Agents are important partners for Languages Canada member programs. They play an important role in providing advice and information to help students choose which language training provider and program is best for them. They give advice to students about the different programs and course options and about studying in different areas of Canada. They are knowledgeable about program fees, living expenses, visa requirements and are able to make necessary arrangements for program registration, accommodation, travel and often additional services.
Some agents may charge a fee for this advice, but most receive commission from language programs for the course booking and therefore they are able to provide their advice without cost to students. Although almost all language programs have very detailed websites, well informed agents are able to help students make the best decision for their specific needs.
There are many countries that have agent associations which help to ensure ethical and professional business practice for their members. A list of agent associations is found here.