The Best Path to
Canada and the World's Top Universities

Founded in 1979, CIC is the largest boarding school in Canada. We're also the world's largest feeder school to the following top universities:
● University of Toronto
● University of Waterloo
● McMaster University

Our Programs:

● High School (Grade 9 -12)
● Elite Pathway (with University of Toronto)
● Summer Camp

CIC Is A Global Partner School of the University of Toronto

“ For the University of Toronto, CIC is our largest feeder school in the entire world, period. Not one of them, it is the largest school, domestic or international.

So, CIC has a huge impact on our university and we’re very proud of that. We’ve been associated with CIC for many years. We found the graduates to be excellent.”

Why We Are Your Best Choice?

The Most Caring School in Canada


  • Since 1979, parents from over 100 countries place their children in CIC’s care
  • As a result of our care-based approach towards student success, CIC graduates are highly regarded among Canada’s top universities

The Best Education System and Resources


Our unique Total Care Education System® is a holistic education that addresses the complete development of a child’s academic, social, emotional and physical needs

The Best Path to the World’s Top Universities


CIC’s official partners include:
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • McMaster University

We Can Fulfill Your Dreams Better Than Any Other School in Canada


CIC is #1 in admissions and scholarships among all schools in Canada

Virtual Tours

Ainsliewood Building

Pine Boys Residence

Pine Girls Residence

2020 Graduates Admitted to the World's Top 50 Universities

Our Grads


World’s Top 50 Universities QS World Ranking THE Ranking
University College London
Imperial College London
University of Edinburgh
University of Hong Kong
University of Manchester
University of Toronto
King’s College London
McGill University
University of Melbourne
University of British Columbia
University of Sydney
University of Queensland
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
University of Bristol

Our Graduates Are Accepted to the World's Top universities

What Top Universities Say

What Our Graduates Say


Succeed with Us

CIC Sure-To-University Program


Elite Pathway Program

Summer Camp


We’re the Largest

We Care

Education Is …

U of Toronto & Waterloo Testimonials

Today Is the Day

Happy 40th Anniversary

Learning in Classroom or at Home, Guaranteed

CIC offers 5 intakes per year to suit your needs: January, March, June, July, August and October. Our 2020 Fall semester has started as scheduled. Students are joining our physical classes at CIC in Hamilton.

● We have stepped-up safety protocols to safeguard your safety

● If students cannot physically present in Hamilton, they can start their courses
remotely online in August

● Students can start their courses without any delay no matter where they are

● Students will be learning from the same teachers while overseas and upon arrival in Hamilton to ensure smooth transition

Do you have any questions or need help applying to CIC? Please email us at
Bill Ironside

Columbia International College

Main Campus:

1003 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8S 4P3
TEL: 1-905-572-7883
FAX: 1-905-572-9332

Hong Kong Admissions Office:

Room 1612, 16/F, Shui On Centre
6-8 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
TEL: 011-852-2868-4222
FAX: 011-852-2530-3156
WhatsApp: 852- 6068- 8271

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