Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Toronto

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How many Japanese restaurants in Canada?

According to a report of Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in 2016, there are 2,635 Japanese restaurants in Canada and out of 2,635, 850 are in Vancouver
and 1,070 are in Toronto.

*About 28,000 Japanese live in Vancouver and 13,500 in Toronto.

Japanese Grocery Stores and Food Suppliers

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

〇Taro’s Fish / Japanese Fish Market
800 Sheppard Ave E, North York, ON M2K 1C3

730 Queen St. W, Toronto

〇Heisei Mart at J Town
3160 Steeles Ave. E, Markham

〇Pat Mart Korean Supermarket
675 Bloor St. W
and some more stores in Toronto

〇T & T Supermarket
222 Cherry St.
and some more stores in Toronto

〇True World Foods Canada
Vancouver, Québec, and Calgary

〇JFC Canada
Toronto Branch
1025 Kamato Road Mississauga, Ontario L4W 0C1

〇Mutual Trading Co., Inc.
431 Crocker St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

〇Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc.
50 Fulton Way Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1J5

Study and Work in Japan to learn Japanese cuisine

10751 Canadian live in Japan and 330,600 visited Japan in 2018.

Study in Japan

4weeks Sushi Course at Tokyo Sushi Academy

If you have a passport issued by Canada which have visa exemption arrangements with Japan, your are NOT required to obtain visas to enter Japan. The period of stay granted at the time of the landing permission will be less than 3-month.

Many schools admit students all year round for a variety of classes(e.g. sushi, ramen, yakitori, tempura and more) ranging from a one-day private lesson to a 3-month course. You are able to stay in Japan and participate a course at culinary schools within 3-month without visa. Course will be held in English and Japanese language is NOT required.

If you want to stay more than 3-month to study, you are required to obtain student visa or cultural activity visa.

To know more about culinary schools in Japan

Culinary Schools in Japan
Tokyo Sushi Academy

The first and the most popular sushi school in the world.

Tokyo Sushi Academy
Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo

An academic program that reflects the latest trends in Japanese cuisine.

Cordon Bleu Tokyo
Miyajima Ramen School

More than 1,000 graduates from over 50 countries.

International Ramen School

Ramen study program combined with OJT

International Ramen School
Sushi Private Lesson

One day customized private sushi lesson

Private Sushi Lesson
90min Sushi Making Workshop

90min sushi making lesson for FUN!

90min Sushi Making Class

Work in Japan

Work in Japan from South Africa

To work as a chef in Japan, there are three major requirements: the first is a visa to work legally, the second is Japanese language ability, and the third is skill as a chef. When it comes to Japanese language skills, daily conversation is the basic minimum required. this is roughly the equivalent of 300 hours of Japanese study required at least.

if you are a chef with a specialty (i.e. a Canadian chef who works at a Canadian restaurant), 10-years of specialty cooking experience may get your visa approved. In this case, there is no requirement of Japanese language fluency.

To know more about chef visa in Japan
What type of visa is required to work at a restaurant in Japan?

Working Holiday in Japan

Working Holiday Visa in Japan

You need to have a passport issued by Canada and the working holiday visa is issued for 18-to-30-year-olds in general, whether you work full-time or part-time, and valid for a year.

Many people work with a working holiday visa in such areas as Niseko and Hakuba, since they are frequented by European tourists and the kitchen staff may not be required to speak Japanese fluently.

To know more, please check our article Working Holiday Visa in Japan.

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