1. Do I need a
visa to go to Canada?
2. What documents
do I need to present upon arrival in Canada?
4. What is the
average temperature in Toronto?
5. What is Toronto's
6. How good is
the public transportation system in Toronto?
7. What is Age
of Majority in Canada?
8. How much money
should I bring with me?
9. How far in advance
should I book my course?
10. How long before
my course starts should I come to Canada?
11. Can I open
a bank account in Toronto?
12. Can I get a
job in Canada?
13. What is the
main criteria of the Visa officer to grant a visa?
14. What is the
average living cost per month?
19. About WRITING4CAREERS'S Students
20. About WRITING4CAREERS's
21. About the Homestay
1. Do I need a visa to go to Canada?
Most foreign students will need a Study Permit to study in Canada. However
If you wish to study a short-term course or program with a duration of six
months or less you do not need a Study Permit. You must complete the course
or program within the period authorized for your stay in Canada.
Students from the following countries
will require a Temporary Resident
Visa to enter Canada. This is an official document issued
by a visa office abroad. It is placed in your passport
to show that you have met the requirements for admission
to Canada as a temporary resident.
for a visa please refer to the nearest Canadian
Consulate. Many visa offices have specific local instructions
concerning the documentation to be submitted with applications.
For a complete list of Canadian Consulates please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english
Other useful links:
Study permits application: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english
Temporary resident visa application: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english
Immigration Canada Website: http://www.cic.gc.ca
2. What documents do I need to present upon arrival
- Valid Passport
Student or Temporary Resident Visa (if required for your country)
- Proof of sufficient funds
- Return airline ticket
- Letter of Acceptance from school
- Accommodation confirmation (Homestay letter if you have
3. Is Canada a safe country?
Yes, Canada has been designated by UNESCO as one
of the best countries in the world to live in, and one of
4. What is the average temperature in Toronto?
Spring: 14 degrees Celsius
Summer: 25 degrees Celsius
Autumn: 15 degrees Celsius
Winter: -10 degrees Celsius
5. What is Toronto's population?
Approximately, 3.5 million people. It is Canada's largest
6. How good is the public transportation system
Toronto has an excellent public transportation system.
It includes a Subway, Streetcars and Buses. We always recommend
to buy a "Fare-saver", that allows
its holder to do unlimited travels within the system for a whole month. The "Fare-saver" costs
$112CAD and can be purchased during the first five days of each month.
7. What is Age of Majority in Canada?
The Age of Majority varies from one Province to another. In Ontario and British
Columbia, the Age of Majority is 19 years.
8. How much money should
I bring with me?
This depends on the length of your course. You should consider your expenses
for public transportation -$112CAD per month- plus other personal expenses,
which could total around $800CAD per month. Remember that if you join the
homestay program, this will include three daily meals.
9. How far in advance
should I book my course?
You should book your course at least 15 to 75 days before the starting date,
depending on the country you are coming from. Students coming from certain
countries need a visa to be able to come to Canada. When a course lasts longer
than 6 months, a Student Visa is required for every student.
10. How long before my
course starts should I come to Canada?
In most cases, one or two days before is enough. As your course will begin
on a Monday, you can arrive to Toronto the Saturday or Sunday before.
11. Can I open a bank
account in Toronto?
Yes, but only when your course lasts more than 3 months. WRITING4CAREERS has an
agreement with the Royal Bank for these cases.
12. Can I get a job in Canada?
Unfortunately, no. Foreign students must have a valid work authorization if
they wish to work in Canada. After completing studies the students have to
apply for a work permit before they can work
13. What is the main
criteria of the Visa officer to grant a visa?
The Visa Officer has to be satisfied that you will leave
Canada by the end of the period authorized for your stay.
So you have to convince them of following:
That you are sufficiently well established in your country
Your proposed studies are reasonable in light of your previous
studies and/or employment and your future prospects.
Your parents have sufficient income
and assets to justify your proposed studies.You have to
show a minimum of CDN$10000 per year of living expenses per year +
14. What is the average living
cost per month?
Students generally opt for Homestay
which costs around $800 per month & includes breakfast. Other Students rent a
sharing room which costs $400 per month. Students generally
require $800 to $1000 per month as Room rent, living expenses & transportation.
By CIC as a Designated Learning Institution.
Facilities Of WRITING4CAREERS
1. Where is WRITING4CAREERS located?
- WRITING4CAREERSToronto is located
in downtown. It is just steps away from the principal
intersection of Toronto's Subway (Bloor & Yonge), and right next door to the
Metro Reference Library-the largest public library
in Canada. Also close by are many of the most popular
destinations for tourists.
- 2. Where are WRITING4CAREERS's facilities?
- WRITING4CAREERS Toronto has one location
in downtown Toronto.
- 3. How are the classrooms?
The classrooms are comfortable and are designed
to seat up to 8 students.
- 4. What is the Class Size?
The average class size is 5 students
but for some programs it is 3 students.
About WRITING4CAREERS's Personnel
1. Does anybody at WRITING4CAREERS speak my language?
Yes. WRITING4CAREERS has full-time "counselors" that speak your own language. There
are designated rooms for these "counseling" meetings.
2. How many employees does WRITING4CAREERS have?
In total, WRITING4CAREERS's staff and teachers number is over 50.
1. How long has WRITING4CAREERS been operating?
WRITING4CAREERS was founded in 2005. It been operating for the last 10 years
and is considered as one of the best academic college in Toronto.
About WRITING4CAREERS'S Students
1. Is there a limit for nationalities in WRITING4CAREERS?
No, WRITING4CAREERS has no nationalities' limits.
2. How many different
nationalities of students does WRITING4CAREERS have?
WRITING4CAREERS has students from few countries. Depending on the season,
one can find an even larger number of nationalities in the school.
3. What are the predominant student nationalities
India, Pakistan, Nigeria,China, canadian,
Korea, Japan are the countries where most
of our students come from.
About WRITING4CAREERS's Extracurricular Activities
1. What kind of activities does WRITING4CAREERS offer?
WRITING4CAREERS offers social, tourist and sporting activities through its Special
2. Are these activities supervised by WRITING4CAREERS?
Yes. Whenever you do a special activity coordinated by WRITING4CAREERS, a representative
of the school will be always with you.
3. Can I join all the special activities?
Yes. All you need to do is to book the activities with enough notice and pay
the corresponding fees, where applicable.
4. Are these activities included in the price I pay for my program?
No the activity prices are not included.
About the Homestay
1. How do you choose the families the students will live with?
WRITING4CAREERS has a Homestay Department to take care of that. Its work is to
carefully choose the families who are going to receive our students. The
selection process is very strict and the families must fulfill specific requirements
in order to be selected.
2. What kind of families are those?
Usually, they are typical middle class families who live in safe neighborhoods
and are as close to WRITING4CAREERS as possible. Also, homestay families speak
English only in the home.
3. Are there any rules in the homestays?
Yes. As in any normal house, each family has its own rules and they must be
observed. The rules are simple, for example: "dinner is served at 7pm, if
you can't make it please call and let them know"; "don't make any phone calls
after 10:30 pm", etc.
4. Does WRITING4CAREERS have a written guide for these rules
Yes. On your first day of class WRITING4CAREERS will give you an instruction manual
where you will find useful information about the school, your program and
your homestay. If you have any questions, you can ask an WRITING4CAREERS counselor
anytime while you are at school.
5. How far away are the homestay families from WRITING4CAREERS?
The average distance is 30 minutes, using public transportation. Remember that
the public transportation system in Toronto is punctual.
6. Can I change my homestay if I don't feel comfortable where I am?
Yes. You only need to talk to the Homestay Coordinator and explain your situation.
If it is an emergency, the change will be done immediately. Otherwise, you
will have to wait around two weeks until we find a new family for you to
7. Are there any costs related to this change?
No. As long as you do it within the required time and following the regular
8. Does WRITING4CAREERS offer residence accommodation?
Yes. But you need to make your reservation with enough advance notice, so that
we can have the time to find something for you. Remember that living in a
residence does not include your daily meals.