Northern College at Pures – Toronto

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Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology is a public college located in Timmins, Ontario.

Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology is a public college located in Timmins, Ontario.

Northern College has established a collaboration with Pures College of Technology in order to provide high-quality education and exemplary services to overseas students in Toronto. Students enrolled in Northern College programs at the Pures Toronto location receive full credit from Northern College, and are granted a Northern College diploma upon meeting their graduation requirements.

Students taking a Northern College program at Pures have the opportunity to acquire a high-quality education along with practical skills enhancement. At the same time, staff and faculty provide a warm and welcoming environment for international students, offering excellent student services to ensure that students have a great learning experience. By living in Toronto, international students are able to access significant employment opportunities and community support services.


ESL Program
Delivery: Full-Time
Program Length: 12 weeks/level
Starting Date: January, April, May, September, October
Program Levels: 1 – 4

We offer an ESL Program to international students who want to improve their English skills in order to complete a college diploma program. International students are eligible to enter the ESL program and have a conditional acceptance to an academic program. On arrival, students will need to successfully complete our English assessment test, which will determine their English competency level. International Students who successfully complete the ESL program will be enrolled in their diploma program of choice.


Business – Accounting
The Business – Accounting program gives students the skills needed to handle a variety of accounting situations. The Canadian Payroll Association and the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping recognize these courses.  Read full program description.

Business – Marketing
The Business – Marketing program is angled towards E-commerce and is designed to equip students with an array of high-tech marketing skills. Read full program description.

Computer Engineering Technician
Computer engineering technicians maintain software, systems and networks to improve life for society. Read full program description.

Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Educators (ECE’s) are professionals who are part of a multidisciplinary team that may include behavioural therapists, speech pathologists, consultants, parents and school representatives. Read full program description.


  • How to Apply
    Request an Application form by:
    Email: admissions@pures.ca
    Phone: +1 (416) 290-0200

    • A complete application package should include:
    • Application form
    • Proof of English proficiency
    • Copy of passport
    • Notarized academic transcript (in English)
    • Application fee $100 CAD (non-refundable)

  • Admission Requirements
    • To be admitted into the post-secondary program, you must provide the following:
    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or it’s recognized equivalent
    • Proof of English language proficiency
    • Students whose first language is not English are expected to prove English proficiency by completing one of the following:
    • Successfully complete our ESL Program
    • IELTS: 6.0, no individual band under 5.5
    • TOEFL: Paper Based: 550 and IBT: 79
    • PTE: Academic Test 58+