ACCOMMODATION

There is plenty of rooms to rent in Edmonton. Expect to pay between $450 and $550 a month for a room that will include heat, power and internet.

Expect to pay between $650 and $850 a month for an apartment.

The college where classes are taught is located at 10162 152 St NW , Edmonton, T5P 1X9 so try to find a place to live that is near the school or located on a bus route that goes near by.

A bus pass for a whole month is $35

List of helpful links:

1. www.padmapper.com

2. www.kijiji.ca

3. www.couchsurfing.com

4. www.edmonton.ca (for bus services)

For the convenience of students attending the school, accommodation is offered on a first-come, first-served basis for all students who want this service. There is no requirement that you live in the housing we provide. If you want to take advantage of this service please give as much notice as possible.

School accommodation consists of individual, private, fully furnished bedrooms which are each located within one mile of the school premesis. Each student has a private bedroom but shares the kitchen, bathroom, and living room with one or two other students. Rooms are assigned on a first come-first served basis. When you come, you will get to choose from all the rooms that are available at that time. Each month new rooms will become available as students move out and the students who are already living here get first choice of the newly available rooms if anyone wants to change and move.

The accommodation fee is $500/month. The houses are fully furnished and bed linens and towels are provided. The accommodation fee includes all utilities, high-speed wireless internet access, and laundry equipment. All cleaning supplies, toilet tissue, and dish, and laundry soap are provided at no extra charge.

Rent Collection:
Rent is due on the first of every month. We do understand that you will need time to get your finances in order and will accomodate any down time for newcommers.

Deposits and Notice Required:
We initially hold rooms for incoming students without taking any deposit and at no time do we take a damage deposit. Once you have moved in, as a tenant in Canada you are expected to give a full month’s notice when you make plans to move out. This is the rental law in Canada. If you can not give a month’s notice, you may be expected to pay rent for the following month. At no time will you be required to pay more than one month’s rent upon moving out.

AnchorInternational Student Services

The TLC training school staff and the support network of current and former students, who form an essential part of who we are and what we do, have, from inception, given top priority to providing support to both incoming, currently registered, and former students. When a genuine need is perceived, everything possible is done to find a way to respond, without undermining the importance of students learning the skills they will need to take care of themselves in Canada.

The support services we provide include but are not limited to:

Airport Pick-up Service:
We meet new students who request this service at the Edmonton airport upon arrival and take them to their new accommodation for a pick-up fee of $60.00 from 9:00am to 6:00pm. After 6:00pm we may or may not be available to pick you up. If you need to or decide to arrive very late in the evening or during the night, you may have to take a hotel room until the next morning when we will be available to meet you. The first thing we do after you are settled in your new room is to take you grocery shopping so that you can buy the food and other supplies you need to be comfortable for the first few days here until you “find your feet” and can manage to do this on you own.

Orientation and on-going student counselling:
Within your first week in the school (usually on the first day) every student will receive an orientation to the program. Subsequently at least one morning per week throughout your training period is set aside as your “office morning” during which staff is always available to offer individual help and counselling with student projects, assignments, and concerns.

Unpaid Student Support Network:
An important part of the TLC offering comes from past and present students. Current students and former students are all learning to be or have been caregivers and are encouraged to support and take care of each other. Because TLC accepts new students into the training program at the beginning of each month…in every class and in every house where students live, there will be those who are almost finished as well as those who are just starting and those at every stage in between. Additionally, usually, several former students, who have already completed all the requirements for temporary foreign workers, some with Open Work Permits or Permanent Residence, are also living in the shared accommodation. These former graduates have come back to live in TLC shared accommodation because it is reasonably priced and comfortable…giving them a chance to get better established in Canada before setting up their own independent households. Naturally these people who have already been through the whole process are an excellent resource for those who are just starting. This informal support system continues to exist long after students move into the work force and become foreign workers in Canada. Many students form long-term friendships in the school and continue to meet and socialize as part of their work and private lives. Another important part of the student support network is former students coming back to the classroom during class time, as part of the lessons, to share their experiences as caregivers and nannies with current students.

AnchorImmigration Counselling

The TLC-Edmonton caregiver training school has a Licensed Immigration Consultant available every two months to provide professional immigration advice and services.