George Brown College


George Brown College opened its doors in 1968, welcoming just over 2,000 students. In addition to programs in construction, early childhood education, dental services and the culinary arts – subjects they continue to teach – George Brown once offered programs that might not be quite as relevant today, like sign writing or watchmaking. Believe it or not, they even prepared students for careers at sea through a marine engineering program. Since then, the student population has grown to nearly 30,000. People come to George Brown from across the Greater Toronto Area, the country and the world to develop the skills and gain the real-world experience needed to succeed in the workplace. Since 2004, under current President Anne Sado’s leadership, George Brown has more than doubled in size, broadened their international partnerships and increased their commitment to strengthening the cultural, economic and social fabric of Toronto.

Studying in downtown Toronto, students will live, learn and work in the heart of Canada’s biggest, most diverse economy. George Brown offers more than 160 career-focused certificate, diploma, postgraduate and degree programs – one of the widest ranges of full-time college programs in Canada. Most of their programs have a field education component which gives students a valuable opportunity to work and learn with industry partners who may even one day become their future employer.

St. James Campus is the home to the following George Brown College centres and schools:

Centre for Business: School of Accounting & Finance; School of Human Resources; School of Management; School of Marketing

Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology: School of Media & Performing Arts

Centre for Community Services & Early Childhood: School of Deaf & Deafblind Studies; School of Social & Community Services

Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts: Chef School; School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Centre for Preparatory & Liberal Studies: School of English as a Second Language; School of Immigrant & Transitional Education; School of Liberal Arts & Sciences; School of Work & College Preparation

Quick facts

Why This University

  • Campus life: Meet new people, build networks and get involved with: ATHLETICS & RECREATION: Varsity sports, fitness centres and classes, drop-in sports and organized leagues; ENACTUS GEORGE BROWN: A volunteer entrepreneurial group that strives to improve local communities; PEERCONNECT: A student support service that runs activities, events, wellness initiatives and workshops; STUDENT CLUBS: More than 50 clubs based on field of study, personal interests and social movements; STUDENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (SLA): A student group that provides leadership training and volunteer opportunities; STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE (SAGBC): A student organization – with an elected board of directors – that provides services and runs events
  • Location: Love the city life? Want to study in downtown Toronto? George Brown College’s location gives students access to top employers for field education and networking opportunities. It also means they’ll get to enjoy other perks of going to school downtown, including being close to great cafes, restaurants, shopping, and Toronto attractions. The three campuses — Casa Loma, St. James and Waterfront — are all easily accessible by public transit and surrounded by bike lanes as part of Toronto’s cycling network. 


  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Financial Services (B302) (Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Interpretation – American Sign Language – English (C302)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Hospitality (H311) (Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Culinary Management (H315)
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Culinary Management (H316)
  • College Diploma – Business – Accounting (B103)
  • College Diploma – Business – Marketing (B120)
  • College Diploma – Business (B125)
  • College Diploma – Business – Human Resources (B134)
  • College Diploma – Community Worker (C101)
  • College Diploma – Intervenor for Deafblind Persons (C108)
  • College Diploma – Social Service Worker (C119)
  • College Diploma – Culinary Management (H100)
  • College Diploma – Food and Beverage Management – Restaurant Management (H132)
  • College Diploma – Baking and Pastry Arts Management (H113)
  • College Diploma- Culinary Management – Nutrition (H119)
  • College Diploma – Tourism and Hospitality Management (H130)
  • College Diploma – Special Event Management (H131)
  • College Diploma – Hospitality – Hotel Operations Management (H133)
  • College Diploma – Acting for Media (P107)
  • College Diploma – Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor/Advocate (C137)
  • College Diploma – Community Worker – Fast-Track (C131)
  • College Diploma – Video Design and Production (P112)
  • College Diploma – Culinary Management – Integrated Learning (H116)
  • College Diploma – Business Finance (B133)
  • Advanced College Diploma – Business Administration – Accounting (B107)
  • Advanced College Diploma – Business Administration – Marketing (B108)
  • Advanced College Diploma – Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (B122)
  • Advanced College Diploma – Business Administration – Project Management (B126)
  • Advanced College Diploma – Business Administration – Finance (B130)
  • Advanced College Diploma – Business Administration – International Business (B131)
  • Advanced College Diploma – Business Administration – Human Resources (B144)
  • Advanced College Diploma – Business Administration (B145)

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  • Graduate Certificate – Sport and Event Marketing (B400) (Co-op)
  • Graduate Certificate – Marketing Management – Financial Services (B406) (Co-op)
  • Graduate Certificate – Human Resources Management (B408) (Co-op)
  • Graduate Certificate – Strategic Relationship Marketing (B409) (Co-op)
  • Graduate Certificate – Consulting (B414)
  • Graduate Certificate – Food and Nutrition Management (H402)
  • Graduate Certificate – Culinary Arts – Italian (H411)
  • Graduate Certificate – Advanced French Patisserie (H413)
  • Graduate Certificate – Advanced Wine and Beverage Business Management (H414)
  • Graduate Certificate – Screenwriting and Narrative Design (P400)

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College Certificate – Pre-Community Services (A103)
College Certificate – Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (A109)
College Certificate – Pre-Business (A146)
College Certificate – Media Foundation (G111)
College Certificate – Hospitality Services – Pre-Hospitality (H101)
College Certificate – Baking – Pre-Employment (H108)
College Certificate – Culinary Skills (H134)
College Certificate – Theatre Arts – Preparation (P108)

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Campus and location


Students need to plan their accommodations well in advance of their arrival as all accommodation options fill up quickly, well before the start of the semester.

On-Campus Residence Accommodations

On-Campus residence accommodations are provided per discretion by the school.

Off-Campus Accommodations

The local area has a variety of off-campus rental housing options including single homes, duplexes, apartments and rooms for rent. Students wishing to live off-campus need to research availability on their own and should arrive well before the start of term to do so.


There are a wide variety of homestay options available, and our partners do their best to match students and hosts according to their interests and preferences. Homestay hosts include single people, young couples with children and pets, and older couples. All homestay accommodations have been inspected, and all adults in the home have completed a required criminal reference check.

Admission Requirements & Deadline

Admission requirements differ significantly depending on your country of origin as well as the credential that you wish to pursue.

In order to be admitted into the program of your choice you must:

Please select your country of origin and credential of interest under the drop down tab in “See Credential Requirements” in order to view specific requirements for your country.

  • Have graduated from senior secondary school or equivalent (those applying for a postgraduate program must have graduated from a university or college)
  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of registration
  • Pay the non-refundable $95 application fee
  • Provide proof of English proficiency, if English is not the first language in your country. Please see your options for providing proof of English proficiency below.


Attested/Notarized Secondary School Marks sheet and Certificate (SSC)
Attested/Notarized Higher Secondary School Marks sheet and Certificate (HSC)
English: 60% or higher
Math: 60% or higher
Overall average of 60% or higher
O/A Levels acceptable.
Conditional Acceptance through EAP Program not available.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

IELTS (Academic) 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band
TOEFL 80 (online) minimum 20 in each skill band 88 (online) minimum 22 in each skill band 84 (online) minimum 21 in each skill band
PTE (Academic) 54, overall minimum
50 in each skill band
60, overall minimum
55 in each skill band
60, overall minimum
55 in each skill band

Tuition fees

Avg Cost of Tuition/Year $15,508.00 CAD
Cost of Living/Year $12,960.00 CAD
*Application Fee $95.00 CAD


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