Canada is in dire need of skilled international workers but a lot of potential candidates are turned away because they lack North American experience. Enrolling at Evergreen College gives international students an advantage over the competition by providing you with both a Canadian diploma and much-needed work experience through Work and Study Programs, Field Placements, CO-OPs and access to vital networks in numerous fields and industries.
Working in Canada
The economy in Canada is as vast and diverse as the country itself, with opportunities to gain valuable work experience from coast to coast in a variety of fields, industries and practices. Whether you’re just looking for experience while you study and travel or you’re aiming for a more long-term or permanent career, having Canadian work experience on your resume can lift you high above your competition.
Toronto is a hotbed for culture and the economic centre of Canada with several major companies and employers in communications, entertainment, healthcare services, financial services, tourism, fashion, computer science, manufacturing and many more that are based out of the city. The city and Evergreen College can offer you access to networks and valuable work experience with international and national employers while studying and after you graduate.
THE CO-OP ADVANTAGE
Entering a CO-OP gives you the perfect combination of theory and hands-on practice while you network and develop valuable relationships with potential employers. CO-OPs are a unique opportunity to gain self-confidence and show industry professionals and future employers what you can do, all in a positive working environment where you can make mistakes, and more importantly, learn from them. As the old proverb goes, “practice makes perfect” and we want to provide our students with real practice so they can find the perfect job.
Evergreen College will help you fine-tune your skills by running useful workshops to help you with your resume and cover letter while also developing and practicing key interview strategies and skills. At Evergreen, you’ll also have immediate access to industry networks and connections through staff and instructors that would normally take years of experience to build.
Admission Requirement and Process
WHEN TO APPLY
We strongly recommend that you apply at least 6 months in advance of the start dates of each program in order to have enough time to apply for a study permit.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMA PROGRAMS
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• 18 years of age or older at the time of registration
• Pay the non-refundable 2000 AED application fee which should accompany your documents to begin the application process and to receive your Acceptance Letter.
• Provide proof of English proficiency, if English is not the first language in your country. You must have one of the following equivalencies
• IELTS: minimum 5.0 in each skill band
• TOEFL: Minimum score required would be 500 on the written, or 173 on the computer based version.
However, if your High School Diploma (or equivalent) was instructed in English, a TOEFL or IELTS score would not be required. Exceptions are considered, but not guaranteed, for those students who attended a non-English speaking high school, but attended a post-secondary educational facility instructed in English.
|STEP 1: Complete the international student application form, which is available at http://www.cornerstonecollegeuae.com/download/|
|STEP 2: Submit the application form to CCIS Admissions office with the AED 2000 application fee and required supporting documents|
|STEP 3: If your application is successful, you will receive a “Letter of Acceptance” from Evergreen|
|STEP 4: Once you receive your Letter of Acceptance you must apply for a Study Permit (Visa) and Work Permit (if applicable) or ensure that your existing Permit(s) are valid|
|STEP 5: Inform Evergreen College about your arriving date and any services you will need from the college prior to your arrival into the country.|
STUDY PERMITS/TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA/ WORK PERMITS
If you want to study in Canada for more than 6 months you must apply for a Study Permit . A Temporary Resident Visa (Visitor Visa) is sufficient if you want to study for 6 months or less. If your program has a co -op /field /clinical placement required , please apply for your Work Permit along with your Study Permit application.
Professional training requires professional facilities and all of our campuses are equipped to provide you with the services and tools you’ll need to succeed. With a mix of domestic and international students from all around the world, you’ll feel right at home with the tightly-knit Evergreen College community. Each of our six locations also offers you a diverse amount of opportunities for you to become involved with local communities as well.
Downtown Toronto, Ontario
Our main campus is located in the heart of Toronto at 67 Yonge Street, suite 402. We’re a one-minute walk from King Station on the Subway Line in the centre of the city’s bustling Financial District. A short walk North will bring you to the Eaton Centre where you can shop in Toronto’s biggest mall or hang-out at Yonge- Dundas Square, the city’s most entertaining intersection.
Evergreen College currently have four other campuses located conveniently across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Markham, Mississauga, Scarborough and Brampton. Outside of Ontario, we have a campus in Calgary, Alberta in Western Canada.
We ’re here to help you every step of the way as you start your journey to a better career and future. We have advisors and staff on hand at every campus to help you with your daily needs , whatever they may be. We offer a variety of services to our international students including;
• Orientation to Evergreen College
• Settlement Services; assistance with bank accounts, cell phones, etc
• International Student Medical Insurance
• Reliable recommendations and referrals to outside services and agencies
• Homestay placements and housing information and assistance
• Information on employment regulations and social insurance
• Airport Pickup