CI Learning for International Students


  • Canadian International Learning provides each student with unlimited, on-demand, online tutoring at no additional cost using universal communication and collaboration platforms, such as¬†Whiteboard¬†and¬†Microsoft Teams.
  • Each course is taught by a seasoned teacher, certified by the Ontario College of Teachers or equivalent. Teachers are available to assist students throughout the course.


  • Our courses are written and developed by Ontario certified educators.
  • Each course follows the standards and curriculum set out by the Ministry of Education in Ontario.
  • Assessment¬†as¬†Learning, Assessment¬†for¬†Learning, and Assessment¬†of¬†Learning follow the guidelines as set in¬†Growing Success.


  • Students can complete a course at their own pace from a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 12 months.
  • Students have the option to work on their courses any day, any time of the week.
  • Students have the choice to create their own deadlines and due dates.


  • All online course content or all¬†courses¬†exist in the LMS environment. Textbooks are not required, as all content is online.
  • Assessments consisting of quizzes, tests, and the final exam are submitted online.
  • Feedback and evaluations are sent to students online.
  • Student interactions with teachers or other students occur within the secure learning environment via¬†discussion forums.

Status in Canada

At CI Learning, students are considered international students if they do not have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status in Canada.

If you are registering from an address outside of Canada and any one of the following applies to you, please be sure to contact our office at before proceeding to register to ensure the appropriate course fee is applied. 

You are:
A Canadian Citizen
Have a permanent residence in Canada, or
Are attending a Canadian international school that studies the Ontario curriculum.

Studying with CI Learning

At Canadian International Learning, an international student does not require a study permit in order to take online courses. However, if you plan to physically enter Canada in order to study, you may need a specific visa or permit. For more info on entrance or study permits, please contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


Ontario Student Record (OSR) for International Students

In order for any student to take an online course with Canadian International Learning, an OSR must either exist or be established. An Ontario Student Record (OSR) must exist for every student registered in a school in Ontario. The OSR is a physical file folder containing all official school records for a student, such as transcripts, community service records, Ontario literacy records, report cards, IEPs, PLARs, and other important information pertaining to the student’s education. CI learning does not charge any fees to establish an OSR. In order to establish the OSR, the student must provide certain documentation:

OSR Documentation


The student must send a copy of their government-issued ID to CI Learning. Examples include passport, driver’s licence, or birth certificate. The identification document must be provided in English or accompanied by a notarized English translation. All required documents may be sent via fax @ 1-289-426-1323 or email

Official International Transcripts

For a course that requires a prerequisite, CI Learning requires a copy of the student’s official transcript to find if the equivalent of the prerequisite course requirement has been met. The student must forward the official transcript to CI Learning via fax @ 1-289-426-1323 or email
If the student’s transcript is not written in English, an English translation of the transcript along with the original must be submitted. If the issuing school is unable to issue an official transcript in English, a student may submit the transcripts to a translation service such as the World Education Services or the International Education Research Foundation.

English Proficiency

All courses at CI Learning are delivered in English, therefore proficiency in English is a requirement for all students who take courses with us. Students may need to complete the English Language Placement Assessment in order to determine their level of English language competency. If you have any questions, you may contact the office at

OSSD for International Students

To obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), an International student must earn 30 academic credits to graduate. Our office will review the student’s school transcript to find the equivalent credits and the outstanding credits required to achieve the OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma). For all these steps, CI Learning follows the guidelines outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Education in Appendix 2 of Ontario Schools, 2016. In addition to the credit requirements, students must satisfy the provincial literacy and community involvement requirements.

International Students' Tuition Fee

At Canadian International Learning, we ensure to provide high quality services and support to all students. Due to the service costs associated with communications from outside of Canada, the international student fee is calculated as follows.

Fee breakdown for International Students

  • Fee for ALL courses – $800/course
  • OSSLT (standardized Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) Fee – $200
  • Administrative Fee – $150 which includes:
    • Prior learning assessment
    • Assigning an OEN (Ontario Education Number)
    • Setting up/transferring the OSR (Ontario Student Record)
    • Issuing the OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma)
    • Applying to post-secondary institutions (University or College of your choice)

To start with the evaluation of your documents please register yourself at the Sign up page and then subscribe for the International Students Assessment.