1 Year - 2 Semesters
Ontario College Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Program Code: 1295


Please note that this program is open only to international students at this time. Please contact the Registrar`s Office for details about applying to this program with advanced standing.

This Ontario College Certificate program is intended for students interested in improving their English language skills in order to pursue a diploma program at the post- secondary level at Sault College. This program is for students who don`t currently meet the College`s English Proficiency requirements, but who have some English proficiency (i.e., minimum average 4.5 IELTS or equivalent).

This program would allow students to familiarize themselves with Sault College`s campus and college life, upgrade their English skills by practicing oral and written communication skills, and understand the college`s expectations regarding academic integrity, managing course work and navigating college life.

Emphasis is on building academic oral and written communication skills. Students will learn through interactive classroom and community-based activities.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; or Mature Student status.

Applicants, whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English proficiency. Sault College accepts the TOEFL, or IELTS, or equivalent test to satisfy our English admission requirements.

Sault College English proficiency requirements for this entry-level bridging program:

Minimum English proficiency requirement into semester 1:

IELTS Academic – 5.0, no band lower than 4.5

TOEFLiBT- minimum of 45

Cambridge English Exam: Overall score of 155 in B1

Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Minimum of 36

Duolingo- Minimum of 80

CAEL CE- minimum of 35

iTEP– 3.4

Minimum English proficiency requirement into semester 2:

IELTS Academic - 5.5, no band less than 5

TOEFLiBT - minimum of 50

Cambridge English Exam: Overall score of 162 in B2 or C1 Advanced

Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Minimum of 42

Duolingo - Minimum of 90

CAEL CE - minimum of 40

iTEP - 3.5

Educational Paths

This is a bridging program to further study. This program will provide academic support to ensure student readiness for post-secondary programs. Once students are engaged in learning and expectations of College curriculum, they can move on to post-secondary programs of their choosing.

Career Path

The program`s focus on English for Academic Purpose allows students to pursue further study in any vocational field, which will lead to employment.
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