Discover Ontario

Canada’s second largest province has a first-class feel.

With so much to see and do, you’ll discover why Ontario comes second to none.

Ontario, located in the center of Canada, has the largest population and economy of the country’s ten provinces. Its 13.5 million inhabitants represent 40 percent of the Canadian population.

Ontario:
at the heart of Canada

Ontario is predominantly English-speaking. At the same time, it is Quebec’s neighbouring province, which accounts in part for the large number of Francophones throughout its territory. Bilingualism is widespread here, which will add to the value of your educational experience.

Southern Ontario features both farmlands and large urban centres. The Canadian Shield and its rocky landscapes dotted with dynamic mining and forestry towns shape the northern regions. Its five Great Lakes—veritable inland seas—form the world’s largest body of freshwater.

International students
feel at home in Ontario

More than half of immigrants to Canada opt to live in Ontario. Over 150 languages are spoken within the province’s numerous cultural communities, whose rights are protected by the Canadian Constitution.

If you decide to study in Ontario, you would join the 76,000 international students pursuing their education in our province, known for its openness to the world, its bilingualism and multiculturalism, as well as for its North American dynamism, its effective organization and its welcoming atmosphere.

LIVING IN ONTARIO

Here are some essential points to consider before leaving home and upon arriving in Canada.



Upon your arrival


Welcome to Ontario! Here is what to expect when you arrive.

Upon arriving in Canada—at an international airport, for example—you must report to Customs Services. The Canadian government requires that all travellers from abroad hold a valid passport as well as study permit and/or visa in some instances.

For more information, see Visitors to Canada in the Canada Border Services Agency website.

During your stay


Settle in and feel at home. You will find everything here to have an enjoyable stay among us.

Living accommodations

Depending on where you choose to study, there will be different types of accommodations available to you. Whether you live on-campus in a residence, a studio apartment, or otherwise you will have options. You should check each institution’s website to learn about their respective services.

Cost of living

You may be pleasantly surprised by the fact that the high level of quality of life in Ontario does not necessarily come at a high cost. In various cost-of-living studies, Ontario cities compare favorably with other international urban centers.