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Pre-Arrival Guide: Coming to Toronto Metropolitan University

In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University. Our new name better reflects our values and promises a future filled with possibilities, and will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.

Toronto sign at Nathan Philips Square

Moving to a new country, even for the short-term, is exciting! But it also requires a lot of organisation. We’re here to help you get ready. Use our pre-departure resources to help you prepare for your move to Toronto.

 Exchange and Ryerson International Contacts

There are a number of ways Toronto Metropolitan University can support you with the exchange process and pre-arrival preperations. 

  • Exchange Program Coordinator
  • Ryerson International 
  • International Student Support

Before You Arrive

Get information on what to bring onboard including visa requirements and health insurance and pack in your carry-on bag.

  • Canadian Imigration Requirements
  • COVID-19 Entry Requirements
  • Mandatory Health Insurance
  • Housing
  • What To Bring

When to Arrive

Plan your arrival ahead of class start dates to ensure you have enough time to settle in and familiarize yourself with our campus. 

  • Orientation
  • Important Dates

What to Expect at Customs and Immigration

It is important to have certain documents prepared and presented when passing through Immigiration and Customs. 

  • Documents to Have Ready
  • Going Through Customs and Immigration With a Disability
  • What to expect After Landing

While in Canada

Toronto Metropolitan University is located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Find useful information on moving into the city.  

  • Toronto Metropolitan University COVID-19 Requirements
  • Local COVID-19 Requirements and Measures
  • Living in Toronto Guide
  • Emergency Contact Information