Algonquin College

 

Algonquin College has partnered with CDI College in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to offer an innovative approach to post-secondary education in Canada for International students. CDI College will deliver Algonquin College programs at campuses in the Greater Toronto Area. Students who complete an Algonquin College program through CDI College will graduate with an Algonquin College credential. This program delivery model provides the perfect opportunity to leverage Algonquin College’s reputable experiential and theoretical learning while enjoying Canada’s largest metropolitan area. 

 

Available programs include:

  • Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Programming
  • Interactive Media Design
  • International Business Management
  • Project Management
  • Web Development and Internet Applications

For more information on the programs available, campus locations, and start dates, visit https://www.algonquincollege.com/international/program/.

 

 

Orientation Services

CDI College provides an onboarding program for all its new students, including friendly guides, orientation videos and presentations, campus tours, on-call technical support, and a dedicated team of individuals to bring students on board. Live, virtual pre-arrival orientations will be available on campuses for students to ask questions and become acquainted with the process. Once registered, an orientation session for international students will be available to cover success strategies and key information regarding life in Canada. These orientation sessions will be offered at the beginning of every term at designated intervals, for all international students.

 

If you couldn’t attend the first pre-arrival orientation, you can have access to the recordings by clicking this link:

 

Or you can attend the Second Pre-arrival Orientation session: Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Time: 5:00am PST – 8:00am EST - 10:00am BRT - 6:30pm IST

Microsoft Teams meeting

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 269 481 352 829

Passcode: cHpjks

 

Students can contact acstudentservices@cdicollege.ca at any time for additional support.

 

How can the Education Coordinators help you?

Talk to an Education Coordinator for help with the following:​

  • Course planning and degree requirements​
  • Understanding academic probation status ​
  • Discussing concerns about missed classes​
  • Understanding course withdrawal policy​
  • Discussing plagiarism charge​
  • Understanding college transfer and admission process​
  • Discussing grade appeal​
  • Discussing complaint procedure​

 

For more information on academic advising, please connect with your Education Coordinator in each campus.

 

Education Coordinator at the Mississauga campus
Manuela Adragna, manuela.adragna@cdicollege.ca

 

Education Coordinator at the North York campus

Mariana Molina, mariana.molina@cdicollege.ca

 

Student Services

The Student Service Coordinator's duty is to support students at the Mississauga and North York campuses. Handle all the administrative and operational support to maintain the efficient operations of the campus by responding to and resolving student inquiries, complaints and concerns promptly and efficiently.​

  • Academic Advising​
  • Student Success​
  • Dispute Resolution and Complaints​
  • Learning accommodation​
  • Alumni Service​
  • Orientation​ Services

​Other Services​

  • Academic Accessibility Services​
  • Alumni Services​
  • Health Services and Insurance Services​
  • Immigration Support Services for International Students ​
  • Learning Resources and Library Services​
  • Orientation Services ​

 

Academic Calendar Fall 2023

Date Events
November 20 New Students will receive an email with the First Pre-arrival Orientation Online information, date and time
December 18 Timetables for Winter 2024 are now available from acstudentservices@cdicollege.ca. If you are a new student, you need to have paid your fees according to your application in order to receive your timetable
December 18 New students will receive an email with the second online orientation dates and times, student handbook, timetables, Campus address map
December 27 Second Pre-Arrival Orientation for New Students, Online
January 3 New students will receive their AC-CDI Outlook Email Credentials. With this email, students will have access to MyCampus LMS
January 8 First Day of classes and Day 1 in-person Orientation
January 19 Last day to officially withdraw, with refund, less $1,500 tuition deposit for new students, or a full refund for returning students in a subsequent term
January 29 Balance Due Date, pay your remaining fees to avoid the late fee (for programs that started Jan 8)
February 19 Family Day (College closed)
February 26 Mid-Term Break Week, No Classes, College Open
March 15 Last day to withdraw from Winter courses without academic penalty (an "F")
March 29 Good Friday (College Closed)
April 1 Winter tuition fees due for returning students - Defer your fees or pay a $1,500 deposit
April 2 Last payment penalty applied to overdue Winter Tuition Fees (returning students only)
April 13 - 20 Final Assessment Week
April 20 Last Day of Classes
   
April 20 Final grades for Winter 2024 available on ACSIS

 

Housing Support Services

 

As an international student, you will be responsible for confirming your rental accommodations before you arrive in Ontario. CDI College does not offer student housing.

 

You will have access to information on accommodation options; please refer to the list below.

Additional information about renting in Ontario can be found here:

There are a number of tools available to help you plan your budget and estimate your cost of living including:

 

Health Services and Insurance

As a full-time international student paying international student fees and studying at Algonquin College on a study permit, you are entitled to health insurance coverage. Health Insurance is included in your tuition as a full-time student. Your health insurance provider is guard.me – International Insurance.

 

For more information about your coverage, please go to www.guard.me/cdi.
For general inquiries about your policy, you may email Algonquin@guard.me.

 

For healthcare resources, please utilize the below links to find local healthcare facilities.

Academic Advising and Student Success

The Education Coordinators at the Mississauga and North York campuses will help you plan your educational journey to meet your program requirements and your educational and professional goals. The Education Coordinators allow students to plan, discuss, and review academic progress and address challenges that may impede successful performance.   ​The Education Coordinators provide access to resources to support academic success. When it is time to study or collaborate as a group, we have the space you need. We have created spaces such as a dedicated student lounge and study rooms.

 

Instructional resources are available in the form of office hours. Additional support can be arranged if required. Algonquin College at CDI College support staff are also available to provide options for counselling and wellness programs if necessary.

 

How can the Education Coordinators help you?

Talk to an Education Coordinator for help with the following:​

  • Course planning and degree requirements​
  • Understanding academic probation status ​
  • Discussing concerns about missed classes​
  • Understanding course withdrawal policy​
  • Discussing plagiarism charge​
  • Understanding the college transfer and admission process​
  • Discussing grade appeal​
  • Discussing complaint procedure​

 

For more information on academic advising, please connect with your Education Coordinator in each campus.

 

Education Coordinator at the Mississauga campus
Manuela Adragna, manuela.adragna@cdicollege.ca

 

Education Coordinator at the North York campus

Mariana Molina, mariana.molina@cdicollege.ca

 

Academic Accessibility Services

CDI College offers equal learning opportunities for people of all skills and abilities. Academic accommodations for students with disabilities are available as needed to support student success.

 

Students must disclose their disability and complete a Learning Accommodation Request Form. Once reviewed, the student will meet with the Campus Director or designate to discuss accommodation requests, which are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

 

For any questions are concerns, students can contact acstudentservices@cdicollege.ca.

 

Academic Advising and Student Success

CDI College provides access to resources to support academic success. This includes study spaces such as a dedicated student lounge and the campus Learning Centre, which is equipped with computers, software, and other tools to help with assignments.

 

Instructional resources are available in the form of office hours.  Additional support can be arranged if required. CDI College support staff are also available to provide options for counselling and wellness programs if necessary.  

 

For more information on academic advising and student success services, please email acstudentservices@cdicollege.ca.

Learning Resources/Library Services

Access to digital learning resources will be provided upon sign-in to the Learning Management System called MyCampus.

Career and Employment Services

The Career Service Coordinators offer various services from career guidance to career assessments, job search strategies and more. Some ways in which students will be supported include:​

 

  • Assistance with resume-building​
  • Providing sample resumes and resume templates​
  • Conducting mock interviews​
  • Assistance with job search​
  • Providing placements for work-integrated learning​

 

The Career Services team can be reached at each campus or by email: accareerservices@cdicollege.ca.

 

Immigration Support & International Students

Students attend CDI College to advance their education and prepare for career success. International students receive high-quality instruction while experiencing the many benefits of studying in Canada.  CDI College provides access to immigration advising to assist with immigration requirements.

 

Immigration advising provided by Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) includes:

  • Study permit extension applications
  • Co-op or internship work permit applications
  • Replacements or amendments of temporary resident permits
  • RCIC-certified staff are regulated by The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC)
  • International Admission Coordinator, RCIC – Rana Salem - acimmigration@cdicollege.ca.

 

Coordinator, International Admissions
Rana Salem, RCIC
acimmigration@cdicollege.ca

 

Alumni Services

CDI College offers an alumni community with access to industry insights, job opportunities, and career advancement strategies. CDI College alumni can also utilize our services with Resume Target for up to six months after graduation, which includes access to over 600 resume and cover letter templates.

 

For more information on connecting with alumni services, email accareerservices@cdicollege.ca.

 

General Directory

Use full or partial name(s), addresses, email addresses etc. to search for faculty and staff.

 

Mississauga
Education Coordinator
Manuela Adragna
manuela.adragna@cdicollege.ca
Student Services Coordinator
Guneet Dhanjal, Winnie Mehresh, Barkave Sathiyaseelan
acstudentservices@cdicollege.ca
Career Services Coordinator
Lavan Pathman, Taranjeet Kaur
lavan.pathman@cdicollege.ca
Coordinator, International Admissions
Rana Salem, RCIC
acimmigration@cdicollege.ca
North York
Education Coordinator

Mariana Molina, Samuel Shaw

mariana.molina@cdicollege.ca
Career Services Coordinator

Leo Nguyen

accareerservices@cdicollege.ca
Coordinator, International Admissions
Rana Salem
rana.salem@campus-support.ca

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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