We’re here to help you 7 days a week and respond within 24 hours. Plus, you can find most answers to your questions right on this page.
ILAC operates in accordance with the highest level of industry standards and regulations. ILAC is an accredited member of Languages Canada – Canada’s premier language organization, is designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, and maintains Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation. For more information see: https://www.ilac.com/accreditations/.
ILAC Toronto is located downtown. It is just steps away from the principal intersection of Toronto’s subway lines (Bloor & Yonge), and right next door to the Metro Reference Library—the largest public library in Canada. Also nearby are many of the most popular destinations for tourists.
ILAC Vancouver is located near the waterfront, close to public transit. It is walking distance to the business district and trendy Gas Town.
ILAC Toronto has six downtown campuses, all with a boutique style, modern and bright appearance. All campuses are located in the vicinity of the Yonge and Yorkville area of Toronto.
ILAC Vancouver has four downtown campuses, all with a boutique style, modern and bright appearance. All campuses are located in downtown Vancouver with a view of the beautiful Vancouver Harbour.
Most foreign students will need a study permit to study in Canada for a duration of more than 6 months.
If you are studying for a duration of six months or less you will likely need either a Visitor’s visa OR an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to enter Canada depending on which country you are from.
Check Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)’s website for current information before you make travel plans, because the list of countries can change at any time.
You must complete your chosen course or program within the period authorized for your stay in Canada.
Temporary Resident Visa is an official document issued by a visa office abroad. It is placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident.
For more information, visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. The authorization is electronically linked to your passport and it can be requested online.
For more information, visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp
To apply for a visa, please contact the nearest Canadian visa centre. Many visa offices have specific local instructions concerning the documentation to be submitted with your application.
For a complete list of Canadian Consulates, please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/apply-where.asp.
When you arrive in Canada, you will need to show:
Study permit (if you will study in Canada longer than six months)
Temporary Resident Visa (if required for your country)
Proof of sufficient funds
Return airline ticket
Letter of Acceptance from the school you will be attending in Canada
Confirmation of accommodation in Canada (homestay letter, if you have requested one)
Yes. Canada has been designated by UNESCO as one of the best countries in the world to live in, and one of the safest.
Spring: 14 degrees Celsius
Summer: 25 degrees Celsius
Autumn: 15 degrees Celsius
Winter: -2 degrees Celsius
Spring: 16 degrees Celsius
Summer: 22 degrees Celsius
Autumn: 14 degrees Celsius
Winter: 5 degrees Celsius
Toronto has a population of approximately 3 million people. It is Canada’s largest city. For more information about Toronto, please visit: http://www.toronto.com
Vancouver has a population of approximately 1 million people. It is Canada’s third largest city. For more information about Vancouver please visit: http://www.vancouver.ca/.
Toronto has an excellent public transportation system. It includes four subway lines, streetcars and buses. We always recommend that students buy a “Metro-pass” which will allow them unlimited travel on the transit system. Metro-passes can be purchased for either a one-month or one-week period. The monthly Metro-pass Adult costs $141.50 CAD and can be purchased until the fourth working day of each month. The weekly Adult Metro-pass costs $42.25 CAD and can be purchased every week.
Other fares include:
Single fare Purchase $3.25 CAD
Day Pass: $12.00 CAD
NOTE: above costs are based on 2016 TTC posted rates.
For more information about fares and routes within Toronto please visit this website: http://www3.ttc.ca/index.jsp.
Vancouver has an excellent public transportation system. It includes a Skytrain, ferry and buses. We always recommend that students buy a Compass Card.
For more information about fares and routes in Vancouver, please visit
In Canada, the age of majority is determined by each province and territory. In Ontario the age of majority is 18 years, whereas in British Columbia, is 19.
Note that in Ontario the legal drinking age for purchasing, possessing, consuming and supplying alcohol is 19 years.
This depends on the length of your course. You should consider your expenses for public transportation (approximately $140 CAD per month) plus other personal expenses (which could total around $300 CAD per month). Remember that if you join the homestay program, this will include three meals per day.