Try A Trade: Window to Your Future

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Admission requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent recommended. Exceptions will be reviewed on an individual basis.

  • 19 years of age or over

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and resident of Ontario

Note re: admission requirements

  • Diploma and Certificate Programs Standard Language Requirements:

    • IELTS overall band of 6 with no band less than 5.5

    • TOEFL iBT 80

    • CAEL 70 with minimum 60 writing, no sub-test band score less than 30

    • PTE Academic 51

    • Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 5

Admission procedures

** Applicants must attend a program information session.

** Applicants must complete application forms

** Applicants will be required to complete a literacy and basic skills assessment.

** Applicants may be asked to attend a personal interview to assist with the application process.

** Acceptance is based on any assessment of the above and interest in pursuing a skilled trade.

Credit transfer

You might be eligible to enter a program at an advanced level, or be exempt from a course, if you have formal post-secondary education. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities.


Some Conestoga programs have pathways for current students, including certificate-to-diploma, diploma-to-diploma and diploma-to-degree opportunities. Learn more about pathways at Conestoga.

Articulation agreements

Conestoga partners with other post-secondary institutions, allowing students the opportunity to study elsewhere, usually in pursuit or an academic credential. Learn more about articulation agreements.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Through PLAR, Conestoga may credit prior learning or skills acquired through employment, formal and informal education, or life experiences. Learn more about PLAR at Conestoga.


The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College. Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.