Frequently Asked Questions
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The Education Partner Program is an ambitious CAPIC initiative to bring its members and Canadian educational institutions together. Through EPP, CAPIC will serve as a bridge between RCICs and educational institutions.
As a bridge between CAPIC members and educational institutions, RCICs would be able to send eligible international students to these institutions and receive the requisite commission. It will give members access to a wide array of institutions that were previously inaccessible.
CAPIC has successfully arranged direct tie-ups with Canadian schools. You can find the full list in your CAPIC Connect account.
CAPIC is a not-for-profit organization. Thus, we want our members to keep all the commission received from referring international students to the relevant educational institutions.
Although CAPIC operates as a non-profit organization, we still need to cover the administrative costs of arranging the agreement between CAPIC members and educational institutions. For the current year, the Board has approved the following charges, payable when a member has successfully placed a student at a participating school and when the school releases the commission into the CAPIC trust account.
CAPIC Administrative Charge
|$1000 and under||$100|
|$1001 - $1500||$150|
|$1501 - $2000||$200|
|$2001 and above||$250|
* All figures are in Canadian Dollars
* All calculations are on per student/ per year basis
* Figures will be rounded off to the nearest dollar
CAPIC charges an administrative fee of CAD $250 per student only when the commission for the referred student has been released by the partner school. However, this situation may change in the future, in which case all members who have registered for the Education Partner Program will be notified.
The EPP is open to all CAPIC members. However, you will need to show interest by filling out the application form available on CAPIC Connect and signing the necessary agreements therein.
CAPIC will create an interface where members can upload documents to be forwarded to the institutions. The members are advised to refrain from contacting the institutions directly, as this may create confusion at multiple levels and may harm the student’s prospects by delaying applications.
CAPIC can only help members by arranging agreements with educational institutions for placing international students, but all efforts toward recruiting international students must be undertaken by the member.
CAPIC advises against charging fees other than those required by the educational institution. Members can earn their share through commissions released by the educational institutions.
CAPIC will provide access to educational institutions for placing international students, and will create an interface where members can submit and receive the required documentation. If need be, CAPIC will also negotiate with the institutions to represent members at select educational fairs. Lastly, CAPIC will take care of any invoicing issues.
CAPIC strongly recommends that members attend international student events to stay informed on the international education sector. Apart from this, CAPIC also suggests that members undertake the Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA), jointly conducted by ICEF, Languages Canada, and the Canadian Association of Public Schools International, with the support of the Canadian Consortium for International Education.
Educational institutions review their contracts/agreements with agents periodically and tend to weed out non-performing agents. We will review member performance annually and may ask for improvement when necessary.
CAPIC will provide its members with several options, including private and public institutions, at all study levels and in all Canadian provinces and territories.
CAPIC under no circumstance will influence the issuance of Offer Letters from Schools and/or Study Permit Applications from IRCC. The members are required to make their own due diligence in obtaining Offer Letters from Schools and Study Permits from IRCC.
The issuance of admission letters is the sole prerogative of the schools. Members are required to follow the procedure set by the school to receive an admission letter. However, if the member has successfully applied for the program and the normal processing time has been exceeded, the member can write to the respective school through the CAPIC interface. Members should refrain from communicating directly with the school to avoid any confusion.
After the Admission/ Offer Letter is issued by the School, the members are required to process the Study Visa of the client according to the rules and regulations laid down by IRCC. CAPIC will not provide assistance in obtaining Study Permits. The member will have the required documentation (Admission Letter) issued by the School to process the Student Visa for their clients.
In such a case the member should immediately notify CAPIC, who may then write to the respective school for an appropriate resolution of the problem.
In the event of a student not showing up for the classes, filing for refund, changing schools etc. Schools will generally not issue the commission for such students.