INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Helpful Resources

AGA Academy is dedicated in assisting international students achieve their academic goals by providing the necessary resources to plan for their study in Canada.

Health Care

International students are required to have medical insurance prior to starting their program. Out of the country medical emergencies may cause considerable financial difficulties and can hinder completion of their program. It is strongly suggested that students avail adequate coverage when not covered by Alberta Health Care Insurance Program (AHCIP). For more information on student eligibility for AHCIP students may visit:

 https://www.alberta.ca/ahcip-students.aspx.

Students may also access The Alex and Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA) for health and social service supports in the community. The Alex community health center is a full-service health clinic for low-income Calgarians without a family doctor.

https://www.thealex.ca/services/ 

https://www.ciwa-online.com/

Counseling and Social Services 

CIWA and The Alex provide counseling support to people with complex health needs with issues related to poverty, trauma, homelessness, or isolation.

https://www.ciwa-online.com/client-services/family-services/one-on-one-counselling-for-immigrant-women.html

https://www.thealex.ca/services/

 

Campus Familiarity

Our campus is located at 1111 33 St NE and is easily accessible via bus routes. The campus is open from 9am-8pm on weekdays and by appointment only on the weekends. We have large spacious classrooms that have been built with COVID-19 specifications for health, safety, and security. Our facility has a separate laboratory for the Massage program, offices for assessment, testing, and other related educational activities. We are surrounded by a bustling commercial area with a wide array of shops and food places to choose from.

 

Job on and off-campus

Center for Newcomers provide support to students who would like to craft their resumes and practice for interviews. Attached is a popular website for searching for jobs plus a link to Employment support programs at CNF.

https://ca.indeed.com/

 

Immigrant Serving Agencies

AGA is located behind Center for Newcomer and is a train ride away from Calgary Immigrant Women’s association- known experts in immigration concerns and able to assist students locate relevant services and resources. AGA Academy also boast extensive network in multicultural organizations that may ease the adjustment of students into this new country and culture.

For more information regarding health, social services and counselling support available in the community, visit:

https://www.ciwa-online.com/

https://www.centrefornewcomers.ca/

Housing

Information regarding short-term housing and long-term housing visit: https://www.landlordandtenant.org/

 

Getting Around

There are 7 bus routes within a 200-meter radius from the school. It is accessible and a map may be provided to you for your convenience, visit:

http://www.calgarytransit.com/

Finances

To best handle your money you can seek free workshops offered by Momentum and other community service providers for free. You may pan out your expenses by taking a glimpse at the links that provide information about the cost of living.

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Calgary

https://moving2canada.com/cost-of-living-in-calgary/

https://momentum.org/programs-services/manage-your-money/

 

Student Rights

You may check out the students’ rights on the link provided. If you have any questions, contact your VP Academics

https://www.alberta.ca/student-rights-responsibilities.aspx