Ontario High School Diploma or Equivalent

Note: This chart offers some common pathways to the goal, but is not exhaustive. Other pathways may be possible.

Distance Education

The Independent Learning Centre (ILC)
Focus: The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) is Ontario's designated provider of distance education. Learners can take Ontario Secondary School Curriculum (OSSC) courses – including ESL credit courses – to achieve credit toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Learners submit assignments online or via mail, complete journals to track progress, and communicate both online and via print material with their teacher. A learner is considered full-time if four courses are taken simultaneously.


Cost: There is a non-refundable fee of $40 for each course. This administration fee covers the loan of course and supplementary materials, evaluation by certified teachers, and a final test.

Delivering Agency:

The Independent Learning Centre