Guardian Program

The TEMS Guardian Program supports international students who are living in Canada without a parent/guardian or other familial support. The Guardian Program aims to support students in all areas of their lives: academically, socially, emotionally, and even logistically as they navigate life in Canada so that our students can grow into mature, accomplished, and ambitious young adults.

The Guardian Program offers:
 Detailed pathway planning and guidance
 Supplementary skill-building classes
 A community of other international students
 Extracurricular and leadership opportunities
 Private, semi-private, and group tutoring
 Residence and Homestay options
 Post-secondary application support

Housing Options


TEMS Premium Residence

The TEMS Premium Residence provides a secure living environment that prepares students for campus life during post graduate studies while supporting their current academic and social needs. Students will be guided in gaining valuable experience in managing responsibilities, problem solving, time management, and independent living skills. For added convenience, it is located within walking distance to Canada TEMS Academy. Residence life is perfect for students who are serious about improving their academic skills and learning how to be independent adults.

The TEMS Premium Residence is fully equipped with:
 Controlled WiFi 
 Social community of TEMS students  
 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included  
 Teacher-supported study sessions  
 Private room in a 5-bedroom unit, each with a private washroom, microwave, and mini fridge
 Laundry machines located in unit  
 Bedding, mattress, study desk and chair provided 

Canadian Family Homestay

Canada is a vast and diverse country; learn about and become immersed in a Canadian way of life by living with a Canadian homestay family! TEMS Academy uses the same professional homestay service as the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and each homestay family undergoes a screening and interview process to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for our students. Every homestay family lives within the Kitchener-Waterloo region with access to TEMS and other local schools via public transportation. When you live with a Canadian homestay, you become part of the family!

Features of Homestay living:
 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided
 Private or shared room in a family home with access to shared washroom, kitchen, laundry, and living spaces
 Comfortable bed with bedding, study desk with desk lamp, chair, and a place to store clothing are provided
 Homestay families communicate directly with TEMS management staff for student safety and well-being