Admissions

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:

  • September – December
  • January – April
  • May – August

The college will be closed during the following Statutory holidays:

 

Holiday 2019 2020
New Year’s Day
January 1
Tue, January 1 Wed, January 1
Alberta Family Day
Third Monday in February
Mon, February 18 Mon, February 17
Good Friday
Friday before Easter Sunday
Fri, April 19 Fri, April 10
Easter Monday *
Government employees only
Mon, April 22 Mon, April 13
Victoria Day
Monday before May 25
Mon, May 20 Mon, May 18
Canada Day
July 1
Mon, July 1 Wed, July 1
Heritage Day **
First Monday in August
Mon, August 5 Mon, August 3
Labour Day
First Monday in September
Mon, September 2 Mon, September 7
Thanksgiving
Second Monday in October
Mon, October 14 Mon, October 12
Remembrance Day
November 11
Mon, November 11 Wed, November 11
Christmas Day
December 25
Wed, December 25 Fri, December 25
Boxing Day *
December 26
Thu, December 26 Sat, December 26

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements may differ depending on the program that you’re applying to. For additional admission requirements, please visit the individual Program Handbook for the program you’re interested in. 

    Regular Applicants

    • Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
    • 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;
    • An equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course;
    • Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements
    • A student from non-English speaking countries should provide in addition to any or combination of the above, proof of IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
    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.
    • Senior secondary graduation will be waived for mature applicants.
    • Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee will be charged.
    • Mature applicants without English 12 can provide proof of IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band or CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program with overall band of 6 and none less than 6.
    • A student from non-English speaking countries should provide in addition to any or combination of the above, proof of IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
    International Applicants
    • Applicants who are not national students who meet the guidelines established for International students studying in Canada by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    • All applicants must be high school graduates or 19 years or older at the start of the students first academic term unless special admission is granted 
    • Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee will be charged.
    • All applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 78 (CBT), with nothing less than 19 in each band, for general college admissions, or an IELTS score of 6.0 in any band, for general college admission
    • Some programs or courses may require a higher score for entry.
    • Applicants with non-English documents must provide English translated and notarized documentation

    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; www.canadianimperial.ca 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 admissions@canadianimperial.ca.
    • 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 two intakes each year, but will except applicants year-round. If approved, you will be allowed to enrol 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
    Certificate in Business Administration & Management $10,000 per session/year $15,000 per session/year
    Certificate in Finance $10,000 per session/year $15,000 per session/year
    Diploma in Business Administration & Management $10,000 per session/year $15,000 per session/year
    Diploma in Finance $10,000 per session/year $15,000 per session/year

     Tuition is dependent on the program you’re taking. Please find the unique Program Handbook for the course you’re 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. There are criteria and conditions to be met.

    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 all 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.