Guardianship

Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires international students studying in Canada to have a legal guardian/custodian if they are under the age of 18. This legal guardian is a support for the student and acts as a contact for the school. The guardian must be English speaking, a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, over the age of 21 and must reside in Ontario.

Albert College, along with a growing number of other independent schools, utilizes the professional services of International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC). Founded in 2006, ISGC has continued to provide superior guardianship services to students from more than 40 countries. International boarding students' families have two options for securing a guardian:

Option 1:

An International family may identify their own Ontario-based guardian for their son or daughter. The guardian must be English speaking and over the age of 21. 

Option 2:

If you do not have a guardian for your child, Albert College has retained the professional services of International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC). ISGC assists our international families in a variety of capacities. For guardianship purposes, they offer the following package:

ISGC Basic Guardianship Program (Grades 7 and 8): $2,000.00 CAD + tax (13%) ISGC Basic Guardianship Program (Grades 9 - 12): $1,600.00 CAD + tax (13%)

Visit the International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC) website by clicking here

Services include: 

  • 24 Hour Emergency Student Line for students and parents
  • Notarized Custodianship Declaration for use in study permit/visa applications
  • Immigration support
  • Regular contact with student during the school year
  • Welcome meeting with student in September
  • Permission forms and leave signed on behalf of parents
  • Send reports cards to agents and parents
  • Send school information to agents and parents
  • Immunization follow up
  • Tutoring arrangements and academic support
  • Respond to teacher requests and follow up
  • Language support to student and parents
  • Confirming student re-enrolment
  • Attendance at convocation in June