Snow is falling!!!

Hello to all,
It has already snowed in Whistler which is the first time in at least 40 years that it has snowed this early! Fingers crossed it is a good sign of an amazing winter season ahead!

Regarding lift tickets, single day tickets are very expensive at Whistler/Blackcomb so we recommend buying earlybird passes before the Oct. 7 deadline. If you are skiing/riding at least 5 days you should get a 2 $209*(restricted)/239(unrestricted) or 5 $449/$489   or 10 $779/849 day edge card. Or if you think you will go up the mountain more, then early bird season $1339 pass is the best value. After Oct. 7 the prices will go up. Please purchase online though the Whistlerblackcomb website:
                                                         Setsuko Hamazaki

                                     (School Director)
*all prices in CAD (Canadian Dollars) and subject to taxes

New Program Announcement


Advantage Work and Study:  

Tourism and Hospitality (1 year work visa)

Advantage English School EJ is pleased to announce that our new Work and Study (Tourism and Hospitality) Program has approved by PTIB (Private Training Institution Branch). This is a program that is truly unique to Whistler and was inspired by the culture and lifestyle that surrounds this special resort.

The program also allows for a 1 year work visa with no age restrictions other than a minimum age requirement of 16 years and a high school diploma. Suitable for someone who is looking to gain an understanding of the industry while getting paid or for those who are already in the industry who want to gain more in depth insight about their field of specialization.
We hope to introduce and inform students about the “World’s largest and oldest industry” and to ensure that students will learn, participate and succeed.

Our goal is to combine a first rate education with the training from experts to ensure that students will have the most rewarding experience.

Students who enter our Work and Study Tourism and Hospitality Program will have several advantages. The Sea to Sky region is a mecca for adventurers and nature-lovers and draws people from all areas of the globe. It is a four season resort and almost every sporting activity can be enjoyed while hosting several world class events throughout the year . In addition, the region has become a centre for Tourism and Hospitality and is the ideal place to understand the industry while being surrounded by true experts. Students have the opportunity to network with specialists and business leaders in their fields which can lead to new opportunities and further their potential.

We promise that we will do everything we can to make your learning experience in North America’s #1 Ski Resort, one that is full of memories, achievement and personal growth.

Advantage English School EJ



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Whistlerblackomb opening in 3, 2,…

Whistler Mountain will begin operations for 2017/2018 winter season on Friday November 17th! Thanks to the recent colder temperatures and natural snowfall.

Blackcomb Mountain will open as scheduled Thursday November 23. An almost simultaneous opening for Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains…just days apart! Also ski passes have more benefits and less expensive than the last few years!!!

We are pumped!

CELPIP and IELTS Preparatory Courses

New* Advantage English School E/J’s CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) course.

Looking to immigrate to Canada? From June 2015 new government policies came into effect making it necessary for those interested in Canadian Permanent Residency or immigration to require taking either the IELTS or CELPIP exams.

We are offering preparatory courses to give you a solid understanding of what will be in the exams. Advantage IELTS/CELPIP preparatory courses will provide you with all the tools necessary to help you succeed and get you the score that you want.

Why take the CELPIP or IELTS?

More and more government agencies including Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) are requiring IELTS or CELPIP results as proof of language proficiency for immigration, student visas and professional registration. In order to qualify for immigration to Canada, an applicant must first pass the IELTS or have an equivalent score on the CELPIP Test (*score requirement varies depending on your method of entry). To ensure success, we have developed a Preparatory Program for both the CELPIP and IELTS which combines targeting all of the essential skills covered on the exams: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.
English Level Intermediate, Advanced
6 Hours/Week  2 Days/Week  (8 Weeks)) 48 Hours

CELPIP or IELTS? Which do I choose?

Both CELPIP and IELTS are based on testing the four basic language skills:  Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing, so it is mainly a matter of personal preference. One of the main differences between the two are the method in which the tests are conducted. The CELPIP is done 100% on a computer so it is beneficial for testtakers who are comfortable with computers while the IELTS is better for those that prefer to write by hand and have face to face communication for the speaking portion of the exam. Another difference is the timeframe, the CELPIP consists of a one day 3 hour format while the IELTS is a 2 day 2 hrs. 45min. format (second day is speaking portion).

A Very Canadian Goodbye!

It’s always bittersweet saying goodbye to one of our students but #chickenwings #nachos and #beer make for a fond #canadianfarewell So long Sam! We hope you have some #wonderfulwhistler #memories from all of us at #advantagewhistler

Student/Teacher Ski Day

Cold weather and blue skies prevailed on this fun filled day on the mountain. The season so far has been a snow lovers dream. Heavy snowfall followed by continuous sub zero temperatures has kept the snowpack in pristine condition. Students followed freestyle ski coach Robbie and teacher Pat and were able to shred adventurous new terrain with some locals and secret spots. Stay tuned for more events coming up!

X-country skiing at Callaghan Olympic Park

We took advantage of locals night (sweet $5 deal) for our first x-country adventure of the season at Callaghan Olympic Park just 15 minutes from Whistler. Boasting the largest x-country terrain in North America and including facilities for ski jumping and biathlon, this was one of the main venues during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Conditions were soft-packed and the tracks were exceptionally well-maintained. Pat did an excellent job at  leading our team of first-timers while giving us helpful tips along the way.

Biathlon, X-country, tabogganing oh my!

Advantage English School students went on another school trip yesterday to Whistler Olympic Park in Callaghan Valley. Some people tried biathlon shooting, some went cross-country skiing, and some went sliding. It was so much fun! Thanks to all the students who participated and made this a very special outing.