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Important Dates

At Canadian Imperial College, we have three intakes in a year; September, January, and May. The College calendar year these intake periods are as follows:

  • Fall; September – December
  • Winter; January – April
  • Spring; May – August

The college will be closed during the following Statutory holidays:

Holiday 2023 2024
New Year’s Day
January 1
Sun. January 1 Mon. January 1
Alberta Family Day
Third Monday in February
Mon, February 20 Mon, February 19
Good Friday
Friday before Easter Sunday
Fri. April 7 Fri. March 29
Easter Monday
Monday after Easter Sunday
Mon, April 10 Mon. April 1
 Victoria Day
Monday before May 25
Mon, May 22 Mon, May 20
Canada Day
July 1
Sat, July 1 Mon, July 1
Heritage Day **Civic Holiday
First Monday in August
Mon, August 7 Mon, August 5
Labour Day
First Monday in September
Mon, September 4 Mon, September 2
Second Monday in October
Mon, October 9 Mon, October 14
Remembrance Day
November 11
Sat, November 11 Mon, November 11
Christmas Day
December 25
Mon, December 25 Wed, December 25
Boxing Day *
December 26
Tue, December 26 Thu, December 26

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements may differ depending on the program that you’re applying to.  All applicants will be required to complete an admissions interview.

    Regular Applicants

    • Secondary school graduation or equivalent and 16 years of age or older.
    • Alberta Grade 12 English Language and Mathematics or
    • Successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test that consists of five tests with a minimum score of 450 in each test.
    Mature Applicants
    • Mature applicants are at least 19 years of age and have been out of the full-time senior secondary study for at least one year.
    • Mature applicants without English 12 can write the academic achievement testing (CAT 4) with a minimum of 60% score.
    • Mature applicants without English 12 can provide proof of English Proficiency test with results.


    International Applicants
    • Applicants who are not national students who meet the guidelines established for international students studying in Canada by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
    • All applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Students with out of country equivalencies, require equivalency assessments. Students with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements.
    • Applicants from non-English speaking countries must have proof of English Proficiency test with results.
    • Applicants with non-English documents must provide English translated and notarized documentation.
    Minimum English Proficiency Test Result
    • IELTS- International English Language Testing Service:
      • Overall Band of 6.
      • With nothing less than 5.5.
    • CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program:
      • Overall band of 6.
      • With nothing less than 6.
    • TOEFL (TOEFL iBT® and TOEFL® Essentials™):
      • Overall score of 78.
      • with nothing less than 19.
        •  CBL Equivalent Level of 6.
    • Other English Proficiency Results available on case-to-case basis.

    Admission Process

    Congratulations on deciding to further your education! To become a Canadian Imperial College student, please follow the following process:

    Step 1 – Application

    • Click “Apply” on our official website; to apply to our college. While applying, the non-refundable application fee will be automatically applied.
    • Submit all admission requirements online. Ensure that your transcripts have been received and submitted.
    • If you did not submit your transcripts at the time of submitting your application online, please send your transcripts directly to Canadian Imperial College at
    • If your first language is not English, please provide proof that you have completed English language proficiency.
    • Complete applications are processed in the order that they are received. We have three intakes each year but will except applicants year-round. If approved, you will be allowed to enroll in the upcoming semester.

    Step 2- Determination

    • Once your complete application document is received, the admissions team will assess and verify your documents, to determine your admissibility. Some programs may require additional testing.
    • If successful, an offer letter will be sent to the email on your application document. With details on tuition deposit and further instructions.
    • Unsuccessful candidates will also be notified via the email on their application documents.

    Step 3 – Acceptance 

    • If you accept our admission offer, a non-transferable tuition deposit will be required to reserve the seat in your program. This deposit will be applied to your tuition.
    • Once your tuition deposit is confirmed, Canadian Imperial College will issue you an “acceptance letter”.
    • Canadian Imperial College reserves the right to cancel courses or programs for operational reasons. When this occurs, tuition for the respected course will be refunded.

    Tuition Fee Table


    Programs Canadian citizens, permanent residents,
    and Protected Persons
    International Students
    (both in Canada and outside Canada)


    Application Fee $100 $150
    Registration Fee $500 $500
    Certificate Programs $10,000 per session/year $15,000 per session/year
    Diploma Programs $10,000 per session/year ($20,000) $15,000 per session/year ($30,000)
    Online Fast-Tracked Program $6,000 per program $8,500 per program
    Industry Training Program $10,000 per program N/A

    *Pricing in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

    **Tuition is dependent on the program you’re taking. Please find the unique Program Handbook for the course you are interested in. Cost of books and other necessary student materials are additional.

    Financing Aid

    Alberta offers a variety of financial support options for Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents. Student Aid Alberta administers both Alberta and Canada student loans. Office of The Registrar will be able to assist you with the application. We encourage students from other provinces to visit their provincial government student finance information websites for how to apply.  You can find your local office here.

    Local students considering to further their education are advised to connect with the Office of The Registrar to discuss external Bursary/Scholarship options.

    Canadian Imperial College offers a $1000 scholarship to any local, self-paying student. This is subject to approval by the College Board.

    International students are offered a $2,000 scholarship upon accepting a place at Canadian Imperial College. This is subject to approval by the College Board.

    Canadian Imperial College is offering a 50% scholarship for exceptional soccer players in Canada and around the world to come and study at our College! If you’re interested, submit your application for admission online and make a high-quality video of you in the game! Include an arrow to identify which player you are. Include a link to your video in your application form under “other relevant documentation”. This scholarship is available to students between the age of 16 and 23.

     You can view the scholarship details here.


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