Toronto was ranked by the QS World University Rankings as one of the top 50 student cities, making it a top choice for Jamaican International students. Toronto earned its spot through high scoring in affordability, diversity of its student population and employers’ perception of graduates on the job market. Canada is also known for its world-class education with its high academic standards. Degrees, diplomas and certifications obtained in Canada are globally recognized. When you earn your credentials in Canada you not only set yourself up for employment opportunities in Canada but also around the world, setting you up for great career success.
Toronto has a lot to offer its Jamaican students. From clubs and associations to great restaurants, grocery stores, athletic centers and entertainment spaces.
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Services and Associations
In Toronto you will find the Jamaican Canadian Association, located only steps away from City College. They offer a variety of resources and scholarships for students coming for Jamaican. They also offer mentorship and host many community events.
The Jamaican Consulate is also located in Toronto. They are here to help with all your administrative needs such as;
- Renew Jamaican drivers license
- Police record checks
- Visa applications
- Passport Renewals
Restaurants and Grocery Stores
You can also find great Caribbean restaurants such as The Caribbean Queen and Willy`s Jerk. Both located 5 minutes away from City College, these places are sure to remind you of the dishes you love from home
Toronto also offers a variety of Caribbean grocery stores. Caribbean Island Food located only a few minutes from City College, offers you the food and products you know and love.
Celebrations and Festivals
There are many Caribbean celebrations held in Toronto, with Caribana being the largest. Attracting over a million people from all over the world Caribana celebrates Caribbean culture and traditions.
Jamaica Day is a popular event celebrating Jamaican culture. Held in the summertime, this event is filled with lots of food, music, art and performers. Bringing you a little piece of home right here in Toronto.
Toronto also has a vast transit system. With buses, trains and subways there is no shortage of transportation to get your around the city. Running from 6am until about 1am transit is a great way to get around the city. Toronto also has many taxi services to get you where you need to go. City College is conveniently accessed by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) with a stop located right outside our doors.
Toronto offers a wide range of activities. From live concerts, street festivals, markets, hiking trails, beaches, lots of shopping malls, movie theaters, athletic centers and more.
Located less than 15 minutes away from City College you will find Downsview Park. This green space and collection of buildings hosts a variety of activities. Join a sports league at one of its many athletic fields, enjoy a concert or purchase some local goods at the market. You are sure to find something fun to do.
Connecting You Back Home
There are Western Unions located all over Toronto, making it easy for you to send and receive money from Jamaica. Calling cards are also readily available at most convenience stores, allowing you to easily call home whenever you'd like.