Top reasons to study here

  • Our goal isn’t just to position our graduates to get hired, but to be able to demonstrate that they have what it takes to do more and to get promoted.
  • Canadian Academic and Business English and Mastering Canadian Business courses are included to help international students excel in the post-graduate program.
  • Develop meaningful relationships with students from Canada and around the world. At least 50% of each cohort is comprised of Canadian students.

Short Courses



In 2014,York University created the School of Continuing Studies, one of the largest in Canada, and committed to becoming a leader in this field. Today,the School serves nearly 2,000 students through continuing professional education, pathways to degrees and English language programs;drawing students from 50 countries.The School attracts international attention for its innovative program designs.


The School of Continuing Studies offers career-relevant certificates, degree-preparation courses, English as a Second Language and English for Academic Purposes, and facilitates degree completion pathways, which prepare students for the next stage in their academic and/or professional careers.

The School is designing new programs to maximize the likelihood of students landing jobs, excelling in their chosen field and earning promotions. As a newer School, we can design our programs for today’s employment needs; in fact, our program advisory committees comprise senior executives from many of Canada’s leading firms, and they have helped us to craft programs that prepare our students for excellence internationally.


Career success requires more than just specialized technical knowledge for a particular field. To excel, you must develop the competencies top employers tell us they value most, such as emotional intelligence, problem solving, verbal communications, business acumen, critical thinking and project management. The focus on these professional competencies throughout the School’s post-graduate certificates will improve your leadership strength and effectiveness.

“Our goal isn’t just to position our graduates to get hired, but to be able to demonstrate that they have what it takes to do more and to get promoted.”

Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly

Founding Executive Director, York University School of Continuing Studies


Student services

The School of Continuing Studies includes Canada’s leading English Language Institute. We draw on that expertise to provide international students with additional tutoring if required.

Our staff is always open to answering any questions or concerns students may have about programs and anything else related to studying at York’s School of Continuing Studies. Our instructors are engaging and always helpful in learning how to apply the subject matter to real-world examples.

Housing services

Often called “a city of neighbourhoods,” Toronto is actually composed of many distinct, smaller areas that have their own unique culture. There are many different areas that students can choose to live. There is also a variety of on-campus living options available.

Library services

Our campuses feature student-focused and technology-enhanced learning spaces including six libraries and numerous computer labs.

Medical services

Health Insurance (Emergency Medical coverage) is available for an additional cost. There is a health walk-in clinic, dentist office, and pharmacy on campus.

Student Life

Campus life

York University’s Keele Campus is located in northwest Toronto and is easily accessible by public transit. Toronto is Canada’s largest city and is the capital of the province of Ontario. Located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto has a population of approximately 2.8 million people, making it the fourth-most populous city in North America.

Located 30 minutes from downtown Toronto, our campus offers a rigorous academic foundation balanced by real-world experiential education. At 457 acres of land, it is the largest post-secondary campus in Canada. Our campus is a blend of urban living and natural beauty, with York being home to woodlots, ponds, and wildlife.

Sports facilities

The University’s award-winning facilities are just as impressive as our innovative programs and groundbreaking research. Our campus features gym facilities, five sports fields, nine outdoor tennis courts, five squash courts, three dance/aerobic studios, an ice arena, a swimming pool, a fitness centre and a tennis stadium. The Canadian Open, an annual professional tennis tournament, takes place at the state of the art Aviva Centre.


Where relevant, our programs are aligned to meet education standards and requirements of today’s leading professional associations. This connection provides you with opportunities for further accreditation, professional recognition, education and career progression.

Organizations like the Human Resources Professionals Association and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada are among the top professional bodies for some of today’s most in-demand jobs.