Canada

Cities

Located in the southwestern region of the  province on an island in the St. Lawrence River, Montréal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, behind Paris with a population of about 1.9 million.  Montréal is the metropolis of the province of Quebec, and the cultural and economic capital of Quebec and the main entry point to the province.Montréal is named after the 761 foot hill, Mount

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Royal, which is home to the famous Mount Royal Park, one of Montréal’s largest green spaces. Here you will find favorite Canadian attractions, such as, the Two Belvederes, Beaver Lake, a short ski slope and a sculpture garden.  During the summer, the area offers a space for nature lovers, walkers, joggers, cyclists, skaters and dog owners a like, while the hill is popular with cross-country skiers and snow enthusiasts during the winter.Old Montréal is a historic area southeast of downtown containing several must-see spots, such as, Place Jacques-Cartier, City Hall, Place d’Armes, and the magnificent Neo-Gothic Notre Dame Basilica. The nearby Pointe-à-Callière Museum is the best way to get acquainted with the city’s history and archaeology. The quays of the Old Port, with the Montréal Science Centre as its star attraction, offers an array of activities, which includes river excursion.

Montréal lies on a transitional climate zone between the hot-summer humid continental and the warm-summer humid continental. During the day temperatures range from warm to hot. Summer is full of sports, film, arts, cultural and music festivals, like the famous Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Enjoy the island heat in Jean Drapeau Parc, or hike in the Laurentians.

While Spring brings warmer temperatures and the city is in bloom by April, however, the snow will stay on the mountains until well into April, so there is still time to ski, snowboard or toboggan.

If you’re passionate about the arts, film, food and fashion, you’ll fall in love with the city upon arrival. Old world architecture and new world chic, stylish shopping districts and lush green parks abound in a city whose unique character was shaped by the French, the English, and two centuries of immigrants from more than 80 countries.Canada’s second largest city is rich in culture and history and has the distinction as one of the liveliest cities in North America.  This lively town is always ready for a party!   It is a melting pot of cultures from around the world.  This is where European sophistication meets Canadian friendliness. This metropolis offers culture around the clock in both English, and French.  Though, most Montréalers speak both official Canadian languages,  French is the city’s official language and is the language spoken at home by 56.9% of the city’s population.

The city has a long history of nightlife. During the days of prohibition Americans would travel to the city to drink at the most popular Montréal nightlife spots in the city. The Montréal nightlife scene is popular for the province’s low drinking age. Today, Montréal nightlife continues to draw tourists and locals alike looking for exciting clubs and bars.Montréal is renown for its superb cuisine, vibrant nightlife, festivals, sunny terraces, cultural diversity and that special joie de vivre (joy of life) that Montrealer’s have, which you are bound to enjoy.

ILSC Centre: is located in the heart of Old Montréal, close to the Old Port, and near public transport, parks and more. Students will love Montréal’s amazing natural setting and its sizzling urban scene, from live music and dancing to theatre and endless restaurant choices. This center has free Internet access available at the computer labs, student library with materials to practice your English or French speaking skills using conversation tapes and audio books on tape. The student lounges provide access to filtered water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fridges and microwaves. There are also several bulletin boards around that providing information about travel, housing, employment, upcoming local events, etc.

Toronto is Canada’s most populous city, and the 4th most populous city in North America with an estimated population of over 2.7 million residents. The city is the provincial capital of Ontario, located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of beautiful Lake Ontario. Toronto is one of the world’s most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, with about 49% of the population being born outside of the country. This vibrant metropolis is the most multicultural city on the planet, with more than 100 different ethnic and cultural groups.Toronto is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own rich history and unique charm and character. Its fantastic multicultural communities — Chinatown, Greektown, Little Italy, and Koreatown — offers some uniquely diverse eateries.

Toronto is ranked as one of the best city in the world for overall quality of life. It is an ideal place to study, that offers a safe, affordable, friendly and multicultural environment. The city is the heart of Canada’s business and cultural life, and the nation’s centre for finance, art, publishing, theatre, music, film and sports. The city has a thriving art community and food scene.

Toronto’s average annual temperature ranges from -8°C to 27°C. During the spring, fragrant cherry trees bloom in High Park as the temperatures start to warm up. It is a good time to go shopping at the 1200 stores at the PATH’s underground shopping complex, or visit one of the many art galleries and museums around the city.

The hot summer is a perfect time to enjoy the beach, go voyageur canoe, visit the Waterpark, or attend the many arts and cultural festivals around town. There is the Toronto Jazz Festival in June, and Caribana in July. Plus, Ontario has incredible outdoor landscapes like Algonquin Park, or Niagara Falls..

In the Fall, enjoy a walk in the city’s outdoors among the colourful trees, or catch an film at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in mid-September. While, winter in Ontario is a season of special activities and unique beauty. Go ice skating by the lake or in front of the Harbourfront Centre, hit the slopes, go dog-sledding, try ice-climbing or snow-shoeing.

Here, you can find world-class theater, shopping and restaurants, plus, the people are friendly. The city has many kinds of attractions, such as the CN Tower—the tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere, Casa Loma, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Wonderland theme park.

Regardless of when you choose to visit, you will find lots to enjoy here.

ILSC Center: Located downtown close to major transit hubs, parks, shopping and more. The 2 campuses equipped with 63 classrooms, computer labs, internet café’s, student lounges, and wi-fi internet access.

Canada Information

HOLIDAYS 2015
New Year's Day January 1st
Family Day February 19
Easter April 18-21
Victoria Day May 18
Canada Day July 1
Labor Day September 7
Thanksgiving Day October 12
Remembrance Day November 11
Christmas - Christian December 25th
Boxing Day December 26th

The following information below is here to assist travelers in understanding their options as they travel to and through Canada.

***Please note that prices listed page serves as an approximation and may vary from actual prices***

***Please confirm prices before your travel time. ***

***NIK|LAS is not responsible for changes of the prices or schedules***

 

VISA INFORMATION

The Visa Waiver Program

Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to visit Canada for up to six months, provided that the traveler holds a passport valid for six months beyond their intended date of departure:

Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holy See, Hong Kong (BN(O) Passport or SAR Passport), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montserrat, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Portugal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Spain, St. Helena, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom and United States.

A visa exemption also applies to individuals holding nationalities that are not specified above if they are in possession of a US Green Card or can provide other evidence of permanent residence in the United States.

AIRPORTS

Montreal

Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) or Montréal–Trudeau, is located on the Island of Montréal, 12 miles from downtown Montréal. This international airport serves Greater Montréal, along with the regions of northern Vermont and New York. The airport is named in honor of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minister of Canada.

Trudeau is the busiest airport in the province of Quebec, the fourth busiest airport in Canada by passenger traffic and by aircraft movements. On an average day, nearly 40,000 passengers transit through Montréal-Trudeau. Airlines servicing Trudeau offer non-stop flights to five continents, namely Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. It is one of only two airports in Canada with direct flights to 5 continents or more, the other being Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Toronto

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) serves Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located 14 miles northwest of downtown Toronto, in the city of Mississauga. The airport is named in honor of Lester B. Pearson, the 14th Prime Minister of Canada.

Pearson is the largest and busiest airport in Canada, and currently the world's 35th-busiest airport by total passenger traffic. An extensive network of nonstop domestic flights is operated from Toronto Pearson by several airlines to all major and many secondary cities across all provinces of Canada. There are over 75 airlines that operate at Toronto Pearson to connect the airport to over 155 international destinations worldwide.

LOW PRICED AIRLINES FROM MAJOR EUROPEAN CITIES

These airliners provide inexpensive flights across the continental US, and to popular US cities. It can help you mix your flight connection city or entry city into the US in order to locate a lower cost trip.

INTERNSHIPS

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

Work experience is an exciting and challenging way to improve your English, gain insight into Canada working life and culture and learn new skills.

This is an invaluable opportunity to improve your English and to learn new skills. Designed for students, graduates and young job seekers aged between18-35.

There is no salary because the objectives of the program are educational and offer a chance to gain professional experience. Many employers pay for daily travel and/or lunch expenses, but this is not guaranteed.

Features

  • Age range 18-35
  • Fully monitored placements
  • The program is educational - work is unpaid
  • Placements in sales and marketing, business administration, tourism, information technology, hospitality,  Advertising, and Public Relation

THE PROGRAM

The program lasts from 16 - 20 weeks. You begin with a minimum 8 weeks of English Course, followed by a internship placement of 8 - 12 weeks. That is,

  • 8 weeks Course & 8 weeks Work Placement (16 weeks)
  • 8 weeks Course & 12 weeks Work Placement (20 weeks)

Placement Fee: $1075 USD

Length:  16 or 20 weeks

INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT:

Placements are organized so that students can:

  • Improve fluency & practice your Business English vocabulary at work
  • Develop specialized vocabulary
  • Improve intercultural understanding about workplace culture & etiquette
  •  Gain valuable knowledge of your industry in Canada
  • Meet Americans in your chosen career field

The work you do will depend on your level of education and qualifications, your skills and experience, and your level of English. Placements are generally in companies in Toronto. Job specifications and workloads vary, but you can expect to have your own responsibilities and perhaps your own project. Companies will interview you during the English Study phase of the program. Students are monitored during their placement and given advice on handling work assignments.

We ask you to specify 2 different areas of interest on your application - flexibility is needed to find a worthwhile placement. We have internship opportunities available in the areas of sales and marketing, business administration, hospitality, tourism, Information Technology, Advertising, and Public Relation.

Length: 8 or 12 weeks at 40 hours per week

LANGUAGE CLASSES:

Your Language skill is an important factor in finding a quality work placement. Students must be Lower-Advanced or above to be eligible for the work experience programs. You can choose any of the following English courses: Standard, or Standard Plus. Most companies will want to interview you before offering you a work experience placement and you will need good English to get the most out of your experience. Minimum of 8 weeks English Course.

Length: 8 weeks

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé either in English. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1-2 pages): the student has to focus on the kind of experience he/she wants to have, what he/she wants to learn, what kind of internship the student prefers, and why.
  • The student has to send the documents by e-mail to: intern@nik-las.com
  • Deposit of $250 USD
  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date

"Where foreigners make friends"

'Intercambios Connection' is a place where native speakers and foreigners meet to share language and culture in a friendly atmosphere. It is an effective and fun way to learn or better your knowledge of any foreign language, meanwhile making new friends with persons from different parts of the world.

This program connects you to locals at your travel destination, who wish to meet foreigners for language exchanges in social setting. It is an additional opportunity for you to practice the foreign language that you may be studying.

QUESTIONS

What is an Intercambio?

An intercambio is a language exchange for two or more people who speak different languages practicing each other's language. You get to practice their native language in exchange for language practice in your native language. It is also a good way to get properly introduced to your travel destination and the hidden gems they have - you may also learn about the DO NOTs of that destination. An Intercambio may serve as a vital source for information on things to do around the city.

How does it work?

The most typical form is that you are provided with 1 - 5 persons that are interested in language exchange. After signing up, you are given the contact information for a few interested locals, such as, email, name, etc. You may then contact them by email, telephone, Skype, Messenger, Facebook, or Whatsapp to get to know them before meeting.  Some suggestions on where to meet: Coffee shops, Pubs, Restaurants,  Beach,  Museums, or other social activities.

In a few locations, the program is orchestrated as a weekly Meetup, at a local spot. Upon arrival, a session of 30 minutes or more is arranged with a person that speaks your chosen language. In that timeframe, you are expected to converse in your language as well as the language of your partner for the evening. The format is flexible, so you may talk as little as 30 minutes or as long as 2 hours if you wish to, and about any topic that comes to mind. You may break out in groups to discuss the designated theme or you may have different individual partners for each session, so you can meet others, and improve your ability to understand the language you wish to practice when speaking with different persons.

What will I gain from this experience?

After several encounters you will notice an improvement your conversational language skill. Plus, the experience also gives you the opportunity to meet and establish bonds with someone very familiar with your travel destination.

What language level is needed to participate?

Don't worry! Everyone who participated in the Intercambios Connection is there to learn. Studying a bit before attending each session will help a lot.

What languages are exchanged?

There are participants from across the globe, so you can find speakers of all every popular languages. You may practice French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, English, etc.

How long are each Intercambio session?

That would depend on yourself and your practicing partner. You may arrange for 30 minutes, or longer. Many times, a session may last up to 2 hours or more. Some may choose to meet for coffee, or visit a museum, or you may get invited to go to the beach, join an all-day excursion, visit an interesting site in a close by city, attend a barbeque, join your Intercambio and his/her friends for a night out, etc.

Location: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

APPLICATION:

How to Join? Send contact information, details of languages that you speak, and the one you wish to practice, along with your location. Send email to intercambios@nik-las.com

If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to let us know.

EXCURSIONS

There are various activities and excursions offered during the year that helps you get to know other students and members of staff and enjoy the culture and entertainment of Canada.  Experience all of the cultural and adventure opportunities that Canada largest metropolis, Toronto, has to offer.

Students love exploring Toronto’s great outdoors, sailing to the Toronto Islands, picnicking in High Park or taking day trips to spectacular Niagara Falls.  We can help you connect with other students and really get to know the region!

Popular activities include:

  • Explore Toronto’s multicultural neighborhoods
  • Weekend trip to Niagara Falls
  • Canada’s Wonderland Amusement Park
  • Paddling in a voyageur canoe
  • Ski and Snowboarding Trips
  • L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
  • Montréal Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanique de Montréal)
  • Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
  • Day trip to Niagara Falls Tr
  • ip in Ottawa to experience the National Gallery
  • Visit to Quebec City

PICK-UP

Bus Station, Train Station, Airports

This optional service is offered at a cost for One-way from/to arrival or departure spot in the United States. A representative meets and takes the student to accommodation or departure point. Please forward travel information at least 3 weeks in advance

Location: Toronto, Montréal

LODGING OPTIONS

NIK|LAS offers affordable lodging during your stay in Canada while you are taking part in one of our courses.  There are a wide range of accommodation options to suit a student's budget and needs. Students can choose to stay in a home stay and learn English by living with a Canadian family. Most of our home stay accommodations are located between 15-25 minutes away from the school. We can also connect you with a wide range of alternative accommodations, which are geared for students who want to live more independently.

Accommodations are generally a 15 - 35 minutes by metro/ bus from the school or center. Shopping facilities are a short distance away. Electricity, gas and water are included.

Single Room (SR) - Private room.

Double Room (DR) - Shared Room between two students.

Suggestions: Take extra care with your behavior; keep common areas clean; moderate noise to a low level at night; respect apartment mates schedule and customs. In short, be responsible for yourself.

Shared Apartments

Apartments are simply furnished with a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, living room with television, iron and 1 or 2 bathrooms. There are no telephones available in apartments. These 2, 3, or 4 Bedroom apartments are shared with other international students and/or locals so students can cook their own food and manage food budget. Bed linens are provided. However, you will need to bring towels and own personal toiletries. Room in a shared apartment with access to all communal areas of the house (kitchen, bathroom and living room). Single rooms options.

Location: Toronto

Homestay/Host Family

Staying with a Canadian speaking Family is rewarding, in that, it encourages the natural use of social English. This helps to improve your language skills. Room with an English Speaking family with a meal option of full board(3 meals/day), half board (breakfast & Dinner), or Single Room (Room only). You are made to feel completely at home with their families and enjoy the unique opportunity to fully integrate oneself into an English speaking family life.

Please keep in mind that Canada has a very diverse cultural makeup with citizens from a wide variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Your host family in Canada will be different from your own, so we ask that you be prepared to adjust to a new household routine, different foods and new rules. Though, you will be free to do what you wish, you will be expected to adjust a bit to the rules of the house. You will receive your own house-key so you may come and go as you please. During your home-stay you will be able to receive phone calls. Bed linens are provided. However, you will need to bring towels and own personal toiletries. Single rooms options.

Location: Toronto, Montréal

Student Residence

We offer a variety of residential accommodation in different parts of Montréal and Toronto. The residence houses several rooms with students also studying English. You have access to communal area of the fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room with TV, video, as well as washing machines. It has an international atmosphere, where English is the common language. Bed linens are provided. However, you will need to bring towels and own personal toiletries. Single or double rooms options.

Location: Toronto, Montréal

WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM (WEP)

Work Experience Program Canada

WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

This program combines language training with paid work in a Canadian workplace. Students in this program will take courses to help them develop the language skills needed for finding work and succeeding in the workplace. Students will typically find jobs in the travel and hospitality industry.

This program combines English or French study with a paid general language practicum in a Canadian workplace. Placements are offered in 6-month to 2-year programs comprising of 50% academic and 50% paid internship components.

Complete a variety of language courses until your level allows you to take WEP preparation courses, which include business writing Skills and business Interview Skills. the recommended courses are designed to make you highly employable in the Canadian job market. The latter part

of the program is a paid internship where you put your language skills to the test in a real work environment.

Candidate's Profile

- You must be a least an high school graduate

- Demonstrate that you have previously applied for and secured a part-time job, full-time job or volunteer work. Professional work experience is not required, but is an advantage.

- The ideal candidate is positive, proactive and independent.

- Work & study permits required.

Structure of the Program

The NIK|LAS Study & Work Program consists of 3 phases:

1st: 3 months to 6 months of English or French language (available in Montréal, or Toronto).

2nd: Internship Preparation Courses.

3rd: The Work placement may last between 3 to 12months (available in Montréal, Toronto, or Vancouver).

I Part - Course

The program is designed to help improve your effectiveness as a French or English Speaker, so you can be more efficient in your work post.   With a higher language level, you’ll be more likely to land a more interesting and potentially tip-earning position.  Arrangements can be made to take extra courses before you start your Internship.

English courses build fundamental language skills by choosing courses from a variety of programs offered —Communication, academic preparation, test preparation (TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge, IELTS), business and humanities.

Location: Montréal, Toronto

II Part - Internship Preparation Courses

  • Business Writing Skills: Gain skills in written communications such as business proposals, resumes and cover letters.
  • Business English Interview Skills: Gain insight into the business interview process to prepare for success in your own interview.
  • Choose one of the following business courses:• English: Business English, International Business Practices, Advertising Media or  public Speaking / presentation Skills• French: work place preparation or International business Internship

Location: Montréal, Toronto

III Part: The Work Placement Period

Internships are general language practicums and positions will be in industries such as tourism, hospitality and retail where the average wage ranges from $8–$15 CAD/hour. Students can work between 20–27 hours per week. Students will be required to submit monthly internship reports during their placement. If a student fails to submit monthly reports, they may be terminated from the program and reported to Immigration Canada.

Please note that WEP can make no promise of placement or specific interviews with employers. Successfully obtaining employment depends on the student's ability to apply what they learn through their academic and job preparation, their performance at the interview, as well as job market fluctuation. Keep in mind that positions are generally entry level and

vary depending on language skills and experience. Our staff will do their best to answer your questions, prepare you for success and satisfy your requests.

Program Duration: 6 months to 24 months.

Start Dates:  Jan 5, Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23, Apr 20, may 21, Jun 17, Jul 15, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2

Work Placement Fee: $525 USD

Location: Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date
  • Registration Deposit of $250 USD (Registration cannot be accepted without this payment )
  • Résumé either in English or French. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1 page): Detailing specifically the kind of experience the student wants to have, what kind of work placement is preferred, and why.
  • Enrollment Form
  • Send the documents by e-mail to: info@nik-las.com

Certificates

A Certificate of Completion is offered at the end of the course, to students who meet the minimum attendance and academic requirements. The certificate displays course completed, dates and level obtained.

Start Dates

Non-Beginners can start any Monday of the year. Beginners may start on the first Monday of any month, in some location, twice a month. Contact us for appropriate dates.

Holidays

School will be closed during Holidays. Holidays are not made up. Please view the holiday section to understand to help decide your travel time.

LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

We offer you top-quality, affordable English instruction in very exciting cities within the United States. Our knowledgeable teachers are experienced, well-traveled, English speakers that will help you become a more confident English speaker.

Several courses are offered year-round for students who wish to improve their English communication skills or prepare for the TOEFL, TOEIC, or GMAT exams. There are several courses offered that are authorized under Federal law for foreign students.

Classes provide you with the opportunity to improve your conversational and written English through an exceptional curriculum and methodology, while you can actively practice speaking the language while living in the United States.

At our schools, one learns the language as well as, the grammar structures in a stimulating atmosphere at all levels. Your vocabulary will increase daily as you become more accustomed to the sound of the language.

The courses improve basic communication skills and English grammar. You will learn to construct simple to complex sentences and develop vocabulary skills to be able to participate in discussions. The courses develop your awareness of the relationship of grammar to meaning. You develop fluency in speaking and writing. Courses will enhance your ability to communicate with and understand English speakers.

As you progress, you will develop fluency in speaking, reading comprehension, listening and speaking, while attaining a high command of vocabulary words and idioms, and acquiring a stronger grammar foundation.

English Online

Individual lessons using distance learning for students with basic knowledge of beginner English. The course runs in blocks of a minimum of 10 lessons. It features general English lessons, high quality TOEFL and IELTS, Conversational and Business courses under professional training from well experienced native English teachers.

This interactive and professional comprehensive online programs is designed to help the student cover all sections of the language including practice tasks and questions, revision, study skills, tips and strategies  It is a revolutionary way to excel in the comfort of your home or office, at your own pace, in your own time. You will just need to sit in front of your computer in a comfort zone, sipping on coffee or a cold beverage, while enjoying your learning experience.

Location: All

Semi Standard

13 lessons of group instructed English Language per week from Monday to Friday. It offers just a bit more than the Mini English but leaves you with sufficient time to immerse into the city life. Classes challenge students apply their knowledge of theory by means of various methods ranging from situation and role-playing activities to debates about current issues.
Location: Toronto     Levels: All

Standard

17 lessons of group instructed English Language per week from Monday to Friday.  The course focuses on communication for all levels and includes two parts: Grammar and Conversation Skills. "Grammar" includes grammar, vocabulary, and reading. Skills are taught with an emphasis on interactive, productive use. Students practice grammatical skills and new vocabulary in authentic, spoken English. "Conversation Skills" is student-centered learning in a comfortable, supportive setting. Effective speaking and listening skills are reinforced through a combination of small group work and discussion. Students are helped and encouraged to organize and express ideas clearly and correctly.

Location: Toronto, Montréal   Levels: All

Super Standard

24 lessons of group instructed English Language per week from Monday to Friday. This course uses an integrated approach that covers: speaking, listening, reading and writing. It incorporates pronunciation, vocabulary building and conversation activities using grammar in context.

Location: Toronto, Montréal                Levels: All

Intensive

30 lessons of group instructed English Language per week from Monday to Friday. Just for that student that wants a little more English. Designed to effectively achieve the most learning in the least amount of time.

Location: Toronto, Montréal     Levels: All

Individual (One to One) 

If you are interested in additional hours of instruction, or wish to have further improve distinct areas of your language skills (e.g. grammar, writing, pronunciation) these lessons are perfect for just that. You will have personalized session with qualified teachers outside of class hours.

Location: Toronto. Montréal       Levels: All

Combined Cities

This program attracts the voyagers in students. It allows for students to choose from the list of courses that we offer in our schools and distribute the learning experience among the different locations. By combining a course from among these different cities, one will learn English and have the opportunity to know the rich variety of Canadian cultures at the same time. Plus, it makes for great city hopping.

Location: Toronto, Montréal, New York

Group Programs

  • For groups of 5 or more persons traveling together on the same package to the same destination, please contact our Group Department for a group discounted price quote at: group@nik-las.com
  • With a group of 5 or more persons, you may organize a program that fits your interests and trip desires. Contact our Group Department for more information.

Location: Toronto, Montréal

WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

This program combines language training with paid work in a Canadian workplace. Students in this program will take courses to help them develop the language skills needed for finding work and succeeding in the workplace. Students will typically find jobs in the travel and hospitality industry.

This program combines English or French study with a paid general language practicum in a Canadian workplace. Placements are offered in 6-month to 2-year programs comprising of 50% academic and 50% paid internship components.

Complete a variety of language courses until your level allows you to take WEP preparation courses, which include business writing Skills and business Interview Skills. the recommended courses are designed to make you highly employable in the Canadian job market. The latter part

of the program is a paid internship where you put your language skills to the test in a real work environment.

Candidate's Profile

- You must be a least an high school graduate

- Demonstrate that you have previously applied for and secured a part-time job, full-time job or volunteer work. Professional work experience is not required, but is an advantage.

- The ideal candidate is positive, proactive and independent.

- Work & study permits required.

Structure of the Program

The NIK|LAS Study & Work Program consists of 3 phases:

1st: 3 months to 6 months of English or French language (available in Montréal, or Toronto).

2nd: Internship Preparation Courses.

3rd: The Work placement may last between 3 to 12months (available in Montréal, Toronto, or Vancouver).

I Part - Course

The program is designed to help improve your effectiveness as a  French or English  Speaker, so you can be more efficient in your work post.   With a higher language level, you’ll be more likely to land a more interesting and potentially tip-earning position.  Arrangements can be made to take extra courses before you start your Internship.

English courses build fundamental language skills by choosing courses from a variety of programs offered —Communication, academic preparation, test preparation (TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge, IELTS), business and humanities.

Location: Montréal, Toronto

II Part - Internship Preparation Courses

  • Business Writing Skills: Gain skills in written communications such as business proposals, resumes and cover letters.
  • Business English Interview Skills: Gain insight into the business interview process to prepare for success in your own interview.
  • Choose one of the following business courses:• English: Business English, International Business Practices, Advertising Media or  public Speaking / presentation Skills• French: work place preparation or International business Internship

Location: Montréal, Toronto

III Part: The Work Placement Period

Internships are general language practicums and positions will be in industries such as tourism, hospitality and retail where the average wage ranges from $8–$15 CAD/hour. Students can work between 20–27 hours per week. Students will be required to submit monthly internship reports during their placement. If a student fails to submit monthly reports, they may be terminated from the program and reported to Immigration Canada.

Please note that WEP can make no promise of placement or specific interviews with employers. Successfully obtaining employment depends on the student's ability to apply what they learn through their academic and job preparation, their performance at the interview, as well as job market fluctuation. Keep in mind that positions are generally entry level and

vary depending on language skills and experience. Our staff will do their best to answer your questions, prepare you for success and satisfy your requests.

Program Duration: 6 months to 24 months.

Start Dates: Jan 5, Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23, Apr 20, may 21, Jun 17, Jul 15, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2

Work Placement Fee: $525 USD

Location: Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date
  • Registration Deposit of $250 USD (Registration cannot be accepted without this payment )
  • Résumé either in English or French. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1 page): Detailing specifically the kind of experience the student wants to have, what kind of work placement is preferred, and why.
  • Enrollment Form
  • Send the documents by e-mail to: info@nik-las.com
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