Canadian Workplace Skills
Business Fundamentals with Co-op

Program Overview (Program approved by PTIB)

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 Business Fundamentals with Co-operative Diploma program provides all of the areas described above as well as the knowledge of typical business in the service and industry sectors such as customer service and sales, marketing, accounting, and the Canadian business environment.

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 place to apply the knowledge and skills gained in class.

Students will be able to gain work experience in service and retail outlets, accommodations and tourism, food and beverage services, general office, and light industry – a wide spectrum of opportunities, The purpose of the work experience is to introduce students to a general business environment in a Canadia company.

Graduates will be able to comfortably communicate in various forms, provide excellent customer service and general sales activities, 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.

The schedule and program end date are subject to change due to the student’s academic performance, course availability, academic breaks, additional electives, and study permit status.

Program Details

5 Months of Theory Courses + 5 Months of Work Experience

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 | Business Communication Essentials (40 hours)
    CMNS155 | Intercultural Business Communications (40 hours)
    CDNS101 | Introduction to Canadian Studies (40 hours)
    BUSN155 | Canadian Business Environment (40 hours)
    ACCT101 | Principles of Accounting (40 hours)
    MKTG155 | Customer-Driven Marketing (40 hours)
    CMNS150 | Public Speaking for Careers (40 hours)
    CPDT099 | Working in the Canadian Workplace (40 hours)
Work Experience (Excluded in Associate Diploma)
    COOP120-BF | Co-operative Education: Business (400 hours)

Fee Structure

Fees (in CAD) International Students Domestic Students
Tuition Fee $9,900 $7,900
Assessment Fee $250 $0
Application Fee $1,000 $250
Administration Fee $2200 $2200
Other Fee $300 $0
Textbook Fee $656 $656
Course Material Fees $111 $111
Total Fees $14,417 $11,117

Tuition refunds are based on policy stated in the college’s enrolment agreement and bound by the Private Training Act Regulation.


  • 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 29 Overall); or
    • CLB 5; or
    • CAEL 30; or
    • CELPIP 6; 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.