Higher education institutions in Ontario have requirements for international students that are specific to each individual school. For the most accurate and up-to-date information about these requirements, it is best to contact the school directly. Typically, university and college websites have specific sections for information for international applicants as well as contact information for advice.
Credential evaluation for studying in Ontario
The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC)
CICIC provides information on how to obtain an assessment to work or study in Canada. The site has a searchable database which allows you to search by educational institution, program, and province.
Studying Ontario for International Students
Review information about qualifying for and applying to universities and colleges in Ontario. The Ontario government site also includes resources for scholarship and bursary information to help fund your studies, how to find work after graduation, and how to live and work in Ontario permanently.
World Education Services (WES)
WES is a non-profit organization that helps international students and professionals succeed in education and work in Canada and the U.S.A. WES offers credential evaluation services to help students understand how their credentials relate to Canadian education standards and experience. Note that these services are provided for a fee.
Bridging programs for people with existing international credentials
If you have work experience and/or education in one of Ontario’s regulated professions and trades, there are bridging programs that can help you become certified or transfer your credentials from another country.
Transferring to an Ontario College or University from another province in Canada
Connect with a Transfer Advisor at the Ontario institution you wish to transfer into. View a list of available institutions and their contact information.