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Online survey of newcomers to Canada

Online survey of newcomers to Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is conducting an online survey of newcomers to Canada on their resettlement, settlement and integration experiences. The survey will help IRCC understand which settlement and resettlement services are working well, and what needs improvement. This will help IRCC strengthen its Settlement Program to better meet the needs of newcomers to Canada.

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Languages Canada announce details of the Study Safe Corridor

Languages Canada announce details of the Study Safe Corridor

“The Study Safe Corridor is a proposal to save Canada’s international language education sector through innovation, in a way that ensures Canadians and international students are safe. It is an adaptation to survive and thrive in the new post-pandemic context.”

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Canada offers guide for international students arriving during coronavirus

Canada offers guide for international students arriving during coronavirus

The federal government has released a guide for international students who are coming to Canada and navigating travel restrictions.

It’s called “COVID-19: guide for international students in Canada arriving from abroad.”

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TOEFL vs IELTS – Which is the right path for you?

If you are about to further your English language skills, you may have found that there are several qualifications you can take. Let’s look at TOEFL vs IELTS so you can make an informed decision.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) are the two most prestigious and widely accepted tests so it’s no surprise that most ESL/EFL/EAL (English as Additional Language) students choose one of those options.

What does TOEFL involve?

The TOEFL exam is made up of 4 areas – reading, listening, speaking and writing. Each section gives you a score of 0-30, which is then totalled to give you your final grade. The exams are not pass/fail. Your proficiency in each area will be graded, so potential employers will be able to check your proficiency in a required area is as needed for the job. For example, if you are applying to be a face-to-face salesperson, a high proficiency in speaking and listening would be needed.

SOURCE: Ets.org – Official information

TOEFL is taken online and you can do a practice test here. The whole exam takes 3.5 hours, with a 10-minute break between listening and speaking.

If you are planning on studying in the US, TOEFL is the most widely accredited.

What does IELTS involve?

IELTS is the most widely used ESL, EFL and EAL accreditation in Canada and is offered right here in historic Lunenburg. There are two variants you can take: IELTS Academic and the IELTS General Training.

The Academic qualification is for those wishing to apply for further education, such as through our Pathway Program, or those going onto a professional career. General Training is more suitable for those wishing to live in or travel to English-speaking countries for work, relocation or secondary education.

The exam consists of the same four sections as TOEFL – reading (academic reading for IELTS Academic), writing (academic writing for IELTS Academic), speaking and listening. The total test time is 2 hours 45 minutes.

The Listening, Reading, and Writing sections of IELTS tests are all completed on the same day, with no breaks in between the sections. You can complete your Speaking section, up to a week before or after the other tests. It takes just 11-14 minutes.

Each of the four sections of your test is given a score between 0-9. These are then averaged and rounded to find your overall English proficiency level.

SOURCE: ielts.org – Official information

TOEFL vs IELTS

There are benefits to both systems, but Canada have a preference for IELTS, while the US prefers TOEFL. If you are looking to move into a professional field or enroll in higher education, IELTS’ Academic certification can open doors that would otherwise remain closed.

If you are looking to immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry system, IELTS General Training is one of the few options permitted and TOEFL is not accepted.

The exams for both have potential benefits, depending on your needs. TOEFL questions are mostly multiple-choice, while IELTS tests use a wider variety of question styles. This is one of the reasons that prospective employers in Canada prefer IELTS as they feel it offers a more reliable result. The IELTS exam is also much shorter, making the day itself less intense.

Join us for IELTS

At Eurocentres Atlantic Canada, we are proud to offer both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Our students have great success in both, and we couldn’t be prouder to send them into the world as proficient English speakers. We can also offer IELTS through our online Lunenburg Live program. If you would like to discuss our IELTS courses with us, we would love to hear from you.

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Great NEWS from Eurocentres Atlantic Canada

Dear Valued Partners,

Happy Autumn from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia! We hope you are staying safe. The Canadian leaves are changing colour now and the landscape is a sea of yellow, orange, purple and red. Our special little school on the South Shore is changing too and it is getting even BETTER!!!

GREAT NEWS regarding the Travel restrictions!

As of Oct 20th, Canada will be implementing a new processing system, which will once again facilitate International students, who hold a study permit from a Designated Learning Institute DLI. (Eurocentres Atlantic Canada)

Canada to admit International Students starting Oct 20th

It has been a long road back, and we are not completely there yet but this is promising news indeed. All of us are keenly aware of the damaging effect the restrictions have had on the Education Travel industry but thankfully, the Government of Canada is showing leadership by taking  several positive steps to facilitate a fast return to business. Please feel free to get in touch and ask any question about the process and how we can better assist your students.

We have created new programs to match today’s changing needs and we have an affordable quarantine option for as long as it is needed. While all COVID-19 safety protocols are in place we are focused on our learning experience for our students.

NEW

Engaging on-line groups – Experience Atlantic Canada Food (Sunday weekly on-line group – From our kitchen to yours) – Culture – Maple – Music and more with our Lunenburg LIVE student Life programming

  • Our promotion of 20% of Tuition for those that book before December 31. 2020 to study NOW on-line or to arrive at our incredible campus remains
  • NEW – We have a new 10 Lesson program available on-line tuition $99.00
  • NEW – 20 Lesson Limited 6 month program to support students on-line tuition $199.00/week
  • Contact Alden for details

DETAILS on Eurocentres Atlantic Canada to review our updated and revamped website with programs. The attractive new design is very easy to navigate and includes new courses, and new teacher profiles. Our Agent portal is active and we will be adding information and updates weekly.

Our skilled teachers are ready with our proven curriculum to serve our students with an incredible immersive learning experience.

We have joined our EduNova partnership https://studynovascotia.ca/about-edunova/ and we look forward to more exposure for our school and resources for our agents and our students to better help a safe journey to Canada. We have some of the top schools in Canada only a 5 hour drive from our incredible Campus.

**We welcome our newest Pathway partner this week Cape Breton university CBU https://www.cbu.ca/ as an excellent choice for international students.

Thank you for your continued support while we adapt. Your opinion matters so please let us know what you think. And please, if you have a suggestion, or a particular need you need to be fulfilled, remember, our small size gives us flexibility many larger chain schools can’t accommodate and the ability to adapt to new circumstances very smoothly. Let us know what’s on your mind. Let us know what you are looking for. We are here for you and we will always be here for you.

We are looking forward to good things moving forward and most importantly, giving your students the very best language learning experience possible!

Learning English in Canada never tasted so good.

Work Study Live

Eurocentres Atlantic Canada

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Great NEWS from Eurocentres Atlantic Canada

Dear Valued Partners,

Happy Autumn from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia! We hope you are staying safe. The Canadian leaves are changing colour now and the landscape is a sea of yellow, orange, purple and red. Our special little school on the South Shore is changing too and it is getting even BETTER!!!

GREAT NEWS regarding the Travel restrictions!

As of Oct 20th, Canada will be implementing a new processing system, which will once again facilitate International students, who hold a study permit from a Designated Learning Institute DLI. (Eurocentres Atlantic Canada)

Canada to admit International Students starting Oct 20th

It has been a long road back, and we are not completely there yet but this is promising news indeed. All of us are keenly aware of the damaging effect the restrictions have had on the Education Travel industry but thankfully, the Government of Canada is showing leadership by taking  several positive steps to facilitate a fast return to business. Please feel free to get in touch and ask any question about the process and how we can better assist your students.

We have created new programs to match today’s changing needs and we have an affordable quarantine option for as long as it is needed. While all COVID-19 safety protocols are in place we are focused on our learning experience for our students.

NEW

Engaging on-line groups – Experience Atlantic Canada Food (Sunday weekly on-line group – From our kitchen to yours) – Culture – Maple – Music and more with our Lunenburg LIVE student Life programming

  • Our promotion of 20% of Tuition for those that book before December 31. 2020 to study NOW on-line or to arrive at our incredible campus remains
  • NEW – We have a new 10 Lesson program available on-line tuition $99.00
  • NEW – 20 Lesson Limited 6 month program to support students on-line tuition $199.00/week
  • Contact Alden for details

DETAILS on Eurocentres Atlantic Canada to review our updated and revamped website with programs. The attractive new design is very easy to navigate and includes new courses, and new teacher profiles. Our Agent portal is active and we will be adding information and updates weekly.

Our skilled teachers are ready with our proven curriculum to serve our students with an incredible immersive learning experience.

We have joined our EduNova partnership https://studynovascotia.ca/about-edunova/ and we look forward to more exposure for our school and resources for our agents and our students to better help a safe journey to Canada. We have some of the top schools in Canada only a 5 hour drive from our incredible Campus.

**We welcome our newest Pathway partner this week Cape Breton university CBU https://www.cbu.ca/ as an excellent choice for international students.

Thank you for your continued support while we adapt. Your opinion matters so please let us know what you think. And please, if you have a suggestion, or a particular need you need to be fulfilled, remember, our small size gives us flexibility many larger chain schools can’t accommodate and the ability to adapt to new circumstances very smoothly. Let us know what’s on your mind. Let us know what you are looking for. We are here for you and we will always be here for you.

We are looking forward to good things moving forward and most importantly, giving your students the very best language learning experience possible!

Learning English in Canada never tasted so good.

Work Study Live

Eurocentres Atlantic Canada

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30 Minutes

I used to manage the Lunenburg Visitor Information Centre and Campground and one of the most common things I would hear was, “We are only here for 30 minutes. What is a must-see?” This question always made me a little bummed out because there is so much to see and do in this incredible town, and county, that 30 minutes simply doesn’t do the potential experience justice. If I couldn’t change their minds, usually because of scheduling restrictions like getting back to a cruise ship in Halifax, I would suggest they go down to the waterfront. Seeing the Bluenose II tall ship, the wharves and all the colourful buildings are a must-see.

What I would have liked to say is that they would need days, if not weeks and longer, to do this region justice and that additionally, Lunenburg is so centrally located in Nova Scotia that it makes it a fantastic home base. One hour to the incredible city of Halifax, about an hour and a half to Annapolis Valley and even less time to some of the most amazing beaches in the province. That’s not to mention all the festivals, arts, natural beauty, shops farmers markets and delicious cuisine.

If I could plan their entire day, I would honestly just tell them exactly how I spend my days. One of my favourites is to pack up the car with beach supplies and head for the La Havre ferry (a drive-on cable ferry that crosses the La Havre River). Cross on the ferry and head to the La Havre Bakery for smoked salmon on a bagel and a brownie for dessert. This is a must-see! The food is wonderful, the building is fascinating, there is a crafters co-op in the lower level and a place to skateboard upstairs. It is such a neat spot! FYI: Make sure to use the bathroom while you’re there. The sinks are hand made pottery bowl-sinks from just down the street. Next, I carry on to one of many beaches. Crescent comes up first and is one of the only beaches in the province you can legally drive your car on. Next is Rissers, with a long stretch of beach, ample parking, washrooms, and a canteen. If you continued along, you would come to Green Bay, Cherry Hill, etc. All amazing! If you are of legal age, you can visit the beautiful Petite Rivieres winery before heading back. See?! This is only day 1 and you haven’t even seen The Ovens natural sea caves, Beach Meadows, or the ultimate paradise-Carter’s beach!

It is possible that no one loves this province more than I do, so I am super keen to share all that I can about it. Make sure to check back for more soon!