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Lakehead University

Why Lakehead University?

Lakehead University is one of Canada’s smaller universities which treats students as individuals, inviting them into a community that values exploration and adventure in and outside the class. Technologically advanced and sensitive to student needs, Lakehead has two campus locations; one in Thunder Bay, Ontario with Lake Superior and the boreal forest on its doorstep, and the other in Orillia, Ontario in the heart of central Ontario’s cottage country.

The Thunder Bay campus offers comprehensive programs in ten faculties: Business Administration; Education; Engineering; Graduate Studies; Health and Behavioural Sciences; Law; Medicine; Natural Resources Management; Science and Environmental Studies; and Social Sciences and Humanities. To enable students to leverage their many interests, Lakehead University’s program offerings at the Orillia Campus are multidisciplinary.

Ideal for students who have broader career interests and aptitudes, a multidisciplinary degree program provides a flexible structure that allows for easy selection of pre-professional program requirements, along with subjects that are of greatest personal interest. The Orillia Campus has been built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards for environmental sustainability and immerses students in a campus environment that demonstrates and promotes awareness of the principles of resource conservation, sustainable growth and the protection of the natural environment. Lakehead University offers unique learning opportunities for students in both cutting edge lab facilities and unparalleled outdoor lab environments.

EC Quick Facts

Which EC course should I take

  • Intensive Course (30 lessons per week)

IELTS/TOEFL waiver granted for students who complete:

Graduates of the agreed pathway level with EC

Class size
9,700 students
Conditional admissions offered for
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Science & Environmental Studies
  • Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Health & Behavioral Sciences
Annual Tuition
  • Undergraduate: $22,000-23,000
    Graduate: $21,748.44-$32,358.36

Percentage of International Students
5-6% (approximately 550 students)

P7B 5E1

Lakehead University,
955 Oliver Rd, Thunder Bay,
ON P7B 5E1

Application Information

Application deadlines

Undergraduate (Ongoing intake until program is filled):

  • September
  • January
  • May



  • September (February 1st)
  • January (September 30th)
  • May (January 15th)


Application Requirements

1. An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent (usually graduation from secondary school in most countries)

2. Grade 12 mathematics or equivalent (usually mathematics at the senior level in secondary school)

What do I need to apply?

1. A completed International Application Form

2. A non-refundable application processing fee of $135.00 CND.

3. Copies of all secondary and post-secondary transcripts and certificates (in original language, as well as English or translated into English). Please click this link for a listing of Required International Documents (pdf)

4. A letter of acceptance from EC

5. CV or Resume (graduate programs only)

6. Statement of purpose (graduate programs only)

7. 3 recommendation letters (graduate programs only).

8. Audition & Theory Test (Music applicants only)

9. Art Portfolio (Visual Arts applicants only)

Estimated processing times:

Letter of Acceptance issued within 7 working days but may vary depending on number of applicants.

Once you receive your Letter of Acceptance:

1.Confirm your acceptance with the International Office as outlined in the Letter of Acceptance
2.A non-refundable application processing fee of CAD $135 for Undergraduate application or CAD $100 for Graduate application
3.Contact your local Canadian Immigration office and apply for your study permit
4.Submit your non-refundable confirmation deposit by the deadline stated in your Offer of Admission (this deposit will be applied to your tuition fees for the upcoming school year)