Application Process for International Students

1. Student Admission

Prospect international students are encouraged to apply for a study permit at least two (2) months before the start date of the program.  This will give time for admission process to be completed.

Academic Term Program Start Date Application Deadline
Fall Term
Winter Term
Spring Term
Summer Term

 

1.1 STEPS HOW TO APPLY

1.11   Determine your eligibility to study in Canada at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-who.asp

It is highly recommended for students to apply as early as possible.  It takes several months to assess, evaluate and authenticatre all documents provided.

Please check processing time at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/index.asp

 

1.12   Gather all documents (PDF) and fill out an MTG Healthcare Academy International Student Application Form (PDF), Declaration of Financial Capability (PDF) and other documents needed along with the application fee of $150  (nonrefundable).  Send these documents to –

Ma. Luisa T. Badillo
Admission Director
Suite 100, 1324 36 Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 8S1
Email Address: mlbadillo@mtghealthcare.com

All supporting documents must be original copies or certified by a solicitor or a notary and must be translated in English if documents are not in English format.

Admission officer will determine your eligibility to study at MTG Healthcare Academy.  It will take several months to determine your eligibility.

 

1.13  Once approved by the Admission Director, MTG Healthcare Academy will send you an acceptance letter which is needed once you apply for Canada Student Visa.

Students must apply for a Canada Student Visa to be able to come and study in Canada.  Gather all necessary documents and apply for a Canada Student Visa (application papers are available on line) at  http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-how.asp

 

MTG Healthcare Academy – Student Services Staff will meet you upon arrival at the Calgary International Airport, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and provide transportation to your accommodations.

 

1.2 CREDENTIAL ASSESSMENT

International students who are applying for all programs must meet the criteria of the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://alberta.ca/iqas-education-guides.aspx or the World Education Services (WES) https://www.wes.orh/about-wes-credential-evaluation.  Student records and other educational achievements must undergo document and course evaluation and authenticity check.  It must also meet the standard admission requirements set by the MTG Healthcare Academy prior to acceptance in the program.

Depending on the result of the assessment MTG Healthcare Academy will then determine the eligibility of the applicant to enroll in the program or course of interest.

Furthermore, applicants must be at least 18 years old upon application and must meet all the admission requirements for the program set by MTG Healthcare Academy.  Applicants should know that it may take several months to process and acquire study permits.

The recommendations herein indicated are for your information only.  The credential comparisons represent common educational patterns within each country.  They don’t  take into account the recognition status of the institution through which the credential was obtained, the authenticity of the documentation, or the particular pattern of education followed by an individual.

IQAS can help an educational institution determine if an internationally trained applicant meets its entrance or admission requirements.

The International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) International Education Guides profile educational systems in countries with the highest levels of immigration to Alberta.  It compares credentials from these countries with the educational standards in Canada and can be used to make accurate and efficient decisions about the recognition of international credentials.

MTG Healthcare Academy’s services include:

•  Evaluating an internationally educated person’s qualifications and issuing an assessment certificate;
•  Mailing assessment certificate directly to the educational institution upon request by the applicant;
•  Providing International Education Guides that compare international education credentials; and
•  Holding training workshops.

2. Admission Requirements

2.1  At least 18 years old upon application

2.2  Academic English Language Arts (ELA)

    • Grade 11, 20-2 level course, with a minimum score of 60% achieved or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent; or
    • English 20-1 with a minimum of 60% achieved or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent; or
    • English 30-1 or 30-2 with a minimum of 55% or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent; or
    • Deemed equivalent by completion of ACCUPLACER (assessment of placement test)

Note: Students who have not completed the ELA, 20-2 level requirement and achieved the minimum grade are subject to completing the ACCUPLACER assessment test. This can include students out of province, out of country or mature students that have been out of school for a significant length of time.

2.3  English Language Proficiency (ELP)

Candidates where English is a Second Language (ESL) must meet the English Language Proficiency requirement in addition to the Academic English requirement. Equivalencies are as follows:

    • Required Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of a minimum of 7 in each of the 4 language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and not an average of 7; or
    • By completing high school in Canada. Studies must have been in English at an approved Canadian high school (Grades 9,10,11,12) with at least three consecutive years of full-time academic study; or
    • By completing a recognized post-secondary degree or diploma program in Canada. The program must have involved at least two full years of full-time, consecutive academic study in English.

2.4   Approved English Language Proficiency Tests

Tests benchmarked at a CLB 7 for all 4 language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Official results must be submitted directly to the PSI.

a.  International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: 6 (no section-score below 5.5; or

b.  Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Testing (TOEFL iBT): 71 or

c.  Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General: 7 (with no section-score below 6); or

d.  Canadian Language Benchmarks/Milestones Test: 7 (7 in each strand, not an average of 7).

Notes:
Test Currency: results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of the program.

Test Validity: IELTS (Academic) and TOEFL results are valid for two years from the day of testing. Results that expire prior to the start date of the program will not be accepted.

2.5  Digital Literacy

Candidates must possess knowledge of computer/technology tools to be successful in the program. Candidates must be:

    • Be able to communicate, research and understand information
    • Know how to use computer to surf web, email
    • Be able to critically evaluate and understand how technology can affect one’s behavior
    • Be able to create, produce content and effectively communicate using email, media, internet

2.6  CANADA STUDENT VISA

English Language Proficiency requirements are as follows:

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT SERVICES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY SCORE
 

Alberta Health Care Aide

Medical Office Assistant/ Unit Clerk/Medical Transcriptionist
International English Language Testing System – Academic (IELTS)  

6.0

(no section-score below 5.5)

 

6.0

 

Canadian Language Benchmarks/ Milestones Test

 

7.0

(in each strand, not an average of 7)

 

8.0

 

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

 

71

 

 

80

 

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program

(CELPIP)

 

7.0

(with no section-score below 6)

 

7.0

Applicants can take any of the following English Proficiency Tests:

1.  IELTS – International English Language Testing System under Academic Part with a total mark of 6.0 in all bands (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking). For further information, please visit https://ielts.org

a.) Paper or online format
b.) There is a fee for sending results to additional organizations. You can request your testing center to send your results provided your IELTS scores are valid.

2.  CLBA – Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment – Level 3 with a total mark of 7.0 in all bands (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking).

Please visit https://larcc.cssalberta.ca/Language-Assessment

3.  TOEFL – with a 70 as overall score

https://www.ets.org/toefl 

4.  CELPIP – The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program is an English language proficiency test designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent resident status in Canada and Canadian Citizenship.

https://www.immigrantservicescalgary.ca/our-services/celpip-preparation/celpip-preparation-program

https://www.celpip.ca

https://www.celpip.ca/test-scoring

In the event an applicant failed in the English examination, the school will offer to enroll in the English Advance Program or equivalent to English as a Second Language to enhance the communication skills in English.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TESTS:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/standard-requirements/language-requirements/test-equivalency-charts.html

LANGUAGE TEST EQUIVALENCY CHARTS

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff.  It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Equivalencies between the Canadian Language Benchmark’s (CLB) (for English), the Niveaux de Competence Linguistique Canadiens (for French) and the results of language tests from designated testing organizations have been established and are summarized in the following tables:

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General Test Score

CLB Level Reading Writing Listening
10 10 10 10
9 9 9 9
8 8 8 8
7 7 7 7
6 6 6 6
5 5 5 5
4 4 4 4


Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General Test Score
                                      

CLB Level Reading Writing Listening
10 8.0 7.5 8.5
9 7.0 7.0 8.0
8 6.5 6.5 7.5
7 6.0 6.0 6.0
6 5.0 5.5 5.5
5 4.0 5.0 5.0
4 3.5 4.0 4.5


International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General Training – Test Score

CLB Level Reading Writing Listening
9 9 9 9
8 8 8 8
7 7 7 7
6 6 6 6
5 5 5 5


Test de’evaluation de francais pour le Canada (TEF Canada)
Test Score Equivalency Chart

CLB Level Reading Writing Listening
10 263-277 393-415 316-333
9 248-262 371-392 298-315
8 233-247 349-370 280-297
7 207-232 310-348 249-279
6 181-206 271-309 217-248
5 151-180 226-270 181-216
4 121-150 181-225 145-180


Test de connaissance du francais pour le Canada (TCF Canada)
Test Score Equivalency Chart

CLB Level Reading Writing Listening
10 and above 549-699 16-20 549-699
9 524-548 14-15 523-548
8 499-523 12-13 503-522
7 453-498 10-11 458-502
6 406-452 7-9 398-457
5 375-405 6 369-397
4 342-374 4-5 331-368

TOEFL: https://www.ets.org/toefl

The TOEFL PBT Test is no longer administered but your scores are valid for two (2) years after your test date.  For more information including how to order additional score reports, see TOEFL PBT Test.

IELTS: https://www.ielts.org/

Paper online format
There is a fee for sending results to additional organizations.  You can request your test center to send your results provided your IELTS scores are valid.

CLBA: https://larcc.cssalberta.ca/Language-Assessment

Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for English.  Niveaux de Competence Linguistique Canadien (NCLC) for French.

 Canadian Experience Class

Language Abilities Minimum Level
English Speaking and Listening CLB 5
English Reading and Writing CLB 4