About MLI

Who we are

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About MLI


MLI is a national organization with offices in Toronto and Vancouver with Local Coordinators and support staff working in communities across the country.

Given our national presence, students, parents and clients can be assured of our high standard of quality no matter where they decide to travel and study. MLI actively runs High School programmes, Study Tours and Homestay programmes in the following provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

Whether students are traveling in a study group (10-600+ students) or individually for our high school programmes or homestay programmes, they can count on the support of a local team of MLI staff to support their success.

Our Brands

MLI (Muskoka Language International) and CISS (Canadian International Student Services) have a long-standing partnership of nearly 20 years. Our companies each share a passion for providing international students with top-quality transformative learning experiences in Canada. We have a tradition of successfully collaborating with complimentary product offerings for the under 18 years market. In fact, for the majority of our shared history, we have worked in the same offices, drawing on our collective knowledge and expertise. 


In 2019, MLI marked its 25th year of operation and CISS marked its 40th anniversary. We proudly choose this monumental year to announce the official union of our two brands as one – CISS MLI.


Together, we are uniquely positioned as specialists in this market segment, offering the most comprehensive product opportunities for young students at any point in their learning journey.  As a single organization, we now offer four product units – Summer Camps, Group Study Tours, Junior and Senior High School Placement, and Homestay Services.

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About MLI Homestay

MLI Homestay, the homestay division of MLI – Muskoka Language International, is a national organization with offices in Toronto and North Vancouver.

Across Canada, MLI Homestay is represented by a team of dedicated support staff working in cities and towns from Victoria, British Columbia to Moncton, New Brunswick.  MLI homestay has placed thousands of visitors from all over the world with caring host families over the past 25 years. We have had the pleasure of knowing that international children, teens and adults have been a part of a life-changing experience by staying with a Canadian host family.  Visitors are able to experience Canadian culture and traditions first-hand by participating in daily family life and can be confident that they will find themselves in a safe, caring and nurturing environment with their host family.

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About CISS Canada

Since 1979, Canadian International Student Services Inc (CISS) has provided exceptional summer camp, high school, and year-round English and French language study experiences for children, teens, and adults. Today, the CISS name is globally recognized as the premier choice for language study programming in Canada. 

CISS is committed to meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations. We work intimately with our worldwide network of representatives to ensure this happens. We also carefully recruit and train staff for our programmes, and closely monitor their operation.   

Our goal is to provide a range of Canadian educational programming that can meet any request

Our Core

Mission, Vision & Values

Mission Statement: MLI provides meaningful learning experiences across Canada for international students, local families, and our own team in their lifelong journeys of learning.

Vision: We are the leading provider of programmes for young international students in Canada.


The depth of our experience and empathy allows us to provide safe, supportive, and welcoming environments.


The depth of our experience and empathy allows us to provide safe, supportive, and welcoming environments.


Honesty, respect, and trust are at the foundation of all that we do.


Our entrepreneurial spirit promotes transformative and goal-oriented experiences.


Our entrepreneurial spirit promotes transformative and goal oriented experiences.


Preparedness and an informed approach drive our ongoing commitment to excellence.


We acknowledge and give thanks to the land on which we live and work, and to the people who have cared for it.

Our team of staff, hosts, partners, and students all live, learn and work together, on traditional Indigenous territories that provide us our physical space, sustenance, safety, and community.

We respectfully acknowledge that our homes and workspaces on Turtle Island (North America) are located on the traditional, treaty and unceded territories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples

Indigenous Peoples share a sacred relation with this land. This land acknowledgment is the first step in learning about our history and taking action toward reconciliation.

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Meet The Team

MLI Homestay was founded by a group of professionals with over 40 years of experience in education, travel and tourism and international business relations. Our team of dedicated employees share a passion for and a drive to provide the best possible service. Across Canada you will find smart, caring and experienced MLI Homestay Local Coordinators to help you every step of the way.

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Work with MLI

As a specialist in education and learning programmes, MLI strives to offer the highest quality programs available worldwide, with a distinctly unique and authentic Canadian flavour. We pride ourselves on the professional, high quality of services that we offer to the international agents, parents, and students who make our business possible. We are always looking for enthusiastic, globally-minded professionals to join our team.

Employment Opportunities

Privacy Policy

MLI, in addition to its commitment to provide a stimulating and safe learning environment for visitors of all nationalities, is also committed to protecting, in accordance with applicable legislation, the accuracy, security and privacy of any personal information MLI holds. For these reasons, we have created the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) which outlines how we manage your personal information and safeguard your privacy.

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Our Office Locations

MLI Toronto

415 Yonge Street, Suite 1201
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 2E7 Canada
Telephone: 1-416-645-5504
Fax: +1-416-646-5406

MLI Vancouver

408-197 Forester Street,
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7H 0A6 Canada
Telephone: 1-604-904-9485
Fax: +1-604-904-9488


Aoyama Center Building 2F, 3-8-40, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
107-0062, Japan

Telephone: +81-03-5324-2720