Trebas Institute

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Trebas Institute / Institut Trebas
TypePrivate, for-profit
Parent institution
Global University Systems
PresidentMohamed Slimani
CampusMontreal, Toronto
WebsiteOfficial website

Trebas Institute is a for-profit private Canadian, bilingual, post-secondary college that offers music, film, business, technology and management programs, with campuses in Montreal, Quebec, and Toronto, Ontario.


Trebas Institute, also known as Institut Trebas, was founded in 1979 by David P. Leonard.[1]

In May 2020, Trebas was acquired by Netherlands-headquartered private education company Global University Systems.[2]

Trebas was voted as one of the best institutions "where to train as an artist" at the Toronto Star 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards in October 2020.[3]

As of January 2021, only international graduates from select programs offered at Trebas Institute’s Quebec campus in Montreal are eligible to receive a Canadian post-graduate work permit (PGWP). The institution’s programs at the Ontario campus in Toronto are not PGWP-eligible.[4]


Notable Trebas alumni include Grammy Award-winning music producer, Mike Piersante; music producer, Jeremy Harding (from Sean Paul's 2009 album, Imperial Blaze); Megadeth singer and guitarist, Dave Mustaine; and singer, songwriter and producer from France, Dominique de Witte.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ Kaptainis, Arthur (2020-11-06). "David P. Leonard & The Trebas Institute: Forty years of sound advice". Myscena.
  2. ^ "GUS Canada expands to Montreal". The PIE News. 2020-05-25.
  3. ^ Evans, Sarah (2020-10-02). "2020 Readers' Choice Awards: Where to train as an artist". Toronto Star.
  4. ^ "Designated Learning Institutions list". Government of Canada. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  5. ^ "Student Success | Montreal Film Audio School | Trebas Institute Montreal". Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  6. ^ "Réussites d'étudiants". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  7. ^ "Blogue | Ecole Cinema Montréal | L'Institut Trebas". Retrieved 2016-07-15.

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