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Business Fundamentals with Co-op

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The more you know about Canada, the more confident you are communicating in English, the more you know about the fundamentals of business, the better you will be able to adapt to the Canadian work environment. The Canadian Workplace Skills programs provide students with an orientation to Canada, the education environment, English language and communication skills, and employment readiness. Each one of the programs focuses on different sectors of industry.

The Business Fundamentals (Co-operative Diploma in business fundamentals) program provides all of the areas described above as well as the knowledge of typical business in the service and industry sectors such as customer service and sales, marketing, accounting, and the Canadian business environment.

The courses are provided with a variety of activities via classroom, guest speakers, observations, in-class practice, and field trips. It also includes a co-op place to apply the knowledge and skills gained in class.

Students will be able to gain work experience in service and retail outlets, accommodations and tourism, food and beverage services, general office, and light industry – a wide spectrum of opportunities, The purpose of the work experience is to introduce students to a general business environment in a Canadia company.

Graduates will be able to comfortably communicate in various forms, provide excellent customer service and general sales activities, work as a team or independently with a confidence with understanding their work environment and the employer’s policies and business practices. The graduate will be confident in their decisions for their future career path or educational goals.


Program Details

5 Months of Theory Courses + 5 Months of Work Experience



Theory Courses    

College Success Strategies and Orientation for Newcomers

Canadian Interactions

Business, Professional, and Technical English

Business Communication Essentials

Intercultural Business Communications

Introduction to Canadian Studies

Canadian Business Environment

Principles of Accounting

Customer-Driven Marketing in Canada

Public Speaking for Careers

Working in the Canadian Workplace

Work Experience

Co-operative Education: Business



  • High school graduates or mature student status (19 years or older at start of program)
  • Language requirement (recommended for optimum success)Grade 10 level English or communications course (pass) or
  • IELTS 5.0 (4.5 Academic) or equivalent; or
  • TOEFL 35-45; or
  • PTE Academic (Minimum 29 Overall); or
  • CLB 5; or
  • CAEL 30; or
  • Duolingo 65-70 (duolingo.com/applicants); or
  • College entrance test (50% minimum); or equivalent
  • International students must comply with the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in respect to study permit.

For more information on language requirements where internationally-recognized tests and other equivalencies are accepted, please consult with our admissions staff. there are many colleges in surrey for internal students.




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