Study in Canada

About Toronto

Toronto is the largest city in the province of Ontario in Canada. The city is home to more than 2 million people. A larger part of the population is made by its immigrants giving the city a multicultural and cosmopolitan vibe. Its cultural richness is enhanced by the presence of talented artists, professional sports teams, beautiful conservation areas and friendly people.

Apart from the colourful diversity and variety of cultures here, Toronto is also home to many of Canada’s most respected learning institutions, including the Toronto School of Management (TSoM).

TSoM’s campus is located in downtown Toronto, the heart of the city with proximity to every facility under the sun. The central location makes it possible for you to get everything you need, right at your doorstep and enhances your student experience in the city. TSoM is excited to welcome students from across the world and help in their transition to successful working professionals.

Reasons to study in Toronto

US News ranked Canada as the best country in the world in terms of quality of life as well as the second best country in the world. Being Canada’s largest city, Toronto is the perfect blend of city life and natural beauty. There are tonnes of places to visit in Toronto if you are a nature lover. The city has access to the beautiful Lake Ontario and pristine conservation areas that can melt the heart of any nature enthusiast.

If you would instead go out on the town on the weekend, Toronto is a hub of award-winning restaurants, clubs and nightlife joints. With a diverse migrant population from across the world bringing their culture with them, the city is perfect for international students to feel at home.

Academically, Toronto has a lot to offer too. The city is littered with different colleges and universities offering the best of Canada education in diverse disciplines including medicine, computer science, digital marketing or business management.

All these features of Toronto makes it appealing for international students to come and study here. The Canadian Bureau for International education reports that 96% of the international students in the country recommend Canada as a study destination. 60% of them also apply for permanent residence permits in Canada. The statistics also show that there has been an 185% increase in the number of international students coming to Canada in the last 10 years.

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The top three reasons international students choose Canada are:

Quality of Canadian education system

Canada’s reputation as a tolerant and non-discriminatory society

Canada’s reputation as a safe country

Living expenses as a student

Toronto can be an expensive city for student budgets if you don’t do your homework. Your accommodation costs alone can range from CA$ 500 to CA$2000 per month depending on the type of accommodation and location. Homestays, dormitories, and shared flats are usually preferred by most students since they cost less and are budget-friendly.

TSoM offers many off-campus housing options that provide attractive benefits like zero deposits and easy cancellations. What’s more, the service also offers additional support tailored to your specific needs.

You can contact us on accommodations@TorontoSoM.ca in case you need more information regarding housing options in the city.

Apart from rent, your student life in Toronto will also include other expenses such as transportation, food, academics and leisure. 

You can use the excellent public transportation system to travel within the city and save a lot of money on conveyance. Your food costs are entirely dependent on your personal needs and can range from CA$ 40 to CA$ 100 per week.

Study Visa and stay back options

As an international student, you may require a Canada study visa depending on your country of origin and the duration of your course. Most programs lasting for six months or less (short-term study) can be completed on a Visitor’s Visa. You can check the list of countries and territories whose citizens require visas to enter Canada as visitors here.

An extension of your Visitor’s Visa is unlikely to be granted if you wish to stay for longer than 6 months. Hence, if you are opting for a more extended program, the Canadian immigration department (CIC) recommends applying for a Study Permit.

Here’s the catch though. A Study Permit is not your Visa. When your study permit gets approved, the immigration department also issues you an electronic travel authorization (eTA).

The Study Permit gives you 90 days after your program completion to travel back to your home country. However, you can get your Permit extended if your course gets extended due to unforeseen issues.

Suppose you want to stay back in the country after your studies. In that case, there are several options to get a job and earn Canadian experience. As a student of TSoM, you are eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) after your program completion. CIC gives you 180 days after you receive your degree to apply for a PGWP.

A PGWP application requires the institution’s DLI number from where you have graduated. TSoM’s DLI Number is O131394510557.

Things to explore in Toronto

Toronto is a sprawling city that has everything from architectural wonders like the CN Tower to cultural events. Here are a few things to do in Toronto when you come to the city for your studies.

  • The CN Tower: The CN Tower has the distinction of being the tallest building in Toronto as well as one of the modern Wonders of the World. The 553 metre-tall structure allows you to witness the entire city from a glass-floored viewing deck on the top-most floor.
  • The Royal Ontario Museum: History buffs are sure to love this museum to look at its enormous collection spanning over 6 million artefacts. Apart from art and culture pieces, the museum also boasts of an extensive collection of dinosaur bones!
  • Kensington Market: If you crave retail therapy from time to time, be sure to visit this historic site to get a taste of Toronto’s diversity. The whole area is an eclectic collection of garment stores, galleries and rare book shops.

Healthcare services

All international students should have an excellent medical coverage program to cover the duration of their stay in the country. You should purchase a broad coverage global health insurance plan from a reliable insurance provider in your country. You must make sure that the coverage date starts before you travel to Toronto.

While you are at TSoM, you can access the multiple walk-in clinics in the city without an appointment. Most of these clinics are open all days and for long hours. They can provide you with quick access to helpful advice about Canada healthcare or any emergency treatment options.

The nearest walk-in clinic to TSoM is the Bay College Medical and Lockwood Diagnostic.

You can visit www.health.gov.on.ca for more information about healthcare services in Toronto.

Job market

Toronto has one of the most diverse populations in the world and is one of the largest cities in Canada. Often termed the “economic capital of Canada,” Toronto is a thriving hub of different industries and a center of international commerce with plenty of job opportunities for new graduates.

Think we are exaggerating? Business Insider has ranked Toronto as one of the top 10 tech cities in the world, along with one of the best start-up ecosystems.

Toronto’s laurels don’t stop here. T  Forbes also ranked Canada the “best for business” among the G20 countries with Toronto earning the title of a “future-ready” city.

The thriving business domain in the city offers hundreds of exciting jobs across different industries. A Huffington Post report reported the creation of more than 170,000 jobs in 2018. The job market is rife with suitable careers in Canada, matching all your career dreams and aspirations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: What sort of programs can I pursue at TSoM?

Answer: TSoM offers a wide range of diploma and certificate programs in accounting, cybersecurity, business management, hospitality and tourism, executive education, law and analytics.

Here is a complete list of all the programs available at TSoM.

Question 2: Can I work while I am studying at TSoM?

Answer: Yes. TSoM’s co-op diploma programs have a mandatory co-op work placement requirement to give you a real-life experience of working in your relevant domain. The school also has a fully-fledged Career Services department that helps you make a smooth transition from your classroom to a working environment.

You can check out more about the Career Services at TSoM by clicking here.

Question 3: Is TSoM reputed?

Answer: Yes. TSoM is committed to providing you with a high-quality education that can help you fulfill your career aspirations. The different recognitions and awards received by the school is a testimony to the efforts of the TSoM management and instructors.

Click here to browse through the different recognition offered to TSoM.

Question 4: I am a nature lover. Will being a TSoM student allow me to explore natural reserves around Toronto?

Answer: Toronto is filled with many green parks and gardens such as the Birchmount Park and Rosetta McClain Gardens, which can fulfill your quota of visiting green spaces when you study in Toronto. Apart from this, the magnificent Niagara Falls are just a 90km-drive from Toronto.