Canadian schools (Canada Eh?)

A high quality Canadian education


Schools in Canada offer a high quality education with internationally recognized diplomas granted by provincial ministries of education. Boarding schools in Canada offer highly trained and educated teachers who are available to help you at all hours if you are having troubles in your studies or if you need to be further challenged.

Universities from across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and around the world recognize Canadian diplomas and accept thousands of Canadian students every year. Many boarding schools also offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, a challenging academic designation that is internationally recognized and makes transitioning to other IB schools or universities easier.

The Canadian cultural experience

Canadians have welcomed millions of people from around the world, creating one of the most multicultural societies in existence. Different cultures are embraced and shared and religious freedoms are guaranteed. Canada also has two official languages: French and English. Both languages are spoken across the country but English is spoken by the majority of residents in all provinces except Quebec (where French is spoken by the majority of people). There are French- and English-language boarding schools, but most boarding schools offer excellent teaching in both official Canadian languages.

Canada and the great outdoors

Canada is a place with an abundance of land and a small population. If you love nature, the wilderness and have a sense of adventure then attending a Canadian boarding school outside a major city could be just for you. Many boarding school campuses are beside water and offer rowing, sailing, kayaking and canoeing. They also provide a peaceful and calm environment where you can live with your friends year-round. Yes there is snow, and sometimes lots of it, but our mountains, lakes, rivers, forests and open land make winter fun.

Canada has major cities and not just forests

Vancouver is Canada's third largest city and is nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Besides its beauty, Vancouver is also one of the warmest places in Canada year-round. English is mostly spoken in Vancouver but large Chinese and Indian populations exist.

Toronto is located on Lake Ontario and is Canada's largest city. Toronto is a world within a city and has many neighbourhoods made of different cultural groups. English is mostly spoken in Toronto, but many other languages such as Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian are spoken throughout.

Ottawa is Canada's capital city and home to museums, parliament, Canadian and foreign government offices and embassies, the Rideau Canal and ByWard market. Ottawa is a bilingual city and is on the provincial borders of Ontario and Quebec along the Ottawa River.

Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and the largest French-speaking city in North America. It is also one of the oldest cities in North America and features large English and French-speaking areas of the city. Montreal is a city surrounded by water and features a mountain, Mont Royal, within the heart of the city.

Halifax is the largest city on the east coast of Canada. It is large enough so there is plenty to do but small enough to easily move around and get to know the community. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, it has a strong maritime and sailing history. English is mostly spoken in Halifax and throughout the province of Nova Scotia.

How to apply to boarding schools

Every boarding school will have its own application process and unique documents to complete. Many schools will also require an application fee. It is best to visit your preferred schools' web sites to learn more about their application process and fees. Interviews are often conducted in person with either the student or someone from the boarding school travelling; otherwise interviews are conducted through Skype. It is recommended that students wanting to study in Canada apply to a few schools to increase the chance of being accepted to a school.

Study permits and visas

Foreign students will need to apply for a study permit from the Government of Canada after receiving acceptance at a Canadian boarding school. Some students, depending on the country in which they live, will also require a temporary resident visa that will be processed along with the study permit application. This application requires a $125 CAD processing fee that is not refunded if an application is refused or withdrawn.

Applications can be made through Canadian visa offices around the world. Students will need to prove they have been accepted at a Canadian boarding school; prove their identity through passports or travel documents; prove they can afford tuition, boarding fees and living expenses while in Canada; and provide a written explanation of why they require a study permit. The Government of Canada offers more information on the documents you will be required to bring.

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