ILAC Education group comprises of four distinct divisions.
Our offerings range from Language training, University Pathways, Higher Education
offering Vocational and Public Private Partnerships programs and Language Testing Centre.
ILAC Education group comprises of four distinct divisions. Our offerings range from Language training, University Pathways, Higher Education offering Vocational and Public Private Partnerships programs and Language Testing Centre.
The largest and most awarded language school in Canada.
Your path to higher education in Canada.
Take your first step to an exciting new career.
One of the largest English testing centres in the world.
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Jonathan Kolber has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a BSc in Actuarial Science from the University of Toronto. He is the co-founder and CEO of Canada’s most awarded English language school, ILAC, which has since grown into a global education company that includes ILAC International College, Sterling College, Canadian Tourism College, as well as one of the largest official IELTS test centres in the world.
Jonathan’s motto is “Dream big” and he applies it in everything that he does, including inspiring and supporting his students, staff and partners to do the same.
Ilan was born in Montreal and grew up in Toronto, where he completed his Bachelor of Actuarial Science at the University of Toronto. Before he started ILAC, Ilan had his own university textbook stores at UofT and York. Ilan always knew that he wanted to work for himself and always created his own employment opportunities. Ilan met Jon after graduating from university and they quickly became friends, roommates and eventually business partners. Once he discovered the exciting world of ESL, Ilan saw the chance to create something new. Today, Ilan lives in Toronto with his family and continues to find inspiration in the teachers, staff, international students and partners that he interacts with every day.
Bryan is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds HBA and MBA degrees from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Prior to joining ILAC in October 2020, Bryan spent 5 years with Balcan Plastics Inc., one of North America’s largest privately owned extruders of flexible packaging, where he held the role of CFO and then President following him leading the sale of the company to a large private equity firm. Prior to that Bryan held the role of CFO for approximately 18 years at Danier Leather Inc., a manufacturer and retailer of leather clothing and accessories, where he helped the owners take the company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Bryan also worked in the finance department at Imperial Oil and in the Audit, Insolvency and Forensic Accounting practices at KPMG. Bryan wanted to demonstrate some athletic capability but quickly realized he should stick to golf and bike riding when he tried skydiving in university but dislocated his shoulder as soon as he exited the plane.