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Admission Requirements

If you are interested in applying for one of our programs, please see the admission requirements below. We will work together with you to find the course best suitable for your interests and goals. There is something for everyone!

Work + Study

School of Business: International Business & Management

Minimum Age: 18 Years
Education: Toronto applicants must provide a copy of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent* (or have passed the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam with a Cut Score of 16);

A transcript, diploma, or certificate from another country is considered equivalent to an Ontario high school diploma if assessed at an Ontario OSSD level by a recognized assessment service.

Students can have their credential assessed using one of the following pre-approved recognized assessment services:
World Education Services
University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Comparative Education Service
International Credential Assessment Service of Canada

Language Skills: International students must demonstrate intermediate level English with Tamwood Career’s online test and interview. The online test and interview are exempt if CEFR B1, IELTS 5, TOEFL iBT 35, Cambridge PET (Merit), Tamwood Language Centre’s intermediate level or proof of successful completion of Tamwood Language Centre EAP 192 is presented.

Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada with a study permit.

School of Business: Digital Marketing

Minimum Age: 19 Years
Education: Toronto applicants must provide a copy of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent* (or have passed the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam with a Cut Score of 16);

A transcript, diploma, or certificate from another country is considered equivalent to an Ontario high school diploma if assessed at an Ontario OSSD level by a recognized assessment service.

Students can have their credential assessed using one of the following pre-approved recognized assessment services:
World Education Services
University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Comparative Education Service
International Credential Assessment Service of Canada

Language Skills: International students must demonstrate high intermediate level English with Tamwood Careers’ online test and interview. The online test and interview are exempt if CEFR B2, IELTS 5.5, TOEFL ibT 46, Cambridge FCE (C), Tamwood Language
Centre’s high intermediate level or proof of successful completion of Tamwood Language Centre EAP 192 is presented.

Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada with a study permit.

School of Technology: UI, UX, & Web

These requirements are for the following programs:
UI Designer
UX Designer
Web Developer

Minimum Age: 19 Years
Education: Toronto applicants must provide a copy of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent* (or have passed the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam with a Cut Score of 16);

A transcript, diploma, or certificate from another country is considered equivalent to an Ontario high school diploma if assessed at an Ontario OSSD level by a recognized assessment service.

Students can have their credential assessed using one of the following pre-approved recognized assessment services:
World Education Services
University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Comparative Education Service
International Credential Assessment Service of Canada

Language Skills: International students must demonstrate high intermediate level English with Tamwood Careers’ online test and interview. The online test and interview are exempt if CEFR B2, IELTS 5.5, TOEFL iBT 46, Cambridge FCE(C), Tamwood Language Centre’s high intermediate level, or proof of successful completion of Tamwood Language Centre EAP 192 is presented.

Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada with a study permit.

School of Hospitality & Tourism: Hospitality & Tourism (Diploma & Certificate)

Minimum Age: 18 Years
Education: Toronto applicants must provide a copy of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent* (or have passed the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam with a Cut Score of 16);

A transcript, diploma, or certificate from another country is considered equivalent to an Ontario high school diploma if assessed at an Ontario OSSD level by a recognized assessment service.

Students can have their credential assessed using one of the following pre-approved recognized assessment services:
World Education Services
University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Comparative Education Service
International Credential Assessment Service of Canada

Language Skills: International students must demonstrate intermediate level English with Tamwood Career’s online test and interview. The online test and interview are exempt if CEFR B1, IELTS 5, TOEFL iBT 35, Cambridge PET (Merit), Tamwood Language Centre’s intermediate level or proof of successful completion of Tamwood Language Centre EAP 192 is presented.

Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada with a study permit.

School of Hospitality & Tourism: Foundations of Food & Beverage

Minimum Age: 19 Years
Language Skills:  International students must demonstrate intermediate level English with Tamwood Career’s online test and interview. The online test and interview are exempt if CEFR B1, IELTS 5, TOEFL iBT 35, Cambridge PET (Merit), Tamwood Language Centre’s intermediate level or proof of successful completion of Tamwood Language Centre EAP 192 is presented.

Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada with a study permit.

Global Startup School

Minimum Age: 19 Years
You have completed: Minimum one academic year post-secondary studies OR 24 months of work experience in any field

To demonstrate you meet the education/work requirements, you must supply either:
• Proof of employment (24 months, full-time)

This proof of employment form must be completed, on company letterhead, and signed in ink by your previous employer(s). Either insert the company logo on this template or print the template on the company letterhead. If you worked at multiple locations to achieve 24 months of work experience, you may complete multiple forms, but they must all be submitted as one PDF document.

OR
• Proof of academic studies

Submit either: transcript for one academic year of study or copy of the official credential you earned at a post-secondary institution (diploma, certificate, or degree) with evidence that the program you completed was at least one academic year in duration.
If your transcript is in a language other than English, please make sure that your name, the name of the institution, and the date is translated to English on the document that you submit.

Language Skills: International students must demonstrate high intermediate level English with Tamwood Careers’ online test and interview. The online test and interview are exempt if CEFR B2, IELTS 5.5, TOEFL ibT 46, Cambridge FCE (C), Tamwood Language Centre’s high intermediate level or proof of successful completion of Tamwood Language Centre EAP 192 is presented.

Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada with a study permit.

School of Recreation & Leisure: Youth Recreation & Leisure

Minimum Age: 18 Years
You have completed: Secondary school

• No Criminal Record (police check required)
• Minimum 65% in either English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, ENGL 090, or equivalent.
Or
Successful completion of three consecutive full-time years of secondary school and/or post-secondary education taught in the English language in a country where English is the principal language.
Countries from which education in English is accepted:
• Canada, U.S.A., U.S. Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, New Zealand,
Australia, Tanzania, and Ireland
• Singapore, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, and the Philippines
Or
International Students must demonstrate intermediate-level English with Tamwood Careers’ online test and interview. The online test and interview are exempt if CEFR B1, IELTS 4.5, TOEFL iBT 31, Cambridge PET (Merit), Tamwood Language Centre’s intermediate level, or proof of successful completion

Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada with a study permit.

School of Recreation & Leisure: Recreation Management

Minimum Age: 18 Years
You have completed: Secondary school

• No Criminal Record (police check required)
• Minimum 65% in either English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, ENGL 090, or equivalent.
Or
Successful completion of three consecutive full-time years of secondary school and/or post-secondary education taught in the English language in a country where English is the principal language.
Countries from which education in English is accepted:
• Canada, U.S.A., U.S. Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, New Zealand,
Australia, Tanzania, and Ireland
• Singapore, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, and the Philippines
Or
International students must demonstrate high intermediate English with Tamwood Careers’ online test and interview. The online test and interview are exempt if CEFR B2, IELTS 5.5, TOEFL iBT 46, Cambridge FCE (C), Tamwood Language Centre’s high intermediate level, or proof of successful completion of Tamwood Language Centre EAP 192 is presented.
Or
Completion of all the courses from Youth Recreation Leadership Co-op Diploma Program from Tamwood Careers

Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada with a study permit.

Camps

Junior Summer Camps: English + Activity

Ages: 7-10 Years
English Level: Beginner to Advanced
Documents: Your child must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada/the USA as a tourist.

Youth Summer Camps: English + Activity

Ages: 11-14 Years
English Level: Beginner to Advanced
Documents: Your child must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada/the USA as a tourist.

*Vaccination Status: Every camper has to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entry to New York Camps.

Teen Summer Camps: Global Learner

Ages: 15-17 Years
English Level: Beginner to Advanced
Documents: Your child must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada as a tourist.

*Vaccination Status: Every camper has to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entry to New York Camps.

Youth Summer Camps: Business Project

Ages: 11-14 Years
English Level: Low Intermediate to Advanced
Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada/the USA as a tourist.

Teen Summer Camps: Youth Leaders in Training (LIT)

Ages: 15-17 Years
English Level: Low Intermediate to Advanced
Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada/the USA as a tourist.

Teen Summer Camps: Bright Chef

Ages: 15-17 Years
English Level: Low Intermediate to Advanced
Documents: Your child must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter the USA as a tourist.

*Vaccination Status: Every camper has to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entry to New York Camps.

Teen Summer Camps: Social Impact Project

Ages: 15-17 Years
English Level: Low Intermediate to Advanced
Documents: Your child must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada as a tourist.

Youth/Teen Summer Camps: Future of Work

Ages: 13-17 Years
English Level: High Intermediate to Advanced
Documents: Your child must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada as a tourist.

Teen Winter Camps: English + Activity

Ages: 12-18 Years
English Level: Beginner to Advanced
Documents: Your child must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada as a tourist.

Family Camps: English + Activity

Ages: Adults – 18+, Kids – 12-18 (Vancouver) & 7-17 (Whistler)
English Level: Beginner to Advanced
Documents: Your child and you will either need a tourist visa, an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), or in some cases only a passport.

Closed Group Study Tours

Ages: 7-17 Years
English Level: Beginner to Advanced
Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada as a tourist.

Language Centres

General English

Age: By the time applicants plan to finish their program, they must be at least 17 years old to be eligible for the program at Vancouver Campus and at least 16 years old for Whistler and Toronto campuses.
English Level: Beginner to Advanced (Tamwood Level 2 or Higher)*.
Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada as a tourist or as a student.

*Students who need to improve their English skills before getting admitted to any program can take English courses at Tamwood Language Centres.

English for Exams: IELTS

Age: By the time applicants plan to finish their program, they must be at least 17 years old to be eligible for the program at Vancouver Campus and at least 16 years old for Toronto Campus.
English Level: Intermediate to Advanced (Tamwood Level 4-7 or Higher, IELTS 4.5+).
Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada as a tourist or as a student.

English for Careers: Private Tuition

Age: By the time applicants plan to finish their program, they must be at least 17 years old to be eligible for the program at Vancouver Campus and at least 16 years old for Whistler and Toronto campuses.
English Level: Beginner to Advanced (Tamwood Level 1 or Higher)*.
Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada as a tourist or as a student.

*Students who need to improve their English skills before getting admitted to any program can take English courses at Tamwood Language Centres.

Pathways

ESL Pathway

Age: By the time applicants plan to finish their program, they must be at least 17 years old to be eligible for the program at Vancouver Campus and at least 16 years old for Toronto campus.
English Level: Beginner to Advanced. Students with Beginner – Pre-Intermediate level will start with General English classes to improve their overall level of English. Intermediate level students will start intensive academic English preparation until they complete the required level for entry to their college or university of choice.
Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada as a tourist or as a student.

Academic Pathway

Age: Minimum 18 Years (International Business & Management); Minimum 19 Years (Hospitality, Service, & Tourism)
You have completed: Final year of general/secondary level schooling.
English Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Tamwood Pathway Program completion of EAP 192 for Business, and EAP 193 for Hospitality, or a level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 for Business, IELTS 5.5 for Hospitality.
Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada as a tourist or as a student. We highly recommend applying for a study permit.
Pathway Requirements: Tamwood Careers Diploma needed for Academic Credit Transfer

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