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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 population?

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?

15. Accreditations

16. Facilities Of WRITING4CAREERS

17. About WRITING4CAREERS's Personnel

18. About WRITING4CAREERS 

19. About WRITING4CAREERS'S Students

20. About WRITING4CAREERS's Extracurricular Activities

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.

To apply 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 /offices/missions.html

Other useful links:
Study permits application: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english /applications/student.html
Temporary resident visa application: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english /applications/visa.html
Immigration Canada Website: http://www.cic.gc.ca

2. What documents do I need to present upon arrival in Canada?

  • 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 requested one)

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 the safest.

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 city.

6. How good is the public transportation system in Toronto?
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 of residence.

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 + Tuition Cost

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.


Accreditations

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.

About WRITING4CAREERS

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 in WRITING4CAREERS?
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 Activities Department.

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 live with.

7. Are there any costs related to this change?
No. As long as you do it within the required time and following the regular procedures.

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.