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Work & Study in Canada

Are you aged 18-35? Organize a Canadian working holiday visa through ILSC.

Work in Canada during your holidays and learn English or French at ILSC

Work, study, live, and play in Toronto, Vancouver, or Montreal, or any city you choose and receive all the support you need to succeed through our working holiday + language study program packages. If you are between 18-35, you may be eligible to get a working holiday visa without waiting to be chosen from the General Pool.

ILSC's work and study packages include:

  • Working Holiday Visa and Sponsorship Letter
  • Job search support through our Job Club
  • Guaranteed job placement service (optional)
  • 12 weeks of English or French* study, 15-20 hours per week

If required, we can also help you arrange accommodation.

ILSC is an IRCC International Experience Canada (IEC) Recognized Organization (RO) through our participation in the Languages Canada Consortium.

*French is only available at our ILSC Montréal campus or online.

 

Program Packages

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Work & Study Plus

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Package Price:
$5,500* + $1,000 (non-refundable)
application fee

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Working Holiday Visa & Sponsorship Letter
  • 12 Weeks of English or French Study (15-20 hours per week)**
  • Participation in Job Club
  • PLUS Guaranteed job placement upon completion of studies!

*Course material fees of $120 are due in addition to the package fee.

**Choose your preferred schedule from in person Full-Time Morning, Full-Time Afternoon, or Semi-Intensive Online. (French online is available starting from Sept 8, 2024).

Our Job Club provides weekly sessions to students on resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, the application process, and tips on how to successfully network in Canada - available to students taking in-person study, only.

See eligibility requirements and full terms & conditions below.

Work & Study

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Package Price:
$4,900* + $1,000 (non-refundable)
application fee

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Working Holiday Visa & Sponsorship Letter
  • 12 Weeks of English or French Study (15-20 hours per week)**
  • Participation in Job Club

*Course material fees of $120 are due in addition to the package fee.

**Choose your preferred schedule from in person Full-Time Morning, Full-Time Afternoon, or Semi-Intensive Online. (French online is available starting from Sept 8, 2024).

Our Job Club provides weekly sessions to students on resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, the application process, and tips on how to successfully network in Canada - available to students taking in-person study, only.

See eligibility requirements and full terms & conditions below.

 

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Create your unique work and study experience in some of Canada's most amazing and beautiful cities. Or, choose the Online study option if you want the flexibility to work anywhere in Canada.
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Program Eligibility

In order to be eligible for program packages, you must meet the eligibility requirements below:

  • You are between 18 and 35 years old 
  • Your country or territory of citizenship has a YMA with Canada which includes a Working Holiday Visa option
  • You may not bring any dependent family members to Canada with you
  • You can provide proof of a minimum of CAD $2,500 to cover your expenses in Canada
  • You have proof of health insurance for the duration of your stay in Canada
  • You must not be inadmissible to Canada
  • You have a round-trip ticket or proof of sufficient funds to cover your departure from Canada at the end of your authorized stay
  • You have paid all related program fees to ILSC Education Group

Terms and Conditions

An Agreement between ILSC and Participant begins when ILSC has received a completed and signed Application Form, has received payment of all necessary registration and program fees, and the Participant has been issued a Confirmation Letter by ILSC.

ILSC reserves the right to refuse any applicant who does not meet the program eligibility requirements.

The agreement will end upon fulfillment of the terms of services outlined in the specific agreement, as per the Program purchased by the Participant, or as otherwise terminated in accordance with the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

By purchasing any package offered by ILSC, participating youth affirm they meet the International Experience Canada Eligibility Criteria, and accept the following program Terms and Conditions, as well as the below Use of Personal Information and Cancellation and Refund policies.

  • Participants are responsible for completing all steps in their International Experience Canada work permit application process, including providing all required documentation. Participants must meet all eligibility criteria and visa conditions.
  • Obtaining a valid Canada work permit is the responsibility of the participant. The LC Consortium is not responsible for delays in visa processing, nor for a participant’s failure to submit a complete and correct IEC application. 
  • Participants are responsible for all travel expenses to get to their destination in Canada, unless otherwise specified in the Program purchased. All travels before, during, and after the program are at the participant’s own risk and expense. The LC Consortium is not liable or responsible for the participant’s health and safety and loss or damage to property. The participant must ensure that they are fit and qualified to travel.
  • Gross misconduct, dangerous or offensive behaviour, involvement in illegal activity, violation of ILSC school rules while enrolled, or failure to perform duties as requested may result in the participant’s expulsion from the program.
  • The participant must follow IEC guidelines for the work permit activation process. The LC Consortium is not responsible for work permit activation issues nor for any mistakes made on the work permit once issued by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at the Port of Entry. It is the responsibility of the participant to provide all correct documentation and verify the information on the work permit is correct. Work Permit Validity Period: For RO participations from YMA countries and territories, the work permit validity period for ROs is the same as the negotiated YMA limits.
  • Repeat Participation under RO Status: IEC participants who use a Recognized Organization for support before and during their stay in Canada are eligible for two more lifetime participations in the IEC. The second lifetime participation granted via ROs can be in the same category or a different category. RO participations are in addition to the YMA country-specific participation but note that the two lifetime RO opportunities are inclusive of previous participations with all ROs. For more information about repeat participation, see the IEC website.
  • The participant must affirm that all information in their application form is true and correct and understands that any false information may result in the cancellation of their program with no refund.

By submitting an application, you are providing express consent for Languages Canada and its Consortium institution (in this case, ILSC Education Group) to use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • Personal information in your application, including, but not limited to, your date of birth, nationality, address, resume, and passport identification page, is used solely for determining program and work permit eligibility. This information will not be shared with or sold to any third party. 
  • Macro-level participant information, including, but not limited to, gender, age, nationality, province travelled to, duration of stay in Canada, program type, and type of work, may be shared with the government of Canada for research and statistical purposes in accordance with the IEC program.
  • In order to support the participant, personal information may be shared with LC Consortium partners in Canada in order to arrange your accommodation, health insurance, or other in-country support services.

Students who choose our Work & Study Plus package will enjoy the added benefit of guaranteed job placement upon completion of their language studies.  We believe most students will be successful at finding a job on their own with the support of our Job Club training; however, if required, the guaranteed job placement service will be subject to the following conditions:

  • Students must have achieved a language level of Beginner 4 or higher on our ILSC Academic English or French Placement Test, which is taken prior to starting classes.
  • Students must actively participate in ILSC's Job Club sessions during their study time in order to ensure a successful application, interview and job placement experience.
  • Students must have a current resume and standard cover letter prepared so that our team can match them with potential jobs based on their skills and experience.
  • If a student is unable to find their own position, ILSC will support students to secure a maximum of two job interviews by tapping into our extensive network of partner companies that are regularly hiring.
  • ILSC cannot guarantee specific positions with specific companies. Available positions depend on company needs at the time that students are seeking work.
  • Interviews arranged by ILSC will typically be in or around Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal.  We cannot guarantee finding interviews in other locations.

  • Payment of Registration Fee and Program Fee to the LC Consortium institution (ILSC Education Group) is required at the time of purchasing a Program. ILSC will not issue a Confirmation Letter until all fees have been paid.
  • There are fees required to apply to the IEC program itself. These are in addition to LC Consortium package prices. See ‘Pay Your Fees’ on the IEC’s How To Apply website for more details.
  • Participants understand that all packages offered by ILSC include a minimum of 12 weeks of English language study in Canada, and commit to undertaking language study in accordance with the Program purchased. If a participant fails to start, attend, or complete the English/French language study portion of the Program at no fault of ILSC, no refund will be issued, in accordance with the Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • If an applicant wishes to change travel dates they must inform ILSC of this change by email as soon as possible. The institution will attempt to accommodate the change and will confirm the change to the applicant in writing. Changes may be subject to change fees determined by the institution.
  • In the event that ILSC is forced to withdraw or cancel a program, a similar program will be offered to the participant. In the event that the replacement program is unsuitable, ILSC will refund 100% of the fees paid by the applicant, minus any costs incurred. The replacement program may not be the same price as the original program.
  • The Registration Fee is 100% non-refundable, including in cases of visa refusal.
  • If the participant wishes to cancel their program at any point before or during their stay in Canada for reasons including serious personal illness or death of an immediate family member (known as ‘compassionate grounds’), official documentation will be required before a refund of the Program fee is provided to the participant.
    • Before the date the program begins, the participant is eligible for a 100% refund of the Program fee on compassionate grounds.
    • After the program begins, the participant is eligible for a refund equal to the amount of the program which is remaining. For instance, if the program is 30% complete, the participant is eligible for a refund of 70% of the Program fee. After the language portion of the program is complete, the participant is not eligible for a refund.
    • Note: A letter of credit may be provided to the participant which allows them to resume their English or French language program at a future time, depending on the conditions and dates of the participant’s work permit. 
  • Program fees may be partially eligible for refunds in case of participant cancellation. See below table for more information. Note that in order to receive a refund due to visa refusal, a copy of the Canada immigration refusal letter must accompany all program cancellation requests.
Time of Cancellation Program Fee Refund 
Program cancelled by IRCC due to pandemic or other causes 100% refund of program fee
Within seven days of completing the application to IEC through ILSC 100% refund of program fee
More than seven days after completing the application to IEC through ILSC, but more than 30 days prior to the program start date 90% refund of the program fee
Less than 30 days before the program start date 80% refund of the program fee
Visa application refusal by IRCC 100% refund of the program fee
After the program start date, but before 10% of instructional hours have been completed 70% refund of the program fee
After the program start date, and between 10-30% of instructional hours have been completed 50% refund of the program fee
After the program start date, and more than 30% of instructional hours have been completed No refund of the program fee