International Student Placement Program
Pathway to Canada Immigration is an agent for one of the best public school boards in British Columbia: School District No. 23 (Central Okanagan). SD23 is the 5th largest district in British Columbia with 22,000 full time students in 42 schools, include 31 elementary schools, 6 middle schools (grades 7-9), 3 senior high schools (grades 10-12) and 2 high schools (grades 8-12). We recommend International students come to SD23 because of their excellent educational programs. They also offer a less than 2% ESL student population, supervised home stay programs, and reputable post secondary schools (UBCO and Okanagan College). The Okanagan Area is perfect setting for international students to improve their English skills, focus on their studies and enjoy the exceptional recreational activities.
Our services include:
-Study Visa/Permit application or extension
-Parent Visitor Visa
-International Graduate Immigration for permanent residency
Youth English Camps
This program is designed for students between the ages of 7 and 17 whose desire is to improve their English skills. Camps are held during summer months of June, July and August, or winter months of January and February. Students have the option of registering for two weeks, three weeks….up to 8 weeks.
The daily schedule is as follows:
Monday through Friday
9:00 – 12:00 Morning ESL Classes
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 Afternoon Activities
After school activities (optional) 2-3 times per week
Local weekend activities (approx. 2 times per month)
Weekend trip – once per month
This integrated program is unlike any other Youth English Camp in Kelowna and Victoria as it will include International and Domestic students.
We will provide students with Orientation packages prior to their arrival to ensure they feel prepared for their journey to Canada. The material will help students gain a better understanding of Canadian culture – family life, food, education, leisure activities, etc. Students will receive information on their home stay families and they will have the opportunity to begin corresponding with them prior to their arrival in Canada. We have very high expectations of our host families. As well, our Home stay Coordinator visits all families in their homes regularily.
Our camp staff will include qualified teachers, activity leaders and a Camp Coordinator. We can assure you and your group that we treat our students as respected family members in our homes. Our staff members are experienced in planning well balanced educational ESL programs and implementing a wide variety of recreational, social and cultural activities.
On the first day, Orientation Day, students are assessed – Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Our Theme trained curriculum includes: Listening, Speaking, Conversation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Pronunciation, afternoon and weekend activities (optional). Our program is well-balanced and will certainly meet the learning styles and interests of all participants. Each week we focus on a different theme and relate many of our class exercises/lessons and after-school activities accordingly.
Theme training may include some of the following areas:
- Canadian Culture
- Extreme Sports
- Friends and Family
- Travel and Leisure
- Culture and Society British Columbia/Canada
- Arts and Entertainment
- Pop Culture
Teachers plan their lessons based on the themes of the program and the specific needs of their students. All educators ensure that all areas of the English language are covered. Lesson plans, assessment tools and report cards are filled out and submitted to the Camp Coordinator on a weekly basis. As well, students receive certificates upon successful completion of the program.
Canadian students will also participate in afternoon activities. This integrated program that includes international and domestic students is unlike any other Youth English Camp in Kelowna and Victoria.