Centennial College

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Over the past 55 years, Centennial College has transformed itself from a local community college to a worldly institution, with a presence in countries such as China, India, South Korea and Brazil. Our focus has always been on preparing graduates to enter the workforce while teaching our students to be leaders. We’ve worked hard to build lasting partnerships with local communities while preparing our graduates to succeed globally - work we are confident has led to our #1 ranking in the Greater Toronto Area for graduate satisfaction. Locally, we continue to offer industry-recognized full- and part-time programs at five Toronto campuses. Whether in our classrooms, our labs or the community, Centennial students experience the real world before they even graduate. They're job-ready, and that's a fact employers have told us, as more than 88 percent of those who have employed Centennial grads are satisfied or very satisfied with their hires.

As a leader in internationalization, we’ve done extensive work teaching international students. At the same time, we are enabling more Canadian learners to have an international adventure, be it completing a semester in Spain, an internship in South Africa or a Global Citizenship learning experience in the Amazon Basin. We believe a Centennial education is an education without borders. We’ve re-created our College, giving ourselves a unique position in the marketplace and the world. We are now prepared for the next set of challenges: To be more innovative and entrepreneurial, to further exploit the benefits of technology, to creatively engage our employees, to build more bridges with communities and employers, and to see our graduates do meaningful work and have meaningful lives.

Areas of Expertise

Whether you're interested in training for your current or future career, earning transfer credits for university studies, or preparing to work in Canada or abroad, Centennial College can help you reach your goals. Centennial offers post-secondary, post-graduate and fast-track programs, as well as English Language Learning and Foundations programs for College and University Preparation. With 160 Programs, 5 Campuses, and 7 Specialized Academic Schools, you’ll find what you need at Centennial.

On Campus Housing

Centennial College has grown rapidly over the past several years, and demand for student housing outgrew the capacity of our older facility on Progress Avenue. Knowing that a lack of access to a residence is an impediment for students from outside the GTA, Centennial constructed the eight-storey Centennial Residence and Culinary Arts Centre at its Progress Campus.

The striking new building takes the shape of a quadrangle with a central courtyard to allow natural light to reach all of the residence rooms. Housing up to 740 students in two- and four-bedroom arrangements, each suite includes its own kitchen and bathroom. Students also have access to communal kitchens and lounge spaces for larger social gatherings. Every resident has his or her own bedroom. For more information on Residence, visit www.centennial-place.ca. For questions and inquiries about the Residence, contact it directly by emailing centennialresidence@studenthousing.com or calling 416-438-2216, ext. 6294.

Off Campus Housing

The Centennial College Student Association Inc. (CCSAI) partners with an off-campus housing service company called Places4Students Inc. The company makes sure that finding a home is headache-free through its free-to-search database, which lets you see the property before deciding to contact the landlord. For more information, visit: https://www.centennialcollege.ca/student-life/student-services/housing-options/off-campus-housing.

Incoming Students

For first year students, orientation activities for both academic and Centennial College Student Association programs, and personalized success plans are provided for you. You are also encouraged to take advantage of our free 'success skills' workshops offered throughout the year. Peer mentors and International advisors are also available at every campus to help you transition to life in Canada, and at Centennial.

Career Planning

The Career Services team gives students and graduates the confidence and tools for career success, from the first semester to beyond graduation. We put every effort into ensuring students have access to the resources they need to launch or jump start their career.

With 160 Programs, 5 Campuses, and 7 Specialized Academic Schools, employers can find students and graduates that meet their various recruitment needs. We also have career-ready graduates available for opportunities in different sectors


Athletics and recreation facilities are available for you. Our active athletics and sports program includes varsity teams and recreational groups, clubs, intramural leagues and free play.

Basketball, volleyball, soccer, and badminton have been traditional favourites. Look for the fitness and weight training rooms, and fitness classes to work your body while you're working your mind.


Visit your campus recreation coordinator's office and your Student Association (CCSAI) to discover the full range of activities at your campus! Your college experience is more than just going to class, reading textbooks, doing assignments and taking tests. It's about experiencing all that Centennial has to offer you. Our campuses have numerous services that will provide you with support, entertainment, help you expand your learning and transition into college life. Take advantage of the services available to you. You'll be happy you did!


We have 50+ Student Clubs and Associations at Centennial to help you connect with other students with similar interests, make friends and build your professional network. Some of the clubs currently operated by students include the Centennial International Student Organization, Advertising Club, Chess Club, Spanish Club, Cricket Club, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Canadian Public Relations Society, Fluid Power Club, Early Childhood Education Club, Tamil Student Organization, Vietnamese Student Society, and Latin Swing Club. Centennial College also has a student campus newspaper and multicultural week celebrations available for you.

Information Technology

The Information Technology Services department at Centennial College provides students and staff with the resources and services required to support teaching and learning.


Centennial College has been recognized as one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in Canada, where more than 93 cultural groups are represented and more than 80 languages are spoken. We're a college of the world!

Special Services

The Centre for Accessible Learning and Counselling Services (CALCS) provides a range of programs and services aimed to empower students in meeting their wellness goals, accommodation and disability-related needs, and creating a more accessible campus community. Our team of professional psychotherapists, social workers, educators, and staff offer services such as brief, solution-focused psychotherapy, accommodation planning, health and wellness education, group counselling and psychoeducational workshops, adaptive technology, and peer support.

Affiliated Institutions

Centennial College offers bachelor degrees that meet rigorous Ontario Ministry standards (provincial standards) and open doors to even better learning and career opportunities. We offer a collaborative program in nursing with Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) and joint programs with the University of Toronto Scarborough in paramedicine, journalism and new media studies. Get practical and technical strengths of a college diploma and the theoretical foundations of a four-year bachelor degree.

International Involvement

At Centennial College, we believe in learning experiences that go beyond the four walls of your classroom and computer screens, and even beyond Canada’s borders. That’s why our Services and Global Experience (SaGE) department provides a wide range of international learning opportunities to go with your studies, that will open your mind to a global perspective.

Campus Tour

Our virtual tours will provide you the opportunity to see our spaces and learn about services. In-person on-campus tours are currently on pause. We are planning to offer in-person tours once health and safety guidelines allow. Please contact (416) 289-5325 for more information.

Modified on September 15, 2023

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