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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.

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.

Using the drop downs below, explore Mohawk International at a glance!

Programs and Eligibility

Discover the program for you and eligibility requirements:

English Training & Testing at the Language and Culture Centre

International Centre

Improve your English. Take an ESL course or the IELTS Test:

Our ESL, EAP, and IELTS services are provided by the Language and Culture Centre.

Explore our Campuses and Facilities

Mohawk College provides many facilities to aid our students in their studies during their college career.

Learn about our campuses.

Mohawk Library
The library provides books, software, video and other facilities for students. Explore the Library

Mohawk Students' Association
The MSA is a student government for Mohawk College. They offer many services to students
  • Photocopy and printing services
  • Mouse loans
  • Campus events
  • C-101.5 college radio
  • Free legal consultation
  • Emergency food bank
  • Emergency loans

These are just a few of the available services. Explore MSA (opens new window)

Campus Stores
While you are staying at Mohawk, you can get many day-to-day items (pens, soap, candy) from one of the two campus stores. The Bookstore also sells course material and clothing. Explore the Bookstore

Food Services
You'll never go hungry here. There are plenty of places to get a quick bite to eat or a full meal, including:
  • Tim Horton's and Starbucks (for coffee, muffins, and quick snacks)
  • Subway
  • The Arnie (campus bar)
  • Our Cafeteria
Learning Centers
If you need help with your studies, there are plenty of services available on campus

About Hamilton

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) and a football team (The Tiger-Cats) and has many parks, museums, attractions and recreational areas.
  • There are more than 54,000 landed immigrants in Hamilton; that's 24.4% of the city's population!

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:…)

  • Philippines
  • China
  • India
  • Iraq
  • United States of America
  • Colombia
  • Pakistan
  • 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)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
-5 -5 0 6 13 18 21 20 16 9 4 -2

Finding A Place To Live

There are several different places that you can go to find a place to stay. The college offers

Restaurants near Mohawk - Fennell

Learn more about restaurants near Mohawk and Fennell! (opens new window)

Retail Stores near Mohawk - Fennell

Check out a listing of stores in Hamilton (opens new window)

Places Of Interest

  • Tourism Hamilton
    Visit the Tourism Hamilton (opens new window) website
  • Hamilton Bulldogs (opens new window)
    Hamilton's AHL Hockey team. Exciting action in downtown Hamilton.
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats (opens new window)
    Hamilton's American Football team.
  • 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.

Getting Around

The city has several means to get around; each is very convenient

Canadian Currency

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.

Denomination: Colour: Value:   Name: Colour: Value:
One-Hundred Brown 100.00   "Tooney" Silver & Brass 2.00
Fifty Red 50.00   "Looney" Brass 1.00
Twenty Green 20.00   Quarter Silver 0.25
Ten Purple 10.00   Dime Silver 0.10
Five Blue 5.00   Nickel Silver 0.05
        Penny Copper 0.01

Sales Taxes

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.


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