St. Lawrence College

About St. Lawrence College

Prior to the formation of Ontario’s college system in 1967, some trade schools existed in the province. Many of those schools were established in the post-war years primarily to help veterans reintegrate into civilian life. By the late 1950s, tech wings were added to Ontario high schools to assist young people. A decade later, Premier William Davis—now regarded as the “father of the Ontario College System”—responded to an increasing need for technical education by creating colleges of applied arts and technology to train individuals for jobs. SLC offers more than 100 programs on its three campuses in area of studies like applied arts, business, community services, justice studies, hospitality etc.

At St. Lawrence College Athletics and Recreation are an important element of student life. Whichever level students choose to get involved, be it Varsity, Extramural, Intramural, or Recreational sports and activities, it is well recognized that this involvement positively contributes to the overall “student experience” while attending college. Athletics & Recreation actively operates on all three campuses providing quality varsity, extramural, intramural, and recreational opportunities for all students and receives tremendous support from the College and each Student Government body for its importance to the overall student life experience while attending college.

St. Lawrence College's campuses are small enough to be personal and friendly, yet large enough to provide a variety of extracurricular activities, many specialized programs, and all of the services students will need to help them succeed. All three cities are beautiful, safe and fun communities with history and charm situated along the beautiful St. Lawrence River. They have tons of green space, lively downtown cores, and are close to major cities – Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto – and just a short drive across the border to upstate New York.

St Lawrence College Ranking and Standings

  1. Ranked 43rd amongst the top 50 Research Colleges in Canada

  2. Ranked 58th in National Liberal Arts Colleges

St Lawrence College Campus

  • Kingston100 Portsmouth AvenueKingston, ON, K7L5A6Tel:613.544.5400
  • Brockville2288 Parkedale AvenueBrockville, ON, K6V5X3Tel:613.345.0660
  • Cornwall2 St. Lawrence DriveCornwall, ON, K6H4Z1Tel:613.933.6080

St Lawrence College Academic Divisions 

  • Applied Arts
  • Community Services
  • Business
  • Computer and Engineering Technology
  • Justice Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships
  • Hospitality and Culinary Arts
  • Languages
  • Graphic Design

St Lawrence College Teaching Quality

More than eighty teachers and more than 150 staff across the entire school are here to deliver the highest quality educational care within a safe and pleasant environment. Children are given the very best of opportunities to learn, thanks to the dedication and experience of teachers and educational practitioners who receive continual training in educational theory and who always seek out opportunities to improve their work. At St. Lawrence College we firmly believe that learning does not end with childhood –and we practise what we preach!

Advantages of St.Lawrence College

According to KPI annual results of April 2017, 100% of employers were satisfied with the quality of the educational preparation of St. Lawrence College graduates. Know about some other unique features of the university below:

Key Features

  1. Offers a wide range of diplomas, certificates, apprenticeship training, and three well-researched bachelor degrees.

  2. SLC has three well-equipped student residences in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston.

  3. Acclaimed as a walking campus in Canton Village.

  4. The institute has a student satisfaction rate of 92%

  5. According to KPI annual results of April 2017, 86.5% of SLC graduates found employment within six months of graduation.

Scholarships/ Financial Aid

  • Financial aid is provided in the form of bursaries, awards and scholarships in Canada for international students.
  • The college awarded over 350,000 CAD as financial aid to more than 500 students across all three campuses in the previous year.
  • Bursaries range from 500 CAD to 3000 CAD. One needs to fill the application only once to be considered for all the bursaries.
  • Some of the bursaries offered are Allan and Peggy Cohoes Memorial Bursary, Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation Bursary, La Vache Rouge Bursary, St. Lawrence College Foundation Bursary.
  • Scholarships awarded to first year students include Athlete of the year, Fair Play Award, Business Leadership Award, Varsity Athletic Financial Award etc.
  • The eligibility criteria for department wise scholarships offered to students are given in the table below:
Name of Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
Board of Governors Entrance Scholarship Awarded on the basis of academic records to full-time post-secondary program students
Laul's M. Square Media Scholarships International applicants with 80% in Class 12 for applicants of diploma programs or 70% in bachelor’s degree for applicants of post graduate programs
Albert and Anne Francis Scholarship  Full-time returning students who have applied for Bachelor of Science in Nursing program taught in the Kingston Campus
Freedom 55 Financial Scholarship in Business Students of the Diploma in Business Administration programs who demonstrate a willingness to participate in community service

Famous Alumni’s

St Lawrence College is renowned to be the birthplace of numerous notable alumni out of which some are listed below:

  1. Mark Gerretsen- Canadian Politician

  2. Ruth Ellen Brosseau- Member of the Canadian House of Commons

  3. Daniel Beals- Politian and well acclaimed Director

  4. Bill Buxton- Canadian Computer Scientist

  5. John Cleary- Ontario based politician

  6. Patrick Rouble- Canadian Politician

Being a St. Lawrence alumnus has its perks as alumni get the following benefits:

  1. Discounts/group rates

  2. Recognition opportunities such as Premier’s awards and Honorary diplomas

  3. Reunions and Grad find service

  4. Voyageur magazine

  5. Explorer (e-newsletter)

St. Lawrence College English Language Requirement:

Test Name Minimum required score (UG) Minimum required score (PG)
TOEFL 78- IBT, 213-CBT 83- IBT, 220-CBT
IELTS 6.0, with no band below 5.5 6.5, with no band below 6.0
MELAB 80 82
CAEL 60 60
PTE 56 66
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English 173 180
St. Lawrence College ESL Pre-Academic Level Certificate 60% 70%

St. Lawrence College Highlights

Type Public
Established 1967
Location Ontario, Canada
No. of Campuses 3
Students 6500 full time, 20,000 part time (approximate value)
Campus housing Available
Financial aid Bursaries, awards and scholarships
Official Website

St. Lawrence College Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

The annual cost of living in Canada for international students at the institute is given in the table below.

Particulars Brockville campus  Cornwall campus Kingston campus
Bachelor degree 21,500 CAD 21,500 CAD 21,500 CAD
Certificate and diploma 15,600 CAD 15,600 CAD 16,000 CAD
Graduate certificates 15,700 CAD 15,700 CAD 15,700 CAD
International student recovery fee 375 CAD per semester 375 CAD per semester 375 CAD per semester
Average expenses for books 400 -800 CAD 400 -800 CAD 400 -800 CAD
Residence 6546 CAD 6546 CAD 6546+1700 CAD (additional meal plan)

Know more about Studying in Canada

Tuition Fees in Canada (1st Year Average) BE / BTech: CA$22,600 | MBA: CA$25,375 | MS: CA$17,225 | BBA: CA$20,560 | MEng: CA$22,225 | BSc: CA$20,745 | MASc: CA$20,375 | MIM: CA$28,900 | MA: CA$12,970 | MFin: CA$32,785 | BHM: CA$20,560 | MEM: CA$17,040
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in Canada CA$8890 Per Year
Entrance Exams in Canada TOEFL: 86 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 60 | GRE: 309 | GMAT: 560 | SAT: 1177
Work and Study in Canada Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in Canada Up to 3 Years after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in Canada CAD 150
Student Visa in Canada A Canada student permit is a document issued by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for international students in Canada. To study in Canada, you will require a student permit, which serves as a student visa.
Intakes in Canada There are Three Intakes in Canada: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring (May)
Top Job Sectors in Canada Business Management, Engineering, Economics, Dentisty, Law, Computer Science.
Economy in Canada GDP Growth of 1.9% (2018) 1.5% (2019e), 10th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


$ 19,960


$ 11,200

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

$ 11,080

Campus accommodation

$ 7,420

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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