Where the World comes to Learn
Is the world getting smaller? Ours isn’t. For Mohawk International, the world of ideas never ceases to grow. Ideas about the world, from the worlds of learning and teaching, research and technology. The closer we come to understanding one another, the further our ideas go.
Click below to learn more about Mohawk College, Hamilton, and Canada!
About Mohawk College
Mohawk is renowned for it's 'real-world' applied innovation culture, and provides future ready graduates with the skills required for today and the ability to prosper from tomorrow's opportunities. Below you will find links and resources to help guide you in choosing the right program, be it a postsecondary course or be upgrading your English skills.
- Explore our Campuses and Facilities.
- Discover what our international graduates are saying in International Alumni Panel
- Get connected with a mentor/mentee: Student Connect International Peer Mentoring Program
- Check out events for international students and join us!
- Mohawk College's Partners as below:
Download our Brochures
Various language brochures presently available for download (PDF)
- Mohawk International Overall
- Language & Culture Centre / English programs
- Mohawk International Programs List
City of Hamilton (Website (opens new window))
One in four people in Hamilton were born outside of Canada and are from a ride range of countries. The most common countries of origin among recent immigrants are:
- Hamilton is a very safe city made up of smaller, older communities. It provides rich, luscious scenery and a wonderful, culturally diverse setting.
- Hamilton, Ontario is located just one hour's drive south of Toronto, an hour drive north of Niagara Falls, and is a wonderful city to live, work and study in.
Hamilton Ontario, Canada: Fast Facts
- Although the city is culturally diverse, English is the primary spoken language in our community.
- Hamilton has the tenth largest population of all Canadian cities and the fourth largest of all Ontario cities, preceded by Toronto, Ottawa, and Mississauga.
- Hamilton is home to a hockey team (The Bulldogs (opens new window)) and a football team (The Tiger-Cats (opens new window)) and has many parks, museums, attractions and recreational areas.
- There are more than 230,000 landed immigrants in Hamilton; that's 23.5 % of the city's population! Most immigrants are from UK, Italy, India, Poland, and Portugal (2011, Source: Statistics Canada, National Household Survey)
Common Home Countries for New Immigrants to Hamilton
One in four people in Hamilton were born outside of Canada and are from a wide range of countries. The most common countries of origin among recent immigrants are: (Source: Hamilton - Population and Density (opens new window))
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
Although it is often believed that Canada is very cold, this is not the case. The weather is inviting for many months of the year, and spring/fall seasons provide a beautiful backdrop to study in.
Weather Trends - Hamilton Ontario (℃) - See What The Weather Is Right Now (opens new window)
Finding A Place To Live
There are several different places that you can go to find a place to stay. The college offers
- Home-Stay Program
Learn about how to live with a Canadian family
- On-Campus Housing (Residence)
The college has a new student residence building that can house 342 students. Learn more about how to live at the Mohawk Residence.
- Off-Campus Housing
The college gets phone calls from landlords who have vacancies for students. Learn more about how to live off campus.
Places Of Interest
- Battlefield Park, Stoney Creek (opens new window)
The site of the Battle of Stoney Creek in 1813. Battlefield Park is a designated historical site. Parts of the structure of the museum date back to the 18th century.
- Hamilton Civic Museums (opens new window)
- Dundurn Park, Hamilton
Dundurn Park is a historical park and the former home of Sir Allan MacNab. The property consists of Dundurn Castle, the Hamilton Military Museum, the Coach House Restaurant and the Cockpit Theatre.
- Gage Park, Hamilton
Gage Park is a large, multi-purpose park with recreational opportunities, passive areas, and historical significance.
- Fieldcote Memorial Park, Ancaster
Fieldcote is a cultural heritage centre with an emphasis on the collection, preservation, and exhibition of local history, the promotion of fine arts and the celebration of natural heritage through landscaped gardens and walking trails.
- Dundurn Park, Hamilton
- Hamilton Street & Rail (HSR) (opens new window)
Provides Hamilton's Public Transit system
- Fare (Per Ride): $3.00 CAD
- 1 Month Pass: $101.20 CAD
The Canadian money system is similar to the American and Australian currency system; it is broken into dollars and cents. A chart below outlines the coins and bills used in Canada.
|One-Hundred||Brown||100.00||Tooney||Silver & Brass||2.00|
The Ontario and Canadian tax system can be confusing at first, but is easy to get used to. There is one type of sales taxes in Ontario, the Federal and Provincial taxes are combined in the HST. It is broken down for you below:
- Food purchases that are not prepared: There is no tax on these purchases
- Prepared food purchased under $4.00: 5% GST is added to the price of the product
- All other purchases: HST (13%) is added to the price of the product
For example, if a product's price tag at a store is $5.00, the real cost of the item will be $5.65 after the sales taxes are applied to the purchase.