EAP & IELTS teacher (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 30 April 2018
Teachers are professional and the college is very spacious with enough classes. The management is weak and the payments are most of the time delayed. Students mainly come from China and their English is low.
English Instructor (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 16 December 2017
Run as fast as you can away from this school. It is a revolving door for teachers and the only ones who stay feel they have no choice. Directors change frequently because the school never pays on time or when they do the cheques bounce. Management and administration staff is unhelpful and harass any employee who complains. Anyone who tries to leave is 'fired' and any who complain are let go too. There have been multiple complaints against the labour board yet this school is somehow still open. Students are nice but hate the school too- stay far far away!!!
Official response from Ontario International College
27 April 2018
Your comments are rubbish and groundless! You can be sued for libel!
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Guidance Counselor and Administrator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 May 2017
Good employer but weak team No insurance Flexible vacation time Good experience with kids· Assisted dean and principal with all institution daily routine as student attendance issues, coordination of teachers, university application, arranging school events and communication with parents locally and internationally. · Supervised students and staffs, reported issues directly to the principal and solved problems with dean.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 April 2016
When I worked there I never got paid on time. The owner is either unaware of the Employment Standards Act or chooses to ignore it. Contracts are rotating every 5 weeks for esl courses and 3 months for other courses. Several employees have been "fired" after they quit. The place is a revolving door with new employees-high turn over for a reason. They still owe me $1400 in wages and also a week termination pay. In the past year 6 deans came and went that I know of. Fellow employees are generally really nice and supportive but the harassment produced through some of the administration ramps up the pressure to the point of bullying at best.
Im no longer an employee there, good teachers and some students that have fallen into this pyramid scheme
ESA violations common, low pay, no pay, not paid on time bounced cheques, harassment by administration
Teachers stick together while administration flounders
Teacher (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 4 November 2015
Classes average two hours each. Management has high expectations and hit teachers with last minute unpaid meetings during lunch and before school. Your co-workers will help you settle into the flow of things.
EAP Instructor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 January 2015
A typical day at work would be coming in prepared with lesson plans and activities for the amount of classes and students you have, which can range from two to three classes at most (four to six hour shifts). Morning classes run from 9:00-1:00 with a one hour lunch from 1:00-2:00. Evening classes are from 2:00-8:00. I learned how to use Excel spreadsheets for keeping track of marks, assignments, and performance as well as how to prepare report cards and final grades. My co-workers are all passionate about what they do and enjoy working there due to the pleasant and relaxed environment. The hardest part of the job is how to deal with problematic students when in an unexpected situation, such as when a student looked through my bag to see the exams. The most enjoyable part of the job is the field trips and getting to know the students outside of the classroom as they experience new things about Canada.
Excellent environment, flexible hours, friendly co-workers and employers
contract, part-time, no benefits, once a month pay by cheque