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Vanier College

Address: 821 Avenue Sainte-Croix, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 3X9, Canada

Description Vanier College

Vanier College was founded in 1970 and is the State English College of General and Vocational Education (CEGEP) in Montreal. The school is named after General Georges P. Wannier, a Canadian soldier, diplomat, and former Governor General of Canada.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Vanier College

Program name
from 6 180 $CAD / semester


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

The college offers study programs in the following areas:

  • Commerce
  • Communications
  • Computer science and mathematics
  • Languages and cultures
  • Humanitarian sciences
  • Music
  • Science in English and French
  • Social sciences and others.
from 6 180 $CAD / semester

Career programs

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3 years.

The college offers study programs in the following areas:

  • Animal health technology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Building Engineering Technology
  • Business administration
  • Ecology and wildlife management
  • Industrial electronics
  • Nursing
  • Respiratory and anesthesiology equipment
  • Psychological counseling, etc.
from 160 $CAD / week

Language classes

  • Dates: year-round
  • Age 16 years old
  • Duration: 5-36 weeks.

Vanier College Language School (VCLS) specializes in a wide range of English and French courses. Additionally, programs for learning Spanish, Japanese and Italian for beginners are offered.

The VCLS Academic Program provides preparatory courses for IELTS or TOEFL.


  • On average, Vanier College graduates earn $ 10,000 CAD more annually than high school graduates
  • 94% of graduates find work
  • From now until 2021, CEGEP technicians and technologists will have to fill 88,000 new jobs
  • The college provides financial assistance to its students (scholarships, book loans, food aid, emergency funds).

Equipment Vanier College

The material and technical base of the college includes:

  • 300 classrooms and laboratories (with capacities from 20 to 44 people)
  • Audience (400 seats)
  • Amphitheater (125 seats)
  • Active Learning Class
  • Computer labs
  • Chemical laboratories
  • Physical laboratories
  • Biological laboratories
  • Media laboratory
  • Sound studio
  • Studios of painting, graphics and sculpture
  • 2 respiratory laboratories with anesthesia equipment and intensive care units
  • Pulmonary Function Laboratory
  • Veterinary Surgery Equipment
  • TOEFL Testing Center.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university is divided into two 15-week semesters.

Additional expenses:

  • Application fee 30 $ CAD
  • Registration fee 85 $ CAD
  • Registration fee (language courses) $ 100 CAD
  • Educational materials (language courses) 30 $ CAD
  • The cost of living in Montreal is 847 $ CAD-1489 $ CAD / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter college you must:

  • Submit an online application through SRAM (Montreal Regional Office of Management)
  • Education Documents
  • TOEFL 550 (IBT 80 or PBT 213) / IELTS 6.5.

It is important that students provide all the necessary documents in accordance with the SRAM online instructions.

Applicants applying from outside Canada must submit documents that have been officially translated into English / French.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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