The International Education Office is committed to serving the unique needs of our international students and we offer services related to:
POLICY: The policy of ERP College is to deliver educational training programs to international clients on a contractual basis.
In order to evaluate the application of international students, transcripts must be forwarded directly to ERP Technical College from the educational institution of their country. Only original certified copies will be accepted
A qualified international student is either:
A visitor to Canada with a valid student authorization permitting that individual to study in Canada in accordance with the terms of the Canada Immigration Act, but who is neither a Canadian citizen, or landed immigrant nor otherwise legally entitled to maintain a permanent Canadian residence, to whom individual contract training services are offered.
A qualified international student is a visitor to Canada with a valid student authorization permitting that individual to study in Canada in accordance with the terms of the Canada Immigration Act, but who is neither a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant nor otherwise legally entitled to maintain a permanent Canadian residence, to whom individual contract training services are offered.
All international students must obtain a study permit for a program that is more than six months or for a program six months or less if it has an integrated and mandatory work component.
Once you receive your official Letter of Acceptance from ERP College, you must apply for a Study Permit.
To obtain your Study Permit and/or your Temporary Resident Visa you must visit the nearest Canadian Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate.
For further information, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
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Contracts with international clients for such training programs shall be negotiated in accordance with ERP College Policies, Guidelines and Procedures.
The authority to enter such contracts shall be permitted by the officials designated at ERP College.
Potential contracts shall be evaluated with great care and due diligence at minimum in terms of the following factors:
Applicants must be 18 years or older. International students must meet the admission requirements for the program to which they are applying before admission will be granted. It is important for international students to apply early as study permits may take several months to obtain.
Financial and/or political stability of the proposed student
Potential return to the Institution
Potential impact on the Institution, its reputation, and its image
Potential impact on other existing or contemplated contracts or clients
Nature of the training program to be undertaken
The availability of external funding, e.g.: CIDA, the World Bank
The risk attendant upon the training program and its potential impact on other training programs or the financial position of ERP College
Any pertinent legal issues
All international students are required to have medical insurance while studying at ERP College
International students whose duration of studies is less than 12 months are not entitled to the Alberta Health Insurance. Such students are advised to buy private health Insurance prior to arrival in Canada. If you don’t have Health care Insurance plan, the student should pay to the Hospitals, Clinics for treatment and consultation. Students can access Alberta Health website:
Alberta Health for Temporary Residents
International students must meet the following admission requirements:
All foreign credentials must be translated into English and equivalent to grade 12 level in Canada.
There is a requirement of IELTS score of 5.0 to be eligible for the admission at ERP College, only if the medium of instruction is not English in their Country.
Meet additional admission requirements like medical certificate and police clearance certificate.
All potential students seeking admission must pass a Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (if required).
Fill out an International Student Application Form, and submit it to the registrar;
Provide transcripts and/or record of your academic background (including IELTS results);
Provide 2 or more recent photos (taken in the last 6 months);
Full payment of the application fee ($150 CAD) must accompany the application form and can be made by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) bank transfer, certified check, bank draft, money order, or wire transfer;
Reserve your seat by paying a $500 CAD non-refundable, non-transferable Documentation Assessment Fee.
Get your letter of Acceptance
Get your study permit
Program schedule for applicants: We have semester enrollments! Before applying, please take a look at our start dates (keeping in mind that it may take several months to get your study permit).
Except in special or unusual circumstances authorized by the Director, contracts shall be completed and signed by all parties prior to the start of any program or the incurring of any ERP College liability pursuant to the contract.
The Manager of Students Affairs shall assure throughout this process that clear communications are established and maintained with the appropriate Federal, Provincial and Municipal governmental agencies.
Negotiations may be complex and vary considerably in detail. Common and essential steps of the process include initial contact with a prospective international client may range from the very informal conversation to the formal “request for proposal” level. Where the prospect warrants further consideration, the Manager of Students Affairs shall complete a “Synopsis of Contract Proposal” form and distribute copies as defined therein. Based on the “synopsis” and pursuant to the guidelines above, the Manager of Students Affairs shall work with ERP College Administration to determine if offering the required training shall be considered, and shall so advise the requesting client.
In cases where offering the program or service is considered, an exchange of letters of intent will be required before contract formulation proceeds.
The Students Affairs Manager shall prepare a contract, which at minimum specifies:
The specific educational needs to be addressed by the proposed service
Evaluation criteria to be used to assess the success of the program/service; together with any specific requirements for separate sign-off of such matters as detailed program/service design
Schedule of fees and payment terms
Organization structure and personnel requirements
Responsibility for provision of resources, including: Facility, equipment and supplies, housing, and transportation
Ownership of program/service materials, related copyrights, facilities, and equipment. The approval of the contract terms by ERP College administration shall be required prior to finalization of the terms with the client. Except as authorized by the President this contract shall be signed by duly authorized staff for all parties to the agreement prior to the provision of the contracted program/service
Students Affairs, in consultation with the College Administration shall arrange the detailed design of the program/service in accordance with the terms of the contract.
The program/service design shall be approved in writing by all parties to the agreement in accordance with the requirements of the contract. The program/service shall be delivered and assessed in accordance with the terms of the contract.
All amounts payable under any contract applicable, shall be paid to ERP College in accordance with the terms of the contract. International tuition fees are higher in each credit course or program.
When international applicants accept the College’s offer of admission, they must reserve their seat in a program by paying a $500 CAD non-refundable, non-transferable Documentation Assessment Fee. Methods of payment include credit card (Visa or MasterCard), certified cheque, bank draft, money order, or wire transfer.
Pay the non-refundable, non-transferable $150 CAD application fee. Receive acknowledgement from the College.
Ensure all required documents, including official transcripts, prerequisite documents, English Language Proficiency (ELP) results and other admission requirements are sent to ERP Technical College as soon as possible. International students coming from countries where the official language is English do not have to provide English Language Proficiency results.
If requesting for Home-stay: When your student visa is granted, inform ERP Technical College of home-stay request two weeks before arrival. There is a fee of $200 CAD for Home-stay placement.
If requesting for Airport Pick-up: Please arrange the arrival date and flight number for airport pickup at least one week ahead. There is a fee of $50 CAD for this service.
Please notify the Registrar if you wish to cancel the consideration of your application. If you cancel your application after you have accepted ERP Technical College’s offer of admission and paid your tuition deposit, please note that a refund is not issued for this non-refundable, non-transferable amount.
Refunds must be initiated within 30 days of withdrawal. The Financial form must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
Tuition, fees, and refunds are assessed in accordance with the College’s fee schedule and refund policies.
Refunds will be issued directly to the registrant by cheque. However, when a sponsor is identified, refunds will be issued directly to that sponsor. Fees paid by Visa or MasterCard will be credited to the original account used.
ERP Technical College is required to notify Canada Immigration of all withdrawals. If a student decides to withdraw his or her application prior to entering Canada, the student must return both the original letter of acceptance and the original letter from Immigration.
If you withdraw prior to the start date of your program (assuming you have paid all fees), you are eligible to receive a full refund of fees LESS your application fee ($150) and Documentation Assessment Fee of $500.
If you withdraw from a program before 20% of the term or session has elapsed, you are eligible to receive a 75% refund of tuition less a $150 application fee. All other fees are considered non-refundable at this date. No refund is available after the completion of the first 20% of a term.
Candidates whose first language is not English and those from countries where the language of instruction is not English will need to provide an ELP. Candidates that are from a country were English is the official language of instruction do not have to provide an ELP. Applicants can contact ERP Technical College at email@example.com to verify if the ELP used is acceptable to the College.
Presentation of the International English Language Test (Academic IELTS) with an overall minimum score of 5.5
IQAS is the International Qualifications Assessment Service. IQAS was established by the Alberta Government to help individuals educated outside Canada to assess international documents and compare them to educational credentials in Canada. For more information, please visit their website at International Qualifications Assessment or call (780) 427-2655
World Education Services is a non profit organization that provides credential evaluations for international students and immigrants planning to study or work in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, please visit their website at Credential Evaluations
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