Program & Courses

English as a Second Language (ESL)

TIC offers intensive ESL courses for a wide range of English language learners, whether you’re just starting out or more advanced.

  • General English
  • Academic English
  • Business English
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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

EAP caters to students who are looking to improve their English in order to attend and be successful at top universities around the world.

  • Low Intermediate Level (Level 3)
  • Advanced Level (Level 5)
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

In accordance with the Curricular Guidelines of the Ontario Ministry of Education, students must earn a total of 30 credits (one for every 110-hour course successfully completed) to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

  • Full range of courses offered
  • The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)
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Graduate Preparation Courses (GP)

The Graduate Preparation Courses have been specially designed by Toronto International College (TIC) for international students who have completed their baccalaureate degree or equivalent qualification, and wish to pursue a Master's degree program at a university in an English-speaking country.


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Prestigious University Preparation (PU)

Prestigious university preparation classes offered at the Toronto International College will help students advance their skills and knowledge, and explore career options that will ultimately ensure a successful academic path towards future career sucess.

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University Preparation (UP)

At Toronto International College, the University Preparation (UP) Courses are designed and built to prepare students as they advance in their academic jpurneys. There courses are essential in securing Undergraduate acceptances to universities that students set their sights on.

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TIC’s IELTS preparation classes are offered for any students looking to improve their English, develop strategies for test-taking, and prepare for writing the IELTS examination.

FAQs

1What type of school is TIC? Is it recognized internationally?
TIC is an inspected private school (with BSID No. 665800) duly registered with the Ministry of Education of the Province of Ontario, Canada. It is accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education and is authorized to grant O.S.S.D. (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) and credits in Grade 11 and 12 UP (university preparation) courses and ESL (English as a Second Language) courses to students from around the world. Since its inception in 2000, TIC has positioned itself as a significant pathway to a university degree in both Canada and USA. Its flexible approach to entry requirements makes it an open and accessible institution, serving the needs of a diverse range of students. Our dedicated faculty is highly qualified. Our friendly and committed staff provides a high level of personal support to all students so that their period of study at TIC is not only academically successful but also an enjoyable and memorable experience.
As an international school of repute, TIC is recognized by Immigration Canada as well as Canadian Consulates and High Commissions around the world.
You can check out TIC’s official registration status on the website of Ontario Ministry of Education in the following link: http://199.71.28.110/scripts/search.asp . Please click on CONTINUE and type “ Toronto International College “ as key words, then you will get the intended search result.
2What is a university preparation (up) course?
In accordance with the curriculum guidelines of the Ontario Ministry of Education, in Grades 11 and 12 at any inspected school in Ontario, you must choose from among workplace preparation, university/college preparation, college preparation, and university preparation courses to develop your pathway to your destination. A university preparation course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to meet university entrance requirements. UP Courses emphasize theoretical aspects of the subject and also consider related applications.
As an inspected school, TIC is authorized to offer Grade 11 and 12 University Preparation courses based on the rigorous provincial curriculum policies of Ontario. These UP courses are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to meet the entrance requirements for university undergraduate degree programs.
3What are the minimum admission requirements for TIC’s up courses?
1. Completion of all required Grade 10 Academic Courses or their equivalents;
2. Acquired advanced level of English Language Proficiency.
Students with limited English abilities will be required to study ESL before taking university preparation courses. ESL students’ progress will be measured with the TIC English Benchmark Exams to determine whether their level allows taking credit courses comfortably.
4What documents are required for initial registration?
Documents required for registration in UP courses
When you come to register for the UP courses at TIC, you are required to produce the following documents:
1) Completed and signed application form;
2) Certified copies of your Passport;
3) Certified copies of your study permit and/or temporary visitor visa and/or work permit;
4) Certified copies of any Landing Papers / Permanent Residence Card if you have it;
5) Certified copies of your academic transcripts containing academic records of all the courses you had taken in any secondary school you had previously attended; or certified copies of your High School Diploma if you had graduated from a high school (If you don’t have it yet, you can bring it in for the Registrar to make a copy prior to the commencement of the new semester);
6) 1 Passport-size Photo;
7) Photocopy of the original copy of the Formal Letter of Acceptance from TIC;
8) Photocopy of the original copy of the Receipt of the Tuition Fee Payment issued by TIC.

Documents required for registration in ESL Courses
When you come to register for the ESL courses at TIC, you are required to produce the following documents:
1) Completed and signed application form;
2) Certified copies of your Passport;
3) Certified copies of your study permit and/or temporary visitor visa and/or work permit;
4) Certified copies of any Landing Papers / Permanent Residence Card if you have it;
5) Certified copies of your academic transcripts containing academic records of all the courses you had taken in any secondary school you had previously attended; or certified copies of your High School Diploma if you had graduated from a high school (If you don’t have it yet, you can bring it in for the Registrar to make a copy prior to the commencement of the new semester);
6) A registration fee of CAD$100.00 in certified cheque or bank draft or money order or in cash;
7) 1 Passport-size Photo;
8) TIC’s Official Report of the English Placement Test (if applicable); 9) Receipt of a Deposit of 30% of the tuition fee (optional);
10) Photocopy of the original copy of the Formal Letter of Acceptance.
5How can I apply for a Canadian student visa/study permit?
Before starting your visa application procedure, it is important that you are already enrolled with TIC. You have to be registered and pay a minimum of 30% of the first-year tuition fee (depending on the cost of the course to be taken) in order to release the ACCEPTANCE LETTER from TIC.
When you have received an original copy of the Letter of Acceptance from TIC, you may start to apply for your Temporary Resident Visa and Study Permit at the appropriate Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in your country. The processing time will vary and it is best to apply as soon as possible. The main requirements for the Temporary Resident Visa and Study Permit are:
• Completed Form: Application for a Study Permit
• Proof of Acceptance (This is the original Letter of Acceptance issued by the College you intend to enroll)
• Proof of Identity (A valid passport and four additional passport-sized photos)
• Proof of Financial Support (You must be able to prove that you will be able to support yourself financially while you are in Canada)
• A medical examination is required by regulations for certain countries.

Exact details regarding Temporary: Resident Visas and Study Permits can be obtained form the nearest Canadian diplomatic mission.
After your application for a Temporary Resident Visa and a Study Permit has been approved by the Canadian Embassy, you are ready to plan your move to Canada. The student services coordinator at the College will help you with this transition and will be pleased to assist with any details of your move.

When you enter Canada you must:
• Satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your studies
• Have been accepted by the College you have applied for admission
• Prove that you have enough money during your stay in Canada to pay for tuition fees, living expenses for yourself and accompanying family members, and return transportation for yourself and accompanying family members.

Welcome to Canada!! Bienvenue au Canada!! You need to contact the College and register for your semester after you arrive in Toronto.
6Who needs a study permit?
Most foreign students will need a Study Permit to study in Canada. There are some exceptions:
If you wish to study in a short-term course or program.
You do not need a Study Permit if you are planning to take a course or program in Canada with a duration of six months or less. You must complete the course or program within the period authorized for your stay in Canada.
7Do I need a legal guardian in Canada under the age of 18?
Most students at TIC are between the age of 17 to 23.
Even though Toronto is a safe city, younger students require additional guidance and protection. Thus, an applicant less than 18 years of age must retain a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident as his/her legal guardian in Canada.
This legal guardian will assume the role and responsibilities of a parent in case of emergency. When TIC arranges a guardian for you, you must stay with him/her for the period of your stay in Canada. You must pay your legal guardian a custodian fee of around CAD$1000.00 for each year of guardian service. You will have to pay for a non-refundable processing fee of CAD$200.00 for processing your legal guardianship certificate.
8Minor children studying in Canada?
If you are a minor child already in Canada:

You do not need a Study Permit if you are a minor child already in Canada, and your parents are not “visitors” in Canada.
In Canada, each province and territory decides the age of majority. Anyone under the age of majority is considered to be a ‘minor child’. Province: Toronto, Ontario / Age of Majority: 18
Parents (Guardian) /Custodian Permission:

If a minor child is coming to study in Canada, they will need a custodian in Canada. All minor applicants must supply a notarized declaration — one signed by the parents or legal guardians in the country of origin, as well as one signed by the custodian in Canada, stating that arrangements have been made for the custodian to act in place of a parent.
The Visa Officer must be satisfied that adequate arrangements are in place for the care and support of minor children who are unable to support themselves.
Minors Traveling Alone:

Minor children who are traveling alone must bring with them information (name, address, phone number) about the person or school that will be responsible for them. If the child is the subject of a custody order, proof of custody and the other parent’s consent must also be provided.
Minors traveling without their parents require a letter of permission from the non-accompanying parent(s) and a letter from their custodian in Canada.
Study Permit Duration for Minors:

The duration of a minor child’s Study Permit or visitor record is normally one year. If a minor child is accompanying their parents who are issued long-term Study or Work Permits, the duration should be the same as of the parents’.
Minor children from outside Canada must apply for a Study Permit if they are coming to Canada to study.
9What other courses does TIC offer?
TIC offers a variety of courses in addition to the ESL and UP courses. They are:
  • EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Courses
  • IELTS Preparation Courses
  • TOEFL Preparation Courses
  • MELAB Preparation Courses
  • COPE, YELT Preparation Courses
  • GMAT Preparation Courses
  • GRE Preparation Courses
  • TOEIC Preparation Courses
  • Graduate Preparation Courses
10How do I pay for my tuition fees to TIC?
There are 3 methods of paying your tuition and fees at TIC:
1) in Cash
2) by Bank Draft or Money order
Please make sure that the full English name of Toronto International College must be clearly written down on your Bank draft or money order.
3) by T/T Wire Transfer (Directly to our Bank Account)
Please make sure that the full English name of TIC as well as TIC’s account number and bank address must be accurately represented on the T/T Wire Transfer Request Form.

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