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George Brown College

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With an impressive 84% employment rate six months after graduation, George Brown College knows how to set its students up for success.

The college provides a blend of theory and hands-on experience. They prioritize real-world learning and provide students with opportunities to work alongside industry professionals in applied research and field education opportunities. Industry partnerships mean students have access to the latest trends and tech they can expect to use in the field. Their faculty members also have considerable industry experience and share their real-world knowledge with students.

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Programs

George Brown College offers more than 160 career-focused certificate, diploma, degree, and post-graduate programs. Most programs have a field education component, which gives students a valuable opportunity to work with and learn from industry partners who may even one day become their future employers.

While studying at George Brown College, students will have the opportunity to experience hands-on, real-world learning through world-class facilities. This includes:

  • The Chefs’ House (a student-run restaurant in downtown Toronto)
  • WAVE Dental Clinic (a clinic that provides dental services to the public)
  • Simulated real-world work environments

Top Undergraduate Programs

Advanced College Diploma Business Administration International Business

Business Administration – International Business program graduates will be prepared to perform in a variety of specialized areas, such as:

  • International market entry and distribution
  • International trade management
  • International negotiation and trade research
  • International marketing
  • International trade finance
  • Legal aspects of international trade
  • Other functions related to business in general and international business

College Diploma Construction Engineering Technician

The Construction Engineering Technician program studies the characteristics of various building types with an appreciation for the latest energy and environmental technologies. Laboratory courses provide practical building layout surveys and quality control testing of various building materials. Students will also gain extensive computer experience, working with general business and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and specialized construction management and estimating software.

College Diploma Tourism and Hospitality Management

In the Tourism and Hospitality diploma program, students learn about the exciting and diverse tourism industry, with courses in culinary tourism, heritage tourism, sustainable tourism, and urban tourism planning. Graduates gain the skills required to be progressive leaders within the industry, enriching the experience of tourists. 

Top Post-Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificate International Business Management

The International Business Management graduate certificate program at George Brown College simplifies this complex field with dynamic and interactive teaching methods, including case analysis and guest speakers. The field of international trade can seem as large and complex as the world itself. Students will learn encompassing disciplines such as strategic planning, law, finance, logistics, and marketing. 

Graduate Certificate Advanced Wine and Beverage Business Management

Advanced Wine and Beverage Business Management is a one-year, three-semester post-graduate program developed for Hospitality diploma and degree graduates, as well as industry professionals seeking an advanced level of learning focused on all aspects of the wine, spirit, and beer business. This program will provide students with an advanced level of knowledge in beer, wine, spirits, and mixology, and also teach essential business skills such as financial management, organizational behaviour, and strategic marketing.

Graduate Certificate Wireless Networking

The Wireless Networking post-graduate program is designed to put students at the centre of this exciting world by giving them high-demand skills in radio frequency (RF), cellular, broadband, and advanced data communications.

Campus Locations

George Brown College has three campuses spanning the Greater Toronto Area. These campus locations give students access to top employers for field education and networking opportunities. Each campus offers unique study opportunities for students and provides the resources they need to excel in their field of study. 

It also means students will enjoy other perks of going to school downtown, including great cafes, restaurants, shopping, and easy access to all Toronto attractions. All three campuses are all easily accessible by public transit and surrounded by bike lanes as part of Toronto’s cycling network. 

Casa Loma Campus is located in midtown Toronto. This campus offers students access to programs within three study disciplines:

  • Construction and engineering technologies
  • Preparatory and liberal studies
  • Arts, design, and information technology

St. James Campus is located in Old Town Toronto. This campus offers students access to programs within five study disciplines: 

  • Business
  • Arts, design, and information technology
  • Community services and early childhood education
  • Centre for hospitality and culinary arts
  • Centre for preparatory and liberal studies

Waterfront Campus is located right on Lake Ontario. This campus offers students a unique learning environment for both Health Sciences and Design at the: 

  • The Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences
  • School of Design at the Waterfront Campus

Campus Tours

Casa Loma



St. James

George Brown has also put together a great library of virtual tours for students to get a sense of campus life. 

Campus Life

International students will meet new people, build networks, and get involved with activities such as athletics and recreation. They will have the opportunity to volunteer with the entrepreneurial group, which strives to improve local communities, and more. George Brown also offers more than 50 clubs based on field of study, personal interests, and social movements.

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Off-Campus Life

Toronto is home to many major industries in Canada and is one of the most important economic hubs in North America. Industry-leading businesses have partnered with George Brown to play a role in the academic life of students by advising the course curriculum, providing field education, and offering post-grad employment opportunities. By assisting in developing the curriculum, these companies nurture students to meet industry needs and gain skills that are highly sought after in the current job market.

Toronto is recognized by the United Nations as one of the world’s most multicultural cities and is home to world-class art galleries, museums, theatres, restaurants, and sports centres. Toronto’s community includes over 90 ethnic groups, originating from over 169 countries and speaking more than 100 languages. Students looking to discover Toronto can explore:

  • The CN Tower
    • A national icon and engineering wonder, the CN Tower is Toronto’s “must-see” attraction. 
  • The Distillery District 
    • The Distillery District is an internationally acclaimed village of brick-lined streets and dozens of vibrantly restored Victorian industrial buildings.
  • CF Toronto Eaton Centre
    • Home to 250+ best-in-class retailers, restaurants, and services in the heart of downtown, the Eaton Centre is the city’s premier urban shopping location.
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada 
    • Immerse yourself in a world of 16,000 aquatic animals and discover a once in a lifetime underwater adventure. The Aquarium features North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel. 
  • The Art Gallery of Ontario
    • With a collection of more than 90,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is among the largest and most distinguished art museums in North America. 

Toronto is also hours away from other great Canadian destinations:

  • Tobermory – 4 hours north of Toronto 
  • 1000 Islands – 2.5 hours east of Toronto 
  • Ottawa – Our nation’s capital is 4.5 hours east of Toronto 
  • Montreal – 5.5 hours east of Toronto

Student Support

With the start of the Fall semester just weeks away, George Brown has been working hard to prepare their faculty and staff to successfully transition to online learning. This is what George Brown is doing to support international students studying online during the Fall semester:

  • Offering their full-time programs for the Fall 2020 semester in a combination of real-time and pre-recorded delivery. They will use various online tools, such as Blackboard, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. Once students have registered for their courses, they will connect with the program coordinator for details of online learning schedules to see how their time zone can be accommodated. 
  • Providing online counselling services for students through video. Video counselling appointments will take place over Zoom Healthcare, a secure video platform which is available free of charge for students. Appointments can be booked via email.
  • Encouraging students to check out George Brown’s Online Learning site for tips and resources on how to be a successful remote learner. It offers five modules that students can complete at their own pace. Students can also find academic support at the Tutoring and Learning Centre.

 

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Job Prospects, Career Support, and Post-Graduate Work Opportunities

Full-time post-secondary international students with a valid study permit and social insurance card can work in Canada during their studies.

George Brown College is dedicated to providing students with the tools and skills they need to enter the Canadian and global workforce and to find success in their chosen career path when they get there. GBCareers is an online job site specifically for George Brown students and graduates that provides online access to hundreds of job offerings. Their Alumni Career Services page has several services and support offerings that will help students with their job search.

Toronto is home to most of Canada’s major employers in financial services, tourism, fashion, software development, manufacturing, communications, entertainment, design, and health services. For example, GM, Ford, IBM, Pinterest, Snapchat, TD Bank, and the Toronto Stock Exchange all have their offices in and around Toronto. Toronto and George Brown offer students unparalleled opportunities to gain valuable work experience with leading employers during their time as a student and after graduation.

Scholarships

George Brown has many scholarships and bursaries available for international students. To be considered for any of the awards listed below, students must apply by selecting International Center Scholarships through STU-VIEW and be enrolled in a full-time program. Available scholarships include:

  • International Centre Student Bursary
  • International Student Leadership Award
  • International Student ESL Scholarship
  • International Student Scholarship
  • Kimokran (Toronto) Scholarship for International Students
  • Post-Secondary Scholarship for International Students – Certificate
  • Post-Secondary Scholarship for International Students – Diploma/Degree
  • Scotiabank International Partner Entrance Scholarships
  • Woori Education Scholarship

For more information on eligibility requirements for each of the scholarships above, please visit the George Brown International Students Awards & Scholarships website. 

Tuition

Tuition fees vary by program, but international students can expect to pay around $14,330–$26,350 CAD per year for undergraduate programs and $14,600–$26,670 CAD per year for post-graduate programs. 

Sound like somewhere you’d like to study? Ask your recruiter about applying to George Brown College!