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FAQs – Commonwealth College

1) How much does this school cost?

It depends on the program of your choice and you can see the program costs on each of the program pages on the college’s website – www.commonwealthcollege.ca All our program costs are inclusive of tuition, books and supplies. So, our students need not worry about any additional costs other than their uniform costs, where applicable. For more information on program costs please visit Commonwealth College’s program pages on the website.

2) When is your next intake?

All our program start dates are mentioned in the program pages of the website. Please note that the start dates are subject to change without notice, but the changes will reflect on the program pages of Commonwealth College’s website.

3) What are my options for funding options?

There are several funding options available for domestic students (Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents) – there is funding possibilities available through government student loans, banks and credit unions, Employment Manitoba, Band Funding, Self Financing and Scholarships/Bursaries. For more information, please visit commonwealth college fees & funding

4) How long are the sessions?

It depends on the program of your study. For example, our business programs run for 20 hours a week and each session is for 4 hours a day with a 15 minute coffee break, and a 30 minute lunch break. For more information on other programs, please contact our admissions staff on 204-944-8202 or email us at admin@commonwealthcollege.ca

5) Are the classes only on campus or available online too?

Currently all our classes are on campus. Commonwealth College in the very near future will be launching 100% on campus, 100% online and hybrid delivery options giving our students flexibility, where applicable.

6) What programs does this school offer?

Commonwealth College offers Business Programs, Beauty & Wellness Programs and Hospitality programs. Please visit www.commonwealthcollege.ca for individual program pages where you will see program outlines in detail, program duration, program costs etc.

7) When can I start?

Commonwealth College has multiple start dates through the year. These start dates are normally highlighted in the program pages of the College’s website. For more information on start dates, please call 204-944-8202 or email us at admin@commonwealthcollege.ca

8) What are the admission requirements?

Entrance Requirements at Commonwealth College in Winnipeg for vocational courses are by and large based on your qualification and work experience if any. Commonwealth College offers specialised programs in Business, Beauty & Wellness and Hospitality. Entrance requirements for any of the courses are past academic information such as course and grades as well as prior work experience if any for an applicant. Each program will have a specific set of admission requirements which your Student Admissions Advisor can also review with you. Please call us on 204-944-8202 or email us at admin@commonwealthcollege.ca for more information.

9) How can I apply?

Students can apply to our diploma programs and courses in person, or through an online application form. Students can also call Commonwealth College on 204-944-8202 or email us at admin@commonwealthcollege.ca to book an appointment and discuss program options with one of our highly experienced Career Counsellors

10) Do you accept international students?

Yes, Commonwealth College accepts international students. Commonwealth College is also a Designated Learning Instutition (DLI). All international students are required to fill an international application form that is available on the College’s website. The application form also details the programs available to apply for international students. Alternatively, you can also click on this link to access the application form directly Download Application Form

11) Am I eligible for a scholarship or student loan?

Yes, if applicable.

12) What types of jobs will I be qualified for after I graduate?

It depends on the program you have graduated from. All program pages on Commonwealth College’s website have clearly mentioned types of jobs that graduates will qualify for. Please visit www.commonwealthcollege.ca and select program of your choice to see the type of jobs you might qualify for upon graduation.

13) Is further training necessary in order for me to enter the job market?

All the programs at Commonwealth College offer unpaid work placements or inhouse practicals. This means, all the programs at Commonwealth College are designed to train students and make them job ready in less than a year.

14) What is the average class size?

Commonwealth College’s philosophy is to keep the class sizes smalll so that personalized training can be provided, and in many cases one-on-one training. The normal class size is 15-20 students.

15) Can I access the programs on a part-time basis?

Yes, you can.

16) What is a typical weekly schedule at Commonwealth College?

A typical week is a mix of theory and practical work. The hours spent on campus depends on the program of your choice. For example, our Beauty & Wellness programs are for 35 hours a week, while our Business programs are for 20 hours a week.

17) Is fieldwork or a practicum available in the programs?

See 13 above

18) Where is Commonwealth College located?

We are located at 294 William Avenue, Winnipeg. Tel: 204-944-8202

19) On average, what percentage of graduates get employment in the field?

85% of our graduates find employment within 6 month of graduation.

20) What are the costs of books and supplies?

These are all included in the program cost. Please visit individual program pages on our website www.commonwealthcollege.ca

21) Who is the Commonwealth College?

Commonwealth College offers career focussed vocational diploma training in Hospitality, Business and Beauty & Wellness Programs. Our courses are focused and intensive, helping you become job ready in less than a year. Our investment in our students does not end with teaching and training, but goes a long way beyond that. Our real contribution comes in the shape of helping our students understand themselves and their strengths, and then leverage that understanding to identify and pursue a career path.