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Educational Assistant

The Educational Assistant (EA) Program prepares learners to assist and support the teacher(s) in the classroom from kindergarten to high school. Learners develop skills to work with children individually, in small groups or with the entire class.

The earning potential is $29,000 - $46,800/yr.  See drop-down menu for employment opportunities

  • Elementary, middle years or high school
  • Youth Centres
  • Care Facilities
  • Therapeutic Student Support Worker
  • Before/After School Program staff


 Program note: 

Criminal/vulnerable record checks may be obtained from your local police service or RCMP. A fee may apply.

Admission Requirements
  • Regular12/Adult 12/GED 12
  • CPIC
  • Vulnerable Sector Check

Mature Admission:

  • Age of 21 or older
  • Out of school for one (1) year
  • Any applicant under mature admission is subject to a CAAT test

If you are currently enrolled in and completing high school:

  • Submit most up-to-date high school transcript
  • Submit a confirmation of enrolment of your final semester courses

Please contact an advisor for more information at

What is CAAT Testing?

The Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) is a measure of your current functional level in Reading Comprehension, Number Operations and Problem Solving and Language. This battery of assessments has been designed specifically for the Canadian adult, regardless of his or her previous school experience.

You will be tested in the following areas for the Business program.

  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Language

You will be placed in the respective program of choice according to your score in all four sections of the CAAT test.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must complete all courses with a minimum average of 60%. 

Tuition & Fees

Based on 2017/18 Tuition & Fees:


  • Tuition: $3870.00
  • Books and Resources: $1840.00
  • Compulsory Fees: $560.00
  • UPASS (City Transit): $248.00
Returning Students

For more information on this program please email our Advisor at