Admission Requirements & Steps to Apply

Admission Requirements & Steps to apply

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Certificate (OSSC), Certificate of Accomplishment, or be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes and submit a complete application, which demonstrates:

  • academic needs that require curriculum modification in order to succeed;
  • a level of independence which does not require constant supervision;
  • a willingness to participate fully in the program; and
  • the ability to provide his or her own transportation to and from the college and field placement locations

Stages of the application and selection process:

Stage One

Steps in completing the CICE Application Package:
  1. Click on the CICE Application Package
  2. Once the CICE Application Package opens download, and save the document
  3. Fill out pages 1-8 and save
  4. Send completed CICE Application Package (pages 1 - 8) and required documentation to by Feb 15 for equal consideration
  5. Ask a reference to complete the Confidential Reference Questionnaire section (pages 9-19) and send to
  • As part of the application, a confidential reference questionnaire will need to be completed and submitted by an individual who has extensive knowledge of the applicant in an academic or vocational setting ( family member excluded) The Confidential Reference can be found in the CICE package.

Stage Two

  • Attend a personal interview and skills assessment.

Stage Three

  • Upon acceptance the applicant will attend the CICE Student Orientation held in late August

Stage Four

  • Students may be required to submit a current CPIC (Criminal background check) and completed Placement Immunization Form by November of the first year of study

*Please note: Application packages received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list depending on eligibility.

Other Requirements

Criminal Background Check:
Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) are required for programs with field or clinical placements. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening (OPP) is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three to six months. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean/Campus Dean of the respective school prior to applying.