Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences- Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

Program Info

School: Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
Faculty: The Chang School
Degree: Certificate; Online
Field of Study: Aboriginal Studies
Description: Explore, analyze, and reflect on the experiences of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and their relationship with non-Aboriginal people. Develop an understanding of these relationships by learning about Aboriginal history, governance, literature, community relations, health, well-being, and land use.

There are increasing opportunities related to working with Aboriginal Peoples and communities in social services and the fields of education, health, fashion, business, and land use. Many employers are looking for knowledgeable individuals to work with Aboriginal Peoples in respectful and collaborative ways.

URL: Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

OSSD with six Grade 12 U or M credits, including a credit in English with a minimum grade of 70 percent; or equivalent; or mature student status.

Awards and financial assistance:


* Please note that  this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact our Admissions Agent or  the school before starting your application.

Modified on June 02, 2020


LOCATION:Toronto, Ontario
SCHOOL TYPE: University
ENTRANCE DATES: January, September
SCHOLARSHIPS: 163 Scholarship(s)
TELEPHONE:(416) 979-5036
FAX(416) 979-5067
EMAIL international@ryerson.ca
ADDRESS 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) WebLinks™
Modified on September 08, 2022


Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) is a leading comprehensive innovation university integrated into Toronto’s diverse urban core. Culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to 40,000+ undergraduate students from 140+ different countries and more than 225,000 alumni worldwide.

We offer over 60 undergraduate programs in across six faculties: Arts, Community Services, Engineering and Architectural Science, Science, Ted Rogers School of Management, and The Creative School. Our programs continually evolve to equip students with the knowledge and experiences to contribute, lead, and adapt.

We are driven to apply our knowledge to improve lives in Toronto and across the globe. We create experiences that challenge the mind and encourage action through experiential learning such as co-operative education, internships, and zone learning. We think differently about what’s possible and invite our students to do the same.

Renaming in process:

In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. You will see the Ryerson name being used online and in our official communications for a period of time.

Areas of Expertise

Start your career at Toronto Metropolitan University, where education and experience go hand in hand. There is a strong connection between our downtown campus and collaborative opportunities with many leading organizations and companies. Learning extends beyond the classroom through co-ops, internships, field placements, industry projects, and our Zone Learning opportunities. Put your studies into practice and emerge with the academic foundation necessary for your chosen career path and the experience to stand out from the crowd.

English Language Institute

The Toronto Metropolitan University English Language Institute (ELI) is a leader in high-quality English language programming. We provide an ideal starting point for international students to achieve academic and personal success, offering English upskilling through pathway programs that help students meet the language requirements for Toronto Met’s undergraduate programs. We also offer bridging programs for students who do not have the minimum English score to enter into our pathway programs.

Pathway Programs

On Campus Housing

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TMU has three on-campus residence buildings with approximately 1,144 beds. There are a range of room styles, including two- to four-bedroom apartments, single bedrooms with shared hallway washrooms and some individual rooms with private washrooms. You’ll have an opportunity to identify your preferred room style in your residence application.

Off Campus Housing

The off-campus Housing Office helps students to navigate the housing and renting market in Toronto. They have resources and tools to help students with their search from start to finish.

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At the TMU Career and Co-op Centre we build careers for life. We are committed to providing our students and recent alumni with innovative career assessment and development skills so they can excel in the workplace now and throughout their careers.


TMU Athletics and Recreation champions the development of the whole student through sporting excellence and active wellbeing. The Department of Athletics and Recreation administers the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC), the Mattamy Athletics Centre (MAC), and varsity athletics.


TMU has a vibrant campus community made up of over 200 student clubs and organizations. Most of these groups allow for the opportunity to be involved however you would like, from being a general member who attends events when possible to running for an executive position. There are so many groups to choose from, and if you can’t find one that matches your interests, guess what? You can create one!

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With a wide array of services available to students and faculty, the TMU Library is one of the most resourceful spots on campus. From audio-visual services and a vast collection of books available for loan to innovative facilities such as digital media experience labs and study spaces, the library is equipped to aid every student in excelling at school.


The cultural diversity of our student population is represented and reflected in the variety of cultural student groups and clubs on campus. The International Student Support (ISS) Office provides support for international students as they transition to life in Canada through immigration, cultural and social support.

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Academic Accommodation Support (AAS) provides academic accommodation and related support to students with disabilities. In partnership with students and faculty, we implement individualised accommodation plans to reduce disability-related barriers and ensure that students have equal access to education.

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Through TMU International, students can explore Global Learning at home and abroad, as well as short-term international visiting students coming to Toronto Met (eg. exchange, visiting researchers, etc).

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Through Student Affairs, students are supported at every stage of their journey at Toronto Metropolitan University. Our team provides academic, professional, and personal development opportunities and support programs to all students in a variety of formats including online, in workshops and 1:1 appointments, through peer support and professional advising. Explore our areas of support today.


Requirements for International Students

The following are general admission requirements and are subject to change.

  • Applicants educated outside of Ontario must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U or M courses. Please note: we reserve the right to be the final arbiter of what will be accepted on an equivalency basis.
  • It is essential that subject prerequisite requirements and grades for specific programs form part of the academic background of applicants from outside Ontario, especially in the last two years of secondary school studies.
  • Some programs select students on the basis of grades plus non-academic components such as auditions, interviews, portfolios, essays, etc. Visit the Grades-Plus Programs page for a complete list of grades-plus programs, non-academic requirements, submission dates, and procedures. Applications will not be considered complete if these items are not received by noted deadlines.
  • We reserve the right to request proof of English language proficiency, in the form of an acceptable English language test score or alternate documentation, from any applicant or admitted student (regardless of background).

Procedure for International Students

When you apply to Toronto Metropolitan University, you’re taking your first step toward building your future in Toronto.

To begin your application process, visit our how to apply website for more details.

Once you have received an email acknowledgement of your application from Toronto Met, you should begin the process of submitting your transcripts and supporting documents, as applicable.

Academic Year

Type of System Semester
Entrance Dates January, September
Language of Instruction English

Fees & Scholarships

International Students: $29,219 – $38,457

You may find information about available Scholarships and Bursaries here: https://www.torontomu.ca/student-financial-assistance/scholarships-bursaries/


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International Enrolment Office
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON   M5B 2K3
Tel: (416) 979-5036
Fax: (416) 979-5067
Website: https://www.torontomu.ca/international/admissions/
Email: international@ryerson.ca

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350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON   M5B 2K3
Tel: (416) 979-5036
Fax: (416) 979-5067
Website: https://www.torontomu.ca/international/admissions/
Email: international@ryerson.ca

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