We help students discover the English version of themselves.

If we believe in you, you have to too!

100% Canadian

We make learning easier. How? Because Canadian accents are easy to understand. And we're a team of highly qualified Canadian English teachers. You’ll love studying with us, eh!

Personalization & Emotional Support

Stay focused and beat your test anxiety with our one-on-one support and guidance. Achieve your goals faster with a coach by your side.

Exclusive Methodology

Prepare for your exam as fast as possible. We'll teach you exactly how an IELTS and CELPIP examiner thinks so you get the band scores you need. Our effective study plans are intensive, but straight to the point. Because we're on your side.

Our Promise

We aren’t your traditional English school. We’re a small school focused on personalized and dedicated support right from the start, and we intend on keeping it that way. We truly care about each and every one of our students.

We understand that studying for an English proficiency test or moving to a new country is a serious decision, but we make it fun and stress-free. From our initial consultations, to our personalized lessons, the spotlight will always be on you.

Our favourite moment is finding out that one of our students passed their exam, got their permanent residency, or landed their dream job.
That’s why with us, you’ll always feel heard and supported. Because at the end of the day, your success is our success too!

Check out over 200 5-star success stories on Google to get inspired because with us, you won’t be alone.

People talk a lot about us

We’ve helped hundreds of students finally get the band scores they need! Hear from some of our success stories.

Success Stories

Our Story

Canadian English teacher, examiner, and founder of English for Canada Maria was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. After completing her degree at the University of British Columbia, she wanted to experience life abroad. She chose Brazil. Or perhaps Brazil
chose her. But what was supposed to be a 4-week volunteer experience turned into 8 years of living and teaching English in Rio de Janeiro.

In 2014, Maria decided to start her own school that would be different. A school that truly cares about each student’s results, goals, and well-being. A school that could inspire those who were tired of studying at a traditional English school. A school that would make learning English fun again!

Word spread quickly. Whenever one student got the band scores they needed after only a few hours of class, more students came asking for help. People were tired of taking their exams over and over again – they wanted answers.

In 2016, English for Canada was recognized in Brazil as the “first Canadian school specialized in immigration exams” by the Canadian Consulate of Rio de Janeiro.
– The Canadian Consulate General monthly e-newsletter for Canadian and Friends of Canada, March 2016.

Fast forward to today: Maria still puts her heart and soul into the school, just like on day 1, but
she now also counts on a team of professional, qualified, and caring Canadian English teachers to help each and every one of their students achieve their goals.

Words from the founder

“We truly care about our students’ emotional well-being and development, which is why they see results on their proficiency tests and gain confidence while studying with us!

Our team of teachers is highly skilled and experienced, dedicated to each student’s success, and most importantly, loves to teach! We look forward to supporting you throughout your journey to Canada”

Maria Alfaro, founder, CEO and head teacher of English for Canada

Maria Alfaro - English for Canada

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