Start your College/University Experience

GAP Year Academic
Programs

University Pathway 
Program at ILAC

+

College or University
in Canada

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.
  • Study alongside Canadian students at well-respected and popular educational institutions in Canada.
  • Experience world-class education in Canada, a popular destination for international students.​
  • Improve your academic English skills at ILAC and be prepared for the academic challenges that lie ahead.
  • Gain college/university credits​

GAP Year English Level Entry Requirements

PROVINCE
SCHOOL
1ST SEMESTER AT ILAC
2ND SEMESTER AT COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY
BC
ILAC + LA SALLE COLLEGE
Level 9+
Level 12+
ON
ILAC + NIAGARA COLLEGE
Level 10+
Level 13+
BC
ILAC + THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY
Level 10+
Level 14+
BC
ILAC + DOUGLAS COLLEGE
Level 12+
Level 14+
BC
ILAC + KWANTELEN POLYTECHNIC UNIV
Level 13+ (Pathway 2.2)
Level 16 (Pathway 3.3)

GAP Year Academic Programs

KAMLOOPS

ILAC + THOMPSON RIVERS UNIV

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC:
University Pathway Program
+
2nd semester (16 weeks) at Thompson Rivers University:
4 full-time College Courses

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

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

Download full course list

  • Start ILAC at Level 10+
  • Start TRU at ILAC Level 14+

• ILAC: May 18, 2020/ TRU: Sep 8, 2020
• ILAC: Sep 14, 2020/ TRU: Jan 4, 2021
• ILAC: Jan 11, 2021/ TRU: May 3, 2021

TUITION FEES $15,600

ACCOMODATION FEES

  • ILAC Homestay (27 weeks) – $6,480
  • TRU residence (16 weeks) – $6,480
  • Accommodation Placement Fee – $200

APPLICATION FEES

  • ILAC – $150
  • TRU – included

HEALTH
INSURANCE

  • ILAC (16 weeks) – $336
  • TRU (11 weeks) – $231
VANCOUVER

ILAC + LASALLE COLLEGE

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC:
University Pathway Program
+
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
  • Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Hospitality Management
  • Digital Photography
  • 3D Modeling
  • Game Art and Design
  • Interior Design
  • Fashion Designer
  • Start ILAC at Level 9+
  • Start Lasalle College at ILAC Level 12+

• ILAC: Mar 16, 2020/ La Salle: July 6, 2020
• ILAC: Jun 15, 2020/ La Salle: Oct 5, 2020
• ILAC: Sep 14, 2020/ La Salle: Jan 4, 2021
• ILAC: Dec 14, 2020/ La Salle: April 5, 2021
• ILAC: Mar 15, 2021/ La Salle: July 5, 2021
• ILAC: Jun 14, 2021/ La Salle: Oct 4, 2021

TUITION FEES $14,265

ACCOMODATION FEES
  • ILAC Homestay (27 weeks) – $6,480
  • Accommodation Placement Fee – $200
 
APPLICATION FEES
  • ILAC – $150
  • LaSalle – included
HEALTH INSURANCE
  • ILAC (16 weeks) – $336
  • LaSalle (11 weeks) – $231
NIAGARA REGION

ILAC + NIAGARA COLLEGE

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC:
University Pathway Program
+
2nd semester (16 weeks) at Niagara College:
5 full-time courses in one of the three streams

*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)

Download full course list

  • Start ILAC at Level 10+
  • Start Niagara College at ILAC Level 13+

• ILAC: May 18, 2020/ Niagara Sep 8, 2020
• ILAC: Sep 14, 2020/ Niagara: Jan 4, 2021
• ILAC: Jan 11, 2021/ Niagara: May 3, 2021

TUITION FEES $15,200

ACCOMODATION FEES
  • ILAC Homestay (27 weeks) – $x,xxx
  • Niagara Accommodation Placement Fee – $200
  • Accommodation Placement Fee – $200
APPLICATION FEES
  • ILAC – $150
  • Niagara – included
HEALTH INSURANCE
  • ILAC (16 weeks) – $336
  • Niagara (16 weeks) – included
VANCOUVER

ILAC + KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC:
University Pathway Program
+
2nd semester (16 weeks) at KPU University:
3 full-time University courses • 9 Credits

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

  • Philosophy, Culture and Identity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Human Resources Management
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Social & Cultural Anthropology
  • Start ILAC at Level 13+
  • Start KPU at Pathway 3.3 (Level 16)

• ILAC: May 18, 2020/ KPU: Sep 8, 2020
• ILAC: Sep 14, 2020/ KPU: Jan 4, 2021
• ILAC: Jan 11, 2021/ KPU: May 3, 2021

TUITION FEES $15,600

ACCOMODATION FEES

  • ILAC Homestay (27 weeks) – $x,xxx
  • Accommodation Placement Fee – $200

APPLICATION FEES

  • ILAC – $150
  • KPU – included

HEALTH INSURANCE

  • ILAC (16 weeks) – $336
  • KPU (16 weeks) – included
VANCOUVER

ILAC + DOUGLAS COLLEGE

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC:
University Pathway Program
+
2nd semester (16 weeks) at Douglas College:
3 full-time University 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

Download full course list

  • Start ILAC at Level 12+
  • Start Douglas at Level 14+

• ILAC: May 18, 2020/ Douglas: Sep 8, 2020
• ILAC: Sep 14, 2020/ Douglas: Jan 4, 2021
• ILAC: Jan 11, 2021/ Douglas: May 3, 2021

TUITION FEES $15,600

ACCOMODATION FEES

  • ILAC Homestay (27 weeks) – $x,xxx
  • Accommodation Placement Fee – $200

APPLICATION FEES

  • ILAC – $150
  • KPU – included

HEALTH INSURANCE

  • ILAC (16 weeks) – $336
  • KPU (16 weeks) – included

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)
• Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)
• La Salle: 11 weeks certificate program

Participating GAP YEAR institutions in Toronto:
• Niagara College

 

• KPU will require level 14 + (ILAC online test) or have IELTS 5.5 + to register for the program. Before starting university, you will be
required to complete ILAC vel 14 or PW 3.1.

• La Salle will require 9+ (ILAC online test) to register for GAP Year. To start La Salle program, you will require to complete ILAC level 12.

• Douglas will require level 10+(ILAC online 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 (1 English + 2 courses of your choice from the list). 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 online 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 10 + (ILAC online test) to start ILAC – Niagara GAP YEAR program, student will require to complete ILAC level 13 in order to enroll and select 6 college courses.

You will need to study extra weeks at ILAC. Please consult with an ILAC Pathway Placement Specialist 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.
Once you arrive in Vancouver, you will be invited for an orientation. ILAC Pathway Placement Specialist will explain how the application process
works for the University you’ve chosen.

You need to prepare your high school graduation certificate and transcripts. (Original Language & Notarized English translation).

Yes, you will learn more about university or college options at the orientation and you can decide which university or college to apply to before
submitting your application.

Most students choose to stay with Homestay program. Residence option is also available, it’s located in Vancouver or Toronto downtown.

KPU University has 4 campuses in Metro Vancouver: Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley, located 1 – 1.5 hours from downtown
Vancouver by public transport.

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

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

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

Niagara College is  located 1.5-hour drive from Toronto downtown.

You will take 3 full time academic courses (total 9 credits) at KPU or Douglas.

You will take 4 full time academic courses (total 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 (total in 12 credits).

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

High school graduates can select 1st year courses.

University students may be allowed to take higher year courses at KPU.

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

Sample lists of courses are available upon request.

If the program has more credits, extra fees will apply.

Check with your Pathway specialist for more details.

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

Sample schedule:

Management, 3 credits; Tuesday and Friday – 10:00 am – 11:20 am
Quantitative Methods, 3 credits; Tuesday and Friday – 8:30 am – 9:50 am
Organizational Behavior, 3 credits; Thursday – 4:00 pm – 6:50 pm

La Salle schedule depends on the program, for the details on each program, please check with your Placement specialist.

University registration happens 3-4 months prior your university/college start date. ILAC Pathway Specialist will explain the procedure and help
you to register for courses if needed.

There is no university test required. 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. No certificate will be awarded from university or
college; however, you will receive GAP YEAR program certificate from ILAC.
La Salle will issue a certificate upon completing La Salle 11-week certificate program.

Yes, you can continue to study at the university and apply the credits received during GAP YEAR semester.
Additional documents might be required to enroll in the full-time program.

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