August 24, 2011
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority unveiled its International Student Welcome Program, in partnership with the City of Toronto, the Government of Ontario, Rogers Communications, and local universities and colleges, on August 22.
Toronto Pearson will welcome over 25,000 international students, who will be studying at local post-secondary institutions.
Labelled as the “front door” to the region, and often Canada, Toronto Pearson is where business travellers, newcomers to the country, and avid tourists alike, arrive.
Students are an integral part of the community and the fabric of the city’s region. Toronto Pearson has a vested interest in ensuring that community diversity – including the large presence of students - continues to be a core pillar of our community’s strength. Toronto’s international diversity is fuelling economic growth and prosperity in the surrounding communities, and demand at Toronto Pearson.
As a premier global gateway airport, international students and the broader community rely on Toronto Pearson to connect to points across the world.
The GTAA extends its congratulations to the City of Toronto and all partners on the launch of the International Student Welcome Program.
PHOTO by Melissa Lim
City of Toronto Student Ambassadors are joined by Cristopher Klinger - Chair, Graduate Student Union International Students' Caucus University of Toronto; David Fulford - Assistant Deputy Minister for Corporate Services Division Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities; Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri - President and Vice-Chancellor, York University; Susan Gordon - Vice-President, Rogers Communications Inc.; Councillor Josh Colle - City of Toronto; Toby Lennox - Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, GTAA, and John Davies - President and CEO, Humber College.