2322, Saint-Jacques
Suite 001
Montréal (Québec)
H3J 2M7
Metro Lionel-Groulx
+1 (438) 878-9195
Intensive Classes
Complete package for foreign students
Visa Information
About Montreal
Canadian Language Exchange Center in Montreal is pleased to be able to offer students the chance to stay with a typical Canadian family. This is an excellent way to experience the local way of life while practicing your English or French.
A good homestay starts with mutual respect and benefits everyone involved.
The cost of Homestay on a weekly basis:
(Please note that all costs are in Canadian currency)
Plan I: $210 per week 3 meals/day, private room, $840/4 weeks
Plan II: $195 per week 2 meals/day, private room, $780/4 weeks
Residence: $210 per week 3 meals/day, private room, $840/4 weeks
B and B Plan: $165 per week Daily Breakfast, private room, $660/4 weeks
Room Rental Plan: $560 per month (28 days), Private room.
Registration Fee: $100
Late Booking Fee: $50 (applies only for those who register less than 1 week before intended homestay arrival time).
Bank Transfer Fee: $10 (applies only if paying by bank wire transfer).
Airport Pickup Fee: $100 (Trudeau Airport to your Homestay).
Please note that students under the age of 17, there is an additional cost of 20% per week. For example, Homestay Plan I is $252/week.
We require a deposit of $300.00
($100 non-refundable one time homestay placement fee + $200 deposit) Other arrangements can be made for example: 2 people sharing a room, 2 bedrooms in the same homestay, etc.
In order for us to proceed, please complete the homestay and course registration forms and send your deposit along with your course fees.
N.B. As soon as we receive your application form we will match your request with the homestays we have available. We will send you the name and address of your host family 15 to 20 days before your arrival date.
Refund Policy:
Penalty Costs:
  • Cancellation at any time:
    $200 ($100 Homestay placement fee + $100 Cancellation fee)
  • Cancellation less than 10days:
    before arrival: $300 ( $100 Homestay placement fee + $200 Deposit)

    Intensive classes
    The program allows you to progress rapidly in acquiring your second language. Based on the principle of immersion, the student is exposed daily to the second language, with classes in the morning followed by group conversation practice in the afternoon, where he or she will have the opportunity to practice with native speakers of his or her second language. In this accelerated program, you will rapidly acquire the fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, all the while enriching your vocabulary.

    Complete package for foreign students
    Complete package for International students
    1 month
    2 months
    3 months
     Admission fee
     Class Cost
     Books and tapes
     Homestay fee
     Total price
    The price is given in Canadian dollars

    Visa information
    Getting Approval
    Depending on your country of origin and the type and length of study, you may require:
  • a visa
  • a student authorization
  • both a student authorization and visa
  • or, none of the above
    The type of documentation required depends on your country of origin, the program you are taking, and the length of your study:
    Short-term programs of six months or less do not require a study permit. All other programs require a student authorization.
    NOTE: A visa may be required depending on your country of origin. Please see the list of countries that require a visitor's visa as provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
    More information on the process of applying for a student visa is available on Citizenship and Immigration Canada's web site
    For further information
    Links to Helpful Websites
  • Webpage for people who wish to Study in Canada:
  •     http://www.studyincanada.com
  • Here is the Citizenship and Immigration Canada:
  •     http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.html
  • A list of all the Canadian Embassies / Consulates that can process Visas:
  •     http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/offices/index.html
  • You can get various application forms here:
  •     http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/student.html
  • List of the countries whose citizens need a Visa to visit Canada:
  •     http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.html
  • List of items you need if you want permission to study in Canada:
  •     What do I need if I want to study in Canada?
  • A lot of Canadian Embassies and Consulates have their own websites. Here's a page that lists all the ones who do have a website:
  •     http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/dfait/missions/menu-e.html
    Montreal. A History
    "Discovered" in 1535 by Jacques Cartier, and founded more than a century later, in 1642, by a handful of French settlers determined to convert the native American Indians to Christianity, Montréal, today, numbers 3.4 million people of virtually every single nationality and creed on the planet.

    Throughout its colourful history, Montréal has been in turn a French settlement, a British stronghold and a bilingual city. Today it is officially bilingual and proud of its status as the largest French-speaking city in North America and second-largest French-speaking city in the world. In fact, this is a wonderful example of a truly international city where newcomers feel right at home and visitors will always find someone who speaks their language.

    The founders settled along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the majestic river that brought them here. Today as you tour the Old Port and Old Montréal, you'll find that much of what they and their ancestors built has been lovingly preserved: graceful stone buildings, stately churches, cobblestone streets... Elsewhere, historic neighbourhoods are being restored so more people can live downtown, but it is being done very carefully so as to preserve the special character of each area.

    Twice Montréal has hosted huge international events: the World Fair in 1967 and the Summer Olympics in 1976. Both times the city donned new apparel to receive its guests, and the unique pavilions built for Expo as well as the stunning Olympic Stadium are testaments to the pure creativity and welcoming spirit that drive this city.
    Life is a Festival
    Whether it's reproducing the belly laugh at the Just For Laughs Festival or painting the town every colour of the rainbow during Divers/Cité, Montréal's Lesbian and Gay Pride Celebrations' week, Montréal parties longer, harder and way more often than any place on earth. In fact, during peak festival season, you can't walk half a block without being invited to join a street party, a parade or some other joyous manifestation.

    Actually, all these festivals are a natural extension of the passionate nature of Montrealers and their propensity to share their passions with the whole world. Entire blocks are closed to traffic and stages are set up for a lineup of free concerts and film screenings-leaving plenty of room in the streets for the party. And there's always something for the whole family to enjoy because every festival has a soft spot for the little ones-many of whom have been initiated to the joys of jazz, comedy, cinema and exotic food at one or another of Montréal's festivals.

    The fun starts in winter, with la fête des Neiges and the MONTRÉAL HIGH LIGHTS Festival, and goes nonstop through the whole year, with such mega-favourites as the Festival International de Jazz, the Grand Prix of Canada, the Mondial SAQ - Montréal International Fireworks Competition, and too many film festivals to count.

    Happy festivals!
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