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GAP Year Academic
Programs

University Pathway 
Program at ILAC

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College or University
in Canada

GAP Year Academic Programs

About the Program

Get a real Canadian Academic experience by spending a year studying English at ILAC and taking courses with one of our College/University partners.

START YOUR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

GAP Year English Level
Entry Requirements

GAP Year English Level Entry Requirements

If your English is at a lower level, you can take additional English classes prior to the Gap Year Program.

PROVINCE
SCHOOL
1ST SEMESTER AT ILAC
2ND SEMESTER AT COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY
BC
ILAC + LASALLE COLLEGE
Level 10+
Level 13+
ON
ILAC + NIAGARA COLLEGE
Level 12+
Level 15+
BC
ILAC + THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY
Level 12+
Level 14+
BC
ILAC + DOUGLAS COLLEGE
Level 12+
Level 14+
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VANCOUVER, BC

ILAC + LASALLE COLLEGE

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC:
University Pathway Program

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2nd semester (11 weeks) at LaSalle College:
4 full-time College Courses – 12 Credits

*Please note that the course selection depends on the semester and seat availability.

  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Photography
  • 3D Modeling
  • Game Art and Design
  • Interior Design
  • Fashion Designer
  • Start ILAC at Level 10+
  • Start LaSalle College at ILAC Level 13+
  • ILAC: Jan Intake – Sep 12, 2022/ LaSalle: Jan 2, 2023
  • ILAC: April Intake – Dec 12, 2022/ LaSalle: April 3, 2023
  • ILAC: July Intake – March 13, 2023/ LaSalle: July 3, 2023
  • ILAC: Oct Intake – June 12, 2023/ LaSalle: Oct 2, 2023

TUITION FEES $15,500

ACCOMODATION FEES

  • ILAC Homestay (27 weeks) – $6,750 and up
  • Accommodation Placement Fee – $210
APPLICATION FEES
  • ILAC – $170
  • LaSalle – Included
HEALTH INSURANCE
  • ILAC (16 weeks) – $21/week
  • LaSalle (11 weeks) – $231
niagara
NIAGARA REGION

ILAC + NIAGARA COLLEGE

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC:
University Pathway Program

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2nd semester (16 weeks) at Niagara College:
4 full-time courses (12 credits) in one of the three streams –
Business, Tourism or General Arts & Science

*Please note that the course selection depends on the semester and seat availability.

  • Hospitality and tourism Marketing (Tourism Stream)
  • Fundamentals of International Trade (Business Stream)
  • Fundamentals of Psychology (General Arts Stream)
  • Writing Strategies (Business Stream)
  • Start ILAC at Level 12+
  • Start Niagara College at ILAC Level 15+
  • ILAC: Fall Intake – May 9, 2022/ Niagara: Sep 7, 2022
  • ILAC: Winter Intake – Sep 12, 2022/ Niagara: Jan 9, 2022
  • ILAC: Summer Intake – Jan 9, 2023/ Niagara: May 8, 2023

TUITION FEES $16,500

ACCOMODATION FEES

  • ILAC Homestay (16 weeks) – $4,000 and up
  • Niagara Accommodation (16 weeks) – $3,200 to $3,600
  • Accommodation Placement Fee – $210

APPLICATION FEES

  • ILAC – $170
  • Niagara – included

HEALTH INSURANCE

  • ILAC (16 weeks) – $21/week
  • Niagara (16 weeks) – Included
thompson
KAMLOOPS, BC

ILAC + THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC:
University Pathway Program

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2nd semester (16 weeks) at Thompson Rivers University:
4 full-time University Courses – 12 Credits

*Please note that the course selection depends on the semester and seat availability.

  • Digital Art and Design
  • Political Studies
  • Sociology
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

 

  • Start ILAC at Level 12+
  • Start TRU at ILAC Level 14+
  • ILAC: Fall Intake – May 9, 2022/ TRU: Sep 6, 2022
  • ILAC: Winter Intake – Sep 12, 2022/ TRU: Jan 4, 2023
  • ILAC: Summer Intake – Jan 3, 2023/ TRU: May 1, 2023

TUITION FEES $17,000

ACCOMODATION FEES

  • ILAC Homestay (16 weeks) – $4,000 and up
  • TRU Homestay (16 weeks) – $4,000
  • Accommodation Placement Fee – $210

APPLICATION FEES

  • ILAC – $170
  • TRU – $100

HEALTH INSURANCE

  • ILAC (16 weeks) – $21/week
  • TRU (16 weeks) – $336
douglas
VANCOUVER, BC

ILAC + DOUGLAS COLLEGE

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC:
University Pathway Program

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2nd semester (16 weeks) at Douglas College:
3 full-time College Courses – 9 Credits

*Please note that the course selection depends on the semester and seat availability.

  • General Arts Stream
  • Business Stream
  • Science and Technology Stream
  • Hospitality and Tourism Stream
  • Start ILAC at Level 12+
  • Start Douglas at Level 14 (or 16)
  • ILAC: Fall Intake – May 9, 2021/ Douglas: Sep 6, 2022
  • ILAC: Winter Intake – Sep 12, 2022/ Douglas: Jan 4, 2023
  • ILAC: Summer Intake – Jan 9, 2023/ Douglas: May 8, 2023

TUITION FEES $16,500

ACCOMODATION FEES

  • ILAC Homestay (32 weeks) – $8,000 and up
  • Accommodation Placement Fee – $210

APPLICATION FEES

  • ILAC – $170
  • Douglas – $100

HEALTH INSURANCE

  • ILAC (16 weeks) – $21/week
  • Douglas (3 months) – Included

Please note: College/University start dates may change and term may be in class or online due to Covid-19. September 2022 college start dates may change. Students will be able to start at Douglas College at ILAC Level 14, one English course at Douglas College will be mandatory in this case. Prices may change without notice. All fees are in Canadian Dollars. Additional fees apply. More start dates are available, please contact [email protected] for most updated prices and details. Homestay high season and other additional homestay fees may apply as per 2021 homestay fee policy.

Questions?
Speak with an ILAC advisor to help you plan for your journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s a combination of 1 semester (16 weeks) of the most intensive English program at ILAC + 1 semester at a Canadian college or university.

Participating GAP YEAR institutions in Vancouver:
• Douglas college
• Thompson Rivers University (TRU)
• LaSalle: 11 weeks certificate program

Participating GAP YEAR institutions in Toronto:
• Niagara College

 

  • La Salle will require 10+ (ILAC Cambridge test) to register for GAP Year. To start La Salle program, you will require to complete ILAC level 13.
  • Douglas will require level 12+( ILAC Cambridge test) to start ILAC – Douglas GAP YEAR program, and student will require to complete ILAC level 14 in order to enroll and take 3 courses at Douglas. If you complete ILAC level 16, then you can enroll and select 3 courses from the list at Douglas.
  • TRU will require level 10+ (ILAC Cambridge test) to start ILAC – TRU GAP YEAR program, and student will require to complete ILAC level 14 in order to enroll and take 4 courses at TRU.
  • Niagara College will require ILAC level 12 + (ILAC Cambridge test) to start ILAC – Niagara GAP YEAR program, student will require to complete ILAC level 15 in order to enroll and select 6 college courses.

You will need to study extra weeks at ILAC. Please consult with an ILAC Gap program coordinator about how many additional weeks will be required.

No. It is a special program ILAC has with the GAP Year partner university and completing 16 weeks of study at ILAC is one of the requirements
for the program.

Yes, you need to submit the application and supporting documents to the university and meet the entry requirements before enolling at ILAC. Once you start the program in ILAC, you will be contacted by Gap program coordinator accordingly. They will set Orientation and explain the next steps to enroll at the college in the 2nd semester.

Depending on the partner schools, but most of the institutions will require you to submit your high school graduation certificate and transcripts. (Original Language & Notarized English translation).

Required Documents: 

  • Passport copy
  • Study Permit
  • High school certificate (English)
  • High school transcript (English)
  • College Application Form
  • Credit Card Form for the application fee

Most students choose to stay with Homestay program. Residence option is also available (but not guarenteed).

TRU is in Kamloops, a 5 -hour drive from Vancouver.

Douglas College is in New Westminster, 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver by sky train.

LaSalle campus is conveniently located at a major Skytrain station on Renfrew Street, about 20 minutes from downtown by public transportation.

Niagara College is  located about a 2-hour drive from downtown Toronto.

You will take 3 full-time academic courses (a total of 9 credits) at Douglas.

You will take 4 full-time academic courses (a total of 12 credits) at TRU.  

La Salle offers programs in the area of design, fashion, media arts and culinary. You will study 3 or 4 courses (a total of 12 credits).

Niagara college GAP YEAR semester offers business, hospitality and general arts streams and allows students to take up to 6 college courses.

You will be registering for courses yourself. Usually, there are several time options for each course, so you can choose classes early or later in the morning, as well as in the afternoon.

University registration happens 3-4 months prior to your university/college start date. Gap program coordinator will explain the procedure and help you to register for courses.

Only LaSalle College will require a diagnostic English test, the other colleges/universities do not require any English test before the enrollment. However, some courses may require a higher level of math or English, so if you want to take those, additional testing might be necessary.

Textbooks are an additional cost and it depends on the courses you take. There might be a lab fee which is posted at the later date and should be paid by the student.

College and university will provide a transcript showing the grades for the courses you took. LaSalle will issue a certificate upon completing La Salle 11-week certificate program.

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