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Why you should tour and learn in Atlantic Canada!

Vacation? YES please, where? When? How long? What will we do? What language do they speak? Do they speak English…?

Sound familiar?

These are the immediate questions from people we are travelling with. English is a global travel language, and many people are engaged at many levels of learning. Whatever your level, it’s a great step as you are taking the time to learn another language.

Let’s talk English; we are Atlantic Canadian after all! We also love to travel and to welcome guests here to our special place in the world.

People of all ages have traveled to learn languages and today is no different. As we navigate from not travelling as much over the last couple of years, people are ready to explore the world! We have a couple from Switzerland that came for 5 weeks to stay in Lunenburg area and practice their English. They studied 4 mornings a week in class and travelled the region on weekends. They had an incredible trip and are very proud to have certificates they can proudly display at home along with stories to share.

Some travellers study part time or take private lessons from one of our incredible ESL teachers who share their love of adventures.

We offer the full package when you are vacationing

Here are some of the benefits!

  1. Amazing people
  2. Incredible place
  3. Great food
  4. Lots to do
  5. Culture & Community

Come study & play with us at ACLA Lunenburg where you will be immersed in an amazing world UNESCO World Heritage town. Listen to local music, tour incredible art galleries, eat the best seafood and fresh farm ingredients along with a winery or beer tour to finish a day of kayaking.

Our hybrid of tourism and language learning is the best vacation you could ask for!

Call us and we will show you how.

This is how Google defines the industry – LOVE IT!

“More than telling a story, talking about a place, it is selling a product and making communication come to life. This idea is the reason why people travel to a destination and also the reason why they return. Language in tourism and cultural differences should not be viewed as a barrier.”

We will create an experience you can tell all your English friends about and make a few new ones along the way.

Become an ACLA Alumni and explore learning English with your family, friends or the best journey, on your own.

Marie from Europe told us she had the “best experience, culturally, making friends, learning language and felt safe and welcome during her 4-week stay this Spring. She has made friends from around the world for life.

You will learn English but, even better, you will enrich your knowledge of many cultures with your classmates as you learn along side of other students.

You know you want to come! Join us any Sunday online on our weekly cooking club and meet some of our team and students along with our global foodie friends.

Get in touch with our team: admissions@studyAtlantic.com

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ACLA proudly presented at the Atlantic Canada Learning Summit, Chile

We were immensely proud to take part in the Atlantic Canada Learning Summit, Chile on March 22nd! Thank you to everyone who made this event such a success. We will be presenting at the next Summit in Vietnam on May 10th, so stay connected for more details!

https://atlanticcanadalearningsummit.com/

Winners of the prize giveaway in Chile!

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What is the Study Safe Corridor and why is it important for our students?

Are you thinking of studying in Atlantic Canada? You might have heard about the Study Safe Corridor. We’re here to help you understand what it is and why it is making a difference to our students at ACLA.

COVID has complicated travel arrangements for international students across the globe, but the Study Safe Corridor has helped our students travel in confidence to Lunenburg.

What is the Study Safe Corridor?

The Study Safe Corridor was created by Languages Canada as part of their COVID-19 response initiative. Languages Canada welcomes 150,000 international students to Canada every year through their network of schools, colleges, and universities. To be listed as part of the Study Safe Corridor, schools, including ours, have to meet a list of criteria to prove that they are prepared for international language students and can assist them with their travel and quarantine plans. Schools also need to provide a safe, comfortable quarantine experience and check that students and family members entering Canada are safe to do so.

Who is involved in the Study Safe Corridor?

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), and provincial ministries of Education and Health have all helped to create free advice and resources for Languages Canada.

Any schools registered with Languages Canada can apply to be a part of the Study Safe Corridor but, only those who can prove they have sufficient safety and security measures will be successful.

What measures are needed to be included in the Study Safe Corridor?

All schools in the Study Safe Corridor must:

  • Ensure students arriving in Canada follow all governmental and provincial requirements for safe travel and mandatory quarantine

  • Make all the arrangements for students to travel safely and quarantine upon arrival

  • Monitor and support students during their quarantine to ensure they are comfortable and well looked after.

  • Provide a safe school environment that follows regulations and ensures the well-being of students and teachers is considered

Why does it matter to international students?

Travelling to Canada for the first time can feel like a big step and never more so than during COVID. Study Safe Corridor schools help students with the changing requirements and make sure that quarantine is as pleasant as possible.

Please note requirements are due to change on February 28th, 2022

Are you thinking of studying in Atlantic Canada? You might have heard about the Study Safe Corridor. We’re here to help you understand what it is and why it is making a difference to our students at ACLA.

COVID has complicated travel arrangements for international students across the globe, but the Study Safe Corridor has helped our students travel in confidence to Lunenburg.

What is the Study Safe Corridor?

The Study Safe Corridor was created by Languages Canada as part of their COVID-19 response initiative. Languages Canada welcomes 150,000 international students to Canada every year through their network of schools, colleges, and universities. To be listed as part of the Study Safe Corridor, schools, including ours, have to meet a list of criteria to prove that they are prepared for international language students and can assist them with their travel and quarantine plans. Schools also need to provide a safe, comfortable quarantine experience and check that students and family members entering Canada are safe to do so.

Who is involved in the Study Safe Corridor?

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), and provincial ministries of Education and Health have all helped to create free advice and resources for Languages Canada.

Any schools registered with Languages Canada can apply to be a part of the Study Safe Corridor but, only those who can prove they have sufficient safety and security measures will be successful.

What measures are needed to be included in the Study Safe Corridor?

All schools in the Study Safe Corridor must:

  • Ensure students arriving in Canada follow all governmental and provincial requirements for safe travel and mandatory quarantine

  • Make all the arrangements for students to travel safely and quarantine upon arrival

  • Monitor and support students during their quarantine to ensure they are comfortable and well looked after.

  • Provide a safe school environment that follows regulations and ensures the well-being of students and teachers is considered

Why does it matter to international students?

Travelling to Canada for the first time can feel like a big step and never more so than during COVID. Study Safe Corridor schools help students with the changing requirements and make sure that quarantine is as pleasant as possible.

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Canada’s first phase to easing border measures for travellers entering Canada

The Government of Canada has announced the details of the first phase
of its approach to easing border measures for travellers entering
Canada.

These cautious adjustments are now possible because of the
successes of the vaccine roll out in Canada and Canadians following
public health measures.

Beginning July 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers
who are permitted to enter Canada will not be subject to the federal
requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day-8. In addition,
fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air will not be required to
stay at a government-authorized hotel.

To be considered fully vaccinated, a traveller must have received the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada
at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines
are manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen
(Johnson & Johnson). Travellers can receive their vaccine in any
country, and must provide documentation supporting their vaccination in
English, French or with a certified translation.

For these new measures to apply to them, fully vaccinated travellers
must still meet all other mandatory requirements, including pre- and
on-arrival testing.

For further details.

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International students can receive COVID-19 vaccines while in Canada

Languages Canada have confirmed that international students in Canada have access to COVID-19 vaccines, regardless of their province of residence.

Students are encouraged to follow their province’s registration procedure and book themselves in to receive the vaccine.

Whether you are already in Canada or due to arrive in the coming months, ACLA students will have access to COVID-19 vaccines in Canada; another important step in our path to recovery and in keeping students and Canadians safe.

For the full Languages Canada press release.

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TITLE: Definition of unaccompanied minor

A new Order in Council (OIC) was published on March 19, 2021, which specifies that only those less than 18 years of age (regardless of province of point of entry or final destination) and not accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older, are exempt from the requirement to complete a 3-night, government-authorized hotel stay upon arrival in Canada.

The OIC came into effect on March 22 and will be valid until at least April 21, 2021. Below are the most relevant sections:

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IRCC: Processing of applications resumes

The IRCC, on April 12th, has announced that Visa applicants should start collecting supporting information as they resume processing of applications in progress.

As most IRCC offices, Visa Application Centres (VACs) around the world,
and application support centers (ASCs) in the United States have
reopened, many applicants can now provide the supporting documents
needed for IRCC to process their application.

For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/supporting-information-applic…

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IRCC: Extension to Visitor Work Permits during COVID-19

The IRCC, on March 29th, has announced that a temporary public policy that allows visitors to apply for and receive a work permit without having to leave Canada will be extended to August 31, 2021. The criteria will also be modified to allow any visitor who has a valid job offer to apply for an employer-specific work permit, regardless of the date they initially entered Canada.

It is effective from April 1, 2021.

For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/extension-public-policy-visitors-apply-work-permits.html

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IRCC: Survey for Refugees

The IRCC, on March 25th, has announced that they will be inviting privately sponsored refugees from the Group of Five and Community Sponsorship streams to participate in a survey. Participants will be selected at random and will be contacted online and in some cases by telephone.

For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/refugee-survey-private-sponsorship-program.html

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IRCC: Retention of biometric information

The IRCC, on March 19th, has announced that due to an issue with systems, some people’s biometric data has been held for longer than the stated retention period. Those affected have been contacted.

For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/email-letter-sent-retention-biometrics-information.html

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