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International FAQs

1.    Is there an English language requirement to gain acceptance?

While there is no minimum language requirement, students must demonstrate their English language proficiency as part of their application. This can be done by providing an IELTS or TOEFL score, or completing a language test administered by Blyth Academy. We recommend students to have English Proficiency equivalency at IELTS 6.0-6.5 by Grade 12. If a student's command of English is not at a level that will allow them to successfully complete Ontario curriculum, the student will be required to complete ESL classes before commencing their regular studies; this is often easiest to facilitate when they choose our Term 1 (September) intake date.

2.    What documentation do I need to submit for my application?

Documents should be translated into English if the document was not originally produced in English. 

  • Upon submitting online application (in order to receive Letter of Admission)
    • Copy of Passport
    • Recent Transcripts/Report Cards from past three years
  • Before Admissions Interview: 
    • Recent Transcripts/Report Cards from past three years
    • Copy of most recent TOEFL, IELTS or other standardized English language proficiency test, if applicable
    • Letter of Recommendation 
    • A copy of school work completed in English by the student, preferably evaluated by a teacher/instructor
  • Prior to starting classes:
    • Letter of Recommendation 
    • Immunization/Vaccination Records 
    • Copy of Canadian Travel Visa 
    • Copy of Canadian Study Permit 
    • Custodianship Information 
    • Accommodation Information – Full address, phone number, email 
    • Medical Insurance Policy – we require this 30 days before the student starts their program, if not purchased through Blyth Academy.

3.    Does Blyth Academy have on site boarding?

Blyth Academy does not have any boarding residences however we do work with several third-party Homestay providers to offer accommodation to our students. Living with a host family is a great way for international students to experience Canadian culture whilst living with a local family.

4.    Is there an interview?

Yes; all International and Canadian students are required to be interviewed (virtually) by the school as part of the admissions process. The interview is conducted after the application has been submitted and the $2500 deposit has been paid. 

5.    Is the application fee and deposit refundable?

The $250 application fee is non-refundable. The $2500 deposit is only refundable if a visa is rejected by the IRCC or if an application to Blyth Academy is denied during the admissions process.

Contact Us

For more information please contact:
Nicole Cavanaugh
International Student Recruitment Leader