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Ontario College Diploma

Paralegal

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

Remote delivery of the Paralegal program was a temporary response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Law Society of Ontario oversees paralegal education and has provided direction to resume in-person course delivery to all colleges in Ontario.

Beginning Fall 2022, in conjunction with the Law Society of Ontario 2-year pilot project permitting hybrid delivery of paralegal education, some courses will be delivered online. Students must have a device with audio and video capabilities, which must be activated during classes, and reliable internet connectivity. Classes will be delivered live and recorded, and examinations will be held in person at Davis Campus in Brampton.

Gain the skills to practise as a paralegal in Ontario.

Program Overview

Critical training

Successful completion of Sheridan's accredited Paralegal program qualifies you to write the Law Society of Ontario licensing examination, a requirement if you wish to practise as a paralegal in Ontario. The training you receive at Sheridan – from professors with many years of experience working in the legal profession – will prepare you for a career in this challenging field.

What you'll learn

  • Prosecution and defence of summary conviction offences and provincial offences.
  • Small claims court procedure.
  • Effective advocacy before tribunals such as the Landlord and Tenant Board, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and the Human Rights Tribunal.
  • Legal research and writing.

Hands-on experience

Following the final term of your Paralegal program, you'll complete an unpaid four-week (140-hour) field placement in a legal environment within a paralegal's permitted scope of practice. You may be in a variety of legal settings including a court office, legal clinic, paralegal firm or law firm. Some travel may be required, and you'll need to provide your own transportation.

Additional information

The Law Society of Ontario is the independent governing body empowered by the Province of Ontario to regulate the legal profession. Paralegal scope of practice, licensing, and examination procedures including fees, examination dates and admission requirements, are within the sole authority of the Law Society of Ontario.

Your program professors are lawyers and paralegals with many years of experience working in the legal profession. Under their direction you'll learn through a combination of teaching methods including:

  • Classroom lecture and discussion
  • Collaborative group assignments
  • Mock trials and hearings
  • Computer-based assignments in the computer lab

Explore your future classroom

At Sheridan, many of our labs and classrooms are built to mimic work environments in the real world. Want to see a lab used by Paralegal students at Sheridan? Take a virtual tour of the Mock Courthouse you'll use as a student in this program.

Paralegal courtroom

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    SOCI 16039G Introduction to Sociology 3
    LAWS 13334 Introduction to the Canadian Legal System 3
    LAWS 16446 Small Claims Practice & Procedure I3
    LAWS 10855Torts and Contracts3
    APPL 17545 Introductory Computer Skills for Paralegals 3
    COMM 11611Principles of Legal Writing I3
    Total:18
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    LAWS 19077 Small Claims Practice and Procedure II 3
    LAWS 15666 Administrative Tribunals and Public Law 3
    LAWS 17995 Legal Research and Writing 3
    COMM 13431 Principles of Legal Writing II 3
    ACCG 20146 Legal Accounting 3
    General Education Elective 3
    Total: 18
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    LAWS 16206 Ethics & Professional Practice for Paralegals 3
    LAWS 11385 Provincial Offences and Motor Vehicle Law 3
    MGMT 24178 Paralegal Practice Management & Workplace Skills 3
    LAWS 19303 Evidence and Litigation Process 3
    LAWS 18659 Advocacy 3
    General Education Elective 3
    Total: 18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    LAWS 14602Residential Landlord and Tenant Law3
    LAWS 16250Alternative Dispute Resolution3
    LAWS 24178 Tribunal Practice & Procedures 3
    LAWS 20009 Employment Law for Paralegals 3
    LAWS 26367 Summary Conviction Law & Procedures 3
    LAWS 23078Special Topics in Paralegal Practice3
    FLPL 28634 Field Practicum (4 Weeks) 1
    Total: 19

Courses subject to change.

Current students should refer to their ⁠Academic Requirements in myStudentCentre to track their academic progress and outstanding course requirements.

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U), minimum 60% 
  • Minimum 65% overall average

or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses). Although not a requirement, Grade 12 mathematics or equivalent is recommended. Basic computer skills are essential. You should have a minimum keyboarding speed of 30 wpm.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

Preparation for Application

The Law Society of Ontario is the independent governing body of the legal profession having sole authority over scope of practice, licensing requirements and on-going licensee and membership obligations.  Applicants who wish to apply for a paralegal licence must research the Law Society's policies and procedures regarding the licensing process, including application deadlines, fees and on-going licensee and membership obligations before applying to Sheridan's Paralegal program, as changes are made by the Law Society from time to time. Visit www.lso.ca and click "Become a Paralegal."

Criminal Record Check

Sheridan field placement agencies may require a police record check for criminal offences. Students will be required to provide this documentation directly to their field placement prior to the start of the placement and at their own expense. Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited field placement opportunities.

*Course duration for September start is two academic years. Course duration for January start is 16 months continuous.


English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Career Opportunities

When you complete Sheridan’s Paralegal program, you'll have completed all of the educational requirements to allow you to write the professional licensing exam that qualifies you to take positions in any of the organizations listed below.

Here are some places you might work:

  • Community legal clinics
  • Courts
  • Government ministries
  • In-house legal departments
  • Law firms and paralegal firms
  • Other law-related settings, including your own business

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Degree Completion

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Advanced Entry Challenge Exams

Get credit for what you know

Sheridan recognizes and appreciates that advanced learning doesn’t always require standard classroom instruction, and that opportunities to advance skills and learn new technologies are everywhere.

If you have significant knowledge and experience in programming, web development, database and/or networking, you may choose to complete Advanced Entry Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (AEPLAR) Challenge Exams for academic credit towards your Sheridan Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma.

How do Challenge Exams work?

AEPLAR Challenge Exams are administered by and through the Sheridan College Assessment Centre or through an approved Test Centre. There are fees to write each exam (an Assessment Centre fee and a Challenge Exam fee).

Your completed Challenge Exam(s) will be evaluated to determine whether you’re eligible for credit in one or more courses within the identified program streams.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and Advanced Standing credits are subject to Sheridan’s policies and procedures. Learn more about Sheridan’s Credit Transfer policies and procedures.

I have previous postsecondary education. Should I write a Challenge Exam?

No. Challenge Exams are designed for applicants with knowledge and experience gained outside of formal education. If you have previous postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply for Advanced Standing instead — you may be eligible to apply your previously earned credits towards your new program at Sheridan.

What subjects can I complete Challenge Exams for?

Challenge Exams for applicants to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program are designed to test skills in specific knowledge streams within this program:

  • Programming – Introductory
  • Programming – .NET
  • Programming – Advanced Java
  • Networking
  • Web Development
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases
  • Software Design
  • Mobile App Development – Android
  • Mobile App Development – iOS
  • Game Development – UNITY
  • Wireless

You can also choose to complete Challenge Exams for specific individual courses within the Computer Systems Technology program.

Complete a free self-assessment test to help you determine whether Challenge Exams are a good option for you.

How do I apply to complete a Challenge Exam?

Step 1: Make sure you meet the program admission requirements

You must meet the program admission requirements to be eligible for admission and PLAR.

Step 2: Complete a free self-assessment

Complete a free self-assessment test for each knowledge stream you wish to challenge. This will help you determine whether your current skills will enable you to succeed in the Challenge Exam(s).

Step 3: Apply to Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma program

Apply to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program.

To be eligible to complete Challenge Exams for this program, you must select "Advanced Entry" as the level of the program on your application.

Step 4: Follow the instructions to complete your Challenge Exam(s)

Once Sheridan receives your application, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to register and pay for your Challenge Exam(s). Follow those instructions.

Once you’ve completed your Challenge Exam(s), subject matter experts in Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology will evaluate them within 10 business days. The Faculty will forward your results to the Office of the Registrar, and any approved credit transfers will be posted in your Credit Transfer centre. Exam feedback will not be provided.

Step 5: Accept your offer of admission and pay your program fees

If you receive an offer of admission to Sheridan, please follow the instructions to confirm your offer and pay your fees by the due dates indicated in order to reserve your spot in the program.

We wish you success in this process and look forward to seeing you at Sheridan!

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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2023–2024 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,358.50
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$18,117.50

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL and programs with tuition reduction excluded) in Spring 2023, Fall 2023 or Winter 2024 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for Grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 26, 2023 at 5 p.m. Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Ontario College Diploma

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Learning Outcomes

Program Purpose

To provide professional career preparation for learners wishing to pursue a career as a licensed paralegal. The program provides training in all areas within which paralegals are permitted by law to provide legal services. Students acquire an understanding of the general principles of law and receive theoretical and practical training in specific legal subjects, ethics and professional responsibility, and business practice.

Program Goals

  • Write the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) paralegal licensing examination with a view to becoming a licensed paralegal.
  • Identify the scope of paralegal practice established by the Law Society Act.
  • Conduct himself or herself in compliance with the ethical and professional responsibilities of a Paralegal in accordance with the rules and by-laws established by the LSO and in particular the Paralegal Rules of Conduct and Paralegal Professional Conduct Guidelines.
  • Establish and manage a paralegal practice in accordance with the rules and by-laws of the LSO including the Paralegal Rules of Conduct, Paralegal Professional Conduct Guidelines and Practice Management Guidelines.
  • Apply basic accounting principles, terminology, and operations to all paralegal obligations related to trust accounts, and the LSO's requirements for book and record keeping.
  • Describe the fundamental elements of the Canadian government and legal system and the organization of the Canadian court system.
  • Identify basic principles of property, business and consumer law, torts and contract law, employment law, landlord and tenant law, immigration and refugee law and debtor and creditor law.
  • Follow procedural and evidentiary rules of civil litigation proceedings in the Small Claims Court.
  • Describe the principles of criminal and quasi-criminal law and comply with procedural and evidentiary rules relating to proceedings under the Criminal Code and the Provincial Offences Act before the Ontario Court of Justice.
  • Apply principles of administrative law before a variety of administrative tribunals.
  • Advise clients with respect to their rights and responsibilities within the permitted scope of paralegal practice.
  • Research, interpret and apply federal and provincial legislation and common law and prepare case briefs, legal memoranda pleadings and correspondence clearly, concisely, accurately and persuasively.
  • Effectively advocate on behalf of clients before courts and administrative tribunals and with opposing parties.
  • Identify various alternative dispute resolution mechanisms available and effectively negotiate and mediate on behalf of clients.

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Ontario College Diploma

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Professional Sales Certificate

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Transfer Opportunities

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Clinical Placements

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Educational philosophy

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum and its delivery are designed to address current social issues pertinent to the design industry. This enables students to broaden their understanding of their place within the world.

Fundamental to the vision of the program is the balance of creative and conceptual thinking with the technical and business aspects of the profession. Courses follow a logical sequence with the degree of difficulty building vertically from first year to fourth year.

The various streams provide a range of design problems building in size and scope, from simple to complex in various design sectors. The curriculum builds on fundamental introductions that ensures a strong foundation for students to apply additional more complex learning and skills developed later in the program.

Studio projects are designed to mimic professional practice and require applied theory, creativity and strong technical knowledge. Curriculum is also connected horizontally across each semester to help support the learning in courses happening simultaneously. This demonstrates the inter-connected knowledge and skills required to practice in the industry.

The program provides many opportunities that expose students to practicing professionals and professional practice. Industry leaders and representatives from professional associations like ARIDO and IDC are invited into the classroom as jurors and guest speakers throughout the four years. The internship also provides professional design work experience for students before they enter their final year of study.

The curriculum is student-centric and designed to equip students with the skills that are required for entry-level design positions and advanced study. Manual skills such as drafting, drawing and model making are developed alongside digital skills using current software. Students are also well-versed in the applicable building codes and regulations required to practice in Ontario. Students are exposed to valuable research skills and encouraged to continue their learning past graduation.

Program goals

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program aspires to:

  • Develop confident, creative and critical thinkers that can solve a variety of problems thoughtfully, improving the quality of the built environment and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • Equip students with the tools to think independently and ethically to ensure technically, environmentally, and socially responsible decision-making.
  • Deliver current and relevant curriculum that incorporates equity, diversity and inclusion. This encourages students to create spaces that foster inclusivity and look at design from various perspectives within diverse communities, involving numerous stakeholders.
  • Inform students regarding the various facets of the profession, engaging them with designers and industry affiliates.
  • Encourage continuous professional and personal growth, instilling a desire to contribute to the profession and society at large. The program encourages students to become active participants in the design community, become members of their local Association, write their NCIDQ exams, give back to the community and become progressive leaders in the profession.
  • Prepare graduates for entry-level design positions, equipped with the required knowledge and skills for employment in the diverse design industry, ensuring they possess the body of knowledge necessary to respond to social and environmental issues, while designing interior spaces that are technically proficient, code-compliant, conceptually strong, sustainable and all-inclusive.
  • Provide enhanced opportunities for students to pursue post-graduate studies, employment, research and/or further their academic studies and/or credentials.

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Pathways from Athletic Therapy and Kinesiology

If you've graduated from a health-science degree other than athletic therapy or kinesiology, your application will be assessed on an individual basis.

Get your Osteopathy degree in less time

If you're a graduate of Sheridan's Athletic Therapy or Kinesiology degree program, you may be eligible to start in the second year of this program after completing three bridging courses.

This bridging program will be available in Spring/Summer 2024.

Bridging courses (Spring/Summer Semester)

  • OSTP 17927D: The Science of Osteopathy (3 credits)
  • OSTP 14859: Theoretical Pathways to Osteopathy (5 credits)
  • OSTP 16333: Practical Pathways to Osteopathy (1 credit)

Course exceptions

After successfully completing the assigned bridging courses, you'll be admitted into Year 2 (Semester 3) of our Osteopathy degree. In order to earn your Osteopathy degree, you'll need to complete all courses in the remaining three years of the program, with the following exceptions.

You will additionally take:

  • Year 2: OSTP 11271D: Clinical Methodology (3 credits)
  • Year 2: SCIE 22437D: Human Physiology for Allied Health (2 credits)
  • Year 3: SCIE 31116D: Pathophysiology for Allied Health (3 credits)

You will not need to take:*

  • SCIE 26661D: Pathophysiology 1 (3 credits)
  • OSTP 24645D: Structure & Function 2 – Lower Cervicals, Thorax & Upper Extremity (3 credits)
  • OSTP 22482D: Applied Clinical Practice 2 (1 credit)
  • FLPL 21839D: Internship Prep (1 credit)
  • SCIE 39622D: Pathophysiology 2 – Systemic Interactions (3 credits)
  • RESE 37626D: Statistical Methods in Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • RESE 42279D: Applied Research Methods for Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • BUSM 44956D: Business Entrepreneurship for Clinical Practitioners (3 credits)
  • 6 Degree Breadth Electives (3 credits each)

*Athletic Therapy graduates are also exempt from the following course:

  • OSTP 20782D: Clinical Experience 2 (0.5 credits)

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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Field Placements

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Writer-in-Residence program

Each year, Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing (CW&P) program hosts a Writer-in-Residence. The 8-month residency is awarded to a writer who embodies the distinctiveness and dynamism of the & in our program name.

In addition to working on at least one specific writing project of their own during their tenure, the Writer-in-Residence is responsible for creative leadership, mentoring and public outreach in the area of creative writing and/or publishing.

How our Writer-in-Residence supports Sheridan students

Students in our CW&P program benefit from the work and mentorship of our Writer-in-Residence, who:

  • shares their expertise and experience as a creative professional and working writer;
  • performs public readings from their recently published work and/or current work-in-progress;
  • organizes public lectures and/or workshops; and
  • works with faculty to augment existing curriculum in the area of creative writing, publishing and/or creativity.

2023–24 Writer-in-Residence

Kate Cayley, Sheridan's Writer-in-Residence

Award-winning fiction writer, playwright and poet Kate Cayley is joining Sheridan as the 2023–24 CW&P Writer-in-Residence.

Cayley has published two short story collections and three collections of poetry, and her plays have been performed in Canada, the U.S. and the UK. She has won the Trillium Book Award, an O. Henry Prize and the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, the ReLit Award for both fiction and poetry, and the K.M. Hunter Award for Fiction.

Her writing has appeared in such literary publications as Brick, Electric Literature, Joyland, Best Canadian Poetry and Best Canadian Stories, and she has been a writer-in-residence at McMaster University and the Toronto Public Library.

"Kate’s diverse work plumbs meaning, strangeness and beauty from the spaces we inhabit, even in our domestic lives, while tackling some of the big philosophical questions we all face," says Dr. Genevieve Amaral, Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Creativity. "Our Sheridan community welcomes her capacious intellect, limpid style and wonderful mentorship with full hearts, open ears, and pens, paper and keyboards at the ready!"

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From ideas to impact: a masterclass in applied creativity and innovation

Are you a business lead who's looking to level up your company's culture of creativity and entrepreneurship?

Sheridan offers FREE, one-hour masterclasses on topics such as:

  • Creative Strategies for an EDI-driven World
  • The Science of Creativity and Innovation
  • Intra- and Entrepreneurial Thinking, and
  • Creative Team Leadership

These masterclasses will catalyze your climate of innovation and give your team an exclusive look into Sheridan’s one-of-a-kind graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation.*

Register your team for a FREE online one-hour masterclass!


*Advance further with our Applied Creativity and Innovation graduate certificate

Our new graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation is a great professional development (PD) opportunity for many company teams. The program teaches complex problem-solving, creativity, innovation and negotiation skills — competencies that make companies more resilient and adaptable as they face the unique challenges presented by the future of work.

Why this program is a great choice for PD:

  • Flexible hours — your employees can complete their graduate certificate online, at their own pace.
  • Relevant coursework – they can choose electives that are most applicable to their position at your company.
  • Award-winning faculty – they’ll learn from instructors who are on the cutting-edge of creativity and innovation research.
  • Practicum project – they’ll work alongside our team of experts to resolve an issue that your business is facing today — whether it’s how to leverage artificial intelligence technology, advance your sustainability efforts, update your marketing strategies, address supply chain inefficiencies or another challenge.

This new graduate certificate is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023.

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Apprenticeship Exemption Test

Sheridan is a Ministry-approved Apprenticeship Exemption Test centre, authorized through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development (MLITSD), for both apprentices and non-apprentices.

What is an Apprenticeship Exemption Test (AET)?

The AET provides a chance for students who are learning a skilled trade to bypass in-class studies.

You need to score 70% or higher to pass the AET. If you score lower than 70%, you'll need to wait three months before you can try again. If you have questions about this, please contact the MLITSD.

After successfully completing an AET, you have two years to become a registered apprentice. You're responsible for reporting your test results to the MLITSD.

Who can write an AET?

  • You must be at least 16 years old.
  • Your trade must be listed as an AET-eligible trade, as outlined by the MLITSD. For a full list of AET-eligible trades, please contact Sheridan's Magna School for the Skilled Trades (skilledtrades@sheridancollege.ca).
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) participants are eligible to write the AET.
  • You are not required to be an apprentice to write the AET.

How can I register for an AET?

To register for an Apprenticeship Exemption Test, please email skilledtrades@sheridancollege.ca. We'll help you confirm that your discipline offers an AET, and let you know about our upcoming test dates.

Apprenticeship Exemption Tests are administered monthly at the Davis Campus (Brampton) through the Magna School for the Skilled Trades. Tests begin at 6:30 p.m., and most take three hours to complete.

You must book your test at least 24 hours in advance. If you require special accommodation, please book your test at least 7 days in advance.

When you book your test, you’ll receive an automated confirmation email.

We'll also send you a reminder email one week before your test date, once registration closes. This email will include information about parking and what room you'll be writing your test in at Davis Campus.

What are the fees for writing an AET?

Fees are $160.15 ($150 + $10.15 Eventbrite fee) and are paid online through our Eventbrite website (credit/debit cards and PayPal are accepted). We'll provide payment instructions when you contact us to register for your AET.

All refund requests are subject to an administrative fee.

Who can I contact to ask questions about the AET?

To find out more about Apprenticeship Exemption Tests at Sheridan, please email skilledtrades@sheridancollege.ca

You can also visit us on campus:

Magna School for the Skilled Trades Program Office
Davis Campus, Room A203
7899 McLaughlin Road
Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5H9

For more information on employment, training and certification, visit Skilled Trades Ontario and Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development (MLITSD).

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Ontario College Diploma

Full-time 2 years Program code: PARAL

Ontario College Diploma
Start date Campus Status
Jan 2024 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Sep 2024 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Jan 2025 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available

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