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LIA offers a complete Canadian educational experience, leading to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and credentials to take on more challenging and competitive post-secondary programs in North America.
Please Note: London International Academy accepts applications all year round with four specific admission periods. International students are advised to apply as early as possible, since obtaining a study permit at the nearest Canadian Embassy or Canadian Consulate may take an extended period of time.
For more information on the length of processing a study permit please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/temp.asp.
To apply to the LIA, please use our Online Application form (click here to access). Please ensure you have all the proper documents.
Once your application has been processed by our Admissions Office, you will receive an invoice. When you receive the invoice, please make payment of:
Payment can be made via Flywire or Bank Transfer. Receipts for all payments are sent by email. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
LIA will send you a letter of acceptance (by e-mail or express mail) once application fee and tuition deposits are received and you have been formally accepted to the LIA.
Once you’ve received your letter, you will need to schedule a Skype interview with one of our Admissions staff. The Skype interview is designed to get to know you as well as assess your English skills prior to your arrival. This will be your opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding our school and/or academic programs! Fill out our request form and one of our Marketing and Recruitment representatives will be in touch with you within 2 to 3 business days after submission
We will send you an official letter of acceptance to begin applying for a Canadian study permit (*see website for exceptions). Send confirmation to admissions that you have applied.
Visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/English/study/study.asp for more information.
Inform LIA as soon as your study permit authorization is confirmed.
Pay tuition fees and other related costs. Confirm accommodation desired, airport pick-up and send flight information. LIA will provide you with a student handbook.
Note: All flight information must be received at least one week in advance in order to allow time to arrange airport pickup and accommodation.
Arrive in Canada, start school and achieve your goals!
If you want to leave Canada and re-enter the country, you must possess a valid passport and valid visa. You also need to have a valid study permit if you are returning to Canada to study.
LIA provides workshops year round to help students gain more knowledge on how to apply for their study permit extention on the canada.ca website. The schedule is posted by the front doors of school buildings. Also, there is a Study Permit consultation service provided each Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the Student Affairs office.
If you wish to stay in Canada after your status has expired, you may apply for restoation of status within 90 days following your loss of status. If not, you have to leave Canada. It is illegal to remain in Canada beyond the validity of your status in Canada.
As an international student, you should apply at least 30 days before the expiry date of your current status. If you are applying for your first study permit to attend a post-secondary institution, you must obtain a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution. Once you have that acceptance letter, you can complete and submit an application to get a study permit from inside Canada.