For: Tamwood Language Centres & Tamwood Camps
If your child is taking part in one of our Tamwood Camps, they may need a visitor’s visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) depending on their country of citizenship.
If you are going to be a student at Tamwood and studying for less than 6 months, you may need a visitor’s visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) depending on which country you are from.
However, we strongly recommend applying for a study permit, even if you are studying for less than 6 months.
Please check Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for more information.
For: Tamwood Language Centres & Tamwood Careers
International students, who are studying for more than 6 months require a valid study permit issued by IRCC to attend classes. Even if you are studying for less than 6 months, we highly recommend applying for a study permit.
To apply for a study permit, you will need:
1. A Letter of Acceptance from Tamwood with our DLI Number.
2. A valid passport
3. Proof that you can financially support yourself while studying in Canada, and any family member that comes with you (you find more information here).
4. A medical exam (if required)
Please visit the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration website to learn more about eligibility requirements and application procedures.
Off-Campus Work Rights: (for Tamwood Careers students only)
Your study permit will state that if you are eligible to work off-campus for up to 20 hours a week during your study terms and full-time while you are on your study term breaks.
For: Tamwood Careers
For Career programs that include a Co-Operative work term or work practicum, international students are required to obtain a study permit, as well as a work permit.
You can apply for the work permit on the study permit application. You must indicate on your study permit application that work is a necessary part of your program and submit a letter from Tamwood Careers confirming this. You cannot start your Co-Op work term until you have presented your valid work permit.
*Please note the work experience on this work permit does not count towards your 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada required to apply for the Canadian Experience Class (Express Entry) immigration route.
Working Holiday Visa (Open Work Permit)
For: Go International
Canada has agreements with 34 countries as part of the International Experience Canada program. As a citizen of one of those countries, you are able to apply in the Working Holiday (open work permit), Young Professional (employer-specific), or International Co-op (internship) category – depending on your country of citizenship.
This will provide you with the opportunity to live and work in Canada for 6, 12, or 24 months.
Tamwood’s subsidiary GO International is a designated Recognized Organization of the Government of Canada’s International Experience Canada program.