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Eurocentres: Pathway Programs now available

 

Eurocentres has been updated on ApplyBoard’s website to include pathways to various universities and colleges within Canada and the United States. These are Intensive Pathway programs, offering 25 lessons per week.

 

Click here to review up to 48 programs offered at the Toronto campus!

Click here to review up to 51 programs at the Vancouver campus!

Click here to review up to 47 programs at the San Diego campus!

Vancouver Island University: Sept 2019 & Jan 2020 are OPEN

 

Please be advised that Vancouver Island University (VIU) is now open to accept applications for September 2019 and January 2020 intakes. Please keep in mind the new language proficiency requirements. Below you will find the revised requirements for your reference. Please share this information with your students.

 

 

 

We encourage you to contact your ApplyBoard Agent Representative if you have any questions or concerns.

Sault College: January 2019 applications accepted Sept 17th

 

Sault College has issued an important update regarding their January 2019 intake. Please read everything carefully.

The IAS (OCAS International portal) will be opened on September 17th, 2018 at 8:30am EDT, and will remain open until September 20th at 4:00pm EDT.

  • Programs could be waitlisted before the closing date.
  • The portal may close before September 10th for applicants from India.

 

Good to know…

  • IELTS requirements remain at overall 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5.
  • Sault also accepts PTE, TOEFL, IBT and CAE (for details, please visit their website).
  • The application fee remains at $50. Payments are accepted via Flywire (includes international and Canadian credit cards).

 

Notes about applications…

  • All applications are submitted through the International Application Portal (OCAS International).
  • Sault may close the portal early, so please enter your applications as soon as possible.

 

For expedited processing, please upload all required documents as soon as possible.

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of IELTS certificate (also accepted: copy of document confirming IELTS test date – no conditional offer will be issued without of the these requirements)
  • Copy of all transcripts (secondary and post secondary)
  • Copy of all completion documents (example: diploma, degree)
  • Copy of backlog certificate

University of Regina: New IELTS requirements for Indian students

Please be advised that there has been a recent change in the English requirement for students from India.

As of October 1st, 2018students from India must meet the general ELP (English Language Proficiency) requirements to obtain final acceptance to the University of Regina. The general ELP requirements can be found here on the University’s official website.

Please rest assured that if a student does not have the English qualifications, you can still apply. In that case, the International Enrolment Services office will issue a conditional letter of acceptance if the student is academically admissible. Once the student meets the English requirement, they will need to provide proof of English Proficiency in order to obtain a final letter of acceptance.

A pre-departure guide for international students

Once you’ve received your Letter of Acceptance from your desired school of international studies and have accepted it, you must think about what you need for your pre-departure. Things start to get real! In just a few short months, you’ll be on your way to North America, perhaps for the very first time.

Surely you’ve put a lot of time into gathering required documents to ensure your acceptance, but unfortunately you’re not done just yet. There are still many steps to complete before you can comfortably enjoy your time abroad. We’ve put together a pre-departure guide approved by the Canadian government to assist you!

 

Checklist

  • First and foremost, be sure to accept your offer letter if you haven’t already done so! If you have any questions about this, contact ApplyBoard or your host school.
  • Ensure you have a valid passport. Check to see if it’s valid for a minimum of six months after your return date. If you don’t have a passport, you must apply for one immediately.
  • It’s important to review the documents needed to enter Canada. You may have to present these upon your arrival.
  • Monitor the cost of flights and book the most suitable one. You might consider a travel agent if you’re unsure of how to book a flight yourself. If you are booking a return flight, we recommend the flexible flight ticket as dates may change and you may want to leave at a later or sooner time. This way you will avoid additional fees.
  • Travel insurance is critical should there be any issues during your travel time. This can be purchased separate from your flight ticket, or at the same time.
  • Along with travel insurance, health insurance is extremely important. Your school may insure you, however it is best to confirm.
  • In case you don’t already know, timing for international flights is different from local flights. It’s suggested you arrive for your flight at least three hours before departure to avoid any potential line ups for luggage drop-off and security, or other issues. You will likely be able to check-in for your flight 24 hours beforehand online.
Be aware of the restrictions upon entering Canada

 

  • Certain items are restricted or prohibited to come to Canada such as tobacco, firearms, food, alcohol, animal and plant products, and drugs. Any liquids you may have with you must be in a container of 100 ml or less, and packaged in a plastic bag.
  • Oftentimes, border officers ask about your accommodations. Ensure you know this information including the address, contact name and number.
  • We suggest you have some Canadian money on you for when you land in case you must pay for public transit, a taxi or are simply in need of replenishment.
  • Keep all of your most valuable items and documents on hand and not in your checked luggage in case it is misplaced or lost.

 

We suggest making photocopies of the important documents in the event you misplace them, this way you have a back up

 

  • Important documents include your passport, flight ticket, travel and health insurance, Canadian letter of acceptance, accommodation details, proof of funds, school transcripts, Canadian immigration letter (for some).
  • Consider researching your destination prior to your arrival. This is the exciting part of your pre-departure! Things to do, what the weather may be like, items to pack, etc.
  • If you have some spare time, practice your English communication skills. The more you practice, the better. In most cases, reality is quite different from what you learn in books.