Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

How do I register for a course?

  1. Go to the Sign-up page
  2. Complete the registration form
  3. Add the course(s) to your cart and complete the process
  4. You will have immediate access to your courses

What is the refund policy at CIL?

There are no refunds, but students can request writing to the office to transfer to another course within five business days of their initial registration. Please note that the student should have the prerequisite for the course(s) they wish to transfer. In this case, any balance, if any, will not be returned.

How long does it take to do an online course at CIL?

You can complete a course at your own pace, depending on your own schedule. You can complete the course quickly in just four weeks, or at a slower pace you can take up to 12 months.

If I am registered as a student at a regular high school in Ontario or another province, can I still take an online credit course with CIL?

Yes, you can take course(s) with CIL when you are a regular student at another high school in Canada. CIL will forward your report card to day school and your credit will be added to your transcript.

I am an international student, am I eligible to take online credit courses or earn Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) through CIL?

Yes, as an international student you are eligible to take any credit course or earn OSSD through Canadian International Learning.

What do I need to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)?

A total of 30 credits that includes 18 compulsory credits and 12 optional credits:
o 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade);
o 3 credits in Mathematics (1 credit in Grade 11 or 12);
o 2 credits in Science;
o 1 credit in Canadian History;
o 1 credit in Canadian Geography;
o 1 credit in the Arts;
o 1 credit in Health and Physical Education;
o 1 credit in French as a Second Language;
o 0.5 credit in Career Studies;
o 0.5 credit in Civics;
o 3 credits from the following groups (1 credit from each group):

Group 1: additional credit in English, French as a Second Language, A Native Language, Classical or International Language, Social Sciences and the Humanities, Canadian and World Studies, Guidance and Career Education, or Cooperative Education.

Group 2: additional credit in Health and Physical Education, the Arts, Business Studies, French as a Second Language, or Cooperative Education.

Group 3: additional credit in Science (Grade 11 or 12), Technological Education, or French as a Second Language, Computer Studies, or Cooperative Education.

12 Optional Credits: All credit courses offered by the school can be counted toward to the optional credits.

‚ÄĘ40 hours of community involvement activities

‚ÄĘThe Provincial Literacy Requirement: Student in Ontario must pass the Ontario Secondary School¬†Literacy Test (OSSLT) to graduate with an OSSD. Alternatively, students can also take the Ontario Secondary¬†School Literacy Course (OLC4O) from the school should the student fail the OSSLT.

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