International Students - Study In Vancouver
Study In Canada
Develop your tech skills in Canada’s most bustling entrepreneurial and technology markets. Build your network with RED’s industry connections, in-house thought leaders and community partners that represent some of the fastest-growing companies in North America.
A Warm Welcome
RED students are a part of the RED family, so we spend a tailored one-on-one time to help students hit the ground running with their lives in Canada. From a place to live, all the way to the best places to unwind on a Friday night, our team’s got you covered! Our Mentorship Program will connect you with a domestic student currently studying at RED. You can exchange experiences, make new friends, and broaden your network.
Since our programs are intensive and fast-paced, all prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted. If you are an international student or English is not one of your native languages, we may require one of the following exams:
- Duolingo English Test 60 or higher
- TOEFL iBT score of 90 or higher (TOEFL Paper score – 575 or higher)
- IELTS Academic score 6.5 or higher
- Cambridge Exam Equivalency (CAE)
Applying For A Visa
Work-Study Programs (48 weeks)
If you are an International Student (No Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency in Canada), you will be required to apply for a Study & Work Permit through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Depending on your country of citizenship, you may need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) in addition to your permits. These are some of the required documents to apply:
- Passport with at least 15 months left before expiry
- Photo (IRCC has specific requirements of the Visa application photograph),
- Proof of financial support,
- RED Academy’s Letter of Acceptance (LOA),
- RED Academy’s DLI number.
We encourage future students to seek to consult when applying for the Study & Work Permits. In addition, here is a link to a good resource to help you get started.
If you are transferring to RED Academy from a Canadian educational institution, you must notify IRCC when you change institutions in your MyCIC account. It is your responsibility to know and understand the International Student Immigration Regulations. For more information, visit the IRCC website.
All Other Programs (Up To 24 Weeks)
You do not need a study permit if you plan to take a course or program in Canada that lasts 6 months or less. You must complete the course or program within the period authorized for your stay in Canada.
Most travellers need a valid entry document such as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visa to visit Canada. This will depend on your citizenship or your situation.
All visa-exempt foreign nationals except for U.S. citizens need an eTA to enter Canada as tourists. The eTA authorizes to visit Canada for up to six months or until the date prescribed by a border services officer upon arrival to Canada.
Applying for an eTA is a simple, inexpensive (CAD$7) process that takes just a few minutes to complete online. In addition to a fast process, the eTA is electronically linked to a traveler’s passport and is valid for five years or until the passport expires.
Travelers with passports from visa-required countries and territories need a visitor visa (temporary resident visa) to enter Canada.
A visa is an official document that is inserted inside a passport giving permission for you to come to Canada.
Once you arrive, look forward to orientation week. Check out the school, meet the instructors, hang out with incoming students and explore the neighbourhood. Before you start class, get fully informed with student policies and rules of Immigration Canada. We also assist our students with the details of applying for a Social Insurance Number and BC Health Insurance if needed.
How to Apply
Applying is easy. Once you have submitted the online application form, one of our admissions team members will contact you to schedule an in-person or a Skype interview. You’ll then be guided through the next steps. Visit our admissions page for more details.
Choose Your Location
With a growing number of campuses all over the globe, you can decide which city you’d like to explore during your studies.
Enjoy your work-study in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities with the mountains and the beach at your finger tips.
Vancouver Is Awesome
Vancouver is all about the outdoors. Ski world-class slopes in the winter, hike in the rainforest in the spring and fall, and of course, have a BBQ on one of the local beaches in the summer.
A Thriving Tech Industry
They call it the heart of “Sillicon Valley North”. Why? Because Vancouver has a vibrant tech and design industry with a diverse mix of start-ups, agencies, and well established companies like Microsoft, Hootsuite, Mozilla, Metalab, EA, Lululemon and more.
It’s Warm Here (Compared To The Rest Of Canada 😉 )
Always wanted to come to Canada but too afraid of the cold? Vancouver is for you. The climate in the Pacific North West is temperate year round. Clement winters mean that when it rains downtown, the mountains are getting snowed on, which is perfect for skiing and snowshoeing. Summers are hot and dry which is exactly what’s needed for patio season.
Our Vancouver campus is located in a part of town which is easy to access via transit or bicycle, and there are plenty of trendy shops, cafés and restaurants nearby. Our space is filled with natural light and overlooks the breathtaking North Shore Mountains.
Join our campus in Toronto, Ontario’s capital, where you will be surrounded by a mix of beautiful green parks and soaring skyscrapers including our iconic CN Tower.
A Buzzing City
They call it the “Fashion District”. Why? Because the area is filled with artists’ studios and galleries, publishers, agencies and tech offices such as Shopify, Uberflip, Twitter, The Working Group, Cossette and many more.
Find Inspiration Everywhere
Toronto is the melting pot of Canada where people from all backgrounds and cultures mingle over a diversified and outstanding food scene, an endless number of vibrant patios, and of course our beautiful waterfront.
Our Toronto campus is located in the heart of Downtown with a beautiful view of the CN Tower. We are steps away from public transit, bike paths, and cafes. Getting here is easy!
An True Canadian Experience
Always wanted to come to Toronto but afraid of the cold? Don’t be! Winters here are best enjoyed with loved ones skating at City Hall, or in a cozy restaurant next to a fireplace. While winters get chilly, our summers are hot and dry which is exactly what is needed for a beautiful beach day filled with lots of laughs and good memories. Who can resist the 6ix?
Enjoy your work-study in the economic and cultural capital of Britain and one of Europe’s largest cities.
A Rich Culture & History
The school is located in Shoreditch, the creative hub of London’s trendy East End. The capital celebrates a wealth of different cultures and communities as well as arts, music and world heritage sites – the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.
World-Class Tech Industry
They call it one of the world’s leading centres of tech and entrepreneurs. Why? Because London is a powerhouse of tech and design industries with a diverse mix of start-ups, agencies, and well established companies like Google, Capgemini, Apple, SAP, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Expedia, Accenture.
Discover Our Neighbourhood
Our London Campus is situated within walking distance to Old Street & Liverpool Street Station so you can get to school with ease. Forgot your lunch? No problem – there are tons of food options to feed your brain while you work. All of this, in one of the world’s leading centres of tech and entrepreneurship.
Work Study Programs
Our Work-Study programs are designed to provide International Students a 48-week, portfolio-oriented curriculum taught by experienced industry professionals. The first 24 weeks are focused on teaching the latest skills and technologies in either UX Design, Digital Marketing or Web Development while allowing students to work up to 20 hours per week. The remaining 24 weeks of the program have students working in paid placement so they can get hands-on work experience in Canada’s booming digital economy.
UX Designer Professional Work-Study
Web Developer Professional Work-Study
Digital Marketing Professional Work-Study
Digital Marketing Foundation Work Study
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