Barclay Educational Services

Our team of professionals is ready to help you achieve your education and career goals

Who We Are

Barclay Educational is a private guidance counselling service based in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. For more than a decade, our team, lead by company founder Jackie Barclay, has helped students navigate every step of their educational journey. Through one-on-one counselling and guidance, we help our clients achieve their education goals. Whether you are interested in studying overseas, attending specialized law or medical schools, finding the right university for you, or just want to see what your options are, we can help. Barclay has even expanded its services into two new areas: Mock Interviews for students applying for summer jobs or co-op positions, as well as Time Management Seminars for students who are struggling to stay organized.

Barclay Educational Services staff have more than thirty years of combined experience in both public and private education.  Our team is well-versed in admission guidelines and practices within Canada, The UK and many parts of Europe. Our experience means we can answer your questions about programs and requirements for college or university both here in Canada and overseas, saving you hours of research, and insuring that you make the right choice for your skills, abilities and career goals. Our staff will also work with you every step of the way to keep your application on track and make sure that the process goes smoothly to give you the best possible chance of success. 

For those exploring post-grad options, Barclay Educational is proud to be the Canadian representative for more than twenty top rated schools in the UK, France, Ireland and Germany.  Our post-grad counselling for international schools is done at NO COST to you and even includes handling the transfer of your documents, feedback on your personal essay, and support for the complicated student Visa process. 

Why Use Barclay

Our Services



Our Personal Academic Planning and Guidance Counselling helps students, especially those in their late high-school years, define and focus their career goals and ambitions, research the post-secondary schools that offer specific programming, and help with the application and provision of materials. Parents and students can rest assured that our personalized counselling will put student interests and goals first. 



Our Study Abroad Service is FREE for students and includes assistance with school and program choice, application and transcript assistance, along with support for the VISA process which can be very confusing to navigate on your own. You’ll be working with staff who boast more than two decades of combined experience in the field of post-secondary education and have a large network of contacts all over the world, helping you to easily find a network and community. 

Our reputation for quality counseling has allowed us to partner with more than 25 schools in England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany to bring you a multitude of course options. Barclay will help you choose the perfect pathway, whether it’s a 2 year Accelerated Law degree in the beautiful country of Wales, applying to Medical school in exotic places like Malta, or a Master’s in International Business, Forensic Science or the Arts among many others. Our company can also help you turn your Advanced Diploma into a degree, often in just one year, through partnerships with a number of Institutes in Ireland.



Our Time Management and Interview Preparation Services make sure that you are career-ready. From personalized Mock Interviews to Group Time-Management sessions, Barclay’s custom workplace and study preparation skill workshops will make sure you are a step above the competition.

These sessions are led by Lisa Knap, a veteran journalist and educator with over 30 years experience in the media industry. 

Our Privacy Policy

We value your privacy and want to make sure you (the Client) are aware of your options to control what information about you is gathered by Barclay Educational Services and how this information is used. We’ve recently made updates to our Privacy Policy to increase transparency and comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Please read our complete, updated Privacy Policy here.

In order to assist you with your education and career goals, first we need to learn a bit more about them. 

Contact us today to start our collaboration. 

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