ILAC Wins StudyTravel Leading Star Award – Again!

Once again, the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) has received the prestigious Leading Star Award at the annual StudyTravel Star Awards in London, UK. First held in 2006, the red carpet event gathers thousands of votes from professionals within the industry to celebrate service excellence leaders in international education.

This is the second year in a row that ILAC has won The Leading Star Award, a new category that was created last year to honour organizations like ILAC that have won the ST Star English Language School Award five years in a row and named ST Lifetime Super Stars.

“Like everyone in this room, we are in the business of changing people’s lives and creating dreams,” said ILAC’s CEO Jonathan Kolber as he was joined by his team on stage. “I’d like to tell you a story about some of the students that studied English with us, studied at our college and found careers at ILAC in Canada. We have Fernanda here from Brazil, Santi from Spain and Yusuf from Turkey. They are all successful in their lives and I am very proud of all the work they do. This is an example of what our industry does.”

Now in its 14th year, the ST Star Awards features 25 categories, including study travel agencies, language providers, vocational colleges, secondary schools and service providers. The glamourous event is held every year on the second evening of ST Alphe UK at the Grosvenor House a the AJW Marriott Hotel on Park Lane, with over 1,200 major industry representatives in attendance.

This has been an exciting year for ILAC, which last month announced its strategic partnership with ONCAP, Canada’s oldest and most reputable investment firm. Other recent achievements include a new university pathways building attached to the University of Toronto’s affiliated residence and a new program in Health Care Administration at ILAC International College.

In addition to the Leading Star Award, ILAC also received the ST Star Vocational College Award, which recognizes the top colleges in the world as voted by international agents.

Take a look at the complete list of this year’s winners for the StudyTravel Awards 2019.



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Lunar New Year is almost here!🧧🎉🎁

Join us in celebrating this special occasion by taking part of ILAC's Photo Contest and enter for a chance to win prizes!

Contest rules:
1. Choose your best photo in an ILAC campus or around Canada!

2. Write a short photo description (maximum 200 words) to share your ILAC/Canadian experience (preferably English).

3. Post it on your personal Facebook page; profile has to be 'public'.

4. To enter the contest: send the post’s link to (for Chinese-speaking students) or (for Vietnamese students) with your full name and ILAC student number.
Deadline to submit posts: 11.59 am Wed, Jan 22

5. The best posts will be selected by the ILAC team and re-posted on our page for voting by likes and shares on Jan 23. 1 like = 1 points / 1 share = 2 points.

6. The voting closes at 11.59 am Mon, Jan 27.

7. We will have separate prizes for Vietnamese and Chinese-speaking students:
• 1st prize – $100 Amazon gift-card
• 2nd prize - $60 Amazon gift-card
• 3rd prize - $40 Amazon gift-card


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Viktoria came from Hungary to ILAC International College to improve her English skills and gain work experience in Canada.

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ILAC is deeply saddened by the recent tragedy surrounding the Ukrainian airlines crash in Iran.
This is a tremendous loss to the Iranian-Canadian community and our education community who have lost such incredibly talented and accomplished contributing members.

The loss and contribution to our communities will be profoundly felt across all cities in Canada.

At ILAC, the international nature of our employees, students and friends’ community is something we are incredibly proud of, however this sometimes means we are affected by such disasters.

We are a proud employer of many Iranian-Canadians and Ukrainian-Canadians, as well as a host to many students from these two nationalities.
Every day we strive to create a community of inclusivity at all levels and we will continue to do so in honour of those who lost their lives in this tragic disaster.

We would like to extend condolences and our deepest sympathy to those who have been affected and we look to support the affected community in Toronto and Vancouver as best as we can.
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