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The CISS head office is located in Toronto, Ontario. Not only is this city the financial capital of Canada, but it is also the major airline gateway and main tourist centre of our country.

In 1979, Founder Nick Florian established Canadian International Student Services (CISS). Already a leader in the Canadian camping industry, Nick was among the first to launch language-based summer programmes for overseas students. CISS operated its first international campus programme at Erindale College Campus in Mississauga, Ontario. In 1984, CISS introduced its second international programme – this one for adults – operating from Trinity College Campus in Toronto. CISS at Trinity is still a part of the CISS range of programmes, as programme now styled for teens/young adults.

Over the past 35+ years, CISS has successfully introduced and operated many various summer language programmes and camps throughout Canada. We are proud to continue to be the leader in Canadian language-based programmes for international students.

In the 1990s, CISS expanded and introduced placements in private and public high schools. Today we place hundreds of students annually into Academic Year programmes for full year, one semester or short term stays.

CISS offers year-round adult language training on a one-to-one basis through its One-to-One/Teacher Homestay Programme offered in both Toronto and Vancouver. We are also affiliated with the ILSC Education Group, one of the largest language schools in Canada, and Greystone College. Both schools offer locations in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montréal, as well as other international campuses.

Our Philosophy

CISS is committed to providing a stimulating, challenging, and safe learning environment for students of all nationalities. We offer the highest quality student products available, and take pride in presenting them with a distinctly Canadian flavour.

Our staff is dedicated to providing a meaningful and animated learning experience within a warm and caring community. The variety of programmes available ensures each student is placed in the programme that best reflects his or her individual needs and interests.

We believe the international experience generates learning on many levels. The environment provides the opportunity to present cross-cultural communication and to nurture its development. The participants emerge more knowledgeable, more sensitive toward others, and more confident in his or her achievements and abilities. Each participant returns home with memories that last a lifetime.