Our Story

Maple Leaf Education North America Ltd (MLENA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Maple Leaf Educational Systems (CMLES), registered in British Columbia, Canada on February 4, 2016.

Maple Leaf Educational Systems had operated in Vancouver since 1998 with a small office dedicated to recruiting certified teachers for Maple Leaf International Schools in China. The establishment of MLENA signals a corporate expansion to include a range of educational operations throughout Canada and the US, including establishing new independent schools, further teacher recruitment initiatives, international and domestic student recruitment, short term tours and camps and other educational initiatives.

Vancouver was selected as the location Maple Leaf Education North America Ltd. as a reflection of our strong connections in British Columbia and our established networks in this very internationally oriented city.

MLENA opened its first BC independent high school, Maple Leaf School-TRU, in September 2016 on the campus of Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, in September 2017 opened a second school, Maple Leaf School-KPU on the campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond, BC and in September 2019 our newest school Maple Leaf School - LakeheadU will be opening on the campus of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, ON. These schools are certified by the BC Ministry of Education as Group 4 Independent Schools now each enrolling students in grade 10, 11 and 12.

Our Parent Company

After 20 years of successful operation, China Maple Leaf Educational Systems(CMLES) listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in November 2014. CMLES has played a significant contributory role in the success of British Columbia’s offshore school program, starting as BC’s first offshore school now having grown into the largest Canadian offshore school system. Maple Leaf schools were founded in Dalian China in 1995 and have offered a secondary education program certified by the Province of British Columbia since 1997. Maple Leaf currently enrolls over 40,000+ students from preschool through high school with over 8,000 enrolled in the British Columbia secondary program. CMLES currently has schools in 20 locations throughout China with 24 elementary schools and 23 middle schools offering the Chinese National curriculum and 14 high schools offering the BC curriculum along with the provincial Chinese graduation diploma. In June 2017 Maple Leaf schools in China graduated more than 1,400 students with BC Dogwood diplomas, with a near 100% student visa approval rate for students applying for post-secondary studies.

Our Mission

The mission of Maple Leaf Education North America is to expand the reach of China Maple Leaf Educational Systems throughout North America. Providing Opportunities to Learn – Teach – Invest

Opportunities to Learn

  • New independent high schools opening in Canada – Maple Leaf Schools
  • Introducing the university school model – university preparatory schools located on partner university campuses.
  • Short term summer/winter camps and university tours
  • TESL training for ESL teachers

Opportunities to Teach

  • Recruit and select BC certified teachers for MLES schools in China
  • Recruit and select ESL certified teachers for MLES schools in China
  • Recruit and select academic teachers for MLES schools in Canada and US
  • Managing processes to promote MLIS Chinese teachers to undertake teaching assignments in MLENA’s North American schools

Opportunities to Invest

  • Host investor delegations and individuals
  • Provide a North American location for CMLES Board meetings and presentations
  • Explore acquisition and development of new business opportunities related to the core values and business objectives of CMLES.