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What is a Designated Learning Institution?

Canadian College for Higher Studies is listed as a Designated Learning Institution on the Immigration Canada website.
The Canadian College for Higher Studies is registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career College Act, 2005.

Institutions which can provide quality education for foreign nationals are standardized and are named as “Designated Learning Institutions”. Our DLI # is: O19283878482. The overall objective is to strengthen the integrity of Canada’s immigration program by explicitly requiring study permit holders to actively pursue their studies.

Can I work while studying?

Yes! Study permits will automatically authorize the holder to work off-campus for up to 20 hours per week during the academic session and full-time during scheduled breaks without the need to apply for a separate work permit.

Why should I choose a Private Career College (PCC)?

At Canadian College for Higher Studies, we provide dedicated and professional training to help each and every student achieve their educational goals. Our teaching involves mostly hands-on training, which helps students to obtain the required job skills.

As a Private Career College, our focus is to only deliver curricula that is relevant to marketplace. The knowledge, skills and your hard work will propel you in your future. So the small investment you make now and the short time that you spend in your studies with us, will put you above the competition!

We believe that technology and business solutions should be customized to energize your career towards growth.

We are dedicated to delivering the best of breed solutions that will support your career needs and processes.

We will provide customized, scalable, and career-driven solutions to meet your progressing career needs.

We are committed to giving you lasting career satisfaction.

Why should I choose to study in Toronto?

Toronto is a beautiful and busy city, settled along the Lake Ontario shore. It is the Capital of the state of Ontario, and 7th largest city in North America.

A global city, Toronto is a center of business, finance, arts and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. The most desirable student city in the whole world.

There’s a broad range of industries within the creative field. Whether you’re into visual arts, fashion, journalism, film, or photography, Toronto is a wonderful place full of great opportunities and connections.

Toronto is a big city filled with tons of great opportunities for all kinds of students. From volunteer work to internships to actual jobs, there are plenty of amazing opportunities here in Toronto for creative students. Many schools have their own newspapers, radio stations, and student-run blogs that you can participate in and grow with experience.

It is a huge city with so many culture differences and people from all walks of life. You will definitely find interesting and various personalities and will have the best times of your life. You can even go to different events around the city related to your field so you can meet people and grow socially. Don’t shy away from talking to people and making friends as people are always helpful.

There are many cultural grocery stores and cultural sections in the City where you can immerse yourself in their culture: China town, India town, Greek town and a lot more!

Something is always happening in Toronto, and there’s inspiration everywhere for you. Whether it’s the beautiful people you’re inspired by, or just the crowd. The city is inspirational itself. Go to events catered to what you’re interested in. If you love fashion, check out Ryerson’s Mass Exodus. If you love film, check out films at TIFF, and visit the festival in September. If you love art, go to Nuit Blanche, different exhibits, and art shows across the city. Going to different events and seeing other people’s work will inspire you in your own work!

What if I do not know which Diploma Program is right for me?

No problem! Contact us at [email protected] with your current resume and we can help guide you to your next career.

What is the age requirement to apply?

You have to be 18 years old and older to apply for our Diploma Programs. If you are interested in our programs but do not meet the age requirement right now, stay in contact with us and when you are ready to apply, we can finalize the paperwork for you.

How do I apply for a Study Permit?

In order to apply, please go to the CIC website:

All the information that you require is on that website. If you need any assistance, please contact us: [email protected]

How do I secure housing before I arrive?

We are here to assist you in the process of living in Toronto during your studies. Please contact us if you are unable to secure a place or need more assistance.

When contacting individuals, please use your discretion and do not give personal or pay for housing without doing your due diligence! If you need assistance with this, please contact us: [email protected]

Some websites to visit in this regard are: Facebook Groups (keywords: “housing rentals Toronto”)

(keywords: “international student housing Toronto”)

Websites: (keywords “housing Toronto international students”)

Some of these include “homestay and residential” options.

What is the cost of living in Toronto?

We understand that moving to another Country can bring forth a mix of emotions. For a detailed list of how much you will be paying to live in Toronto, please click here to visit this site.

What are the program start dates?

Every 2 months from January on the 2nd on the 2nd Monday.

Main semester Starts are on second Monday in Jan, May, September.

Our diplomas are designed in such a way that students can most time join when a module starts on a monthly basis.

What are your tuition payment terms?

First semester fee is due before the start of your program.

Second Semester fee is due 4 months after the start of your program.

Keep in mind that you will be allowed to work 20 hours a week while also studying for 20 hours.

Do you offer an ESL program?

Yes! We do offer a 6 month ESL program if you do not meet the admissions requirement. Please contact us at: [email protected]

Duration: 6 months

English as a Second Language Programs

General English and English for Business classes are integrated skills classes. English will be used by students on a daily basis providing a foundation for development of language skills. Our levels are mapped to CLB (Canadian Language Benchmarks) and CEFR. It is used as an outline of what a student should be able “to do” at the end of each level.


The communicative approach is used to help students to improve “correctness” of the language, or accuracy, along with fluency, or how well a student communicates in the language.

What is taught

Reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and critical thinking are the skills introduced and taught on a daily basis.

At the end of every four-week period, a test/quiz assessment is given to make sure the goals are being achieved and measured. Each student gets a constructive feedback from their instructors every four weeks. This feedback is personalized and discusses strengths and weaknesses observed during a teaching period along with suggestions on what and how to improve. The feedback is discussed during a short meeting between a student and a teacher.

How do I qualify for medical insurance?

It is advised that all international students get medical insurance coverage as the pay per plan to visit the Doctor/Dentist and receiving medications or extra care is very costly.

We can assist with getting you health coverage, please contact us: [email protected]

Here is a list of companies that can assist you with ensuring you have medical insurance during your studies:
Sunlife Financial
Great West Life O
ntario Blue Cross
GMS Health Insurance
Scotia Life Health and Dental Insurance
State Farm

Where is your school located?

We are located at 705 Progress Ave – 108 in the suburbs of Toronto.

Located conveniently by the Scarborough Town Center Mall, there are plenty of ways to get to the College. You can take a bus, subway, Uber, or taxi.



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