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By Nira Santos

October 5th, 2023

Every month, EdNews delivers crucial updates on the latest campus openings, changes in location, mergers, and acquisitions, introduction of new programs, announcements of team members, promotional opportunities for Edvisor agencies, and, of course, any relevant news in the field of international education!

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Oxford International Career College Vancouver - New Program Alert: COOP International Business Management




🔗 Oxford International Colleges

 🔵  Edvisor ID: oxfordinternational

 📍 Vancouver, Canada

🗃️ New Program

Vancouver, Canada - Oxford International Career College is thrilled to unveil its latest offering, the International Business Management - COOP diploma program in Vancouver. This program comes with exciting opportunities for international students looking to gain valuable work experience in Canada while pursuing their education.

One of the standout features of this program is the special pricing available for select markets, already integrated into Edvisor for the convenience of aspiring students.

A Lucrative Opportunity Awaits

For students eager to enhance their resumes and earn while they learn, the International Business Management - COOP diploma program presents an excellent opportunity. Participants have the potential to earn a substantial income of CAD$68,000 in just two years.

Flexible Options and English Certification

Oxford International understands the diverse needs of its students. To cater to this, the IBM COOP diploma program offers monthly intakes, as well as both AM and PM schedule options. Additionally, students can certify their English proficiency by taking the college's free online examination.

Opportunity to Work

During the first year of the program, spanning 48 weeks, students can work part-time for up to 20 hours per week. Subsequently, they can enjoy either 48 or 64 weeks of full-time employment, dedicating 40 hours a week to gain practical experience in their chosen field.

Guaranteed COOP Job Interviews

Oxford International Career College is committed to the success of its students. As part of this commitment, the college guarantees a minimum of three COOP job interviews for every participant, ensuring that they have ample opportunities to secure valuable work experience in their respective industries.

For agencies interested in learning more about this exciting program and the numerous benefits it offers, please don't hesitate to contact us through Edvisor. 



Tamwood joins ILAC Education Group


🔗 Tamwood

 🔵  Edvisor ID: tamwood

 📍 Vancouver, Canada

🗃️ Mergers & Acquisitions


Exciting news in Canadian education: Tamwood, a prominent language, vocational, and summer camp provider, has officially become a part of the ILAC Education Group. This integration, effective as of September 1st, marks a significant development, expanding the ILAC portfolio to include Tamwood alongside its existing divisions, including ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada.

Tamwood International College, known for its campuses in Toronto, Vancouver, and Whistler, junior camps, and dynamic work and study programs, will retain its familiar brand identity.

John DeFranco, the CEO of ILAC, is enthusiastic about this partnership, which offers students and educational agents a broader array of educational choices. Co-founder Matt Collingwood, an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, will continue to lead Tamwood within the ILAC fold.

This collaboration has earned recognition within the education community, with both ILAC and Tamwood receiving prestigious awards, underscoring their unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch education experiences. Stay tuned for exciting developments in Canadian education!


BROWNS English Language School expands to Melbourne


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🔗 Browns English Language

 🔵  Edvisor ID: brownsenglish

 📍 Melbourne, Australia

🗃️ New Campus


BROWNS English Language School, celebrating 20 years, is opening its third Australian campus in Melbourne on January 15th, 2024. The campus, located in the city center, features 16 modern classrooms, dedicated study areas, common spaces, and a student lounge for an exceptional learning experience.

Courses offered include Intensive English, English for Academic Purposes, IELTS and Cambridge Advanced exam prep, High School Preparation, Study Tours, and Barista training.

CEO Justin Blake stated, "Melbourne's cultural richness makes it the perfect location for our next center, offering world-class education to diverse learners."

BROWNS, now part of Monarch Institute, is set to enrich Melbourne's educational landscape with its established pathways and partnerships, fostering student growth in an English-speaking world.



UK Home Office announces Visa fee adjustments


Starting from October 4th, the UK Home Office will implement changes to visa fees. Here are the key updates:

  • Student visa fees for applicants outside the UK will increase by 35%, reaching UK£490.

  • Visitor Visa fees for six months will go up by UK£15 to UK£115, while Working Holiday Visa fees will rise by 15% to UK£298.

  • The Short-Term Study Visa cost remains stable at UK £200.

  • Graduate Route post-study work rights fees will experience a 15% increase to UK£822.

  • Premium services, including the Priority Visa Service, will see changes, with the former doubling to UK£500 and the Super Priority Visa Service rising slightly to UK£1,000.

Please note that planned increases to the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) are not included in these changes, with IHS fees set to rise from UK£470 to UK£776 later this year.

The Home Office emphasizes that these fee adjustments aim to support essential services and facilitate public sector pay raises.


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