The program is pending review by the Private Training Institutions Branch

Program Overview

The more you know about Canada, the more confident you are communicating in English, the more you know about the fundamentals of business, the better you will be able to adapt to the Canadian work environment. The Canadian Workplace Skills programs provide students with an orientation to Canada, the education environment, English language and communication skills, and employment readiness. Each one of the programs focuses on different sectors of industry.

The Cosmetology Foundations (Co-operative Diploma) program provides all the areas described above as well as the knowledge about salon and spa businesses, the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology and other general sciences related to cosmetology, and the theory and introductory practice in skin care, hair treatments, and nail care.

The courses are provided with a variety of activities via classroom, guest speakers, observations, in-class practice, and field trips. it also includes a co-op placement to apply the knowledge and skills gained in class. (The program is also available as an Associate Diploma, without the co-op module)

Students will be able to gain work experience in particularly in beauty salons, barber shops, day spas, care facilities, and other businesses where sectors of cosmetology services are provided. The purpose of the work experience is to introduce students to the cosmetology industry in a Canadian company.

Graduates will be able to comfortably communicate in various forms, provide excellent customer service, work as a team or independently with a confidence with understanding their work environment and the employer’s policies and business practices. The graduate will be confident in their decisions for their future career path or educational goals in the cosmetology industry and its related certifications.

Program Details

Theory Courses
    CPDT089 | College Success Strategies and Orientation for Newcomers (20 hours)
    CMNS089 | Canadian Interactions (40 hours)
    ENGL099 | Business, Professional, and Technical English (40 hours)
    CMNS099 | Buiness Communication Essentials (40 hours)
    CMNS155 | Intercultural Business Communications (40 hours)
    CSMT105 | Introduction to Cosmetology Business (40 hours)
    CSMT115 | The Science of Cosmetology (40 hours)
    CSMT125 | Principles of Hair Design 1: Hair Care (20 hours)
    CSMT126 | Principles of Hair Design 2: Cutting and Styling (40 hours)
    CSMT135 | Skin Care 1: Hair Removal and Facials (20 hours)
    CSMT136 | Skin Care 2: Facial Makeup (40 hours)
    CSMT145 | Nail Care Fundamentals (40 hours)
    CPDT099 | Working in the Canadian Workplace (40 hours)
Work Experience (Excluded in Associate Diploma)
    COOP120-CF | Co-operative Education: Cosmetology (400 hours)

Fee Structure

Fees (in CAD) International Students International Students Without Co-op Domestic Students Domestic Students Without Co-op
Tuition Fee $9,900 $9,900 $7,900 $7,900
Assessment Fee $250 $250 $0 $0
Application Fee $1,000 $1,000 $250 $250
Administration Fee $2,200 $200 $2,200 $200
Other Fee $300 $300 $0 $0
Textbook Fee $544 $544 $544 $544
Course Material Fees $248 $248 $248 $248
Total Fees $14,442 $12,442 $11,142 $9,142


  • High school graduates or mature student status (19 years or older at start of program)
  • Language requirement (recommended for optimum success)
    • Grade 10 level English or communications course (pass) or
    • IELTS 5.0 (4.5 Academic) or equivalent; or
    • TOEFL 35-45; or
    • PTE Academic (Minimum 36 Overall); or
    • CLB 5; or
    • CAEL 30; or
    • Duolingo 65-70 (; or
    • College entrance test (50% minimum); or equivalent
  • International students must comply with the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in respect to study permit.

For more information on language requirements where internationally-recognized tests and other equivalencies are accepted, please consult with our admissions staff.