Loyalist College in Toronto Offer Package

Congratulations on your Offer of Admission to Loyalist College in Toronto! 

We are delighted to have you join us at Loyalist College! Review the important information on this page as you prepare to accept your offer, make payments and prepare to travel to Canada.

Our Toronto campus is located in Mississauga, Ontario.

Loyalist College in Toronto – Brunel Campus
111 Brunel Road
Mississauga, ON 
L4Z 1X3 
Canada

Admissions
Email: internationaladmissions@loyalistcollege.com
Phone: +1-613-969-1913, ext. 2209

Arrivals and Settlement
Email: arrivals@tbcollege.com
Phone: +1-905-507-6503


Key Dates 

 

Winter 2021

Spring 2021

Fall  2021

Offer Acceptance Deadline

Refer to LOA*

Refer to LOA

Refer to LOA

Payment Deadline  

Refer to LOA

Refer to LOA

Refer to LOA

Visa Approval Submission

November 30, 2020

March 31, 2021

August 15, 2021

Arrival Dates

After January 2, 2021

After April 24, 2021

After August 15, 2021

First Day of Classes

January 12, 2021

May 10, 2021

September 8, 2021

Last Date to Arrive*

See below

See below

See below

Semester Day Ten

January 25, 2021

May 21, 2021

September 21, 2021

Health Insurance Coverage

January 1 –
December 31, 2021

May 1, 2021 –
April 30, 2022

September 1, 2021 –
August 31, 2022

Health Insurance coverage will be organized by the College on your behalf.

* Due to COVID-19, it is mandatory that students entering Canada complete a 14-day quarantine period under supervision of Loyalist College. For details, please see our Travel to Canada web page.


Confirm your Offer of Admission

Confirm your offer of admission by logging in to your application on the International Application Portal or by contacting your agent to do so on your behalf. Upon receiving your Letter of Admission (LOA), contact the nearest Canadian embassy or consulate to begin the process of applying for a student visa and/or study permit (cic.gc.ca).


Tuition Payments

Payment for tuition must be received by the deadlines outlined below.

  • New Students or Existing Students Starting a New Program: Payment due dates are indicated on your LOA. Payment must be received to hold your spot. If your first payment is not paid by the specified due date, we will be unable to hold your seat. Note: It can take 2 – 3 business days for funds to arrive at the College and to be added to your student account. Once a payment arrives on a student account, a receipt will be issued within 48 hours on the application portal to use with a study visa application. Please continue to check the application portal for the issued receipt.
  • Returning Students: All semester fees for returning students are payable no later than the following dates, except when otherwise advised by the Registrar’s Office. If a student does not pay their fees before the deadlines stated below, a $250 late fee charge will be applied to their account. 
    • Fall Semester: August 1
    • Winter Semester: December 1
    • Spring Semester: April 1 

How to Make an International Payment OUTSIDE of Canada

Payments can be made on our international payment portal, Flywire:

  1. Go to loyalistcollege.flywire.com. Select your country of origin and preferred payment method.
  2. Enter your payment details and receive instructions on how to complete the payment process.
  3. Track the progress of your payment anytime. Receive email and text alerts every step of the way including when your payment reaches Loyalist College.

Flywire Customer Support – available 24/7
You will have a dedicated multilingual customer support team available via live chat, email and phone to answer any of your questions.

Canada Toll-Free

1-800-346-9252

Email

support@flywire.com

Web

Flywire.com/contact

How to Make an International Payment INSIDE of Canada (Bank Transfer)

  1. Access your online banking.
  2. Add Loyalist College as the ‘payee’ (as you would do to pay your cell phone bill).
  3. When prompted to add an ‘account number’, use the student number on the LOA.
  4. You will be prompted to verify and confirm your payment.

Questions About Payments?

If you require further assistance or have questions, please email: internationaladmissions@loyalistcollege.com


Student Fees

Estimated International Student Fees* (2020/21 academic year)

 

Annual Charges

International Tuition

$14,332.50

Student Service Fee

$451.19

Health Insurance for one calendar year (mandatory)

$600.00

Total CAD

$15,383.69

*Fees as stated are subject to change. Tuition and fees for the 2021/22 academic year will be released May 2021. Note: To qualify as a full-time student, your course load must represent at least 70 percent of the hours of the courses required for the semester of the program in which you are enrolled.  

Students will be expected to pay a $900 co-op elective fee or a $2,800 applied project fee in the fourth semester of applicable programs instead of tuition.


Other Expenses

Other fees are included below for consideration when securing loans. Please budget and plan accordingly.

Textbooks/Supplies

Varies
$50 – $1,000

Requirements depend on program.

Housing Expenses

Varies

$400 – $950/month

Housing in Mississauga and nearby communities such as Brampton can range from $400 – $950 CAD per month plus personal expenses.

Living Expenses

Varies
$300 – $500/month

Consideration should be given to the cost of living for the duration of your program in addition to any breaks in the program (e.g. summer) if you are staying in Canada. Living expenses are approximate.

This estimate is only a guideline and does not include any money for returning home or visiting other parts of Canada. This estimate will permit an adequate but far from luxurious standard of living. Your first month will be expensive as it will include settling-in costs such as paying an extra month’s rent as a damage deposit, and purchasing warm clothing, textbooks and supplies.


Refund Policy

Students who have been admitted to Loyalist College in Toronto and who have received a Study Permit are expected to register and attend classes in the program to which they were admitted and complete the semester for which they have paid tuition. However, the College recognizes that there are some unforeseen circumstances in which a student may be allowed to withdraw and leave Loyalist College and receive a refund of their tuition fees.

International students who withdraw give up their admission and status as students at Loyalist College in Toronto. Information about students who withdraw will be reported to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. It is the student’s responsibility to notify Immigration Canada of any institutional change. A student who withdraws and who later wishes to return to Loyalist College in Toronto must re-apply for admission.

The following outlines the refund policy at Loyalist College in Toronto. Any inquiries should be directed to loyalistinternational@tbcollege.com.

Withdrawal and Refund Process:

No exceptions will be made for students who register or apply late. To request a refund, submit the completed International Refund Application Form to the contact specified below prior to the 10th day of classes.

Reason for Refund/Withdrawal
Requirements and Fees Send Form to …

Prior to Arrival in Canada – Denied Study Permit:

Proof of valid Visa Refusal Letter from Immigration Canada must be provided. The College will verify this information. Fees will be refunded and returned minus the $400 administration fee.

international@loyalistcollege.com

Transfer or Withdrawal Within First 10 Days: (TRANSFER to a different college or return home)

A copy of the valid Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from the new educational institution must be provided for the same intake. Loyalist College has partnered with other Ontario colleges to not approve transfer requests for semester one.

Transfer requests must be processed IN PERSON to verify the identity of the student. Written requests will only be accepted from students who have not yet entered Canada and received a valid study permit.

Health Insurance will be cancelled and the student will not be insured under coverage organized by Loyalist College.

Transfers between Loyalist College in Belleville and Loyalist College in Toronto are not permitted.

Students returning home are required to provide copy of flight/travel itinerary.

Fees will be refunded and returned minus the $2,650 withdrawal and administration fee.

Student signature on CIC Notification Form required.

Have not yet arrived in Canada:
international@loyalistcollege.com

 

Currently in Canada:
loyalistinternational@tbcollege.com

Student Not Returning

Copy of valid Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from new educational institution must be provided for the same intake.

Transfer requests must be processed IN PERSON to verify the identity of the student.

Health insurance will not be reordered upon expiry and therefore student will not be insured under coverage organized by Loyalist College.

Fees will be refunded and returned minus the $500 administration fee and the $250 withdrawal fee.

Student signature on CIC Notification Form required.

 

loyalistinternational@tbcollege.com

  • All international refunds will be returned to the original payment’s country of origin via the same Flywire account.
  • All refunds for payments originating in Canada will be processed via cheque. Funds cannot be refunded to Canadian accounts or other post-secondary institutions.
  • Refunds take approximately four to six weeks from the date of processing at the College to be issued.

Arrival in Canada

Arrivals and Settlement Officer:
Email: arrivals@tbcollege.com
Phone: +1-905-507-6503  

1. Booking Your Flight

Pearson Airport in Toronto, Ontario is very close to our Brunel Campus in Mississauga. 

Important Dates

 

Winter 2021

Spring 2021

Fall 2021

Arrival Dates

after January 2

after April 24

after August 15

First Day of Classes

January 12

May 10

September 8

Last Date to Arrive *

January 25

May 21

September 21

*Based on program availability; please contact internationaladmissions@loyalistcollege.com before travelling.

Students arriving for a January start program should NOT plan to fly during the December holiday period. The College is closed the week between Christmas and the new year, so it is recommended to book flights after January 2 to avoid holiday fees and complications. View the Academic Schedule.

Due to COVID-19, it is mandatory that students entering Canada complete a 14-day quarantine period under supervision of Loyalist College. For details, please see our Travel to Canada web page.

2. Airport Pickup Service

Contact our Arrivals and Settlement Officer at arrivals@tbcollege.com.

3. What to Bring

It is important to check with the airline to ensure you understand baggage allowances and item restrictions. Electrical currents in Canada are different from most other countries, so it may be better to purchase electronic appliances within Canada. Please do not place anything of value in your luggage (money, jewelry, etc.) and be sure to carry your luggage with you at all times.

For a complete list of what you can and cannot bring into Canada, please refer to cbsa-asfc.gc.ca.

The following is a suggested packing list only. You  may wish to purchase some items upon arrival in Canada due to their size and weight.

  • Pillows, bedding, towels, etc.
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Clothing for Canadian weather, which can vary from below zero to 100 degrees Farenheit depending on the season
  • Informal clothing for class – both men and women wear slacks, blue jeans, sweatpants, etc.
  • More formal clothing just in case – dress or skirt for women, shirt and tie or suit for men
  • National dress, instruments, or other traditional material for international activities
  • Outdoor clothing such as light/heavy coats, rainwear, umbrella, hat, scarf and gloves
  • Pictures of family or other things you love from home, for comfort and encouragement
  • Medicine until you become familiar with what is available in Canada
  • Prescriptions with doctor’s instructions or medicine with English translation, if necessary
  • Record of immunization
  • Favourite spices or any non-perishable foods
  • Canadian currency to cover immediate costs such as rent, textbooks or groceries (we recommend at least $1,500 CAD)

Pre-departure Checklist

Prior to leaving your home country, ensure that you have:

  • Appropriate visa and immigration documentation
  • Loyalist College Letter of Acceptance
  • Valid passport and study permit authorization
  • Carry-on bag with emergency personal items in the event that your luggage is delayed/lost
  • Name and address of the people with whom you are staying

4. Housing Assistance

We understand that having a comfortable place to live while attending College is important.  However, finding a place of your own for the first time can be a challenge.  Please contact our Arrivals and Settlement Officer at arrivals@tbcollege.com to learn about housing options to fit your preference and budget.

5. Currency Considerations

When you arrive in Canada, try to have at least $1,500 CAD in cash. International Currency Exchange service is usually available in the arrival halls of Terminals 1 and 3 at the Toronto airport. We also recommend that you carry enough travellers’ cheques or bank drafts to cover at least your first month’s expenses, as there will be extra costs in the first month (such as rent, damage deposits and books) and this can amount to $1,000 – $2,000 CAD. Do not depend on bank cards as your only source of cash as banks will sometimes put a hold on funds for a few weeks; it is very important that you can access money for your rent and living expenses right away.

6. Immunization

Some programs, as part of the admissions requirements, and to meet legislation for placement in various community facilities, require the submission of the Loyalist College Immunization Record.  This must be completed and returned directly to the Health Centre. It is advisable for all international students to bring proof of immunization and medical records to Canada regardless of whether it is required for your program

7. Preparing for the Weather

It is important to be prepared for the climate in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Southern Ontario has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Useful information can be found below:

Winter clothing

  • Coats: A good, warm coat will be your most important item of clothing. We suggest a thick waterproof coat.
  • Boots: We recommend buying boots with a thick lining and thick rubber soles that will not slip on the ice. Thin-soled, unlined boots do not provide the warmth required during the winter months.
  • Gloves or mittens: Wool or fleece-lined mittens keep your fingers warmer than gloves; a good brand for warm gloves and mittens is “Thinsulate.”
  • Hat and scarf: Make sure your hat covers your ears and that your scarf is long enough to wrap around your neck. Your scarf should be made from wool or another warm material. Silk scarves will not keep you warm.

Clothing materials

  • Wool: Wool is known for its warmth and is worn in the winter and late fall. Wool socks and sweaters are great for the winter.
  • Cotton: A light and soft material, many clothes in Canada are made from cotton. Cotton underwear, socks, shirts, pants etc. are good for summer, spring and fall.
  • Polyester: This fabric is excellent for exercising and sports, polyester pants, jackets, shirts etc. In the winter, wear polyester “fleece” for warmth.

Questions on how to prepare for your arrival in Canada?

Please contact our Arrival and Settlement Officer:

Email:  arrivals@tbcollege.com 
Phone: +1-905-507-6503


Other Questions?

Please contact internationaladmissions@loyalistcollege.com during the admissions process or arrivals@tbcollege.com once you’ve submitted your payment and study visa confirmation.