OPUS Canada

Work and Study Canada Courses

Due to visa changes in Canada effective June 1, 2014, our Work and Study courses in Canada have limited availability:

Anyone interested in Ranch Stay or Career English Internship programs can enroll with a minimum 4 week course and maximum 4 week placement period without a work permit requirement.

We also provide similar Work and Study courses in both Australia and New Zealand. Alternatively, we offer an Internship Placement Service for students in Sydney and Auckland.

What are Work and Study Canada Courses?

Take the opportunity to improve your English through a Language Co-Op program!

Work and Study Canada offers you the opportunity to learn English and also put it to use in a working environment. Our programs combine English study with paid or unpaid work experience. You can choose to study first and then apply your language skills in a paid or unpaid position.

Your level of English and visa type will determine your length of study and your ability to work – so please check out the visa requirements or contact us if you’re not sure.

Course Facts

  • Location: Canada: Toronto and Vancouver
  • Start Dates:

    CEIP: Every Monday

    RANCH STAY: Every Monday, typically from April to October

  • Course Length:

    CEIP: from 8 weeks to 48 weeks

    RANCH STAY: from 8 weeks to 24 weeks

  • Minimum Age: 17 to study, 18 for work placement
  • Requirements:
    English: B2 - Higher Intermediate English (for ECST: B1 Intermediate English) 
    All programs require a study and work permit. For unpaid programs with a max. 4w placement, no work permit is required.
  • Class Size: 10–15
  • Lessons per Week

    CEIP: 28 lessons of English + 7 sessions of K+tools/K+clubs

    RANCH STAY: 20 - 40 lessons

  • Timetable: All courses are Monday-Friday, with morning and afternoon classes only (general timetable below)
Click here to view a general timetable.

Course Structure

We offer different course types which differ slightly in their structure. To read about CEIP and Ranch Stay courses in more detail, read the fact sheet above or click here.

General English Lessons:

Lessons usually last 45 minutes, and focus on the four main aspects of language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. These courses offer a semi-intensive English education that will help you learn quickly and effectively.

Part-time Work:

15 to 20 hours of part time work, once you are placed.


At the end of the course, receive a Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement documenting your language level and attendance.

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