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How to learn more about Mohawk College Mississauga Campus in partnership with triOS.

Learn More About Mohawk Mississauga!

Your journey to Mohawk Mississauga and your new life in Canada have many considerations. Before you apply review these helpful resources and supports to ensure you make the right choice for your educational goals.

Understand admission requirements and deadlines

To qualify for admission to Mohawk College programs, there are certain requirements all students must meet.

i) Age Requirement

Effective September 2019 all International students must be at least 17 years of age at the start of classes. All International Students under 18 years of age at the time of study at Mohawk Mississauga are required to provide a completed, signed and notarized Custodianship Declaration (IMM 5646) on file with the International team. Students who do not provide proper document will have a hold recorded on their account to prevent registration.

For more information please visit the IRCC website.

ii) English Language Requirement

All applicants are required to submit proof they have successfully completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma & English Credit (Grade 12 U, M or C), or equivalent, prior to commencing studies. Below is a listing of the acceptable English Language Proficiency tests. 

Note: SDS Express Visa Program applicants are required to submit an acceptable IELTS Academic only to be considered for admissions. Other examinations will not be considered.


Certificate &

General Post Secondary Programs^

Post Graduate &

Advanced Post Secondary Programs^

Or successful completion of Mohawk College General Arts & Science – English for Academic Purposes program
IELTS6.0 (no band below 5.5)6.5 (no band below 6.0)


(Including CAEL Online)

50 (no band below 40)60 (no band below 50)
CEFR (C1)169 (no band below 162)176 (no band below 169)
CLBT7 (no band below 7)8 (no band below 8)
PTE50 (no band below 43)58 (no band below 51)

^Refer to the Admissions tab on the Program website for program specific information

Interim Acceptable Tests
**These tests will be accepted on an interim basis through the 2022-2023 academic year only. This information is subject to change at the discretion of Mohawk College.

English Speaking Countries

All applicants are required to submit proof they have successfully completed a senior level English language credit (or equivalent) prior to commencing studies. Applicants may be exempt from submitting external English Proficiency Evaluation (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL etc.) if they meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Received an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or Canadian provincial equivalent), studying a minimum of two years of full-time study, and completing a senior level English credit (Grade 12 U, M or C). 
  2. Completed at least one year of full-time post-secondary studies in a Canadian Post Secondary institution with the completion of a College level Communication (or equivalent).  
  3. Completed a minimum of two years of full-time secondary or post-secondary education in a country where English is an official, or the only language of common usage, along with completion of a senior level English credit (or equivalent). Refer to approved listing of English Speaking Countries.
  4. Successful completion of the Mohawk College EAP program or authorized Mohawk College ESL pathway program.

*At the discretion of the International Operations Support Officer.

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Tip: Admission Requirements differ slightly from country to country. If you are unsure of what is required from your county, contact your Market Specialist for more information.

iii) Academic Requirements

International students applying to Mohawk College must provide proof of their academic standing equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12 High School). The specific certificate or proof required depends on what country you are applying from. Your Market Specialist can help you understand what documentation we will require from your country.

Your acceptance letter from Mohawk will list any academic conditions that we may require.

iv) Visas & Permits

Canadian regulations require all international students who would like to study in Canada to apply for a student visa (sometimes called a study permit).

You cannot apply for a student visa until you have your Letter of Acceptance from Mohawk. The Visa application process takes longer from some countries than from others. We recommend you begin the process as soon as you receive your Letter of Acceptance Mohawk. You can find details on the Visa Application and different Express Visa Programs (SDS).

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Tip: The smallest error in your visa application can result in the application being denied. Be sure to review your application carefully.

v) Foreign Credentials Requirements / Advanced Academic Standing

Transfer Credit or Exemptions

If you are transferring from a post-secondary school outside of Canada and wish to use foreign credits or credentials for admission, you must provide an assessment of your documents by a recognized credential assessment service as determined by Mohawk College.

Services We Recognize at This Time Include:

International Credential Assessment and Authentication Services:

Ontario Immigration recognizes the following credentialing services:

  • Telephone: 1-800-321-6021

Recommended for College Entry:

Recommended for Entry to College and Employment in Regulated Professions:

After having your credentials evaluated by one of the above institutions, please submit your original documents (or verified photocopies) along with the Credential Evaluation Report to the college.

vi) Prior Learning & Assessment Recognition

If you have work experience or education credentials that are not typical, but you feel should be considered in your application, please review Mohawk’s policies on `Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR).

Talk to a Market Specialist

We are proud to support international students from over all over the World. Our dedicated Market Specialists and in market representatives support you based on the country that you come from and are here to answer your questions and support your educational journey. If you are interested in learning more about studying at Mohawk @ Mississauga please contact your market specialist.

Attend an Online Get to Know Mohawk event

Our online events offer you a good idea of what Mohawk is all about and introduce you to many members of the Mohawk @ Mississauga community.

Please plan to join us for an online introduction to Mohawk College, also known as Trios Tuesdays for our Mississauga students. These events are scheduled at convenient times throughout the year. For a full list of our upcoming events and new Pre-Departure Events beginning in November for the January 2024 intake, please check back soon.

Webinar Wednesday 2023 Recordings:

Pre-Departure to Mohawk Mississauga – Fall 2023
Join the team to learn about everything you need to know before you come to Mohawk College!

Mohawk Mississauga Pre-Departure - September 2023

Navigating Canadian HealthCare? What is covered by my Insurance?
Join the Student Engagement team to learn more about your Health Insurance as a student at Mohawk College!

Navigating Canadian HealthCare

Employment in Canada
Join our Career Advisors to discuss employment opportunities for new international students as well as for your future career!

Employment in Canada - what you need to know!

Understand fees and deadlines


Please review the Mohawk College fee information page before applying. You will find information on:

  • Total fees, which may vary by program
  • Payment due dates so you can plan your finances

All Mohawk fees are listed in Canadian dollars (CAD). Please note, fees may be changed without notice.

Payment Methods

Payment from Outside of Canada (Flywire)
To make paying fees from your home as simple as possible, we have partnered with Flywire, an innovative online fee payment service for payment by wire transfer.

Payment from Within Canada
Paying fees from within Canada is also simple. You can pay by cheque, money order, bank transfer, or credit card. 

Please refer to our payments website for additional payment options.


Mohawk offers fee payment refunds, less an administration fee, only under certain circumstances. Please review our refund policy for full details.

International Student Financial Assistance
Each year, Mohawk College makes available a number of scholarships and bursaries for international students only. During your application process, please review our Scholarships & Bursaries page for more information and to learn how to apply.

Download Mohawk College Apps

Our suite of mobile apps can help throughout the application and acceptance process.

Download the mandatory Mohawk International app, from iCent App today and have all the information you need at your fingertips!

The iCent App is your complete guide to help you get ready for the transition to Mohawk and Hamilton, and is FREE for new international students at Mohawk College.

Learn about all the next steps after receiving your offer letter, from checklists before leaving your country, key information you need to know before beginning your studies, to the services available and more.


To access the app, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the App Store or Google Play and download the app

  2. Enter Canada in the “Institution Country” field

  3. Enter Mohawk College International in the “Institution Name” field

  4. Use your email to register for the app, you will be sent an email with your PIN. Please remember to check your Junk Mail inbox. 

  5. Use your PIN to log in the app. 

Should you have any questions and/or trouble logging in, write to: support [at] (support[at]iCentapp[dot]com)

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Note: Google Android in China: We are aware that there have been some download issues for iCent in mainland China. If you are in China please download below. 

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Two Dashboards to serve you better - Once your visa has been approved by IRCC, and you have confirmed your intention to study at Mohawk, you will be able to transition from the future student dashboard to the current student dashboard. Please watch your email for details closer to the start of classes.

Access virtual resources

We maintain a library of information resources for you to review online.

Take a virtual campus tour!

Explore the Mohawk College Mississauga Campus in partnership with triOS College.

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