Affordable Tuition

Affordable Tuition Rates for All Students

Starting a new chapter of your life in Canada can be a costly undertaking. Which is one of the many reasons we focus on affordable tuition for all our students.  Our rates are the same, for both domestic and international students, and based off the expected earnings you will achieve once you’ve graduated.  Below you’ll find breakdowns of our tuition rates by program, as well as some cost comparison and information on other expenses you’ll incur as an international student. You can also view our rates on the  Service Ontario Website. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Registrar, who will be happy to help.

Program Weeks Hours Tuition Books Other Fees
Professional Chef 54 1160 $13,950 $375 $1,880
 Sous Chef 37 675 $7,950 $230 $1,040

Cost of Study

To help you understand the cost of studying in Canada, we’ve broken down the fees below. All fees are charged according to the course you are accepted into. We’ve also estimated costs for living and transportation below, however you’ll also want to factor in things like food, clothing, bills etc. Planning and creating a solid budget is a key component to success as an international student.

Registration Fee ( non-refundable )
Base Tuition Fees (Not including additional fees and mandatory health insurance)
Sous Chef Diploma (2 Terms plus PK Unit & W.O.R.K component) $7,950
Professional Chef Diploma (3 Terms) $13,950

Additional Program Costs

Expendable Materials Deposit (Term 1 & 2) $620
Expendable Materials Deposit (Term 3) $620
Mandatory Health Insurance – Post Secondary
Health Insurance for English for Academic Purposes Program

(Based on Ingle International pricing)

$ 495 / year (Silver Plan)

$ 595 / year (Gold Plan)

$ 695 / year (Platinum Plan)

Living Costs

Airport Reception Fee (one way), by request only N/A
Accommodation: Chef School does not provide on-campus housing.

The College does not arrange non-homestay accommodation for students. Mississauga has a large housing and rental market that offers numerous accommodation options for students. Please refer to the accommodation section for more information.


Public Transportation (per year), estimated


Estimated costs for privately arranged accommodation may range per month, depending on individual living situation (e.g., downtown or suburb; shared or individual)

$1,200 – $1,400
Books and Supplies (includes text book, uniform, knife kit, and student supplies) $735.50 + $95.62 TAX Term 1&2

$354 + $46.02 TAX Term 3

Student Fees & Refund Policy

All fees are subject to change, without notice. The Fee Refund Policy applies, please refer to our refund policy here.

The $500 registration fee is non-refundable. If your application for a student visa is denied, a refund of all fees less $500 will be processed. You will need to submit the original visa refusal letter issued by the Canadian Embassy/Consulate in order for a refund of all other fees to be processed.

Payment Options

Fees can be paid by certified cheque, money order / bank draft, or electronic bank or email transfer. Credit Card payments and personal cheques are not accepted. Fees should be made payable to: Chef School. All funds must be paid in Canadian Currency (CAD). If paid by bank draft, be sure to include your name.

Sufficient fees must be added to cover the bank charges. The sending bank may also levy a service fee. Student Name & ID should be written on the bank transfer application. A copy of the receipt from the sending bank should be sent to us, as proof of payment.

Bank transfer recognition may take up to 4 weeks.

Culinary Schools Compared

Our culinary program tuition is aligned to the market expectation of personal earnings.  What that means is, we structure our tuition rates around the economics of our students, which provides them with affordable tuition rates, to get them into the workplace faster, without a mountain of debt to start out their new career path with.  Below, you’ll find a compassion chart, which outlines other Provincial Culinary Schools with similar programs. Compare for yourself, here

Sous Chef Diploma Program

Chef School A Toronto Career College A Stratford Career College An Ottawa Career College
Program Name Sous Chef Specialist Chef N/A Diplome de Cuisine
Program Duration (Hours) 675 380 213
Program Duration (Weeks) 37 19 11
Tuition Cost $7,950 $9,990 $25,812
Book & Other Fees $1,270 $3,045 $2,100
Total Tuition & Fees $9,220 $17,950 $27,912

Total Fee Breakdown

Hourly $13.66 $29.92 $43.82
Weekly $249.19 $460.26 $754.38

Professional Chef Diploma Program

Chef School A Toronto Career College A Stratford Career College An Ottawa Career College
Program Name Pro Chef Chef de Cuisine N/A Le Grand Diplome
Program Duration (Hours) 1160 600 1096
Program Duration (Weeks) 54 30 37
Tuition Cost $13,950 $14,490 $48,094
Book & Other Fees $2,110 $3,460 $2,250
Total Tuition & Fees $16,060 $17,950 $50,344

Total Fee Breakdown

Hourly $13.84 $29.92 $45.93
Weekly $297.41 $598.33 $1,360.65

Professional Student Materials

Culinary students need a unique set of tools and textbooks.  Below, you’ll find information about each of the required supplies for our culinary diploma programs.  Each of these items is available for purchase through Chef School after enrollment.   An estimated cost for these items is outlined in the tuition page under “Other Costs” and “Book Costs”.


Culinary Artistry

About This Book

For anyone who believes in the potential for artistry in the realm of food, Culinary Artistry is a must read.  This is the first book to examine the creative process of culinary composition as it explores the intersection of food imagination and taste.

Through interviews with more than 30 of Americas leading chefs including Rick Payless, Daniel Boulud, Gray Kunz, Jeal-Louis Palladin, Jeremiah Tower, and Alice Waters, the authors reveal what defines culinary artists.

The Book of Yields

About This Book

For years, The Book of Yields has been an indispensable tool for professional chefs, culinary educators and culinary students, helping them accurately calculate recipe costs and easily make the purchases based on recipe requirements.

The Book of Yields contains pricing, yield, and equivalency information for more than 1500 ingredients, plus it allows users to efficiently and easily look up yield data for foods, find purchase requirements for a serving, create new recipes, add new ingredients, calculate ingredient or recipe costs, look up cost data for food, create shopping lists and much more.

The Professional Chef

About This Book

“The bible for all chefs” – Paul Bocuse.  Named one of the 5 favorite culinary books of this decade by Food Arts Magazine, The Professional Chef ™ is the classic kitchen reference that many of America’s top chefs have used to understand basic skills and standards for quality as well as develop a sense of how cooking works.

Culinary Uniforms


Culinary Uniforms

Students are required to wear a chef jacket, apron and accessories.  Uniforms are branded with our school logo and available for purchase through Chef School after enrollment.

Knife Sets

18 Piece Term One Knife Set

Students will learn knife skills in the first term of all programs, except Culinary Management.  With that in mind, it’s important that each student has their own set of professional knives.  These knife sets are available for purchase from Chef School after enrollment in our culinary programs.

8 inch Chef's Fibrox Knife
10 inch Round Sharpening Steel
10.25 inch Curved Serrated Knife
4 inch Paring Knife
2.25 inch Bird's Beak Paring Knife
6 inch Flexible Boning Knife

Other Tools


Other Culinary Tools

As well as a professional knife set, culinary students need a handful of other kitchen tools and supplies to help them in the kitchen.  These tools can be purchased after enrollment through Chef School.