Georgian College



Georgian College is a progressive, modern community college situated in the heart of Ontario's tourist region. This caring, friendly College offers all the amenities of the large city colleges while providing students with a safe clean living and study environment. The College was established in 1968 and is accredited by the Ministry of Education of Ontario.

Barrie is a city of 187,000 located just north of Toronto. The surrounding area, dotted with lakes and parks, provides unlimited recreational opportunities such as fishing, swimming, skiing, and golfing. Georgian College's central Ontario location allows for easy access to Niagara Falls, Canada's Wonderland, museums, Rogers Centre, CN Tower, and a host of cultural and social activities that showcase Ontario's finest attractions.

The College offers more than 120 post-secondary certificate and diploma programs. The College offers more than 120 post-secondary certificate and diploma programs. Georgian was Ontario's first co-op education college and today is a recognized leader in student work experience, partnering with 6,200 co-op employers. 60 per cent of programs provide work experience (co-op, field placement or internship).

Areas of Expertise

Unique programs include Business Administration - Automotive Marketing, Mechanical Engineering - Automotive Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering - Automotive Products Design, Aviation Management, Jewellery and Metals Technician, Tourism Management, Human Resources Management, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science), Bachelor of Applied Business - Automotive Management, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, English as a Second Language, and Ski Resort Operations.

We have a growing number of graduate certificate programs for those with college diplomas or university degrees in specific career fields: Addictions: Treatment and Prevention, Advanced Care Paramedic, Communicative Disorders Assistant, Computer and Networking Systems Security, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Event Managemant, Fundraising and Resource Development, Goldsmithing and Silversmithing, Human Resource Management, Interior Design Degree Bridge, International Business Management, Kitchen and Bath Design, Mobile Application Development, Museum and Gallery Studies, Occupational Health and Safety Management, Research Analyst, and Therapeutic Recreation.

Georgian has approximately 500 articulation and transfer agreements with 47 institutions around the world.

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Co-ed:700 bedsLowest: $3,920Highest: $5,120

Georgian Green - student residence, apartment complex. $475.00 per month, meals not included, kitchen provided.

Georgian College - student residence, two bedroom suite. $640.00 per month, meals not included, Internet access, and TV in your room available.

Off Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Homestay:Lowest: $650Highest: $650

Homestay - live with a Canadian family, experience Canadian culture. $650.00 per month, includes three meals per day.

Incoming Students

The Barrie Campus includes a brand new on-campus residence, expanded Student and Athletics Centre with two tournament sized gyms and a huge fitness centre, cafe, lounge, and outdoor patio, as well as a state of the art learning facilities at the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learnings.

Career Planning

Georgian College staff and faculty will help you clearly identify your educational needs and link them with your career interests. Our International Students Counsellor will guide you as you move into and through your program, and new life in Canada.


Intramural: Baseball, Basketball (three on three), and Volleyball are all co-ed. Hockey is either three on three or five on five.


International Student Club. Canadian Buddy program for returning and new international students.


Trips and activities are organized for international students throughout the year.

Special Services

For information, contact the Centre for Access and Learning Disabilities at (705) 722-1523.

International Involvement

The Georgian International Centre is located at the Barrie Campus. Its primary mission is to develop international activities and relationships that serve the development needs of international partners. The Centre has been involved in international education for the past 14 years in a variety of projects with institutions, the Canadian International Development Agency, various banks, and several private sector companies. On some contracts, Georgian forms consortia with other colleges or training partners. Project work includes both student and staff exchanges, applied research, technology transfer, and a wide range of train the trainer and human resource development workshops.

Campus Tour

Ongoing and by special request. Call Campus Connections at (705) 722-1560.


Services include (not available at all locations) Career Development Centre, counselling, special needs, Native education, health, housing, bookstore, placement, library, media centre, cafeterias, athletics, student newspaper, Students' Administrative Council, peer tutoring, International Centre, gourmet dining room, lecture theatres, dental health clinic, and child care centre.

Modified on June 14, 2022