Algonquin College

Location Ottawa
Established 1967
Famous For Graduate Employment


Algonquin College has been imparting education since 1967 in Applied Arts and Technology. It is a publicly funded college located in the capital city of Canada, Ottawa, a city with beautiful weather and activities to do all year round.

Algonquin College provides over 300 full and part-time programs in business, arts and design, media, health sciences, sports, hospitality, and many more. There are currently over 4,000 international students enrolled at Algonquin College and 22,000 in total.

Algonquin has an 84% graduate employment rate and personalised learning means leavers graduate with industry-ready skills through fieldwork, work-placements and co-op with dedicated support.

Services for International Students

Algonquin College supports international students with pre-arrival services, arrival services, and a lot more. For orientation events, international students can prepare for their first day with the help of the college essentials resource online. Virtual orientation is also provided for international students.

iCent app is a go-to resource for all students of Algonquin, new and existing. The College also helps with the opening of a bank account and getting start-up groceries, apart from a free pick-up from the airport.

Attending English for Academic Purposes (EAP) orientation allows students to make new friends, meet the coordinator, and learn about college and health insurance. The new student international webinars help accustomize students to life in Ottawa.


Algonquin College provides housing services to its international students in the form of on-campus residence in Ottawa, off-campus stays (through Kijiji, Search4Students, Place4Students, etc.), homestay, and temporary and rental accommodation.

About Location

Algonquin College has its main campus in Ottawa and two more campuses in Pembroke and Perth.

Campus life at Algonquin college is all fun as it organises field trips to areas of interest like Omega Park, Gatineau Park, boat cruises, and several sightseeing tours. 

The nearest airport from Algonquin is the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Algonquin also provides free arrival services to students, including an airport pick-up.

About Location

Algonquin College graduate has a community of over 2,00,000 alumni worldwide. A list of famous graduates includes:

  • Stuart Russell (Electronics Engineering Technology graduate, 1995, co-founder of You.i TV)
  • Grant Lecky (Security Management graduate, 2007, security and resilience professional with the Government of Canada)
  • Chelsea Jones (Business Administration Marketing, 2006, owner of Chelsea Jones Shoes)
  • Fred Montpetit (Nursing, 2001, Chief Nursing Officer for Nunavut Health)
  • Imrun Texeira (Culinary Apprenticeship, 2014, Chef, cooked breakfast for Oprah Winfrey)

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