INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Admissions Process

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Admissions Process

Apply Now

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current travel restrictions to Canada, international students who enrol with Blyth Academy and who are not currently in Canada will be able to start their academic year virtually with Blyth Academy Orbit.
For more information, please contact Dami.Olugbode@blytheducation.com

STEP ONE: LEARN ABOUT BLYTH ACADEMY

We encourage you to learn about our different locations and programs by requesting a brochure and then speaking to our Manager of International Admissions. Our approach is different from traditional private schools, and we want to ensure you feel your child(ren) will thrive in our school community.

Entry Requirements
We strongly recommend that non-native English speakers have an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent before applying to study at Blyth Academy. Students who have not completed the IELTS will be required to complete language testing upon arrival at our school. If they do not meet our standards for entering regular classes, they will have the option of taking private ESL courses with Blyth Academy* or taking ESL at an external institution. If they opt to study outside of Blyth Academy, we will hold their seat in our program, to begin once language requirements have been met.

*Private ESL courses are available at an additional cost. Please see our fees page for our private course fees.

Application Deadlines
Students are strongly encouraged to apply at least 6 weeks prior to the start of classes and should take into account the time required to obtain a study visa.

STEP TWO: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

The online application can be completed here. In addition to the online component, you will need to send the following admissions@blytheducation.com to complete your application:

  • Copy of your passport
  • All available high school transcripts, translated into English
  • Letter of recommendation from your current school

Upon receipt of the completed application, Blyth Academy will issue a deposit invoice for $2,500 CAD and a Conditional Letter of Acceptance, which you can use to apply for a Canadian study visa.

STEP THREE: INTERVIEW

Soon after receiving the Conditional Letter of Acceptance, you will be contacted by one of our Guidance Counsellors to arrange for an admissions interview. This interview is an opportunity for us to explore the student’s academic needs, interests, and goals to determine if and how Blyth Academy can support them. The interview will take place over Skype.

STEP FOUR: APPLICATION REVIEW

The Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. If admitted to Blyth Academy, you will receive an email confirming enrolment. This email will include all of the details you will need to prepare for your first day, including a copy of the Code of Conduct, which must be reviewed and signed off on prior to starting classes.

STEP FIVE: ACCEPTANCE & PREPARING FOR ARRIVAL

Confirm Your Spot and Pay Tuition
Your journey to Blyth Academy begins once you have received the emailed formal letter of acceptance from Blyth Academy. You must accept the offer and pay the $2,500 deposit by the deadline stated in your letter of acceptance in order to confirm your seat in the program. Students who have not submitted all required documents and paid their first tuition installment at least one week prior to the start of classes risk not being able to join classes for the desired Term.

Apply for Canada Immigration Documents
A study permit is required if studying in Canada for longer than six months. You should apply for your study permit as soon as you receive your conditional acceptance letter. The process can take two weeks to four months depending on your country of origin.

Apply For Your Study Permit.
Extend Your Study Permit.
Check Study Visa Processing Time.

Confirm Custodianship
Students under the age of 18 are considered minors in Ontario and require a custodian. Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires that all persons under the age of 18 applying for a study permit have a Custodian living in the local community in Canada.

In the event that you do not have a custodian, Blyth Academy will refer you to our partner International Student Guardianship Canada Inc. for assistance.

Confirm Accommodation
Some students prefer to stay with their family or friends, however, if this does not apply to you, you have these housing option available:

Homestay
Living with a family is a great way for some international students to improve their language skills and learn about Canadian culture. In a homestay, you will live with a family and receive meals as part of the program price. If you are interested in this option you should apply directly to our homestay service provider, The Canada Homestay Network.

Confirm Arrival Information
You must send your flight information to the admissions office at least two weeks prior to your arrival in Canada.

Find Your Immunization Records
All students attending primary or secondary school in Ontario must have proof of immunization against the following diseases:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Meningococcal Disease
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Varicella (chickenpox) – for children born in 2010 or later

View the School Immunization Checklist. If you do not have a record of vaccinations you can request a basic form from the admissions office by emailing admissions@blytheducation.com.

Buy Medical Insurance
Blyth Academy will automatically purchase medical insurance on your behalf, effective the first day of classes, unless you provide proof of your own medical insurance coverage. Click here to learn more about Blyth Academy’s medical insurance coverage, provided by StudyInsured.

If you wish to purchase your own medical insurance, please send Blyth Academy a copy of your policy prior to your arrival. Please email admissions@blytheducation.com.

STEP SIX: ARRIVING IN CANADA

When you arrive in Canada you should be ready to present the following documents:

  • Your original letter of acceptance to Blyth Academy
  • A valid passport
  • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) if required
  • The letter of introduction give to you by the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate
  • Document showing financial support
  • Any other documents recommended by the visa office where you applied

A study permit will be issued to you upon arrival and you must provide a copy of it to the campus before classes begin.

Ready To Start?

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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