Canadian secondary school applicants (excluding Ontario)

This page covers admission requirements for students currently enrolled in a Canadian high school outside of Ontario. 

Admission requirements and procedures vary so determine your applicant type based on your current academic status.

How to apply

All Canadian high school students submit their applications through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre website.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all supporting documents, including transcripts with mid-term or predicted grades, are submitted by the stated deadlines.  Some schools may be equipped to transmit grades electronically, and others may require the submission of hard copy documents by mail.  Please consult with your guidance office for more details.

Admission timeline and deadlines page.

Course requirements

Canadian students must complete five, or six senior-level academic subjects to be eligible for admission.  Specific courses vary by province, but must include the following senior subjects:

  • Mathematics, Algebra or Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English

Look up specific courses by province.

A minimum final grade of 70% is required in each of these courses.  Learn more about the calculation of admission averages.

Other requirements

All applicants to engineering programs will be asked to submit a personal profile, called the Admission Information Form (AIF).  

Applicants to Software Engineering are also required to have experience developing well-structured, modular programs.  Learn more about our required programming experience.

If your first language is not English, you may need to meet our English language requirements.