FAQs for Agents/Partners

Electronically (fax or email) and by mail. Original documents can be couriered for a fee of $65 CAD. If you would like to request courier service, please indicate this when submitting the application.

The deadline for program application is five weeks before the start date of the program. The ELC recommends submitting the application as early as possible for three reasons:

  1. To allow enough time to apply for a visa / a study permit if necessary.
  2. To ensure that our Homestay staff has time to match you with a local family (if applicable).
  3. The 12-week ELPI program limits the number of spaces per nationality to ensure a balance of cultures in the classroom. These spaces often fill up before the deadline (especially for September ELPI).

The deadline for applying for Homestay is usually five weeks before the start date of the program.

Please note: the Homestay deadline for programs beginning in September—including the 12-week program and Monthly English—is July 1. The Homestay office will accept late applications, but can’t that they will be able to find a suitable host family for late applicants.

Registration for a program is usually completed within three business days of receiving a student’s complete application online, by mail or by fax. Please remember to submit registration fees along with the application so there is no delay in preparing the student’s LOA.

Commissions are paid by:

  • bank wire (international bank)
  • direct deposit (Canadian bank)
  • cheque

If paying by bank wire, payments would be made via Western Union's GlobalPay service. A great benefit of paying through this service is that UVic can make payments using many more foreign currencies. We are encouraging agents to receive their commission payments in their local currency.

For those using a Canadian bank account and wishing to be paid by direct deposit, please contact the ELC so that we can follow up with you regarding the payment process.

Agents are not required to send the ELC an invoice for commission payments. Commissions are processed two weeks after the program start date. If you are a new agent receiving your first commission payment, this process may take longer.

In cases of delayed or refused visas, students are permitted to transfer programs once, upon paying a $100 CAD program transfer fee. To transfer programs, the ELC must be notified in writing before the program start date.

  1. Go to the ELC homepage at continuingstudies.uvic.ca/elc
  2. Click on "LOGIN" on the top right hand side of the webpage.
  3. Create a password. Your username will be the email we have for you on file. If you do not already have a password, please contact elc@uvcs.uvic.ca. You will be emailed a link that will allow you to generate a password for your account.
  4. Login to your account using your email (username) and password.
  5. Click on "ELC applications" on the left side of the webpage.
  6. Fill out the online application.
  7. Arrange payment of application fees and deposits.

For more information, see the How to Apply page.

No, you should only submit the $250 Homestay application fee. The student pays the $850 monthly fee directly to the host.

Yes, the cost of dormitory accommodation is included in the total cost of the program, so you should collect the complete fee and submit this to the ELC.

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