Welcome to North American College of Information Technology

Welcome to the Home page of International Students of North American College of Information Technology. 

Our Designated Learning Institution number is: O135829985902

We can be found on CIC’s Designated learning institutions list here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-institutions-list.asp

If you want to be considered for admission in one of our programs, please send us your latest IELTS score and a copy of your resume at international@nacollege.com

 

Canada has become an ideal place for higher education studies, sought by many prospective international students. This means that international students coming from any part of the globe are now more than welcome in Canada. Canada is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world, with over 50% of the population not speaking English as their first language.

 

 At North American College of Information Technology, our curriculum is based on intense job evaluation and input from potential employers. Through our skilled professional instructors and state-of-the-art technology, North American College produces graduates whose skills and knowledge have been recognized by employers, and who are well prepared to meet the challenges of today’s work environment.

 

North American College’s campuses are conveniently located, making it possible for students to commute according to their busy schedules. Whether you’re studying at our Toronto campus or our Scarborough campus, you will find each to be easily accessible via car and public transit, and close to many restaurants and shops. Both our Toronto and Scarborough campuses are registered as private career colleges under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

 

North American College’s world-class faculty bring to the classroom their extensive academic achievements and wide-ranging experience from around the world. But above all, they are focused on your success. NAC provides small class sizes to ensure students receive personal attention. At NAC, your instructor will push you to deliver your best every day.

Student Services:

Have a question about our programs or application process? Whether you need to talk to one of our guidance counselors, our team is here to help you make the best decisions and to help you plan your professional path. Please contact us at international@nacollege.comMajority of our students are university degree holders. In essence, NACIT serves as the launching pad for new Canadian immigrants who are either fresh Graduates or Internationally Trained Professionals.

ADMISSION TEST

International applicants over the age of 18 years old must write NACIT’s Academic Achievement Test (the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Examination) and receive a minimum test score that is approved for the program that you are applying for.

EXCEPTIONS: 

Secondary school, college or university graduates from the United States; or Individuals who hold an International Baccalaureate in English from one of the International Schools’ members of the Council of International Schools (www.cois.org).

Depending on the NACIT program that you are applying for, there may also be additional entrance requirements. In some cases a proctor may be required for you to write the Wonderlic SLE Test, and/or any other program specific entrance tests.

Advanced Standing Policy:

NACIT’s advanced standing policy for all of its programs is as follows:

Students can apply and be granted advanced academic standing and exemptions for individual subjects in a registered program based on their previous post secondary studies. The following are required:

(a) A request by student indicating clearly what course(s) they are requesting advanced standing for and the reason for the request.

(b) Official transcripts, and/or assessments, certificates based on which the advanced standing is requested.

Advanced standing or exemption will be granted in cases where the skills and knowledge outcomes of the previous academic work done by the applicant are essentially identical to those of the subject/module as offered by North American College, as determined by the academic and administrative staff of the College, and, if required, by an interview with a member of the academic staff who teaches the subject/module in question. An advanced academic standing/exemption is considered approved only when it is approved in writing by North American College’s Admission office.

For more information on the program(s) in which you are interested and/or to arrange for exam proctoring services, please contact NACIT at international@nacollege.com

STUDY PERMIT AND CONSULAR ASSISTANCE:

Please apply for your study permit as soon as you receive your Letter of Acceptance from NACIT. A study permit and Temporary Resident Visa (if required) can take several weeks or even months to be issued. Please be diligent about the required paperwork and verify the visa application processing at Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

If you are not a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada, to study in Canada you must obtain a study permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Depending on your country of citizenship, you may also require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV, or ‘entry visa’).

What do you need to apply for your study permit?

· Original acceptance letter from NACIT

· Valid passport or official government-issued identification

· Proof of funds to show that you can cover the cost of your study, including tuition and living expenses, in Canada). You will need a bank statement for the past four months

– savings account passbook, bank draft, or other proof of sufficient funds.

– A declaration that you will leave Canada after you have completed your studies

– Medical exam (and criminal history if applicable)

· A processing fee ($150 CDN)

Check the visa office instructions for your country or region for local requirements

APPROVAL:

If your application is accepted by the CIC, you will receive a letter of approval/introduction. This letter is not your study permit. When you arrive in Canada, you must show this letter to a Canadian officer at the port of entry.

If you are from a country where Canada requires a Temporary Residence Visa (TRV), it will be placed inside your passport. You must enter Canada before your TRV expires (please check the dates issued on this document).

PORT OF ENTRY:

When you arrive at Canadian Immigration at the port of entry (Canadian airport), you will be issued your study permit and may be asked for the following documents:

· Letter of introduction from the visa office when your study permit was approved (this contains your permit reference number)

· Passport

· Temporary Resident Visa (if required)

· Copy of your Letter of Acceptance from North American College of Information

Technology

· A list of any items that you are sending separately

· Proof that you have enough money to support yourself during your stay in Canada. 

Why Choose Us?

Whether you are looking for a path to your first job, a new career, or just to enhance your skills, North American College would give you the solid foundation and practical skills you will need for a strong

start. Our basic objective is to provide students with post-secondary education and prepare them for the workplace. To achieve this goal, we emphasize the development of analytical and practical skills,

along with a mastery of theoretical concepts. We also assist students in acquiring behavioral skills necessary for a successful career path and life experience.

We offer a wide range of academic courses to suit your career goals. Students can choose from our career programs in Information Technology, Business and Accounting, Banking, Administration,

Engineering, and Healthcare.

We specialize in career training programs for career minded individuals. you can acquire the skills and education necessary to be successful in your chosen career. Using highly qualified instructors with practical experience in their respective fields and state-of-the-art technology, North American College strives to produce skilled graduates.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

Student body of North American College of Information Technology (NACIT) is comprised of individuals from all over the world and has a diverse multi-cultural student community, with approximately 75% of our students being born outside of Canada. Our Admissions Advisors and International Student Services Department are dedicated to helping you get started with your program and to supporting you throughout your academic experience at NACIT.

If you have any questions or need more information about the admissions process or our programs, please contact at international@nacollege.com. We strongly recommend send us your resume/CV/biodata and IELTS score along with your question. 

STUDENT SUPPORTS

NACIT is dedicated to working for the success of all of its international students throughout their academic experience in Canada. We offer one-to-one and small-group course specific workshops and tutorials. In addition, for students with particular needs, NACIT helps to arrange for tutoring by senior students and academic staff. 

NACIT has a career development module that is available to all if its students. It covers such topics as: employment research tools, networking techniques, resume development, interviewing skills, etc.

 

International students at NACIT will be studying in the general areas of engineering, business and accounting. For those who already have post-secondary degrees and substantial work experience, there are numerous peer groups that can be of assistance.

· Canadian Association of Professional Engineers www.capeinfo.ca

· Business Associations https://toronto.cylex.ca/business%20association.html

· Chartered Public Accountants of Ontario www.cpaontario.ca

In addition, there are numerous ethnic organizations for professionals that offer excellent opportunities for peer counseling and networking. https://www.internations.org/torontoexpats.

 

HOUSING SERVICES:

NACIT’s housing services coordinator will help you find accommodations, especially near your

campus. We do not have on-campus housing, but we offer students accommodation lists,

usually shared apartments, rooms in private homes or “home stay” arrangements with local

families. You can send email to housing@nacollege.com .

 

The following websites are helpful in finding suitable housing.

Places4students.com partners with academic institutions and student associations to provide off-campus housing options for their students: https://www.places4students.com 

Student Homestay Services Inc. (SHS) provides homes to students coming to Canada. With trusted partnerships and years of experience we understand the time and effort it takes to effectively operate a homestay, as both students and hosts require special attention to satisfy their individual needs. Thus, we provide the most cost-effective service, while maintaining the highest level of student satisfaction. 

http://www.homestayservices.ca 

A Home Stay provides a family environment to enjoy the comforts of home with hosts that know Toronto. You may also be sharing a home with other international students. Fees vary, (depending on the meal plan and the Home Stay company). Costs are approximately $750 (CDN)/ month.

Student Homestay Services

495 Oriole Parkway, Suite 2

M5P 2H9, Toronto ON, Canada

Tel: 416-480-0678

Fax: 416-486-3061

Email: shs@homestayservices.ca 

 

HEALTH INSURANCE:

All International students studying in Ontario must be covered by a health insurance plan. As an international student, you must arrange for private health insurance coverage and show proof that you are covered with health insurance before you can commence your studies at NACIT. Health insurance should cover the costs of medical services, such as seeing a doctor, hospital stays and treatment, examinations and emergencies. 

You can arrange your own Medical Insurance coverage from home or NACIT’s students can obtain private health insurance coverage from CCO’s Exclusive Insurance Package with St Andrews Direct, which offers a core insurance package to all CCO members through a strategic partnership. This exclusive offer includes: International Student Health & Travel https://www.guard.me/clinic-search.php 

You can also obtain insurance from Ingle International which is part of the Ingle Group of Companies, specializing in insurance, health care, and emergency assistance services since 1946. Ingle has many policy options, including 24 hours per day, 7 days per week assistance for hospital and doctor visits, air ambulance, prescription drugs, dental emergencies, assistance with loss: https://www.ingleinternational.com/en/travel-insurance/international-students

· Platinum Plan

https://www.ingletravel.com/docs/Student/Berkley/Platinum_English_Benefits.pdf

· Gold Plan

https://www.ingletravel.com/docs/Student/Berkley/Gold_English_Benefits.pdf

· Silver Plan

https://www.ingletravel.com/docs/Student/Berkley/Silver_English_Benefits.pdf

If you need further assistance please do not hesitate to contact NACIT’s oversee international

student supports department at international@nacollege.com  

CULTURAL OR RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:

“With an overall population exceeding 6.1 million in 2015 the Metropolitan Region of Toronto has become the first and only urban agglomeration of its size to obtain a foreign-born majority accounting for an estimated 52% of the overall population, with 3.2 million immigrants among a total population of approximately 6,150,000 in 2015. 

The United Nations (UNESCO) has also designated Toronto as the most ethnically diverse city in the world for multiple consecutive years throughout the Twenty-First century. The significant presence of the foreign-born contingent hailing from every part of the world is what truly makes the Metropolitan Region of Toronto the most ethnically diverse and a truly cosmopolitan urban agglomeration. “ http://www.multiculturalfoundation.com/gta_immigrants.html

This means that there are religious and cultural organizations in place to support the needs of the broadest range of backgrounds. These are just a few links that will direct you to extensive lists.

 

· http://www.multiculturalfoundation.com/gta_immigrants.html

· http://www.ctcco.ca/index.php

· http://www.pccttoronto.com/list-of-filipino-canadian-organizations/

· https://www.internations.org/toronto-expats

· http://copperpages.com/indiacurrents/default.asp?area=65&country=canada&city=tor

onto&Zip=&miles=&category=6&subcategory=&subsubcategory=&keyword=&banners=

1&mode=browse&page=7

· http://institute.al-qasmi.com/mosques/toronto-mosques-and-islamic-organizations/

· http://toronto.net/Buddhism.html

LIVING IN TORONTO:

For more general information about studying and living in Toronto, Toronto Wikipedia page is a good place to start exploring. The City of Toronto also has a helpful website about Living in Toronto for newcomers to the city.

Also the University of Toronto has an excellent information page that will help you get acquainted with the Toronto area. http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/cie/toronto .

It covers such topics as:

· Winter Activities

· Climate & Clothing

· Money Matters

· Phone and Internet Services

· Transportation

· Safety in Toronto

· Child Care

· Festivals and Events

· Shopping

CONSULATES IN TORONTO

Many countries have consulates to support their citizens abroad (students, tourists and expatriates). A list of these is available on a number of sites:

· https://www.yellowpages.ca/search/si/1/Consulates/Toronto+ON

· https://www.google.ca/search?rlz=1C1GGRV_enCA751CA751&tbm=lcl&q=consulate+general+offices+in+ontario&oq=consulate+general+offices+in+ontario&gs_l=psyab.12…0.0.0.10271.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0….0…1..64.psy-ab..0.0.0.v-OOF07cpZs

· https://www.google.ca/search?rlz=1C1GGRV_enCA751CA751&tbm=lcl&q=embassies+offices+in+ontario&oq=embassies+offices+in+ontario&gs_l=psyab.12…11195.18068.0.20605.10.10.0.0.0.0.122.815.9j1.10.0….0…1.1.64.psyab..1.0.0.Nq4wFJk3vSc

 

(i) ORIENTATION

Welcome and induction to the College

On arrival, every student will participate in an induction session. This will cover important matters such

as the following:

_ Understanding expectations of their progression during their studies

_ Familiarization with the city and college

_ Opening a bank account

_ Health care in the Canada

_ Information to consider when you live in rented (private) sector accommodation

_ Culture – useful information

_ Car rental and driving in Canada

_ Toronto Transit Commission monthly rider pass

_ Safety and emergency procedure