Apply for a Computer

Pour service en français, veuillez, s’il-vous-plaît, composer le 1-800-575-9200. Pour compléter le formulaire de demande d’équipements informatiques.

Students must have a teacher, or administrator apply on their behalf.

For more detailed information please see our expanded explanation on Inventory and Pricing.

Application Form
Type of Organization *
Check all that apply to your organization.
If you're a student, please have a school administrator or teacher fill this application on your behalf. If you represent a not-for-profit or First Nations organization or a Government, put your own contact information in these cells.

Requested Equipment

Hardware upgrades may be available. Please let us know in "Additional Comments". We can help install new hardware that you purchase on your own, and currently we have:

24" Widescreen Monitor ($20.00) - upgrade for desktop computers

SSD (solid state) hard drive - 240GB ($50.00)
We can order in other capacity SSD's if requested. There will be a delay as it gets shipped to us.

Wireless (WiFi) internal cards or USB receivers can be ordered in. There will be a delay as it gets shipped to us.

Basic Desktops

A basic desktop comes with a core 2 processor and at least 4GB of RAM, and 120GB hard drive. Depending on our inventory, also a regular monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Mention in the "Additional comments" if you need wireless (WiFi) connectivity as these desktops don't have a wireless solution built in.
Operating System for Basic desktop(s)
You will need an operating system in order to install any programs and use the computer. The option for "No Operating System" means that you intend to install your own. Linux is our favourite here at the office for it's stability and security. Let us know in "Additional Comments" if you would like a better explanation.

Basic Laptops

A Basic laptop comes with the computer and a power supply cable.
Operating System for Basic laptop(s)
You will need an operating system in order to install any programs and use the computer. The option for "No Operating System" means that you intend to install your own. Windows isn't an option on our current Basic laptops because it won't run well enough, but Linux will run well and we love it because of how secure and stable it is despite its small footprint. Let us know in "Additional Comments" if you would like a better explanation.

Premium Desktops

A Premium desktop comes with an i-series processor, 8GB of RAM, and at least a 120GB hard drive, as well as a regular monitor, keyboard and mouse. Let us know if you would be interested in an SSD hard drive which we can order in and add the cost to your order for you.
Operating System for Premium desktop(s)
You will need an operating system in order to install any programs and use the computer. The option for "No Operating System" means that you intend to install your own.

Premium Laptops

A Premium laptop comes with an i-series processor, 4GB of RAM, and at least an 80GB hard drive. Let us know if you would be interested in an SSD hard drive which we can order in and add the cost to your order for you.
Operating System for Premium laptop(s)
You will need an operating system in order to install any programs and use the computer. The option for "No Operating System" means that you intend to install your own.
Right now, we can offer a discount of $30 to teachers and students in courses. (For Premium laptops only)

Finalizing the Request

Please look over your request for any errors, and before you submit this to us, feel free to add any other requests or clarifying information in the "Additional Comments" field below.

We'll email you back with a confirmation when the work order is created, and we're happy to answer any of your questions.

This is whoever will be paying for the computer(s) when picking them up. Currently we can only accept cash, and we'll provide a receipt, or we can invoice schools and established local not-for-profits and First Nations organizations and governments.


“Computers for Schools, co-founded in 1993 by Industry Canada and the Telecom Pioneers, refurbishes computers and related equipment donated by governments and businesses. These computers are distributed across Canada to schools, libraries and registered not-for-profit learning organizations.”