Academic Upgrading

Academic Upgrading is a free program. Students may qualify for transportation subsidies and assistance with childcare costs needed to attend the program. Please ask for more information during intake.

For individuals who:

  • don't have a secondary school diploma (OSSD)
  • need to improve their grades for entrance into college or apprenticeship programs
  • completed secondary school some time ago and need to refresh their skills

Program highlights

  • Free
  • Learn in an adult atmosphere
  • Flexible schedule lets you learn at your own pace and around your busy life
  • Focus on subjects relevant to your goals including Math, Communications (English), Biology, Chemistry, and Computers
  • Self-directed and teacher-led options available

Admission requirements

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Resident of Ontario
  • Provide documentation of completed Canadian Benchmark level (CLB) 7 or higher if English is not your first language

Academic Upgrading availability

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For more information, please complete the online form or email

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This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

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