General FAQ’s

What is my timetable at Eurocentres Atlantic Canada?

What courses are available at Eurocentres Atlantic Canada?

What courses are available at Eurocentres Atlantic Canada? For the core program (morning classes) you have the choice of: 

  • General English 
  • Academic English

In the afternoons you can choose from several different afternoon modules depending on your wants or needs:

  • General English
  • 21st Century Skills 
  • IELTS Preparation 
  • Business English

How to Apply?

We would love to chat about you joining our Eurocentres Atlantic Canada family!  Please reach out to us so that we can help!

How long should I study?

It can be difficult to determine exactly how long you would need to study to reach your desired level, but using the Eurocentres Progress Calculator as well as your JET scores (or any previous formal language testing scores) we do our best to enrol you in the appropriate length of course. If you wish to progress at a fast rate, you may enroll in afternoon classes Eurocentres.

Pathway Program FAQ

Which universities/colleges does Eurocentres Atlantic Canada have Pathway Agreements with?

You can view all our current pathway partners on our website below. There are links to each of their websites if you are interested in looking more in depth at what each school has to offer: https://eurocentres-atlanticcanada.com/pathway-program/

What programs are offered at EAC’s university / college partners?

The programs and courses offered at our pathway partner schools can change.  For the most up to date information, we strongly recommend visiting their website

At what level can I join the Pathway Program (Academic English) at EAC?

You must be a minimum Eurocentres Level 5 in order to enrol in the Pathway Program. If you have a level lower than Eurocentres 5, you may enrol in our General English program until you reach Level 5, in which case we would switch you to the Academic English class.

Is there a difference in tuition between the General and the Academic English Program?

No, tuition for our General and our Academic program is the same.

What is the Pathway Program?

The Pathway Program is basically just an extension of our Academic English Program. Students enrol in Basic 20 English for Academic English and work toward a set level goal during their course. It can be difficult to determine exactly how long you would need to study to reach your desired level, but using the Eurocentres Progress Calculator as well as your JET scores (or any previous formal language testing scores) we do our best to enrol you in the appropriate length of course.  If you wish to progress at a fast rate, you may enrol in afternoon classes (recommended). 

How long do I need to study in the Pathway Program in order to continue onto my chosen university / college?

Our Pathway Agreements require a student to be enrolled in the Pathway Program for a minimum of 12 weeks.  Our Admissions Department will help you determine the appropriate length of course based on your current English level. Additionally, they may suggest that when they book your course, you factor in an end date that would permit you to extend your English course (if need be) before you would enrol in your chosen university program. Luckily, most schools will allow students to defer their acceptance by 1 semester, so if you ended up needing to extend your English course, you would have little to no issues in doing so. 

When will I complete the Pathway Program?

Most of our partner agreements require our students to graduate from Eurocentres Academic English Level 7 to meet the language requirements of the university/college program. The exception is the Nova Scotia Community College which only requires graduation from Eurocentres Academic English Level 6. Of course, the student must meet all other academic admissions requirements to gain conditional acceptance to the program of their choice at one of our partner schools.

Will I need to take a formal English test like IELTS after I complete my course with Eurocentres Atlantic Canada?

There is no need for you to take a formal English language test once you complete your course at Eurocentres. Our partners accept students based on their understanding that the language outcomes met through our Level 7 Academic English program (or 6 for NSCC) satisfy the English language requirements to study at their institution.

What is the cost of the Pathway Program?

Course structure and pricing is no different than any other English Program enrolment. There is a one-time $250.00 Pathway Fee.   This covers the administration of the program and any help a student requires in applying to their chosen university/college. 

What is the enrolment procedure for the Pathway Program?

If you are interested in the Pathway Program, you can indicate this on your online application form. After receiving your online application, our Admissions Department will send you a questionnaire aimed to help us find the best university/college program match for you!

How long will it take to receive my acceptance from my chosen university / college?

Our partners can often confirm conditional acceptance within 3 days, permitting that you have provided all of the necessary documentation. You MUST send original transcripts to the partner school of your choice, or you can send them directly to us and we can forward them to the appropriate school. Photocopied transcripts are not accepted by any school. Only original, sealed transcripts will be accepted.

What program should I choose for the pathway program?

*1 Lesson is 50 minutes

** If you have a level lower than Eurocentres 5, you may enrol in our General English program until you reach Level 5, at which time we would switch you to the Academic English class.

When can I start my English Program?

Our partners can often confirm conditional acceptance within 3 days, permitting that you have provided all of the necessary documentation. You MUST send original transcripts to the partner school of your choice, or you can send them directly to us and we can forward them to the appropriate school. Photocopied transcripts are not accepted by any school. Only original, sealed transcripts will be accepted.

What is the nationality mix at the school?

This varies from year to year and from season to season. Currently our student body is as follows:

Where do students stay?

Students have the choice of staying with a Canadian Homestay Family or in our Student Residence. 

See more information on student accommodation.

What programs do you offer?

  • General English
  • Academic English
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Business English
  • 21st Century Skills            

See more information on our courses.

What is the minimum age required to study at Eurocentres Atlantic Canada?

16 years old.  But we offer a summer Junior program for youths ages 14-18 during the months of July and August.

See more information on our Junior program.

Study Permit FAQ

How do I get a study permit?

Frontier Immigration Services (Canada) provide our students with the permit they require. For more information, please visit their website.

Do I need to submit biometrics?

Yes. IRCC updated regulations in 2018 about providing biometrics for all new applications to come to Canada.

For visitor visa, study and work permit applicants:

You only need to give your biometrics once every 10 years.

If you have a valid visitor visa, or a study or work permit, and you gave your biometrics in the past, your biometrics are valid from the date you gave your biometrics for a period of 10 years. You do not need to give your biometrics until the 10-year period expires.

There are a few exceptions.  Please read more about this through IRCC’s website.

I have to renew my student permit. How does this impact my spouse’s open work permit?

Your spouse’s work permit is linked to your status as an international student in Canada.  You can renew your spouse’s work permit online, either at the same time you extend your study permit, or after you receive your new permit.

You must renew the work permit before the expiry date, so be sure to plan ahead.  Your spouse can only work if the work permit is valid.

For more information, click here.

I started my program as full time, but I want to switch to part-time for one semester. Can I do this?

Your study permit remains valid for your part-time studies. However, you must be a full-time student to work on and off-campus and the post-graduate work permit requires that you pursued studies as a full-time student. If you plan to stay and work in Canada after graduation, we recommend you don’t switch to part-time status.

Can I work part-time? Do I need a special work permit?

Full-time students with a valid study permit are permitted to work off-campus without a work permit up to 20 hours/week and full-time during scheduled school breaks (i.e. summer).  You must be enrolled in the term following the break to be eligible to work full-time.

You may work off-campus without a work permit if you:

  • have a valid study permit
  • are a full-time student at a designated learning institution (DLI)
  • have started studying
  • are in a program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate and is at least six months long and
  • have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

If you are no longer a full-time student, you may still work off-campus if you:

  • have been a full-time student since you started your program in Canada and
  • are now studying part-time only because this is your last semester (and you don’t need a full course-load to complete your program)

For more information, click here.

What is considered part-time?

Anything under 60% of the full course load in a program is considered part-time. For program specific information you should contact admissions-atlanticanada@eurocentres.com

If I become a part-time student, can I still work part-time?

No. You must be a full-time student in order to work on and off campus. Studying part-time will also make you ineligible to apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit so do not take the decision lightly.

I have to discontinue my studies at Eurocentres Atlantic Canada or take a temporary leave of absence. What do I do?

If you need to discontinue your studies, or pause them, please speak to admissions for further instructions: admissions-atlanticanada@eurocentres.com

I am transferring to Eurocentres Atlantic Canada from another Canadian learning institute. Do I have to let Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) know?

Yes – you have to notify IRCC any time that you change institutions while studying in Canada.  The process is called “Changing DLI”, and you need to do it online, using IRCC’s portal: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/change-schools/account.html

I would like to invite my family or friends to visit me while I am studying. How do I do that? How do I invite them to my graduation?

You will need to write the letter of invitation yourself and must have completed 6 months of study. A letter of invitation will be submitted with the application when the family member applies to enter Canada. The purpose of the visit may be to attend your graduation or just to visit you. You must make sure you send the letter as soon as possible to accommodate IRCC processing times.

  • You must include this information about the person you are inviting:
    – complete name
    – date of birth
    – address
    – telephone number
    – your relationship to the person
    – the purpose of the trip
    – how long the person plans to stay in Canada
    – where the person will stay, and how he or she will pay for things
    – when the person plans to leave Canada
  • You must include this information about yourself:
    – complete name
    – date of birth
    – address and telephone number in Canada
    – job title(if applicable)
    – copy of your study permit and passport pages
    – copy of your transcript
    – details of your family, such as names and dates of birth of your spouse and dependents
    – the total number of people living in your household

­­If you need help with this, our staff will be happy to help.

 

For all other questions, please contact us.

To apply for a study permit you will need a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution. Eurocentres Atlantic Canada is a Designated Learning Institute registered under number O19210345642
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