Welcome to English Bay College

Work and Study in Canada is one of popular program to explore Canada

Flexible Start and End Dates
Students can start any Monday throughout the year.

Ongoing Study
Part 1
Intensive Study at our Vancouver Campus
Part 2
Paid Internship + Onsite classes at the Resort = teacher support and continuous learning throughout the entire program.

Paid Internship in Hospitality
No Hospitality experience necessary, just a desire to improve your English skills and experience North American Culture.

World Class Resort
Destinations
Rocky Mountain Resorts, Lakeside Resorts and Spas, Ski Resorts, Vacation Destinations, Golf and Leisure Activity
Resorts, located throughout British Columbia and Alberta.

Certificates and Letters of Reference
At the successful completion of the program, students will receive the following:
• Step UP to Work n' Study Hospitality Certificate
• English Bay College - Official Transcript
• Letter of Reference - from your Host Company on Company Letterhead

Work Experience Programs - Composition by Hour


Program 1 – 6 months Certificate
Students must successfully complete 240 hours of their in-class Academic study, prior to qualifying to participate in their Practicum/Internship/Work experiene component. During their Practicum, they must successfully complete 160 hours of their in-class Academic study.

Program modules:

  • English Language Training/Cultural Training (180 hours)
  • Hospitality Workshops: English as a Second Language-based (60 hours)
  • Evening Language Courses/Hospitality Workshops (160 hours)
  • Work Experience or Internship (350 hours)

Program 2 – 12 months Certificate
Students must successfully complete 480 hours of their in-class Academic study, prior to qualifying to participate in their Practicum/Internship/Work experience component. During their Practicum, they must successfully complete 320 hours of their in-class Academic study.

Program modules:

  • English Language Training/Cultural Training (360 hours)
  • Hospitality Workshops: English as a Second Language-based (120 hours)
  • Evening Language Courses/Hospitality Workshops (320 hours)
  • Work Experience or Internship (700 hours)

Frequently Asked Questions

Internship
Can we guarantee an Internship?
Yes. The Internship is an essential and integral component of the Program.

How much will I earn?
Between $8 and $14 per hour.

How many hours will I have for my Internship?
A minimum average of 30 hours per week.

Accommodation
How much are accommodations during my paid Internship?
They range from $180 - $450 per month.

What kind of accommodations are available during my paid Internship?
Normally, you will be living in shared Staff accommodations and in most cases, you will have access to both laundry and cooking facilities.

Is a Security Deposit required?
Yes, this will be required. Normally, it is 50% of your monthly rate. The deposit is remitted to you at the end of your stay.

When do I pay for accommodations when I go off to my Internship?
You will pay either upon arrival, or there will be a payroll deduction from your employer.

What kind of accommodations do students normally take during the first part of their Program in Vancouver?
Students can select homestay with a Canadian family. This has been the most popular option for students. Homestay includes a private room and 3 meals per day, and is arranged by English Bay College. However, students can select to stay in a hostel during the first part of their Program in Vancouver. Accommodation is varied, and while we can send web links for students to review, this is not organized or arranged by English Bay College.

Finances
Do I need a Canadian Bank Account?
Yes, this will be required for your pay. Our Placement Coordinator will help you with those arrangements in Vancouver.

Do I pay taxes?
Yes, taxes will be deducted from your pay. However, in Canada, we have an $8,000 tax exemption. In other words, if you do not earn more than this amount, you can claim your taxes back.