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Algonquin College

Algonquin College

Algonquin College

Introduction

Algonquin College

Consider Algonquin’s unique campuses

Algonquin College, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, offers an experience that includes personalized learning and industry-ready skills through field-work, work placement and co-op. With more than 300 programs, including degrees and graduate certificates, we have the right option for you.

In addition to our main campus in Ottawa, Canada, we have two satellite campuses in Perth and Pembroke, Ontario.

Algonquin College students come from around the world to make a global impact. Explore our programs and discover the advantages of studying at Algonquin College today.

Campus Features

Ottawa

Located in the nation’s capital, our main Campus offers programs in everything from accounting and nursing to computing and welding. Surrounded by Canada’s largest high-tech community, our well-equipped Campus — one of the largest in Ontario — is minutes from parks, museums and the world-famous Rideau Canal.

Pembroke

Situated on the Ottawa River, Pembroke is a vibrant community known as “the heart of the Ottawa Valley.” The waterfront Campus provides programs in diverse fields — carpentry, outdoor adventure, forestry and police foundations, to name a few. With access to biking, snowmobiling, kayaking and a host of exciting outdoor activities, living and studying in Pembroke is a unique experience enhanced by a friendly and supportive environment.

Perth

Our Campus in the historic town of Perth, with its many heritage buildings, offers the intimacy of small classes in such specialized programs as Business Agriculture and Heritage Carpentry, among others. You’ll also appreciate a welcoming community with a lively arts scene and plenty of outdoor and recreational activities.

Residence, homestay or places to rent, there are accommodations options to suit your lifestyle and needs. To make the most of your time at Algonquin College, choose living arrangements that fit your lifestyle, comfort level and budget. We recommend that you confirm your living arrangements before arriving in Ottawa to start your program.

Student Residence

Residence offers everything you need for a smooth transition to college life. You’ll find new friends, events, recreation facilities, and social activities. Our residence in Ottawa has 525 two-bedroom suites that can accommodate 1,050 students. Each suite features two separate, fully-furnished bedrooms, a shared bathroom and a shared kitchenette. Ottawa Residence Includes:
• Internet service
• Telephone service
• Cable TV
• Utilities
• Light housekeeping
• 24-hour security services
• Controlled-access entry
• Laundry facilities
• Fitness facility
• Lounge spaces (sports lounge, movie lounge, study rooms)
• Barrier-free rooms

Homestay

You may prefer to live with a Canadian family in a homestay situation in order to learn about Canadian culture first-hand. You’ll be provided with your own private room, internet access, and your choice of meal plans. It’s a great way to improve your English skills in a supportive environment. Algonquin’s homestay program is managed in partnership with Canada Homestay Network.

Off-Campus Housing

You may choose to get your own place, either on your own or with roommates. On average, apartments in Ottawa tend to cost $1,200-$1,400/month + utilities + food + living expenses. If you share a house with multiple roommates, those costs will be lower. You can make your own arrangements by visiting the Students’ Association Housing Board.

    Why study at Algonquin College

    Canada ranked #1 study abroad country

    Canada has been ranked the #1 study abroad country in the world for 2020! Known for its untouched natural beauty, friendly and welcoming locals, and a culture of tolerance and diversity, Canada is a clear choice for students looking to study abroad.

    Campus Life & Facilities

    Students should connect with the Algonquin College Students’ Association (SA) for more information on the clubs and events on campus. Algonquin’s many clubs can open the door to student life by giving you the chance to collaborate and create a unique community experience. From sports and politics, to gaming and culture, there is often a club that can meet your needs.

    As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is the perfect place to experience some of the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours. You can tour Parliament Hill, visit many of the country’s national museums, and paddle, cruise or skate on the Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lively neighbourhoods beckon you with tasty craft beer, fresh local food and unique shopping experiences while outdoor spaces offer a wide range of activities including cycling, rafting, hiking and skiing. And no matter the season, events like Winterlude, the Canadian Tulip Festival and Bluesfest fill the city with excitement.

    Students should connect with the Algonquin College Students’ Association (SA) for more information on the clubs and events on campus. Algonquin’s many clubs can open the door to student life by giving you the chance to collaborate and create a unique community experience. From sports and politics, to gaming and culture, there is often a club that can meet your needs.

    As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is the perfect place to experience some of the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours. You can tour Parliament Hill, visit many of the country’s national museums, and paddle, cruise or skate on the Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lively neighbourhoods beckon you with tasty craft beer, fresh local food and unique shopping experiences while outdoor spaces offer a wide range of activities including cycling, rafting, hiking and skiing. And no matter the season, events like Winterlude, the Canadian Tulip Festival and Bluesfest fill the city with excitement.

    The Algonquin College International Education Centre was created especially to help international students with their applications, including visas & study permits, support your learning, and get you settled into your new home.

    Algonquin College's co-operative education offerings give you valuable insight into the world of employment in your area of study, and their apprenticeship courses give you the opportunity to learn a skilled trade through on-the-job training.

    Algonquin College is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

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    Locations

    • Perth

      7 Craig St, K7H 1X7, Perth

    • Pembroke

      Pembroke, Canada

    • Mississauga

      Mississauga, Canada

    • Ottawa

      1385 Woodroffe Avenue, K2G 1V8, Ottawa

    Questions