Start Your Culinary Journey Here

The Culinary Arts School of Ontario is excited to welcome international students to our private career college campus. Begin your journey to culinary excellence with us by completing the following steps. If you have any questions, contact us!

Choose a Program

ISP Designated/Approved Diploma Programs

You will be required to apply for a visa/study permit to apply for approved ISP Vocational Programs.

Non ISP Designated Programs

Available to domestic students or students who currently have an authorization to study/work in Canada.

English Proficiency

Before registering into a Culinary Diploma Program with Chef School, you must be able to verify that you can meet the English language proficiency requirements.  Our programs are taught in English and all textbooks and materials require that you can both read and write in English as well.

Enrollment Time Requirements

Visa processing can take time, which is why we recommend you choose a program start date that is 5-6 months from the time of application.  This will allow enough time to get your immigration documents and allow you to settle into Canada.

Education Requirements

We require all students to have completed high school or the equivalent.  When you apply, you’ll be required to send us transcripts and certificates for your highest level of education completed.

Document Requirements

You’ll be required to submit an electronic or paper copy of all required documents.  You can choose to send these ahead of time by emailing them to or you can mail them to The Culinary Arts School of Ontario, 5732 Kennedy Road Mississauga Ontario Canada L4Z 1T1.  You are not required to send these before you submit an application, but it will help make the process faster.

You’ll Need to Have:

  1. Passport – Used for Proof of Nationality
  2. Transcripts/Diplomas/Certifications – To show your highest level of education
  3. Proof of English Language Proficiency.

If we haven’t received these after you complete your application, our admission department will contact you to arrange for you to send them.

Apply Online

We’ve made applying for our programs easy! Simply use the button below to go to our international culinary student application page.  The application must be completed in full and you will be required to pay a $500 non-refundable registration free via PayPal once your application is complete.

Application Review

Once you’ve submitted your online application and the required documents, our admission officer will review your application and contact you with your application status.

Letter of Acceptance

If you are accepted into The Culinary Arts School of Ontario, we will contact you to arrange for delivery of your Letter of Acceptance. Your Letter of Acceptance can be delivered by email or by courier post.

Visa Applications

In order to study in one of our Culinary Programs, you must obtain a study permit from your nearest Canadian Embassy.  To apply, you’ll need to submit your letter of acceptance, along with a completed visa application to your Canadian Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.

Find your nearest Canadian Embassy, by visiting to look for branches in your country.

Note: You can request for a letter of acceptance with deferred date of commencement if the visa processing is delayed.

Visa Application Approval

Once you’ve been granted a study permit / student visa, you will need to email a copy of your visa to Chef School (

Please Be Advised: We are required to inform Immigration and Citizenship Canada of your change in status is you withdraw, stop attending, defer your admission or become a part-time student.

Get Setup in Canada

The final step on your culinary journey, is settling in for your stay in Canada.  Before you arrive, you will want to research the following.

Please ensure you have explored or researched the following:

  1. Accommodation
  2. Application for Social Insurance Number (SIN Card) – SIN Card enable you work in Canada during the term of your study
  3. Establishing a bank account
  4. Securing medical insurance
  5. Explore support services (community, religion and social events )

All of this information can also be found in our posted International Student Guide

You will be directed to our application page to be completed in full. Prior to submitting your application you will be required to pay the $500 registration fee (non-refundable) You will be guided to PayPal to complete this

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“Registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005” The Culinary Arts School of Ontario o/a Chef School has been committed to training in the Culinary Arts since 2001. The Culinary Arts School of Ontario o/a Chef School has been identified by the provincial government to be on the list of Designated Private Career College to host international students effective June 1, 2014. Designated Learning Institution Number: O19284163112