Your dream of studying in Canada starts here!

StartPoint Canada Inc. is a Toronto-based educational consultancy for Japanese students aged 7-19 who wish to study English in Southern Ontario. We assist students and their parents in determining the ideal program to suit their needs, as well as facilitate placement into the finest schools, camps, and homestay or dormitory accommodations.

Our programs include:

  • A comprehensive, all-expenses-included 10-day private homestay for children aged 7-15 (Grades 2-9)
  • Short-term language camps, outdoor adventure camps, and dance camps for children aged 7-18
    (Grades 2-12)
  • Long-term study in the Ontario education system (public and private) for students aged 12-19 (Grades 7-12)

In an effort to encourage English learners of all ages to experience the profound benefits of overseas language study, we work with ESL schools and educators in Japan to provide enriching group and individual study-abroad programs for their students. Through our association with International Student Guardianship Canada Inc. (ISGC), StartPoint Canada also arranges for the legal guardianship of the child for the duration of their stay, as required by Canadian law. Together with ISGC, we are unique in offering 24-hour Japanese-English bilingual support to students and parents alike.

By offering the most thorough and conscientious support in the industry, we give parents and their children the necessary guidance and peace of mind to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and informed study-abroad experience. StartPoint Canada: Your dream of studying in Canada starts here!

For more information, please contact Scott & Motoko Poole at

Study in Japan Program

StartPoint Canada also provides an intensive Study in Japan program for Canadian students of any age who wish to study the Japanese language in the Kobe-Osaka area of Japan.

Students may enrol in one of our accredited partner schools for a length of study ranging from 2 weeks to over one year.

The program includes:

  • Host Family Selection Support
  • Program Selection & Application Support
  • Pre-departure Orientation
  • Airport Pickup
  • School Tuition & Materials
  • Cultural Activities
  • Accommodation in the Home of a Japanese Family
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily

For more information, please contact Scott Poole at To read what past participants in the Study in Japan Program have to say, please click here.