 20,2018

Good Friday

Friday, March 30, 2018 -No Class

Last day of session and final exam

Thursday, April 12,2018

l   Semester#5 (3.5HourClasses/Courses)      April16th- May 30th, 2018

Classes Begin

Monday, April 16, 2018

Midterm Report

Friday, April 27, 2018

Victoria Day Holiday

Monday, May 21, 2018-No Class

Last day of session and final exam

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

l   Semester #6 (6 HourClasses/Courses)      June 4th- June 28th, 2018

Classes Begin

Monday, June 4, 2018

Midterm Report

Friday, June 15, 2018

Last day of session and final exam(3hours)

Thursday, June 28, 2018

l   Semester #7 (6 HourClasses/Courses)

Classes Begin

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Midterm Report

Friday, July 13,2018

Last day of session and final exam (3hours)

Friday, July 27,2018

l   Semester #8 (6 HourClasses/Courses)        Aug.1st Aug.28th,2018

Classes Begin

Wednesday, August 1,2018

Civic day

Monday, August 6,2018- No Class

Midterm Report

Wednesday, August 15,2018

Last day of session and final exam (3hours)

Tuesday, August 28,2018

Next School Year Starts: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018