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Diploma in Social Service Worker

St. Lawrence College - Kingston Campus St. Lawrence College - Kingston Campus, Canada


Jan 2023, May 2023, Sep 2023

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CAD 17055

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100

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24 months


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Program Overview

This two-year Ontario College Diploma pro­gram prepares students to work as practical front-line service providers in a variety of social service settings.

The SSW program gives students the opportunity to learn about and to work with many different people including individuals with mental health and addiction problems, seniors who require extra support, children with behaviour problems, women who have been abused, people who live in poverty and / or who are homeless and adolescents who live in group homes.

Our program includes:

  • Two field placement opportunities
  • Professors with experience in the field
  • Relevant courses emphasizing active learn­ing, skill-based learning, hands-on activi­ties, practical assignments
  • Eligibility to join the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and to use the title, Registered Social Service Worker.

Field Placement Experience: Practical training is provided through field placement opportuni­ties. Field placement choices are made with the students’ professional growth in mind.
Some examples are placements with:

  • families on social assistance
  • seniors and their families
  • women who have suffered abuse
  • new immigrants
  • adults with addiction problems
  • consumers of mental health services
  • unemployed adults
  • children in schools or group homes

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5  Minimum Listening - 6.5  Minimum Reading - 6.5  Minimum Writing - 6.5  Minimum Speaking - 6.5  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s).
    • Grade 12 English at C or U level
    • Grade 11 Math

6.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
70% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 100

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11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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