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 Educational Attainment

2.1.1  For Health Care Aide Program: GRADE 10 Alberta High School Completion or its equivalent

2.1.2  For Medical Office Assistant/Unit Clerk/Medical Transcriptionist Program: GRADE 12 Alberta High School or its equivalent

2.2  With TYPING SPEED (minimum of 25 wpm) only for Medical Office Assistant/Unit Clerk/Medical Transcriptionist Program

2.3  AT LEAST 18 years old

2.4  CANADA STUDENT VISA

2.5  ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

Applicants from a country where the language of instruction is not English will need to provide an English Language Proficiency.

English Language Proficiency requirements are as follows:

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT SERVICES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY SCORE
 

Health Care Aide Program

Medical Office Assistant/Medical Transcriptionist/Unit Clerk Program
International English Language Testing System

(IELTS)

 

5.5

(band score)

 

6.0

(band score)

Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment

(CLBA)

 

6.0

(all strands)

 

8.0

(all strands)

Test of English as a Foreign Language

(TOEFL)

 

70

(minimum score)

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)

 

Applicants can take any of the following English Proficiency Tests:

I.  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.

II.  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

III.  TOEFL – with a 7 as overall score; https://www.ets.org/toefl

IV.  CELPIP – Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program https://www.celpip.ca

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

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

 

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

CLB Level Reading Writing Listening

 

 

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.

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

https://www.celpip.ca/

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

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

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
French Speaking and Listening NCLC 5
French Reading and Writing NCLC 4

 

3. Schedule of School Fees / Bank Transfer Information

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHEDULE OF SCHOOL FEES

Name of Program Registration Fee Tuition Deposit Full Tuition Miscellaneous Fees**
AHCAP $150.00

(non-refundable)

$500.00 $9,600.00 $1,590.00
MOA/UC/MT $150.00

(non-refundable)

$500.00

**Miscellaneous fees include textbooks, lesson materials, class supplies and laboratory charge.

STUDENT BANK TRANSFER INFORMATION

BENEFICIARY
BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER
BANK CARD NUMBER
TRANSIT NUMBER
BANK ADDRESS

 

4. Withdrawal and Refund

MTG Healthcare Academy’s international student withdrawal/refund policy strictly follows with the Ministry of Innovation and Advance Education Instruction and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) guidelines.  Applicants and students who have landed in Canada and received a Canadian study permit based on a valid offer letter from MTG Healthcare Academy and/or registered for a place in an MTG Healthcare Academy program are subject to this policy.

To be eligible for refund, the student must submit an official written notice by completing/signing a withdrawal/refund request form on or before the deadline date.  The fillable withdrawal/refund request form is available in our website and from the MTG Healthcare Academy’s International Office at the Calgary Main Campus.

Reason(s) for withdrawal must be provided in the withdrawal/refund form.  If the student is transferring to another Canadian college or university, the name of the school must be identified and funds can be directly forwarded to the institution at student’s request.  The student is required to inform Citizenship and Immigration Canada of a school transfer through www.MyCIC.

If a refund request is made within the deadline date, the student is entitled to a refund of a portion of the fees for the semester or program period, less a non-refundable reservation cost of $250.00 and a withdrawal fee of $150.00.

However, if the withdrawal request is due to a crucial medial or family emergency beyond the student’s control, the student may appeal to the Director, International Admissions and Student Services for consideration.  Official documentation such as doctor’s certificate is required to validate any claim of this nature.

In all cases, the application fee is $150.00 and non-refundable.

If the student is denied a study permit and have requested a refund within the deadline date, the student is entitled for a refund, less the non-refundable administrative cost of $250.00.  A copy of the visa denial letter issued by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada must be presented.

Subsequent semesters paid in advance, the student is eligible for a refund, less a $250.00 non-refundable administrative fee, if request is made before the deadline date.

Refunds will be issued in the same method of payment as the original payment (i.e. if the student paid by wire transfer then it will be refunded by the wire transfer to the same bank account or if the student paid by credit card, the refund will be credited to the same credit card).  A cheque is issued to the student that paid by debit.

If the student is qualified for a refund and the student want the refund to be paid to a third party (a person other than student or another institution) who paid the tuition on his/her behalf, we require the student to sign the authorization on the request form to issue refund to that person.  The person’s complete information including address and telephone number must be provided.

Any outstanding balances owing on the student’s account will be deducted from their refund.  Refunds will be given six (6) weeks of the receipt of the request form (signed and typewritten).  The request form must include all required information and documentation.  The process may take longer during peak/holiday periods.  Please refer to Withdrawal and Refund Schedule.  Please see new insert REFUND POLICY: https://www.alberta.ca/tuition-refunds.aspx

 

WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND SCHEDULE

No.  of Days or Weeks Before or After Withdrawal / Causes of Withdrawal  

PENALTY

 

REFUND SCHEDULE

 

( )Visa Denial, ( ) Medical Reason,

( )Change of School, Others (Specify) _____________________________

 

 

Entitled Refund minus Administrative Fee

 

 

 

All fees refundable minus half of the tuition (Regular Fee)

 

Withdraws 30 days or more prior to the start of the Program

 

 

$250.00

Non-refundable

 

 

Withdraws 30 days prior to the start of the term or session up to the 1st day of term or session

 

Full refund of all other tuition and fees already paid in full; Regular fee is non-refundable and non-transferable

 

 

Withdraws after 10% attendance of the training/term/session

 

25%

 

25% from tuition; tuition deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable; program and supply fees are non-refundable

 

 

Withdraws after 2.3 week up to 10 –  week attendance of the training/term/session

 

 

 

11% – 49%

 

 

60% of tuition payment

 

Withdraws after 11 – week up to 22 – week attendance of the training/term/session

 

 

50% – 100%

 

100% of tuition payment; no refund

 

Withdraws after the 22nd week of the training/term/session

 

 

50% of the Program

 

no refund

 

REFUND SCHEDULE FOR DIFFERENT CATEGORIES

I.  Registration Fee

•  Cooling-Off Period: If a student terminates the contract on or before the 4th business day after signing the contract, full amount of registration fee will be refunded.
•  Before Training Begins: Full amount of the registration fee will be refunded, if a student terminates the contract or if the Academy terminates a student’s contract.
•  After Training Begins: If a student terminates the contract, the registration fee will NOT be refunded.  However, this registration fee will be credited to the unpaid tuition.

II.  Tuition

•  Cooling-Off Period: If a student terminates the contract on or before the 4th business day after signing the contract, full amount of the paid tuition will be refunded.
•  After Training Begins: If a student terminates the contract, refund of any paid tuition will be based on the calculated percentage of training provided by the Academy.  See the table below for the computation.

FULL TIME PART TIME ADVANCE CREDIT

(IN-CLASS)

ADVANCE CREDIT

(DL)

No. of Weeks % of Training Provided % of Pay-ment Amt to be Paid No. of Weeks % of Training Provided % of Pay-ment Amt to be Paid No. of Weeks % of Training Provided % of Pay-ment Amt to be Paid No. of Weeks % of Training Provided % of Pay-ment Amt to be Paid
 

2.2

 

10

 

25

 

1940.00

 

3.4

 

10

 

25

 

1940.00

 

1

 

10

 

25

 

612.40

 

1

 

10

 

25

 

499.40

 

 

2.3-10

 

 

11-49

 

60

 

4656.00

 

3.5-16

 

11-49

 

60

 

4656.00

 

2-3

 

11-49

 

60

 

1469.7

 

2-3

 

11-49

 

60

 

1198.00

 

11-22

 

 

50-100

 

100

 

7760.00

 

17-34

 

50-100

 

100

 

7760.00

 

4-8

 

50-100

 

100

 

2449.5

 

4-8

 

 

50-100

 

100

 

1997.00

Reference:

The Private Vocational Training Act Retention and Repayment of Fees (Extract – Alberta Regulation 341/2003)

(Consolidated up to 349/2009).