Pathway ProgramsEnglish Montreal School Board

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Your Pathway to CanadaEnglish Montreal School Board

With a student population of more than 44,000, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established in July 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines, its network consists of 77 schools and centres. It is the elected council of commissioners which runs the affairs of the EMSB. This 11 member body oversees a budget of more than $350 million. The funds are supplied through grants from the provincial government and, to a lesser extent, through local school taxation. EMSB schools and centres work in conjunction with governing boards, which are made up of an equal number of parents and staff, along with the principal or centre director. In addition, representatives of the community and students in the second cycle of high school are members of the governing board, but they do not have the right to vote. There is also an EMSB Parents’ Committee.

The mission of the English Montreal School Board is to support its schools and centres in their efforts to educate students within a caring, safe and inclusive learning community.

To fulfill its mission the EMSB will:

  • Recognize and value the diversity of its community
  • Provide all students with the opportunity to develop their talents and achieve their personal best
  • Recognize the skills and competencies of its employees and support their continuous professional development
  • Encourage collaboration among the various educational partners
  • Use resources effectively and innovatively to help schools and centres focus on the mission of instruction, socialization, and qualification
  • Encourage lifelong learning and critical thinking

English Montreal School BoardOther information

Location
Montreal
Start dates
Depends on the program, please contact our University Pathway department.
Application Deadline
Rolling Admission
Language Requirement
BLI English level 8
Accommodation
If you need accommodation during the time you are taking your program please contact our housing department.
Program offered in
English
Programs
Professional Cooking and Hospitality
Professional Cooking

The Professional Cooking program prepares students to practise the trade of a professional cook.

Generally speaking, professional cooks perform tasks related to preparing, transforming, serving and storing food. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, health care institutions, central food commissaries, educational institutions and other establishments. They can also work on ships, construction sites, for caterers, food production facilities, etc. They sometimes work under the authority of a chef.

The duration of the program is 1 470 hours, which includes 930 hours spent on the specific competencies required to practise the trade or occupation and 540 hours on general, work-related competencies. The program of study is divided into 24 competencies which vary in length from 30 to 135 hours. The total hours allocated to the program include time devoted to teaching, evaluation of learning and enrichment or remedial activities.

Food and Beverage Services

To determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process, to adopt a customer-oriented approach, to prepare the mise en place and dining room, to explain menus and dishes, to take and process orders, to receive and provide information in French, to perform billing and collection operations, to recommend and serve wines, to provide beverage service, to provide banquet service, to provide informal service, to provide formal service, and to integrate into the workplace.

Computer and Technology
AUTOMATED SYSTEMS ELECTROMECHANICS

Acquire the knowledge, ability and attitude necessary to assure functioning and maintenance of automated production equipment all the while respecting quality and technological changes, troubleshooting, repairing different systems and parts, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and electronic circuits, working in different companies that use automated systems.

INDUSTRIAL DRAFTING (CAD)

To develop the skills necessary to determine the information to include on drawings, such as: solve problems related to industrial drafting, taking and interpreting measurements; develop the skills necessary to understand manufacturing, such as: interpreting technical information related to materials and manufacturing processes, illustrating the arrangement of components and power train systems; develop the skills necessary to interpret, carry out, and correct drawings and to produce sketches, to use specialized functions of a computer-aided drafting program, to produce detail drawings of mechanical components, assembly, mechanisms, piping and circuit diagrams, making three-dimensinal drawings and designing a simple technical object; develop the necessary skills for multi-disciplinary team work and to integrate into school and work life.

MACHINING TECHNIQUES

To develop in the students the basic competencies required to carry out machining tasks, to perform machining tasks on conventional machine tools, to perform programming tasks, to perform machining tasks on numerical control machine tools, to actively participate in multidisciplinary teams and to integrate harmoniously into the school and work environments.

DESKTOP PUBLISHING (COMPUTER GRAPHICS)

Computer graphics designers work for companies specializing in the graphic communications, multimedia and corporate sectors, which include magazines, newspapers, packaging companies, manufacturers of other print products, Web site producers and electronic product manufacturers. Computer graphics designers can also be self-employed.

They produce page layout templates and create page layouts. Their work involves processing images and text, incorporating them into page layouts and preparing the layouts for printing and multimedia distribution while ensuring that they meet technical distribution standards.

DIGITAL LAYOUT AND PRINTING

Learn all aspects of the printing trade from computer layout to operating offset and screen presses as well as finishing and binding techniques. Get hands-on experience that will give you the employment edge. Upon completion, your understanding of the entire printing process, equipment maintenance, paper, inks, film, stripping, and application software will enable you to enter the world of printing with confidence.

Travel
TRAVEL CONSULTING AND SALES

The Travel Consulting and Sales program aims to train travel sales consultants. The job consists of interacting with customers, determining needs and expectations and describing travel offers and the agencies’ services. The consultant will be able to offer information on destinations, modes of travel, lodging and the costs associated all with the goal of selling travel products and services. The consultant will perform administrative tasks such as reservations, billing as well as coordinating payment for products purchased and prepare travel documents. Excellent customer service skills are expected.

The consultant will be expected to sell travel packages as well as customized travel products (such as sun, cultural, health, adventure, sports, ecological, etc. destinations), cruises, business and tourist plans. He or she will also offer transportation and lodging packages, and travel insurance. The range of travel products and services proposed by agencies is forever evolving.

The role of the travel consultant also consists of informing the client on travel conditions such as requirements to enter and exit a country, foreign currency and exchange rates, traveller security, etc.

Business and Administration
ACCOUNTING STUDIES

To develop the skills necessary to complete accounting tasks such as: to calculate and prepare the bills, invoices, receipts, payments, etc. of a business, to manage the petty cash, to produce the payroll, to calculate prices, to accurately complete and verify work for daily accounting tasks, to complete end of fiscal period and end of year tasks, produce income tax forms, and to create an accounting system.

Secretary and Assistance
SECRETARIAL STUDIES

To develop in the students the competencies required to apply the following principles, rules and methods: integrate harmoniously into the school and work environments; to proofread business texts; to apply a keyboarding technique; to manage administrative information; to understand and identify various management approaches to quality; to manage their time; to design the visual format of a document; to write business correspondence; to use database software; to use the basic functions of word processing software; to use the basic functions of spreadsheet software; to use the advanced function of word processing software; to use telecommunication tools; to communicate in a business in an office setting; to handle bilingual communications in an office setting; to produce and receive business correspondence; to produce documents; to handle requests regarding labour laws; to update files; to prepare business meetings; to carry out common and periodic accounting tasks; to produce business correspondence in French; to translate business correspondence into French.

SECRETARIAL STUDIES - LEGAL

The AVS program, Secretarial Studies-Legal, is designed to train students to exercise the occupation of legal secretary. The principal functions of a legal secretary are to prepare the documents required by lawyers, notaries or other persons in the legal field in their professional activities. Also, legal secretaries often act as assistants to their superiors. They are also called upon to carry out general secretarial tasks which are covered in the program leading to a DVS (Diploma of Vocational Studies) in Secretarial Studies.

Most legal secretaries work for law firms or notaries, while others work for the legal departments of large companies, for municipalities, for the federal or provincial government or for trustees or bailiffs.

Legal secretaries must be very productive and able to work under pressure, given the importance of time limits and the urgency of certain files. As legal secretaries are often in contact with clients, they must be very good at communicating and establishing interpersonal relationships. As assistants, they are required to observe professional ethics, especially in their general conduct and as regards confidentiality.

The AVS program, Secretarial Studies-Legal, helps students develop the skills required to exercise the occupation and to master the competencies needed in the workplace in a legal environment. This training takes into account all the competencies included in the DVS in Secretarial Studies. In the interest of continuity and harmonization, the Secretarial Studies-Legal program favors the acquisition of competencies secretary.

ASSISTANCE IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

The Assistance in Health Care Facilities, better known as, “PAB” préposé aux béneficiaires prepares students to practise the occupation of nursing attendant or home care attendant and to carry out a variety of occupational activities depending on how the work is organized.

Attendants ensure that the required medical equipment and materials are available and are properly maintained and safe. Attendants are trained to meet the general needs of clients, to help them compensate for their disabilities, to guide and support them in maintaining or restoring their autonomy and good health. When performing their tasks, attendants are in constant contact with their clients. They also work closely with the teams in place in order to make suggestions and share observations regarding the health, behaviour and needs of clients and those close to them.

Attendants are required to continuously adapt to changing situations, given the instability of clients, and are thus required to intervene with caution and judgment as well as to pay special attention to changes in clients’ state of health. Attendants must deal effectively with pressure, be flexible and be able to adapt to the clinical reality of a care unit.

PHARMACY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

The training prepares the student to be a pharmacy technical assistant, working under the supervision of a pharmacist in either a community setting or in a health care establishment’s pharmacy.

The main role of a pharmacy technical assistant is to assist the pharmacist in issuing prescriptions, maintaining and updating patient files as well as distributing and the sale of medications and pharmaceutical products. The pharmacy technical assistant also prepares prescriptions under the supervision of the pharmacist.

Beauty
HAIRDRESSING

Develop knowledge, skills and the attitudes required to use hygiene, health and safety rules and measures linked to the use of caustic and corrosive products, analyse the scalp and the hair, advise clients on what hair style would suit them, understand techniques involved in hair coloration and be able to accomplish tasks such as cutting, setting and styling hair, to accomplish complimentary tasks such as trimming and shaving or beards, sideburns and moustaches, to accomplish reception and sales tasks.

AESTHETICS

The aesthetics vocational training program aims to train aestheticians.

As part of their tasks, aestheticians administer aesthetic care to different clients, with the help of techniques that use specialized products and equipment, with the goal of improving and maintaining a person’s appearance, and this, also producing physical and psychological well being.

Before starting treatment, the aesthetician gathers information from the client. The skin, nails and body hair are examined as needed.

The aesthetician performs basic or specific aesthetic care for the face, neck, chest, back, hands and feet. An aesthitician can apply makeup for an occasion, and can remove hair from different parts of the body using specialized products.

Furthermore, an aesthetician offers consultation services, sells care packages, cosmetic products and personalized services. They plan and organize their work, perform receptionist duties, ensure client follow up, perform administrative tasks and take care of the work place and materials. Aestheticians also make sure to stay up to date in their training.

HAIR REMOVAL (ELECTROLYSIS)

The Hair Removal program prepares the candidate for a career in electrolysis or as a laser hair removal technician. This profession is practiced in hair removal clinics and beauty salons, or professionals can work independently.

As part of their practice, hair removal specialists inform their clients on different hair removal procedures and remove hair from the face, neck or body. Their job consists of improving someone’s physical appearance, treating a problem of excess hair sometimes due to hereditary causes or endocrine problem, and to reassure a person who has physical discomfort, and this, all the while, promoting a sense of physical and psychological well-being.

The hair removal specialist evaluates if the client is suitable for a hair removal treatment, informs them on the frequency necessary, the duration, expected results and offers advice. They also play the role of receptionist, sell products and services and perform daily management tasks while maintaining their area and materials.

Technology
AUTOMOBILE MECHANICS

This program enables the students to perform preventive and corrective mechanic work; inspect vehicles with the goal of identifying, finding the cause and the source of operating problems; perform repairs, replace parts and make adjustments on different vehicle systems; operate tests; learn procedures for installing accessories and optional equipment; adhere to health, safety and environmental laws and regulations.

WELDING AND FITTING

To acquire the qualifications needed to get into the labour market; to acquire the qualifications needed to interpret plans, specifications and procedures; to acquire the qualifications needed to prepare and weld steel, stainless steel and aluminium parts according to different processes: SMAW, CTAW, GMAW, FCAW; to acquire the qualifications needed to carry out, modify and repair assemblies; to apply occupational health and safety rules; to control the quality of products built.

CABINET MAKING

Learn fundamentals of cabinet making materials, machines & safety as well as specialized techniques like veneering and carving. Hands-on project work is the heart of the program. The teaching staff come from different industry backgrounds, from custom cabinetry, furniture design, repair and restoration, film sets, and aerospace. Our graduates work in big and small shops; build kitchens, office furniture, commercial interiors; they outfit private jets, restore antiques, design furniture and teach others.

The Cabinetmaking program leading to a DEP is a 1650 hour course. Day program (6 hrs/day): approximately 14 months. Evening program (5 hrs/evening): approximately 17 months.

FURNITURE FINISHING

To enable the student to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform tasks such as finishing used and new furniture; mixing opaque colours, the application of special finishes, preparation of wood surfaces, acquire the knowledge of health and safety rules and measures; knowledge of furniture styles, and starting a small business.

WELDING AND FITTING

To acquire the qualifications needed to get into the labour market; to acquire the qualifications needed to interpret plans, specifications and procedures; to acquire the qualifications needed to prepare and weld steel, stainless steel and aluminum parts according to different processes: SMAW, CTAW, GMAW, FCAW; to acquire the qualifications needed to carry out, modify and repair assemblies; to apply occupational health and safety rules; to control the quality of products built.

CABINET MAKING

Learn fundamentals of cabinet making materials, machines & safety as well as specialized techniques like veneering and carving. The programme is focused on hands on project work. The teaching staff come from different industry backgrounds, from custom cabinetry, furniture design, repair and restoration, film sets, and aerospace. Graduates work in big and small shops; build kitchens, office furniture, commercial interiors; they outfit private jets, restore antiques, design furniture and teach others.

The Cabinetmaking program leading to a DEP is a 1650 hour course. Day program (6 hrs/day): approximately 14 months. Evening program (5 hrs/evening): approximately 17 months.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to this program you must:

  • Have a High School diploma
  • Have successfully completed BLI English level 8
  • Be at least 18 years old
Documents
  • A copy of a valid passport
  • A copy of your birth certificate in English or French, notarized and translated
  • A copy of your high school diploma and transcript in English or French, notarized and translated
  • A copy of your CAQ
  • A copy of your study permit
  • Proof of French level (BLI level or Official exam)
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