Waterloo Region, Ontario
Toronto Pearson Airport
School type:
Admissions level:
  • Undergraduate - ESL/ Direct
  • Graduate - ESL/ Direct
Rankings & Recognition:

One of Ontario’s fastest growing colleges and a leader in polytechnic education

Key facts:
  • 26,000+ students from 80+ countries
  • 230+ programs including 17 bachelor degree programs in business, community services, engineering, health and life sciences, hospitality, computer science & information technology, interdisciplinary studies, creative industries, or skilled trades
  • 9 campuses and training centers
  • 70+ co-op programs with 4,500+ students enrolled 
  • 87% graduates employed within 6 months of  graduation
  • College Accreditation:

Conestoga is the only college in Ontario – and one of only two in Canada – to offer engineering degree programs accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board;


CEWIL (Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning);

AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Why this school?


To all prospective students, Conestoga College extends a hearty welcome. Among polytechnic universities, Conestoga is a pioneer. You may develop the knowledge and skills that companies are looking for by enrolling in one of our career-focused education programs, which all take into account the shifting nature of the labor market in Ontario.

Conestoga College supplies a consistent flow of highly skilled and qualified workers to serve the thriving economy and several growing sectors in the Waterloo Region: Manufacturing, Automotive, Food Processing, Aerospace, Business & Financial Services, Health & Life Sciences, Information & Communication Technologies.

Small class sizes, project-based learning, and an emphasis on experiential and work-integrated learning make up our distinctive educational strategy. One of them is co-op, a type of work-integrated learning that enables you to apply what you learn in the classroom to a real work environment. You get knowledge of the dynamics of a professional workplace from this experience, and you are equipped with the abilities necessary to contribute to a company right away. A co-op is an optional component of many degree programs, as well as many diploma and graduate certificate programs.


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  • Tuition:


  • Diploma: $14,163/ year
  • Bachelor: ​$15,496/ year

Postgraduate Certificate: $15,383/ year

  • Room & Board: $12,450/ year
Entry requirements



(Direct Admission)


(Direct Admission)


GPA 2.5+; Engineering: GPA 2.75+

GPA 2.5+

Transcript evaluation



English proficiency

Diploma: IELTS 6.0+/ TOEFL 80+

Bachelor: IELTS 6.5+/ TOEFL 88+

IELTS 6.5+/ TOEFL 88+

Special requirements: Portfolio, audition, interview, work experience, etc.

Varies by program. For details, please see Specific Requirements


Personal statement

Recommendation letter

Application fee






Diploma with Co-op option:

  • Business: Insurance, Tourism - Destinations & Travel Management, Baking & Pastry Arts Management, Culinary Management, Food & Beverage (Hotel & Restaurant Operations), Food Processing, Payroll and Bookkeeping.
  • Arts & Design: Architecture (Construction Engineering), Carpentry and Renovation, Woodworking.
  • Engineering & Technology: Civil, Computer, Electrical,  Electro Mechanical, Electronics, Energy Systems Manufacturing, Mechanical (Automated Manufacturing, Design & Analysis, Robotics & Automation), Motive Power, Packaging, Software, Welding (Robotics, Inspection), Programming & Analysis, Systems Technician, IT Innovation & Design.


  • Arts & Design: Architecture - Project & Facility Management, Design,  Interior Design.
  • Business: Business Administration (Accounting, Audit & IT;  International Business Management), Commerce (Financial Services),  Communications Management.
  • Engineering & Technology: Computer Science, Engineering (Building/Cyber/Electronic /Mechanical/Power systems).
  • Social Sciences & Education: Early Learning Program Development, Community & Criminal Justice.
  • Health & Human Services: Environmental Public Health, Biotechnology.


Certificate with Co-op option:

  • Engineering & Computing: Construction Management, Environmental Engineering Applications, Structural Steel Management and Detailing, Robotics and Industrial Automation, Software Quality Assurance and Test Engineering, Applied Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Big Data Solution Architecture, Computer Application Security, Computer Applications Development, Cybersecurity Response Planning, Embedded Systems Development, Mobile Solutions Development.
  • Business: Sustainable Business Management, Global Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, Digital Solutions Management.
  • Social Sciences & Education: Technical Communication, Public Relations - Integrated Communications.
Application deadlines

Varies by program.

For details, please see Specific Deadlines

Waterloo Region is Canada’s Technology Capital. Waterloo Region provides rich cultural opportunities, bustling nightlife, affordable housing and convenient public transit. It’s only 1 hour from the province’s largest city, Toronto.