International Students

Welcome to Canada

We at OCMT can’t wait to meet you and help make your stay in Canada safe and memorable!

Canada has one of the best and most respected education systems in the world. Every year, thousands of students from other countries pursue their educational goals in Canada.

With new ways to gain valuable Canadian work experience during and after your studies, the advantages of studying in Canada are great.

There are also permanent immigration options for international students who have graduated from post-secondary programs in Canada.

Coming to Canada

Obtaining a Study Permit

If you wish to take academic, professional or vocational training at a university, college or other educational institution in Canada, you will need a study permit before you enter Canada.

There are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, you do not need a permit if you are enrolling in a short-term course or program of six months or lessHowever, if you think you might study for more than six months, it is a good idea to obtain a study permit before you arrive.

OCMT is currently accepting applications from international students into all the programs. 
You can read about our Covid-19 measurements and readiness plan here

Airport Pick Up

Airport pick-up services are available to all international or regional students arriving from outside our campus, but optional. The cost of airport pick-up service is paid by the students directly to the pick-up service agents or taxi drivers.

Please contact studentservices@ocmtontario.ca to arrange for a pick-up. You must provide your student registration number, full name, flight number and time of arrival. There are additional precautions an international coming to Canada must take. Please read our
COVID-19 Readiness Policy.

Accommodation Assistance

The College may assist international students by providing information on available accommodation through the noticeboard or internal portal. However, all negotiations or contractual agreements with the landlord is the responsibility of the students.
For more information about accommodation, please email our International Students Advisor, Charles Wadaywa:  studentservices@ocmtontario.ca.

Student Bus Pass

At the request and expense of the students, we can provide a student bus pass. Please contact studentservices@ocmtontario.ca for more information.

Get in touch with Student Services


Social Activities for International Students

We understand coming to a new country can be overwhelming and sometimes, shocking with numerous changes happening from different angles. Our support team provides a friendly atmosphere where students can ask questions and get their answers from our dedicated International Student Advisor(s). In fact, you would enjoy students’ movie night, games and social interactions (when the situation is back to normal) that make you feel comfortable in a new country.

Plus, some of our staff were once international students, and we believe they would be a direct source of inspiration to you. For social activities within the Greater Toronto Area including, the public library, recreation, community centers, Toronto Transit information, religion and immigration information centers, please subscribe to our newsletter. 

You can also draw on the employment support services to learn more about jobs and employment opportunities in your area.

Student Orientation

Now that you have decided to join the OCMT family, it is important that you understand what makes us a reputable institution and what makes Canada a great country for learning and making great friends. Our values of academic integrity, research, innovation, hard work and teamwork make us an enviable institution where our students enter to learn and leave to achieve.

Please register for your orientation exercise by sending an email to the registrar@ocmtontario.ca.

Your orientation exercise would include information about our sexual harassment policy, academic integrity and discipline, the campus tour, team selection, assignment, quiz and other project information.

No one intends to become ill while traveling or studying abroad, but the wise traveler plans ahead. It is best to completely understand the health care system of whatever country you’re in; Canada’s health care system is no exception.

All international students who study in Canada are required to have health insurance. Medical coverage available to international students varies from province to province. In provinces where international students are not covered under provincial health care plans, you will have to make arrangements for private health insurance coverage. All international students coming to study at the Ontario College of Management and Technology are encouraged to have their health coverage. You may also subscribe to volume coverage (at cost) available through our third-party insurance firms.

It is expedient that students purchase their health insurance policy prior to the commencement of their studies at the Ontario College of Management and Technology.

It is an offense against the Canadian Immigration law for any student to violate the stipulation on their study permits by engaging in unlawful activities that contravenes the purpose of their stay in Canada.

Therefore, OCMT ensures all students received information by attending the info session upon their arrival in Canada, and resumption at the college. To register for the immigration information session to further understand what you must know to stay legal in Canada, please contact our student support service by email at studentservices@ocmtontario.ca.

Application Process

We do our best to make an application process for international students as easy and fast as possible. Follow the steps below to apply for our programs and don’t hesitate to contact studentservices@ocmtontario.ca should you need any help with your application. 


Apply online through our website, upload your unofficial credentials alongside the supporting documents.


Once the application is received, you will get an authorization (with a link) to the applicable payment page.


Arrange your official transcripts to be sent to an independent credential evaluation service. Information about this will be provided at the time of application evaluation.

Next Steps

After you submit your application

In a maximum of two weeks, we are able to determine your admission and correspond with you. If your application is successful, an authorization to make the tuition payment will be sent to you, or your sponsor.

Upon receiving the payment, the admissions’ office would issue a letter of acceptance to you by email, and a copy to the Canadian Consulate in your country of application.

At this point, you can start preparing all the necessary documents that would aid the processing of your visa. For more information about visa, processing time, fees, and other pertinent information please visit Canada Immigration website.

Please Note

The processing of the official transcripts may endure some time, but that wouldn't delay the processing of their admission. IELTS/TOEFL is not mandatory for students who had been educated in English for a minimum of 16 years of their education. 
You should keep in contact with the admissions for regular updates about your courses and other vital information.
Once you have received your visa, you could start preparing for your trip with our travel advisor, as well a registering for your classes.
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