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4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with Grade 12 English: ENG4 (C) or ENG4 (U).


  • Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits.


In order to be eligible for the Field Work Placement, students are required to meet the criteria as out in the “Social Service Worker Program Student Code of Conduct.”

Prior to your Field Placement you must have: 

  • A current police vulnerable sector screening.
  • Applicants living in the city of Toronto can expect to wait a minimum of 8-12 weeks to receive a police check.

In order to practice in Ontario as a "Social Service Worker" or a "Registered Social Service Worker", you must apply for registration in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Graduates of the SSW program will meet the education requirement for registration. For more information, please visit