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Study in Toronto

  • Lambton College is a public college located in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Lambton College has established a licensing agreement in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Cestar College of Business, Health and Technology (Cestar College); a registered private career college. We refer to this licensing agreement as Lambton in Toronto. International students can now take advantage of this opportunity to study in Toronto. 

    All services and classes at this location are delivered by Cestar College employees in accordance with its licensing agreement with Lambton College. Important Information about Lambton in Toronto for Prospective Students (PDF)

    International students may also study Lambton College programs in Sarnia and Mississauga.

  • Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) Readiness

    Questions & Answers
    Will the COVID readiness list be updated or was the October 20, 2020 list final?

    This is by no means the final list. There are hundreds of public colleges and universities that will still be added of over the days and weeks ahead. Students who applied to Lambton College, or any other public college in Ontario, have nothing to worry about. The government, along with the local health units, are reviewing the plans and are approving more each week. The plan that Lambton College submitted is very strong and we are confident that the Government and local health units will support it.

    Why was Lambton College not on the COVID readiness list?

    There are many public colleges and universities that are not currently on the list - this is not unusual. Our readiness plan was submitted to the Government for review and approval. Keep in mind that we are in the midst of a pandemic and that the readiness plan approval process may take longer than expected. We are supportive of the Canadian Government's review process to keep our international students safe!

    I already made flight arrangements, what should I do?

    We recommend that you postpone your travel until Lambton College is on the COVID Readiness List. Lambton College has submitted it's readiness plan to the Government and we are awaiting review and approval. We ask for your patience as the Government completes this important review process.

    I booked a quarantine package but now I must postpone my travel, what should I do?

    Please contact the arrival services team at your study location (Sarnia, Toronto, or Mississauga) as soon as possible to notify them of your travel postponement and make adjustments to your reservation.

    I see that Lambton College is on one DLI list and no on the other, why?

    It's important to remember that IRCC has two lists - a main DLI eligibility list of schools that are approved by their provincial or territorial government to host international students; and, a list of institutions with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan that can re-open to international students who aren't currently in Canada. Please be mindful of this distinction.

  • International Student Update during COVID-19

    Thank you for your patience. Your health and well-being are our top priority. We also understand that you are seeking answers about the start of classes and programs.

    You must have a laptop with wireless capability in order to study at Lambton. Please come prepared. Depending on the COVID 19 situation and how it evolves, some or all of a semester may be taught online.

    Below you will see a collection of frequently asked questions which may also be helpful to you.


    FAQs for International Students
    How has COVID-19 affected the September 2020 intake?
    Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, programs will be delivered in a fully remote or partially remote format.
    I'm ready to study remotely - what are the requirements?
    Students require a computer, webcam, and reliable home internet connection. You can begin your program with an approved study permit, an approval in principle (AIP), or if you've submitted your study permit application for the Fall 2020 intake.
    If I am unable to travel to Canada, can I study remotely from my home country?
    Yes, many programs will be delivered in a fully remote format allowing you to study remotely while living in your home country. In fact, in term 1, instruction at Lambton in Toronto and Lambton in Mississauga will be delivered at times suitable for students in multiple time zones - both in Canada and overseas.
    I've never studied remotely before, will it be challenging?
    Get ready to join thousands of Lambton College students already studying remotely, here in Canada and overseas. Remote study will require motivation, self-discipline, and effective time management skills. But here's the good news - these are all attributes that Canadian employers are looking for. This is a great opportunity to develop skills relevant to your ongoing studies and post-graduate employment success.
    Will remote study impact my PGWPP eligibility?
    According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), students may begin their classes while outside Canada and complete up to 50% of their program via distance learning if they cannot travel to Canada sooner. In addition, they will not have time deducted from the length of a future post-graduation work permit for studies completed outside of Canada, up to April 30, 2021.
    For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Government of Canada - IRCC website.
    Can I study remotely, outside Canada, without a study permit?
    According to the IRCC, after you apply for your study permit, you may begin studying online abroad and that time will count toward the length of your future post-graduate work permit. You must complete at least 50% of your program in Canada, apply for a study permit by September 15, 2020, and start (or have started) your program in either Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020 or Winter 2021 intakes. Visit the IRCC website for more information
    I've registered for Fall 2020 without a full study permit approval. What happens if I receive a visa rejection after I begin my studies?
    Here's the good news - Lambton College has amongst the highest visa approval rates. In the unlikely event that you receive a visa rejection at any time or stage, you remain eligible to apply for a refund of your prepaid fees less a $250 CAD processing fee and any non-refundable etextbooks. You must notify Lambton College immediately upon receipt of your visa rejection.
    I paid fees for the September 2020 intake but have not yet submitted my study permit application. Should I apply for my visa now?
    Yes, your seat is confirmed for the September 2020 intake and we encourage you to being your studies in September. See the registration deadlines:
    • Sarnia campus programs - Registration is CLOSED
    • Lambton in Toronto programs - September 25, 2020
    • Lambton in Mississauga programs - September 25, 2020
    When will I receive my timetable for the September 2020 intake?
    Timetables are accessible after completing your online registration and mandatory orientation program.
    I received my study permit approval for the September 2020 intake. When can I travel to Canada?
    The Government of Canada has implemented restrictions that limit travel to Canada. Upon arrival, your ability to enter Canada will be determined at the sole discretion of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). For further information about travel restrictions and exemptions, please refer to the Government of Canada - Visitors, Foreign Workers and Students webpage.
    Arrival and temporary housing options for self-isolation are posted on the following pages:
    I intend to study remotely from within Canada. Am I eligible to work off-campus?
    International students who were eligible to work on or off-campus can continue to do so, but remain subject to the same number of authorized hours (20 hours off-campus during academic sessions and full-time during scheduled breaks.)
    For further information visit the Government of Canada - Study Permit - COVID-19 Program Delivery webpage.
    When does online registration open for the September 2020 intake?
    Online registration opened July 13, 2020. Please refer to the links below based on your study location:
    Is it possible to defer my admission to the January 2021 intake?

    Fall 2020 applicants are permitted to submit a deferral request after August 28, 2020 (for Sarnia programs) or September 25, 2020 (for Toronto and Mississauga programs) subject to seat and program availability. Requests must be submitted through your agent.

    Please Note: Submitting a deferral request does not constitute approval. Demand for the Winter intake is high and our capacity to approve deferral requests will be very limited. Not all deferral requests can be approved. Applicants with a confirmed seat for Fall 2020 are encouraged to complete their registration in that intake.

    My admission was deferred from May 2020 to September 2020, why have tuition costs increased?
    Fees increase each academic year. This information is stated on our website and in the footnotes of your acceptance letter.
    Students who were deferred from May 2020 to September 2020 may be eligible to receive a one-time, term 1 tuition adjustment of up to $500 CAD in the September 2020 term. This will be done on an exceptional basis only in programs where term 1 tuition costs increased between the spring and fall terms (based on the estimated cost on your original acceptance letter).
    If costs have increased due to external factors (such as required courseware, textbooks, software), students will be responsible for paying the difference in full prior to the program start date.
    I was approved for the September 2020 intake, but I would like to withdraw my admission and refund my fees. Is that possible?
    Yes, you are welcome to submit a refund and withdrawal request through your agent. Refunds are subject to an administrative fee as detailed in our Refund & Withdrawal Policy.
    The withdrawal deadline for the September 2020 intake is September 18, 2020. Refund and withdrawal requests submitted after this date will not be eligible for a refund of term 1 fees.
    Can you explain the temporary two-stage IRCC approval process, including the Approval in Principle for Fall 2020?
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has introduced policies that support and encourage international students to complete their fall term studies from abroad. Applicants with missing documentation due to pandemic-related closures (biometrics, medical check, police clearance) may be eligible to receive an Approval in Principle, allowing them to immediately begin studying online abroad in Fall 2020. Students may begin their classes while outside Canada and complete up to 50% of their program via distance learning. They will not have time deducted from a future post-graduation work permit for studies completed outside Canada. For further information please visit the Government of Canada - IRCC Website
    Where can I find information about my international student health insurance?
    Emergency medical insurance is mandatory for all international students at Lambton College. This includes students who are full-time and part-time and who are on a co-op. This insurance is provided by GuardMe - a third party insurance provider.
    For further information, please refer to the links below based on your study location:
    You can also refer to the GuardMe microsite for policy details and frequently asked questions about COVID-19:

  • Contact

    Lambton in Toronto at Cestar College


    400-265 Yorkland Blvd
    Toronto, ON M2J 1S5


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