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Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.

1. Under Program Comparison, click Add a New Program

2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

6. When you’re done, clicking Program Comparison will give you a preview of the programs and the option to delete, add or clear all

7. Open Program Compare for more details and an easy-to-read comparison of the programs you’ve selected

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How George Brown is leading the way

  • According to a survey of GTA-based employers, George Brown College is viewed as the GTA college that produces the highest quality graduates.
    Northstar Research, GBC Employer Tracking Research, February 2011 
  • George Brown College is seen by GTA employers to be the best GTA college producing graduates with the skills they most value, including productivity, customer service and teamwork.
    Northstar Research, GBC Employer Tracking Research, February 2011 
  • George Brown College is seen as the GTA college with the strongest relationships with industry and the college that best equips graduates to get the job they want.
    Environics, Consumer Tracking Research, Perceptions of George Brown College and Potential Opportunities, September 28, 2012 
  • The George Brown School of Design is home to the city’s first video game incubator, assisting in the growth of the video game industry in Toronto and providing field education opportunities to George Brown video game design students.
  • George Brown College is the only college in Ontario with an American Sign Language-English Interpreter program and the only college in Canada with an Intervenor for Deaf-Blind Persons program. The employment rate for graduates of both programs is in between 89 and 100 per cent.
    CCI Research, April 2011 
  • In March 2012, Sally Horsfall Eaton was named the inaugural Chancellor of George Brown College. This appointment makes Horsfall Eaton the first Chancellor of an Ontario college.

Expanding with the City

George Brown College is expanding to accommodate more students as demand continues to grow. These changes add more than 500,000 sq. ft. to our campuses and will create approximately 5,000 spaces for students over the next two years.

New Waterfront Campus

The Waterfront Campus is the new home of the College’s Centre for Health Sciences, bringing dental health, nursing, health and wellness, and health services management together in one facility for the first time.

Casa Loma Campus

Renewal of the Casa Loma Campus is allowing the Centre for Construction & Engineering Technologies (CCET) to expand curriculum, strengthening our ability to educate and conduct research on green building practices. The renovations will accommodate 1,400 more CCET students, increasing available enrolment from 2,500 to 3,900.

The Casa Loma Campus will soon be home to a green homes incubator where students, faculty and industry leaders can focus on sustainable and environmental construction. New facilities such as a green learning roof, materials testing labs and wind turbines will allow students the hands-on learning experience they come to expect from George Brown College.

St. James Campus

George Brown’s St. James Campus has expanded, adding 100,000 sq. ft. of space at 341 King Street East for the expansion of the English as a Second Language program by 250 for a total of more than 1,000 students.

Also located at 341 King Street East, the School of Design’s Game Design, Game Development and Advanced Digital Design programs have increased from 250 to 400 students. The new space allows for the creation of a specialized digital sandbox with motion capture and 3D scanners as well as an incubator for emerging game industry companies.

The School of Makeup and Esthetics has a permanent new home at 193 King Street East. The new facility will allow for increased enrolment as well as the opportunity to create new courses in special effects makeup and spa management.

First student residence to open in 2016

A new 175,000 sq. ft. co-ed student residence will be built by the fall of 2016 at the northeast corner of Front Street East and Cherry Street. After its initial use as an athletes’ residence during the 2015 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games, it will be converted to a 500-bed student facility, linked with a new YMCA location complete with a gym, fitness facilities and swimming pool.

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  • 24,849 (Full-time equivalent)
  • 3,247 Certificate
  • 8,919 Diploma
  • 7,516 Advanced Diploma
  • 2,284 Graduate Certificate
  • 1,347 Degree
  • 1,494 Apprentice
  • 42 Other
  • 3,270 International
  • 61,300 Continuing Education Registrants

Programs Offered (2012/13)

  • 135 Full-Time Programs
  • 27 Certificates
  • 33 Diplomas
  • 25 Advanced Diplomas
  • 27 Graduate Certificates
  • 11 Apprentice
  • 6 Degrees
  • 6 Pre-College
  • 189 Continuing Education Certificates/Designations

George Brown College Staff

  • 1,294 Full-Time Employees
  • 506 Faculty
  • 595 Support
  • 193 Administrative
  • 2,522 Part-Time Employees
  • 1,359 Faculty
  • 528 Support Staff
  • 35 Administrative Staff
  • 600 Continuing Education Teachers/Instructors

By The Numbers*
* Notes: All data shown refer to April 2012 - March 2013 Fiscal year.Sources: George Brown College Institutional Research & Planning, Department of Human Resources and OCAS distinct enrolment report.