At Connect to Canada, everything we do is designed to support international students in achieving their Canadian dreams. Through a comprehensive and innovative approach, we work with students and their families to ensure a smooth transition to Canada with a strong focus on student success. No other company in Canada cares for your student the way we do at CTC.
Helping students reach their academic and life goals in a safe environment is our top priority. Our innovative, revolutionary, full-service approach offers students opportunities to achieve academic excellence while discovering all that Canada has to offer - safe school and home environments, cultural diversity, opportunities to learn and practice English, and communities that are warm and welcoming. While in Canada, students will be supported every step of the way so that they never feel alone.
MISSION We provide innovative services to help international students achieve their Canadian dreams.
VISION At Connect to Canada, we help every international student be successful in the transition from home into the Canadian education system by:
We are also committed to assisting Chinese schools to “internationalize”. Our management team includes highly experienced Canadian education officials who help Chinese partners to:
As a leader in international education, CTC’s three guiding principles help international students achieve their Canadian dreams: Success, Safety and Smooth Transitions.
We value and deliver:
SUCCESS – We believe all students will succeed in Canada and will attend the post-secondary institution of their choice.
SAFETY – Our team of experienced Canadian and Chinese educators are involved in the full Canadian experience with students: academics, home life, social activities, tutorial services, nutrition, etc. This centralized support system helps eliminate distractions and sets students up for eventual success.
SMOOTH TRANSITIONS – CTC helps to ensure a seamless transition from high school in China to high school and post-secondary opportunities in Canada. Educators individually design pathways for students, provide summer learning programs, offer cultural experiences to better understand Canadian life and a mixture of Chinese and Canadian food experiences, and provide one-on-one counselling services to help bridge the cultural gap.
CTC International, a company whose care and concern for Chinese international students is rivaled by no other, is co-led by two founding partners:
Paul Liu, Partner - Paul is best described as a passionate educator. He has a very strong understanding of the needs of international students and how to help them integrate into the Canadian school system. Mr. Liu began CTC International with an understanding that the majority of international students in Canada face huge challenges unless they are provided with a full suite of services - and that's what the team at CTC does! So after working for the Canadian government, Mr. Liu left his position to devote 100% of his time to helping international students realize their Canadian dream. He does this by finding and sharing innovative ways to capitalize on the strengths of the Canadian education system and by eliminating risks such as social distractions. Paul's commitment is to create a road map to ensure that each and every Chinese international student will succeed in Canada. Mr. Liu is married with a daughter and a son in Canada.
Scott Moreash, Partner - As a retired Associate Director of the Peel District School Board, Scott's experience and expertise spans over 35 years in public education. He has recently teamed up with Paul Liu in order to found CTC International, a service devoted to ensuring success for Chinese students wishing to attend high school and university abroad. Mr. Moreash travels between China and Canada in order to ensure the highest quality education for Chinese international students. While in Canada, he carefully monitors students to ensure high levels of academic success and designs programs to assist with English-language development and tutorial services to help students achieve high levels in preparation for university admission. While in China, Mr. Moreash helps to train Chinese teachers to prepare students for their program in Canada. He also meets with students and counsels them in preparation for life at their new school. Mr. Moreash is married with two successful daughters in Canada.
Parents in China have many difficult choices to make:
CTC is a company like no other. Our care and concern for our students - your children - is like no other company you will find. We care for all aspects of your child's life in Canada - academics, social, emotional.
Why Canada and why CTC? Canada is rated as one of the safest and friendliest places in the world to live. Our proximity to three of the most prestigious educational institutions in the country make CTC the #1 partner to choose for international education. We are next door to the University of Toronto - consistently rated among the top 10 universities in the world. We are also very close to Sheridan College - renowned throughout North America for programs such as business studies and animation. And to round out your son's/daughter's high school needs, we are a partner with the Peel District School Board, Canada's second largest school board and known throughout the country for innovative programs and highly trained and skilled staff who understand students' ESL needs.
CTC has designed an innovative and revolutionary program to ensure that Chinese international students have every opportunity to integrate into Canadian society and achieve academic success in preparation for admission to Canadian universities. We design a pathway for students to help them gradually ease into the experience:
The Peel District School Board is Canada's second-largest public school board in the country. CTC works in partnership with Peel in order to place students in the following schools:
1. Clarkson Secondary School: http://schools.peelschools.org/sec/clarkson/Pages/default.aspx
2. Applewood Heights Secondary School: http://schools.peelschools.org/sec/applewoodheights/Pages/default.aspx
3. Rick Hansen Secondary School: http://schools.peelschools.org/sec/rickhansen/Pages/default.aspx
4. Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School: http://schools.peelschools.org/sec/haroldmbrathwaite/Pages/default.aspx
In addition, CTC's partner, the Peel District School Board, has an active and vibrant partnership agreement with two of Canada's premier post-secondary institutions:
1. Univeristy of Toronto Mississauga: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/
2. Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning: https://www.sheridancollege.ca/
CTC International students live in safe, modern accommodations while attending school in Canada. Unlike other programs where students live in homestay programs, CTC students live together in beautiful homes close to their school program. Students share a bedroom and have access to quiet, supervised study time during evening hours and on weekends. In addition, the focus of CTC student life is on immersion, both in academics and in the cultlural life of Mississauga and Toronto. Learning how to be an active participant in school activities and volunteering in the local community are an essential part of integrating into Canadian society. Regular meetings with students and home staff ensure a focus on student achievement and well-being, and students will have a chance to discuss any residential issues, come up with new ideas for activities and suggest special events. Access to home staff and special counsellors will teach students important skills such as: how to adapt to a new culture, how to make friends, resolving conflict, peer pressure, ways to resist and stop bullying, healthy nutrition, time management, and online safety. Students learn these valuable skills through group discussions as well as evening and weekend activities. CTC staff help our students to clearly recognize both what’s expected of them while at school in Mississauga and how they can get the most out of their experiences.
CTC offers students the opportunity to participate in cultural, recreational, and sporting events that are offered through their home school and in the community of Mississauga, as well as other destinations throughout Ontario such as Toronto and Niagara. In addition, CTC students can participate in local activities such as sightseeing, skiing, shopping, attending NBA and other sporting events, swimming and more. Student study time is supervised by responsible adults who are able to assist with academics and guide students in their quest to achieve to their highest potential.
We work closely with many Chinese partners who offer teaching positions in mainland China. Great pay, accommodations provided, excellent experience!