Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Canada
Reload this Page >

Montreal College of IT

Montreal College of IT

Old Feb 23rd 2021, 1:58 pm
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 8
SarahMar is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Montreal College of IT

I have come to realise that I am too trusting so wondered if anyone knows if this College is legit and whether you can actually get a PGWP from this course?
https://www.montrealcollege.ca/diplo...b-development/
I have checked the canada.ca website and the college is listed as granting PGWP as long as the course meets the criteria, which this seems to being AEC and 900 hours.
Would welcome anyone's feedback or suggestions if you know of a better course.
Many thanks.
Sarah
SarahMar is offline  
Old Feb 23rd 2021, 4:08 pm
  #2  
MODERATOR
 
Siouxie's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: SW Ontario
Posts: 18,778
Siouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Montreal College of IT

You mentioned in another post/thread that you have already been a web designer and that you hold a Masters. The course you link to (above) appears to be an entry level 'vocational' course. My concern would be if RCIC determined that this wasn't an advancement on qualifications you already hold - perhaps asking why you would want to go to a private college to study on an entry level course on a subject you have already worked in - which will be evident from the application you need to fill out.. ( for the guide (paper based) : https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration...de-canada.html )

Something to consider when choosing a course you want to do.

Siouxie is offline  
Old Feb 23rd 2021, 4:25 pm
  #3  
Assimilated Pauper
 
dbd33's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 38,579
dbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Montreal College of IT

Originally Posted by SarahMar View Post
I have come to realise that I am too trusting so wondered if anyone knows if this College is legit and whether you can actually get a PGWP from this course?
https://www.montrealcollege.ca/diplo...b-development/
I have checked the canada.ca website and the college is listed as granting PGWP as long as the course meets the criteria, which this seems to being AEC and 900 hours.
Would welcome anyone's feedback or suggestions if you know of a better course.
Many thanks.
Sarah
It's not legit in the sense of offering an education; it's selling diplomas as an immigration tool. Whether or not that diploma will be accepted for the purpose of a work permit is a bit iffy but I expect they have connections with well connected lawyers who can probably sort it out. Looks like an expensive and uncertain route to Canada. If you're a web designer why not just get a job in Canada; employers may be fickle and exploitive of immigrants but probably less bad than a diploma mill.
dbd33 is offline  
Old Feb 23rd 2021, 4:33 pm
  #4  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 8
SarahMar is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Montreal College of IT

My Masters is in Creative Writing and whilst I was a web designer 20+ years ago, my skills are very out of date and I have no qualifications in this field, which is why I was considering this course. Two birds, one stone. Refresh my web design skills, get a PGWP and a current qualification.
SarahMar is offline  
Old Feb 23rd 2021, 5:17 pm
  #5  
Assimilated Pauper
 
dbd33's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 38,579
dbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Montreal College of IT

Originally Posted by SarahMar View Post
My Masters is in Creative Writing and whilst I was a web designer 20+ years ago, my skills are very out of date and I have no qualifications in this field, which is why I was considering this course. Two birds, one stone. Refresh my web design skills, get a PGWP and a current qualification.
I see the logic and, if you're francophone, I see the appeal of Montreal but, as a route to Canada, a marriage of convenience might be cheaper and safer.
dbd33 is offline  
Old Feb 23rd 2021, 6:19 pm
  #6  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 3,372
scilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Montreal College of IT

How good is your French?
scilly is offline  
Old Feb 23rd 2021, 9:53 pm
  #7  
SUPER MODERATOR
 
christmasoompa's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: In a darkened room somewhere.............
Posts: 30,568
christmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Montreal College of IT

Originally Posted by SarahMar View Post
My Masters is in Creative Writing and whilst I was a web designer 20+ years ago, my skills are very out of date and I have no qualifications in this field, which is why I was considering this course. Two birds, one stone. Refresh my web design skills, get a PGWP and a current qualification.
I think you'd get a study permit as long as you can show that i.e. that you want to update previously held skills and continue with a previous career. As mentioned on your other thread, it would also mean your partner could then sponsor you for PR after the year is up, and whilst you work on your PGWP that can be going through.

As long as it's a DLI, which you say you've checked, then it will get you the study permit.

HTH.

Last edited by christmasoompa; Feb 23rd 2021 at 9:55 pm.
christmasoompa is offline  
Old Mar 2nd 2021, 2:07 pm
  #8  
Sidecar Falcon
 
DigitalGhost's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,504
DigitalGhost has a reputation beyond reputeDigitalGhost has a reputation beyond reputeDigitalGhost has a reputation beyond reputeDigitalGhost has a reputation beyond reputeDigitalGhost has a reputation beyond reputeDigitalGhost has a reputation beyond reputeDigitalGhost has a reputation beyond reputeDigitalGhost has a reputation beyond reputeDigitalGhost has a reputation beyond reputeDigitalGhost has a reputation beyond reputeDigitalGhost has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Montreal College of IT

There are private colleges in the UK now that offer short or long courses in web development training. That's because it's a high demand profession and pays a decent salary and therefore anyone capable of doing it will usually find work pretty easily. Similarly to this, those colleges usually offer a vocational qualification at the end of their courses (it's a C&G as I recall).

This looks to be doing a similar thing and I agree, whilst it might not be the best qualification in the world, tech career wise, it will probably serve for the purposes you're looking for.
DigitalGhost is offline  
Old Mar 2nd 2021, 3:56 pm
  #9  
MODERATOR
 
Siouxie's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: SW Ontario
Posts: 18,778
Siouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond reputeSiouxie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Montreal College of IT

Originally Posted by DigitalGhost View Post
There are private colleges in the UK now that offer short or long courses in web development training. That's because it's a high demand profession and pays a decent salary and therefore anyone capable of doing it will usually find work pretty easily. Similarly to this, those colleges usually offer a vocational qualification at the end of their courses (it's a C&G as I recall).

This looks to be doing a similar thing and I agree, whilst it might not be the best qualification in the world, tech career wise, it will probably serve for the purposes you're looking for.
If similar courses are available in the UK, the question may be raised as to why the OP wants to come to Canada (with all the expenses involved) when she could just as easily take them in the UK.
Vocational qualifications don't normally count for ECA / points for EE, but the OP won't need them with a Masters...

Last edited by Siouxie; Mar 2nd 2021 at 3:59 pm.
Siouxie is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.