Transfer To Canadore

When coming to Canadore we have a number of options available to students who have studied elsewhere. Students can transfer courses such as general electives, communications and more! Check out our Transfer and Pathway Guide for all of the information you need to get started!

2019 Transfer Guide

Any Ontario College Diploma Graduates and University Graduates
Recreation and Leisure Services - 2 years - Ontario College Diploma 8 months to complete
Recreation Therapy - 2 years - Ontario College Diploma 8 months to complete
Strength and Sport Conditioning - 2 years - Ontario College Diploma 8 months to complete

Any Ontario College Diploma Graduates and University Graduates - In a related field*
Environmental Management - 1 year - Ontario College Graduate Certificate 8 months to complete
Mental Health and Addictions Intensive (accelerated) - 2 years - Ontario College Diploma 10 months condensed (3 semesters) to complete
Post Production - 1 year - Ontario College Graduate Certificate 8 months to complete
Social Service Worker Intensive (accelerated) - 2 years - Ontario College Diploma 10 months condensed (3 semesters) to complete
Youth at Risk - 1 year - Ontario College Graduate Certificate 8 months to complete

8 months equates to 2 semesters, 10 months condensed is 3 consecutive semesters.
*reviewed on a case by case basis

Looking for Advanced Standing into a Program?

You may qualify for advanced standing if you have completed part of a program (one semester or more) elsewhere, and you wish to continue the same or similar program at Canadore College. If you receive advanced standing, you will gain admissions into a higher semester.

Please note: Students may receive transfer credit or prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) credits for up to a maximum of 75% of their prescribed Canadore College program curriculum.


Process for Advanced Standing
  • Apply through Ontariocolleges.ca and choose the advanced standing application option (entry level 3).
  • Upon submitting your OCAS application, please contact the Pathway Officer, Micheline, at
    micheline.demers@canadorecollege.ca and indicate that you are requesting advanced standing based on your prior
    education
  • You will be required to provide your official transcripts* and full course outlines. You may request to have your
    transcript sent to Canadore through OCAS. Alternately, you may request that your institution send an official transcript
    directly to our Admissions Office

Please note: Official transcript must be received directly from the institution. You can request that your transcript be sent to the Pathway Officer by email at micheline.demers@canadorecollege.ca or fax at 705.494.7462. If hand-delivered, transcripts must still be sealed in the envelope provided by the institution.

Looking to Transfer One or More Courses?

Once you have been accepted to Canadore College, you may be eligible to transfer prior courses completed at other post-secondary institutions. We accept course from any post-secondary institution including international. You may also transfer credits from other Canadore Programs free of charge!

Please note: Students may receive transfer credit or prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) credits for up to a maximum of 75% of their prescribed Canadore College program curriculum.


Transfer Credit Considerations

In order to be eligible for transfer:

  • Courses must share the same learning outcomes and similar content
  • Courses must have a final grade of 60% “C” or higher (unless otherwise stated by the program)

Looking to Transfer General Elective or General Education Courses?

As a rule, General Education courses (or GEDs) are courses that:

  • Do not share any learning outcomes with your current program and differ in
    theme and content,
  • Are theory courses rather than applied (or hands-on) courses,
  • Fit into one of the MTCU GED themes (Arts in Society, Civic Life, Societal
    and Cultural Understanding, Personal Understanding, or Science and
    Technology).
  • Cannot have a pre-requisite course, and
  • Must be at least 42 hours in length.

Looking to Transfer Communications or Other Courses?

The best place to start is for you to review our program curriculum and course outlines:

Please compare the Canadore course learning outcomes to the courses you have previously completed to determine if the courses may be equivalent.


New for Fall 2019 - We now have an online transfer credit application
Complete your on-line Credit Transfer Application.

Please note that you must complete one application per course.

View the complete Transfer Credit Process Here - Transfer and Pathway Guide, Page 7

Earn College Credit Through Life Experience - PLAR


Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) evaluates learning acquired through life experiences such as work, training, independent study, volunteering, travel, and military service. PLAR may help you to gain credit for courses where you can demonstrate that you have met the course learning outcomes through your life and/or work experience recognized through credit transfer.


The PLAR Process is Four Steps
  1. Self-assessment and PLAR approval
  2. Register for PLAR and pay PLAR fee ($115.00)
  3. Meet with assessor (may be through email)
  4. Complete assigned coursework. PLAR requires academic work such as a portfolio presentation, challenge exam, practical demonstration or other assessment method.


PLAR may take up to three months (or the length of the standard course) to complete and receive credit (depending on the length of the course and the time taken to prepare the assessment). Complete information on the PLAR process can be found on in our PLAR Student Guide.

To start the process you must contact the Pathway Officer, Micheline at micheline.demers@canadorecollege.ca or 705.474.7600 ext. 5139.

View the policies

Transfer Credit Policy
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Policy
Recognition of Prior Learning Policy


Students and graduates who are looking to further their education and need support, can contact Canadore College’s Pathway Officer:

Micheline McWhirter
micheline.demers@canadorecollege.ca
705.474.7600 extension 5139.