Appleby Guardianship Programme 2017-2018

Appleby College requires that each international boarding student has a Guardian while attending school. An international boarder is a student whose primary residence is outside of Canada. The Guardian is essentially a support system for the student and acts as a contact for the school. The Guardian takes responsibility for the student during holidays, or any days the school is closed and the student does not return home or to a Host Family (see Host Family Program 2017-2018). The Guardian must be English speaking, a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident over the age of 21 and must reside within Ontario.

International boarding students’ families have two options for securing a Guardian:

Option 1:

An International family may identify their own Ontario-based Guardian for their son or daughter. The Guardian must be English speaking and over the age of 21. To choose this option, please complete the information as requested in the online registration process.

Option 2:

If you do not have a Guardian for your child, Appleby College has retained the professional services of International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC). ISGC assists our international families in a variety of capacities. For Guardianship purposes, they offer two packages:

ISGC Full Guardianship Package: $2500.00 CAD + tax (13%)
Strongly recommended for students whose parents’ first language is not English and for all first time Appleby students.

24-Hour Emergency Student line available to:

  • Natural parents & consultants in case of an emergency situation
  • Students & school representatives in case of an emergency situation
  • Homestay families & housemasters in case of an emergency situation

Note: ISGC will be available at all times with any of the following emergency issues: injury, hospitalization, critical illness, loss of passport, detainment by Immigration officer or Law enforcement, suspension, expulsion, family emergency

Notarized Guardianship Letter: (courier fees to send original documents additional)

  • Required document for Canadian Study Permit & Canadian Visa (TRV) applications
  • Allows ISGC to act in legal, medical, Immigration and school emergencies
  • Allows ISGC to deal with Immigration issues when entering/exiting Canada
  • Allows ISGC to complete permission forms (low risk activities only)

ISGC uses the official recognized custodianship declaration document provided by Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC). Both ISGC and parents are required to complete both pages of the application. Detailed instructions will be provided to parents.

Canadian Study Permit or TRV Renewal Applications:

*Additional fees: government applications, courier and transportation

  • Documents to be collected by ISGC, organized and processed from within Canada by a certified Immigration Consultant. If a student requires both a Study Permit and TRV renewal, additional admin fees will apply for the second application.
  • Expiry dates of Passport/Study Permit/Visa monitored to ensure documents do not expire.

Notes: ISGC will assist your child to renew his/her Study Permit or TRV. ISGC will collect the necessary documents, process the applications and arrange couriers for each application. Students/Parents are responsible to send required documents/passports to ISGC in a timely manner. ISGC will request school related documents from Appleby College directly. All application documents must be submitted to ISGC three months prior to the expiration date to ensure your child’s Immigration status in Canada remains valid.

Applications will be processed from within Canada by a certified Immigration Consultant. If a student requires both a Study Permit and TRV renewal, additional admin fees will apply for the second application.

ISGC is in no way connected with Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) and cannot expedite the application process or influence a CIC officer’s decision.

ISGC can assist with Travel Visas should your child be interested in participating in a school trip abroad that requires a Visa to that country. Additional ISGC administration fees will apply.

Passport Renewals:

*Additional cost for government application, couriers, transportation and ISGC administration fees will apply and will be discussed in advance

  •  Documents to be collected and applications completed by ISGC. Staff will accompany student to Embassy/Consulate in Toronto or Ottawa.

Communication with schools:

  • Communication with school administration, advisors, guidance counselors and residence staff regarding the overall success and well-being of the student as needed.
  • Completion of Health, School Trip/Permission Forms on behalf of natural parents.
  • Authentication of school documents and co-validation of transcripts as needed.
  • Participation in Parent/Teacher interviews (two times per school year).

Note: ISGC will meet with your child’s teachers during Parent-Teacher interviews and provide parents with a detailed report in English.

ISGC Homestay / Transportation Program:

*ISGC will arrange the below services as needed. Payment to homestay families and drivers will be an additional cost, invoiced to your student account at Appleby College.

  • Homestay services/local accommodation arranged for school holidays, suspensions, early or late flight arrivals/departures.

  • Homestay available for Long Term programs during March Break/Winter Break.

  • Host family details & contact information provided to school and natural parents.

  • 24-hour monitoring and emergency service for students during Homestay program.

  • Airport Transfers/Local transfers arranged.

  • ISGC Airport check in or Unaccompanied Minor (UM) services available during high peak travel dates when using ISGC drivers. Students departing Canada in December, March, and June will be checked into their airline. When returning to Canada students will be met at their arrival gate by an ISGC driver and transferred to school.

  • Unaccompanied Minor (UM) services available for students under 16 years (if required), flight status monitored.

  • Flight bookings arranged by ISGC if required, payment collected from parents directly.

To select Package A, please contact ISGC directly at 416-792-3585 or email info@isguardianshipcanada.com


ISGC Basic Guardianship Package $1600.00 CAD + tax (13%)
Recommended for all students who do not have their own Local Guardian in Canada.

24-Hour Emergency Student Line available for:

  • Natural parents & consultants in case of an emergency situation
  • Students & school representatives in case of an emergency situation
  • Homestay families & housemasters in case of an emergency situation

Note: ISGC will be available at all times with any of the following emergency issues: injury, hospitalization, critical illness, loss of passport, detainment by an Immigration officer or Law enforcement, suspension, expulsion, family emergency.

Notarized Guardianship Letter: (courier fees to send original documents additional)

  • Required document for Canadian Study permit & Canadian Visa (TRV) applications.

  • Allows ISGC to act in legal, medical, Immigration and school emergencies.

  • Allows ISGC to deal with Immigration issues when entering/exiting Canada.

  • Allows ISGC to complete permission forms (low risk activities only).

ISGC uses the official recognized custodianship declaration document provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Both ISGC and parents are required to complete both pages of the application. Detailed instructions will be provided to parents.

 Canadian Study Permit or TRV Renewal Applications:

*Additional fees: government applications, couriers and transportation

  • Documents to be collected by ISGC, organized and processed from within Canada by a certified Immigration Consultant. If a student requires both a Study Permit and TRV renewal, additional admin fees will apply for the second application.
  • Expiry dates of Passport/Study Permit/Visa monitored to ensure documents do not expire.

Notes: ISGC will assist your child to renew his/her Study Permit or TRV. ISGC will collect the necessary documents, process the applications and arrange couriers for each application. Students/Parents are responsible to send required documents/passports to ISGC in a timely manner. ISGC will request school related documents from Appleby College directly. All application documents must be submitted to ISGC three months prior to the expiration date to ensure your child’s Immigration status in Canada remains valid.

Applications will be processed from within Canada by a certified Immigration Consultant. If a student requires both a Study Permit and TRV renewal, additional admin fees will apply for the second application.

ISGC is in no way connected with Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) and cannot expedite the application process or influence a CIC officer’s decision.

ISGC can assist with Travel Visas should your child be interested in participating in a school trip abroad that requires a Visa to that country. Additional ISGC administration fees will apply.

Student Support:

  • Friendly and reliable contact for students during both emergency (24-hour student line) and non-emergency times (regular office hours 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Toronto time).

  • Meet & Greet new and returning students on Registration Day in September.

  • Contact with student through bi-weekly e-mail.

Homestay/Transportation Program:
*Additional cost for Homestay/Transportation/UM airport services

*ISGC will arrange the below services as needed. Payment to homestay families and drivers will be an additional cost, invoiced to your student account at Appleby College.

  • Homestay services/local accommodation arranged for school holidays, suspensions, early or late flight arrivals/departures.

  • Homestay available for Long Term programs during March Break/Winter Break.

  • Host family details & contact information provided to school and natural parents.

  • 24-hour monitoring and emergency service for students during Homestay program.

  • Airport Transfers/Local transfers arranged, flight status monitored.

  • ISGC Airport check in or Unaccompanied Minor (UM) services available during high peak travel dates when using ISGC drivers. Students departing Canada in December, March, and June will be checked into their airline. When returning to Canada students will be met at their arrival gate by an ISGC driver and transferred to school.

  • Unaccompanied Minor (UM) services available for students under 16 years (if required), flight status monitored.

  • Flight bookings arranged by ISGC if required, payment collected from parents directly.

To select Package B, please contact ISGC directly at 416-792-3585 or email info@isguardianshipcanada.com

ISGC works closely with Appleby College to ensure an easy transition for our students. We provide the care and support needed for students studying in Canada and we encourage parents to consider ISGC's Guardianship Program as a valuable resource and support for you and your child.

Additional ISGC Fees:

Note - ISGC can provide the below services for your child. Parents/Consultants will be consulted prior to services rendered in all occasions.

Immigration Applications (Passport Renewals, Travel Visas, etc.)

  • Government application fees/Courier fees

Translation of Documents

  • Price based on length of document

Homestay Fees/Transportation Fees

  • Cost calculated on a per night basis

  • Bus, Train, Taxi, Private Car, Flight

Government Application Fees

  • As specified by Canadian Government, Embassy or Consulate

Personal Purchases

  • Toiletries, winter clothing, school supplies and sports equipment

Parent Request for Student Loans

  • Monies lent to student in case of emergencies

Bank Wire/Courier fees/Notaries

  • Bank fees - $30.00 / transaction

  • Courier costs based on destination country

  • Notary fees - $50.00

  • Letters of invite - parents

Dormitory: Room-in-a-Bag Purchases

  • Dorm essentials to be ordered prior to the student’s arrival

For more information about ISGC, please contact info@isguardianshipcanada.com.

If you have any questions about the Appleby Guardianship Program, please contact the Admissions Office at 905-845-4681, ext. 216.

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