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Information for International Parents and Supporters

Updates to study permit requirements for certain international students

The Government of Canada recently introduced new requirements for study permit applications. Please visit International Student Support - Study Permit (opens in new window)  for details.

As international parents and supporters, you play an important role in guiding your student through this exciting and nerve-wracking process. This resource page is designed to provide you with all of the information you need to help support your student through the application process. We are here to support you and your student from researching schools, applying to Toronto Metropolitan University, and moving to Toronto, Canada.

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Work while studying

TMU has one of Canada's largest co-op work programs, which means your student could gain full-time Canadian work experience, earn credits, build a professional network, and earn a salary—all before they graduate. 91% of our students are employed within 6 months of graduation.

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Get ahead of the competition

Only TMU has the top-ranked university incubator network in North America. Through our 10 “zones,” or incubators, on campus—each with a focus on a different industry—your student can build valuable entrepreneurial skills, network with industry, and even get funding to launch a startup.

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Build a future in Canada

Curious to learn more about Canadian study permits, post-graduation work permits, applications for permanent residence status and more? Licensed immigration advisors are here to support your student.

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Financing education

At Toronto Metropolitan University, investing in education is made easier through many opportunities. From scholarships, awards, and job opportunities on and off campus, we help you cover your student’s expenses while they study.

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Information for International Students

Toronto Metropolitan University is a leading comprehensive innovation university integrated into Canada’s largest and most diverse city. Culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to 40,000 students from 140+ different countries and 240,000+ alumni worldwide. Our 60+ undergraduate programs continually evolve to equip students with the knowledge and experiences to contribute, lead and adapt.

 Virtual campus tours 

Explore campus virtually on your own time. Discover TMU through our interactive virtual tour and choose the locations and information that matter most to you.


Have questions?

We have answers! Our International Enrolment team is here to support international students and their parents through every step of your university journey.

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In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University. Learn more about our next chapter.

Complete this form to receive updates and information that matter to you. We’ll send you tips and tools to start planning your future at TMU and support you along your journey.

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Toronto Metropolitan University ("the University") collects personal information under the authority of the  (PDF file) University Act and in accordance with the University Notice of Collection. The University will collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (external link) . If you have questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information by Toronto Metropolitan University, please contact the International Enrolment Office, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, M5B 2K3,