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
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
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
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
International 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
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
- which links immigration services with citizenship registration and is
responsible for and admitting immigrant, foreign students, visitors and
The 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
Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC).
The Main Home Page for - (CIC)
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
An Overview of visa information - (CIC) Citizenship and Immigration Canada
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
information for persons from designated
countries who wish to visit Canada for a temporary purpose.
Visa: A visa is permission issued
by a country for you to enter that country.
Permanent 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.
Citizen: A member of a nation,
either by birth or through naturalization.
Working in Canada
Around the World
International Students Studying At the Shiatsu School of Canada (SSC) & SSC
1. Established 1986.
Family atmosphere ensure healthy communication and support
network for students living here on their own.
3. Highest standard of
acupuncture and shiatsu training in Canada.
4. Diploma recognized
around the world - portability, you can practice shiatsu virtually anywhere.
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.
fees for international students in other Canadian universities average $7,100
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 for tuition.
6. Hands-on learning and small class sizes
individual one on one training and attention.
Multicultural school - students from all backgrounds of study and ethnicity.
8. Situated downtown in the heart of a
multicultural city makes it easy to access the school by convenient public
9. Safe city with a low crime rate and
strict gun control laws.
10. High 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.
11. Moderate climate.
Sunny days all year round.
Beautiful parks, countryside - canoeing, hiking, etc.
Students organized events often to bring a fun atmosphere to the SSC.
Financial Aid for
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 studying.
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.