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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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Hands–on Learning

Many employers look for real world work experience when hiring new graduates and this is where George Brown can give you a competitive edge in the job market. This year, 75% of our programs offered field education opportunities.

Co-ops, externships, internships, field education and practicums – all of these ultimately mean one thing: gaining valuable work experience as part of your program.


In addition to work or field placements, many programs offer the opportunity to work on industry-led projects that are graded by actual employers. This type of hands-on learning is also enhanced by facilities and labs modelled after real workplaces and state-of-the-art technology such as:

The Simulation Centre, where students across Health Sciences programs learn in a simulated hospital setting with high fidelity mannequins as patients.

Our School of Design Open New Browser Window, which is set up to mirror the real world agency and studio environments that many of our graduates find employment in.

The newly renovated ASL Lab  Open New Browser Window allows students to practice sign language interpretation with specially designed computer hardware and software.

Our Centre for Construction & Engineering Technologies Open New Browser Window, which features a number of workplace-modeled labs with industry standard equipment, from Tool and Die workshops to a Computer Networking lab.


There’s no replacement for real world practice, and certain programs allow students to not only gain experience but to work alongside senior professionals at the same time through our many public labs, services, and workshops – all of which are open to paying customers. These include:

The Chefs' House restaurant Open New Browser Window, where students prepare and serve the latest in culinary trends.

The Young Centre for the Performing Arts Open New Browser Window in the Distillery Historic District featuring top notch student theatre productions.

The School of Early Childhood operates nine child care centres throughout Toronto that give our students real world experience.

The WAVE (Wellness, Applied Research and Visionary Education) – a series of health and wellness clinics that provide dental, fitness and hearing services for the public.

Two student-run clothing stores, City Uptown and City Downtown, where students stock and sell merchandise at bargain prices.

The Institute of Entrepreneurship and Community Innovation, where teams of students work as consultants for real companies, executing business projects in the community.