Please review our admission requirements and make sure you meet them before completing your application. If you have any questions regarding any step of the process, please don’t hesitate to contact us for clarification or assistance.
To Qualify You Must:
- Have graduated from senior/ secondary school or equivalent
- Be 18 years of age or older by the program start date
- Pay the $500 Registration Fee
- Provide proof of English proficiency, if English is not an official language in your country
- Achieve a passing grade on the Admissions Test
Language Proficiency Requirements
A strong understanding of the English language is essential to your success at the Culinary Arts School of Ontario. All of our classes are taught in English, and all of our textbooks and required reading materials are written in English as well, so it’s important you can speak, read and write English well enough to understand our programs. If English is not your first language, one of the following assessments will be used to make sure you meet our language requirements:
- International students applying from inside Canada or a country where English is recognized as an official language, do not need to submit an English proficiency Instead, we will review your results in the English skills portion of our Admissions Test that is administered to all applicants. After you apply to the Culinary Arts School of Ontario, we will send you further information on this testing procedure.
- English Proficiency for international students applying from a country where English is not one of the official languages:
Language Requirements by Program
||Sous Chef Diploma Program
||Professional Chef Diploma Program
||Score of 78
||Score of 82
||5.0 with no band score less than 4.5
||5.5 with no band score less than 5.0
||Overall 60 or greater
||Overall 70 or greater
For exceptions to these requirements, please contact our Admissions Representative at (905) 273-5588.
Supporting Documents Required
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Translated and notarized diploma/transcripts of senior/ secondary school and/or other level of post-secondary education completed
- Proof of English proficiency, if applicable to you, such as TOEFL or IELTS
- Copy of passport page containing photo and personal information
If you meet all the requirements to apply, you can complete your application online. You’ll be required to pay a non-refundable $500 application fee when you submit your application. For faster processing, please make sure to include all the supporting documents when you apply. Please note: Visa processing can take several months (between 3-6) so please choose your program start date with enough time for your visa application to be processed and to accommodate your move to Canada.
Registration & Acceptance
If your application is successful, you’ll receive a letter of acceptance from The Culinary Arts School of Ontario. This letter is what you will submit to your nearest Canadian Embassy to begin the Study Permit/Visa Application process. Click here for more information about applying for a visa. Once your visa application is started, you can begin learning about the process of moving to Canada to study in your program. We offer an International Student Guide to help you begin understanding the steps required. You can also view our tuition page to view a full breakdown of the costs involved in studying abroad, and get more information about the materials required for your program.
Working On Campus
If you are a registered, full-time student with a Study Permit you may seek employment opportunities within the campus without a work permit. To see if you qualify, check Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s guidelines for students: cic.gc.ca/english/study/work.asp
To work on campus, you must:
- Have a valid Study Permit
- Be registered as a full-time student in one of our diploma programs
- Meet the required job-specific qualifications