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International Admissions Process

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Our 2021-2022 school year is underway with both in person and virtual classes. Students who are currently unable to travel into Canada will be able to start classes virtually with Blyth Academy Orbit or Blyth Academy Online. Students can then transfer to in person studies at one of our campuses once they are able to safely enter into Canada.

Secure Your Spot and Save - Apply Early
In order for us to maintain small class sizes, space is limited. We encourage you to apply early to secure your seat and your top choice courses. Save on full-year tuition when you either pay in full or enrol in the instalment plan before March 31, 2022.

Step One: Learn About Blyth Academy

We encourage you to learn about our different locations and programs by requesting a brochure and then speaking to our Manager of International Admissions. Our approach is different from traditional private schools, and we want to ensure you feel your child(ren) will thrive in our school community.

Entry Requirements

We strongly recommend that non-native English speakers applying to high school have an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent (elementary or middle school 5.5 or equivalent) before applying to study at Blyth Academy. Students who have not completed the IELTS will be required to complete a Blyth Academy administered test upon application.  If a student does not meet our standards for entering regular classes, they will have the option of taking private ESL courses with Blyth Academy. *  In these circumstances we will reserve a seat in our program so that the student may join campus classes once language requirements have been met. 

*Private ESL courses are available at an additional cost. Please see our fees for our private course fees. 

Application Deadlines 

Students are strongly encouraged to apply at least eight weeks prior to the start of classes and should take into account the time required to obtain a study visa.

  • July 15th for Term One start​
  • October 15th for Term Two start​
  • January 15th for Term Three start​
  • March 15th for Term Four start

Step Two: Submit Your Application

The online application can be completed here. In addition to the online component, you will need to send the following to to complete your application:

  • Copy of your passport
  • All available high school transcripts, translated into English
  • Letter of recommendation from your current school
  • Upon receipt of the completed application, Blyth Academy will issue a deposit invoice for $2,500 CAD to arrange for an admissions interview with the campus.

Step Three: Interview

The student will be contacted by one of our Guidance Counsellors to arrange for an admissions interview. This interview is an opportunity for us to explore the student’s academic needs, interests, and goals to determine if and how Blyth Academy can support them. The interview will take place over video call.

Step Four: Application Review

The Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. If admitted to Blyth Academy, the student will receive an email confirming enrolment. This email will include all of the details needed to prepare for the first day, including a copy of the Code of Conduct, which must be reviewed and signed off on prior to starting classes.

Step Five: Acceptance & Preparing for Arrival

Confirm Your Spot and Pay Tuition

Your journey to Blyth Academy begins once you have received the emailed formal letter of acceptance from Blyth Academy. Students who have not submitted all required documents and paid their first tuition installment at least one week prior to the start of classes risk not being able to join classes for the desired Term.

Apply for Canada Immigration Documents

A study permit is required if studying in Canada for longer than six months. You should apply for your study permit as soon as you receive your official acceptance letter. The process can take two weeks to four months depending on your country of origin.

  • Apply For Your Study Permit.
  • Extend Your Study Permit.
  • Check Study Visa Processing Time.

Confirm Custodianship

Students under the age of 18 are considered minors in Ontario and require a custodian. Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires that all persons under the age of 18 applying for a study permit have a Custodian living in the local community in Canada.

In the event that you do not have a custodian, Blyth Academy will refer you to our partner International Student Guardianship Canada Inc. for assistance.

Confirm Accommodation

Some students prefer to stay with their family or friends, however, if this does not apply to you, you have these housing option available:


Living with a family is a great way for some international students to improve their language skills and learn about Canadian culture. In a homestay, you will live with a family and receive meals as part of the program price. If you are interested in this option you should apply directly to our homestay service provider, The Canada Homestay Network.

Confirm Arrival Information

You must send your flight information to the admissions office at least two weeks prior to your arrival in Canada.

Find Your Immunization Records

All students attending primary or secondary school in Ontario must have proof of immunization against the following diseases:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Meningococcal Disease
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Varicella (chickenpox) – for children born in 2010 or later

View the School Immunization Checklist. If you do not have a record of vaccinations you can request a basic form from the admissions office by emailing

Buy Medical Insurance

Blyth Academy will automatically purchase medical insurance on your behalf, effective the first day of classes, unless you provide proof of your own medical insurance coverage. Click here to learn more about Blyth Academy’s medical insurance coverage, provided by StudyInsured.

If you wish to purchase your own medical insurance, please send Blyth Academy a copy of your policy prior to your arrival. Please email

Step Six: Arriving in Canada

When you arrive in Canada you should be ready to present the following documents:

  • Your original Letter of Acceptance from Blyth Academy
  • A valid passport
  • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) if required
  • The letter of introduction give to you by the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate
  • Document showing financial support
  • Any other documents recommended by the visa office where you applied
  • A study permit will be issued to you upon arrival and you must provide a copy of it to the campus before classes begin.

Contact Us

For more information please contact:
Jaewon David Lee
Manager of International Admissions