The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting all people, businesses and schools. The health and safety of our students, families, instructors and staff is our number one priority.
All schools have been mandated to close in Ontario. However, Metropolitan College is doing all we can to reduce the interruption of each student's studies. We are working hard to support students by offering online learning course.
Please contact the school for information on our DISCORD lessons. Thank you for your patience and understanding in these difficult times.
The Stay-at-Home order is in place until June 2, 2021, as the province continues to deal with the impacts of COVID-19.
We will keep updating regularly about the on-going situation.
New BSID Updated !
As of May 1st, 2021, all School's Documents are mandated to use the new registration number BSID 883137.
Please Contact the school to get your documents updated.
Please Contact the school to get your documents updated.
We provide economical, safe, friendly and convenient accommodations for students. All accommodations are located in friendly neighborhoods and are near the school or close to public transportation.
A secure, friendly Canadian family is ready to adopt you into their house and life. You will receive a furnished room in the house - the room includes a bed, desk and dresser. Students always have their own room and do not share it with other students.
Homestay families undergo security checks to ensure each home is safe. Care is taken to ensure that the culture the international student has been raised in is accepted and respected. Our homestay families do not view students as a business. Students are viewed as family member.
Maria, a student from Colombia, says: "Homestay has helped me by giving me a real view of Canada and advice for Canadian culture."
Cindy, a student from Hong Kong, says: "If I have something that I don't understand, such as homework, projects, questions, or even grammar, I will go ask my hosts, and they are happy to help me."
- Arranges for a suitable homestay
- Ensures each family is safe with family security checks
- Meets you at airport and introduces you to homestay
- Assists with telephone call to your family (safe arrival)
- Ensures culture of student is respected by family
- Monitors your homestay placement
Metropolitan College is located in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Metropolitan College is within walking distance of all major bus routes, downtown amenities and the main bus and train station.
Hamilton is in south west Ontario, one of the main hub areas of North America. Great cities such as Montreal, Ottawa, Boston, New York City and Chicago are within a day's drive.
Rich in history and culture and surrounded by spectacular nature, Hamilton, Ontario is a city like no other. Unique for its urban feel and vibrant arts and culture, Hamilton also has deep roots and a proud history. Surrounded by the picturesque southern shores of Lake Ontario and the beautiful trails of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Hamilton offers convenient access to conservation and recreation lands, amazing waterfalls, and is a natural playground for cyclists, hikers, boaters and outdoor adventurers.
Located in the heart of the most popular travel destinations in Canada, the City of Hamilton lies halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls, less than an hour from each, making it an ideal destination.
Is A Great City
Work Internships & Volunteering
We encourage our students to take a work internship or volunteer while studying with us.
Students usually study for a minimum of two months and then join a work internship program. Students are able to gather experience and knowledge that will be especially helpful to learn about various careers. The most popular placement fields include banking, media, accounting, general office, IT and tourism.
Students usually volunteer after school or on the weekends. Students typically volunteer in Senior Centres (retired Canadians), YMCA (with children), hospitals (working with patients), SPCA (working with animals) or in the business field they are interested in.
Taking a work internship or volunteering in the local community greatly benefits students by allowing them to:
- To speak English naturally in the "real world".
- Become more confident in their English conversation.
- Make Canadian friends and meet new people.
- Learn more about North American culture.
- Learn and develop a new skill.
- Use and practice existing skill.
- Enjoy the satisfaction in making a positive difference.
- Gain work experience and references.
TOEFL & TOEIC
The TOEFL® Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL®ITP) and TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) are internationally-standardized English proficiency tests that offer students the opportunity for convenient, affordable and reliable assessments of their English-language skills.
The TOEFL® ITP is a paper-based test that evaluates language proficiency through three sections: Listening Comprehension, Structure and Written Expression and Reading Comprehension. The TOEFL® ITP score ranges from 310 to 677. Over 1,200 schools, universities and private institutions around the world participate in the TOEFL® Institutional Testing Program (ITP). The ITP test takes 115 minutes to complete.
The TOEFL® ITP assessments share the same rich heritage as the TOEFL test — the world's most widely accepted and respected English-language assessment. The TOEFL® ITP is an effective and very affordable way for students to prepare for the TOEFL® IBT.
The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) is the world's leading English test, with more than 4 million tests administered each year. The TOEIC test measures listening and reading ability and takes two hours to complete. 5 million people take the TOEIC test every year.
TOEIC is a great way for students to demonstrate their English ability and include their score on their resume. The TOEIC test is a great way for immigrants to Canada to show their English ability. If you are a nurse or physiotherapist, you may be able to use your TOEIC results to meet requirements for professional licensing in Canada.