Redeﬁning lifelong learning at
University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies
We view lifelong learning as an ongoing journey; it’s a vital and evolving process.
Lifelong learning empowers us to improve life circumstances, to meet changing employment
demands, or to challenge our minds and improve our knowledge. It’s an ecosystem of growth, opportunity,
and unexpected pathways into one of the world’s top ranked universities.
Our Programs and Services
and learning opportunities to help you journey forward.
Learning English is a gateway to opportunity. Whether for general effective communication, or more speciﬁc academic or business purposes, our English Language Program delivers an immersive and supportive environment for you to hone life-changing English language skills.
Did you know that the Comparative Education Service (CES) was established by the University of Toronto in 1967 and is Canada’s only university-based academic credential evaluation service?
Whether you are looking for express entry, applying for immigration to Canada through the Federal Skilled Worker Program or applying for Canadian permanent residency, we are able to help you.
As part of Canada’s top research university, we are trusted by employers and professional agencies throughout Canada. Our educational assessment reports are recognized in Canada and beyond.
Building a thriving career takes more than a solid CV. Our expert career services facilitators help you go beyond the skills listed on your resume, to reﬂect on your most powerful assets. The programming includes events, panels, and webinars delivered with two core approaches: CliftonStrengths and Designing Your Life's Work. This unique programming allows you to engage in the opportunities that serve your needs while providing content that is complementary across the program pieces without being redundant. Blueprint is here to help you reach your goals at any stage of your career. Guided by us, driven by you.
At SCS, we are passionate about helping organizations achieve their distinct training goals. Concerned about the impact of the pandemic on your organization? Want to ensure you are building an organizational culture that keeps and attracts top talent? By collaborating with industry partners and learning-design professionals, we created training solutions that will prepare your people to conﬁdently meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
We encourage all members of the U of T community to engage in lifelong learning to extend the relationship of alumni to the university, and contribute to their professional and or personal growth and satisfaction.
How we all work and learn has been changing rapidly. SCS wants to support you through this evolution. We recognize that in addition to new assistance options for online learners whose ﬁnances were impacted by COVID-19, there is an appetite from our learners for content to help explore new territory, engage your minds, and learn skills and ideas you can apply to your lives and careers now.
We reached out to our community of learners to get a better idea of just what kinds of content and the topics into which you would like to gain insight. We asked, you responded, we listened. The U of T SCS Knowledge Hub series is the result.
We appreciate that supporting your lifelong journey requires an investment of resources on your part. And we acknowledge that sometimes you may need financial aid to reach your lifelong learning goals. We continue to work to find new resources to support student aid to complement our existing bursaries, awards and loans for newcomers.
SCS recently welcomed its first EDI Director.
SCS recently welcomed its first EDI Director.
Our Courses and Certiﬁcates
Which course should you take?
We work with industry partners, such as Circuit Stream and 2U, allowing us to offer unique, innovative, and data-driven continuing education opportunities. In addition, we work with our U of T community to bring rigorous research and academic excellence to all our programming. Our collaborations with professional associations also ensures that our programs are relevant to the needs of industry, employers, and the demands of a changed global economy
To thrive in the future of work, you need new, in-demand
Our micro courses are short, targeted learning opportunities that focus on skills and competency development. When you successfully complete a micro course, you earn a micro-credential.
Micro-credentials are a digital representation of the set of competencies or skills that you have achieved. They are a powerful way for you to showcase your abilities to your personal and professional networks.
Learning is a lifelong process. At any life stage it empowers us to improve life circumstances, to meet changing employment demands, or to challenge our minds and improve our knowledge.
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of later-in-life learners
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