Online Application


  • 2. Complete and submit your Online Application Form
    • a) Fill out all required fields (marked with *)
    • b) Attach all supporting documents:
      • Professional CV/resume
      • Passport with Picture
      • Permanent Resident Card (if, applicable)
      • English Certificate or test result (only for International Students)
      • Outdoor activity portfolio/Resume (only for Guide Training Programs)
      • Optional: Scholarship Application Form & Personal Essay
    • c) Submit your Application!

Next Steps


An interview between the school and the student is mandatory and can be in person, via phone or Skype call.

After students application is approved by WAS an official approval email outlining next steps (esp. payment of Deposit & Application fee) will be sent to the student.

Only after WAS receives the deposit and application fee (if, applicable) a spot is reserved for the student. The deposit is part of the full tuition, which means it will be deducted from the last tuition payment.

As soon as the deposit is received and a spot is reserved for the student WAS issues the Letter of Acceptance and a Work Requirements Letter (if applicable) to the student.

  • Local Students do not always need a Letter of Acceptance. Therefore, it will be issued only on request.
  • International Students will always receive a Letter of Acceptance and a Work Requirements Letter to be able to apply for their Canadian Study Permit.

STUDY PERMIT & CO-OP APPLICATION

Use the Letter of Acceptance and a Work Requirements Letter to apply for the  Canadian Study Permit.

Foreign Students accepted into this program have to apply for a one year study permit and for a co-op work permit, if applicable. Work experience is part of the curriculum, therefore foreign students who wish to participate in a co-op must apply for a work permit as well as a study permit.

Please refer to study permit allowance regulation (R186F)

A standard study permit allows off campus employment of up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full-time, 40 hours per week, employment during scheduled breaks if not stated by CIC officer differently. Please consult the CIC website to see if you qualify.

(Note: The Co-op Work Permit is only required to participate in the WAS course co-op. It has nothing to do with any work allowance as a standard student. This is defined by the study permit only)

PORT OF ENTRY LETTER (POE)

Once the Canadian government approved the study permit application the student will receive a Port of Entry Letter. This letter is needed when crossing the boarder into Canada. The boarder immigration officer will then issue the official study permit and co-op work permit.

Please send a copy of the Port of Entry letter to WAS when issued.

  • Local Students do not always need a Letter of Acceptance. Therefore, it will be issued only on request.
  • International Students will always receive a Letter of Acceptance and a Work Requirements Letter to be able to apply for their Canadian Study Permit.

1 YEAR PROGRAMS

Tuition payment for 1 year programs is divided into two instalments.

  • First 50% of the tuition, all material fees and course fees need to be paid 60 days prior to start date of the first course.
  • The remaining 50% minus program deposit will be due after 6 months.

6 MONTHS PROGRAMS

Tuition payment for 6 months programs, all material fees and course fees is required to be paid in full 60 days prior to start date of the first course. The deposit amount will be deducted.

SINGLE COURSES

Tuition payment for single courses, all material fees and course fees is required to be paid in full 60 days prior to start date of the course. The deposit amount will be deducted.

How To Pay

Once student knows when he/she will arrive in Whistler they have to schedule an Administration meeting at school. In this meeting students will get a tour through the facilities, receive further information, sign their Student contract, waivers and other documents if applicable. The final program schedule will also be determined in this meeting.

The exact dates and times for the months upcoming courses are taking place will be released 3 months prior and published here.

In 1 year programs a one-time scheduled break of up to 60 days for special circumstances could be discussed.

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