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Information for International Parents and Supporters

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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In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. You will see the Ryerson name across campus, online and in our official communications for a period of time. Learn more about our next chapter.

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Work while studying

Many of our faculties offer co-op work programs, which means your student could gain up to 20 months of full-time professional Canadian 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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Develop entrepreneurial skills

Toronto Metropolitan University boasts Canada’s largest university incubator network, called Zone Learning. There are 10 “zones,” or incubators, on campus—each with a focus on a different industry—that provide opportunities to brainstorm ideas, gain real-world experience, develop a resume, and even access funding to build a startup.

Home to the top-ranked university incubator in North America

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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.


Our students represent 140+ countries around the world

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.

Support your education with generous entrance scholarships and prestigious awards

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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 225,000+ alumni worldwide. Our 60+ undergraduate programs continually evolve to equip students with the knowledge and experiences to contribute, lead and adapt.

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English Language Pathway Programs 

The Toronto Metropolitan University English Language Institute (ELI) is a leader in high-quality English language programming. It provides an ideal starting point for international students to achieve academic and personal success, offering English upskilling through pathway programs that help students meet the language requirements for Toronto Met’s undergraduate programs. 

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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Toronto Metropolitan University ("the University") collects personal information under the authority of the PDF fileUniversity 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,