You must understand English to succeed at the Shiatsu School of
Canada since our classes and clinics are conducted in English. You must be fluent enough to comprehend
your instructors and clinic clients as well as the texts and other written
material, and be able to complete written and oral assignments.
If your first language is not English,
we will assess your English-language capabilities in the interview process.
TOEFL is not required.
If you are a citizen of a
foreign country and wish to come to Canada to study you must obtain
authorization from the Government of Canada. (If you are a Canadian citizen or have
permanent residency status this does not apply to you.)
You may acquire student authorization
forms in your country of origin at the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or
Canadian Education Centre. If you have any questions about how to obtain a
student authorization, please contact the Canadian Embassy, High
Commission, or a Canadian Education Centre.
The information provided here is simply a summary.
American citizens and permanent
residents of the United States (plus residents of St. Pierre and Miquelon,
or dependents of people here in Canada on student authorizations) may apply
for student authorization at a Canadian port-of-entry.
You will need proof of identity, proof
of financial support (enough money to cover your tuition fees, return
transportation to your country of origin and $10,000 to cover living
expenses in Canada for one year). You will need a medical examination in
your own country to obtain student authorization.
After the Shiatsu School of Canada has
accepted you as a full-time student, we will send you a letter confirming
your status. You will need this
letter, along with other documents, to qualify for student authorization
(visa) from Immigration Canada.
Please note: If you are unable to
obtain student authorization, we will fully refund any fees you have paid
to the Shiatsu School of Canada less the $10.00 application fee.
USEFUL LINKS FOR OBTAINING CANADIAN VISAS
students interested in studying in Canada should ensure that they are
familiar with the rules and processes involved in coming to Canada to
study. The best and most accurate source for information is the Canadian
federal government. The federal government runs
Immigration Canada (CIC) - which links immigration
services with citizenship registration and is responsible for and admitting
immigrant, foreign students, visitors and temporary workers.
department of the federal government formerly known as International Trade
Canada has been split into two separate departments. The department now
responsible for Culture, Education and Youth is
Affairs Canada (FAC).
The Main Home Page for - (CIC) Citizenship and Immigration
An Overview of visa information - (CIC) Citizenship and
Who Needs a Study Permit?
Information for Foreign Students
Work Opportunities for Foreign Students
Application to Study in Canada Study Permits
Visa Office in your Area
Countries & Territories Whose Citizens Require Visas to
Enter Canada as Visitors
Information for Institutions and Organizations
Temporary resident visa
persons from designated countries who wish to visit Canada for a temporary
visa is permission issued by a country for you to enter that country.
Resident (Landed Immigrant):
A person who has been granted
the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities, but who
has not acquired Canadian citizenship. Entitled to all the rights of a
citizen except the right to vote.
member of a nation, either by birth or through naturalization.
Helpful links for International Students
Check out the City of Toronto’s website and you’ll find info
on everything from cost of living, medical services, employment, getting
help in you language, cultural events & so much more!
Here are some additional links:
(this site allows you to search by neighbourhood and to see pictures of
apartments for rent)
(there are often apartments for rent on these sites as well as used, and
sometimes new, items/furniture for sale).
or call 1-877-449-4993 ext. 2.
Religious Community Organizations:
Neighbourhoods of Toronto:
The Shiatsu School of Canada is located in a neighbourhood called
'Kensington Market' & 'Chinatown' here is a link that lists all
List of Consulates & Embassies in Toronto:
learn about our academic year, school regulations and administrative
information, read our
*We will ensure that
all students, domestic and international, will be treated equitably and free
of disrespect, harm or harassment of any type.
Students Studying At the Shiatsu School of Canada (SSC) & SSC acupuncture
Established 1986 (30 years experience
educating individuals interested in learning Eastern therapeutic
Family atmosphere ensure healthy
communication and support network for students living here on their own.
Highest standard of acupuncture and
shiatsu training in Canada.
Diploma recognized around the world -
portability, you can practice shiatsu virtually anywhere.
SSC's Shiatsu and Acupuncture
Diploma Program are competitively priced.
Tuition here at the SSC can be paid in installments or in full. We work
closely with our students to ensure they are not under financial pressure
while studying full or part time at the SSC.
Tuition fees for international
students in other Canadian universities average $20,000 annually - SSC's are
only $6,000 annually. A
public university in the United States costs $12,200 a year for tuition
alone while a private American university costs over $20,000 a year just
learning and small class sizes ensure individual one on one training and
Multicultural school - students from all backgrounds of study and
downtown in the heart of a multicultural city makes it easy to access the
school by convenient public transportation.
city with a low crime rate and strict gun control laws.
quality of life.
Toronto has a variety of festivals, indoor and
outdoor events, concerts, night life, restaurants and food from all around
the world, parks and nature surrounds the school; making the city a
wonderful place to explore and live.
all year round.
Beautiful parks, countryside -
canoeing, hiking, etc.
Students organized events often to bring a
fun atmosphere to the SSC.
Financial Aid for International
The Shiatsu School of Canada
does not offer financial aid or scholarships for international students,
nor does the SSC provide housing. To
qualify for student authorization, applicants must provide complete and
accurate documentation of sufficient funds to cover the cost of the first
year of school, books and living expenses.
For more information about student life and financial aid,
please visit those sections under the Diploma Program you are interested in
Applicants are strongly
encouraged to come to Toronto for interviews. In situations where this is not possible,
a telephone interview may be arranged.
Qualified applicants are scheduled for interviews after all
materials have been received and evaluated by the Shiatsu School of Canada.