Award Winning Program

University Pathway

adult + young adult

Your Path to Higher Education

Ideal for ambitious students of all levels and backgrounds who want to access world-leading education in Canada. Acceptance to most of ILAC’s 100+ Pathway partner colleges and universities without IELTS and TOEFL.
Pathway Partner Colleges And Universities - ILAC
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Pathway Specialists Are Here to Help

From finding you the perfect program to organizing campus tours, our pathway specialist are here for you. They will help you to:

Hear It from Our Partners

Ashley-Jane Chow
Ashley-Jane ChowInternational Business Development Consultant
University Relations
Mount Saint Vincent University
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“It’s always such a pleasure working with our partners at ILAC, especially their graduates. ILAC students excel academically at Mount Saint Vincent University thanks to ILAC’s dedication in enhancing student preparedness and building their students’ confidence for Canadian postsecondary.”
Minerva Rojas-Garcia
Minerva Rojas-GarciaInternational Admissions Officer
Centennial College
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“The ILAC pathway partnership helps international students to discover all of the academic opportunities that education in Canada offers. Students receive advice and support from a very professional team that is well connected with the international office at Centennial."
ZiPing Feng
ZiPing FengDirector International Marketing
Thompson Rivers University
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“TRU measured the academic success of students from Pathway schools. The GPA of ILAC students was the highest among all TRU language Pathway schools, and in fact they scored higher than our general international population. Amazing work ILAC!”
Karen Cheung
Karen CheungInternational Recruitment Officer
International Centre
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
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“SAIT is very pleased to have such a wonderful relationship with ILAC. Our pathway partnership has been one that is consistently positive. The quality of their English programming and subsequently their international graduates are in-line with the demands and requirements of our academic programs.”
Antonio Rivadeneira
Antonio RivadeneiraInternational Student Recruitment Specialist
Camosun Collage
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“ILAC has been a partner with Camosun College for years and we have received hundreds of their students. ILAC students are always well prepared to start their academic program with us. We look forward to a continued successful relationship with ILAC in the years to come.”
Karen Warkentin
Karen WarkentinProgram Manager
The University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied & Continuing Education (PACE)
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“Students coming though the ILAC Pathway are prepared for the intense post degree diploma programs at The University of Winnipeg PACE and PACE looks forward to welcoming more students in the future.”

Meet Our University and College Partners

Is University Pathway for you?

How do I start?


Contact our Pathway Specialist at [email protected] or your agent to help you build your study plan


Begin the application process and submit required documentation (we will support you every step of the way)


Obtain your Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and apply for a student visa/permit

University Pathway FAQ

There are no additional fees for the University Pathway program. It is the same price as regular English courses. See prices for more information.

ILAC provides complimentary placement and counselling service for all students enrolled in our University Pathway program (minimum 8 weeks).
  • Students at the Pre-Advanced level or higher enter the Pathway Program immediately.
  • Students can take our free Cambridge assessment test to determine their level and calculate their study plan.
  • If you wish to take your comprehensive placement test prior to your arrival, please email [email protected]
  • All students take a written and oral test on the first day to determine their exact level
  • Students who place at the Beginner to High Intermediate levels will study in General English until they reach Pre-Advanced

The University Pathway program is designed for students who:

  • Finished high school and are planning to enrol in an undergraduate program (Diploma or Bachelor’s degree) at a Canadian university or college.
  • Graduated from university and are planning to enrol in a postgraduate program.
  • Want to be prepared to meet Canada’s challenging higher education standards and be successful.
University Pathway students must start on the main start dates (every 2 weeks). Students in the General English program may start on either main or alternative start dates.

Please contact ILAC’s Pathway team at [email protected] or your agent If you wish to take our free Cambridge assessment test prior your arrival. They will help you to calculate the length of your program based on your approximate English level.

Pathway specialists will help you to cancel the program and process the refund (if the tuition deposit has been paid).

Yes. You will receive the ILAC Pathway certificate when you successfully meet the program requirements. Upon request, our Pathway specialist will send a copy of your certificate to your college or university.

Your Pathway specialist will help you to defer your start date to the next available intake.

Admission Requirements & Application Process

  • High school diploma from your home country (for Undergraduate Diplomas / Bachelor degrees)
  • Bachelor Degree from your home country (for Post-Graduate Certificate / diploma programs)
  • GPA: Minimum C average
  • Certificate of the ILAC University Pathway program OR Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent)

Some programs have additional requirements – for more information check with our Pathway specialists.

  • High school diploma from your home country (for Bachelor degrees)
  • Bachelor Degree from your home country (for Master ‘s Degree Programs or Post- Graduate diploma programs)
  • GPA: Minimum B
  • Certificate of the ILAC University Pathway program OR Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent)

Some programs have additional requirements – for more information check with our Pathway specialists.

It depends on the program and the school. Some programs have limited seats that fill quickly. We recommend applying a minimum of 4 months in advance. You should also consider the processing time for your study permit.

2 – 8 weeks. Your Pathway specialist will track your application status. Applications sent during busy processing seasons may take longer.

The deposit ranges from $1,500 to the full tuition for one semester. Your Pathway Specialist will inform you of the amount for the school that you choose.

  1. Contact ILAC’s pathway team at [email protected] for a link to our free Cambridge assessment test.
  2. Enroll in the ILAC University Pathway program.
  3. Inform your agent or the Pathway specialists what program / area you are interested in studying at college and/or university.
  4. Choose your program of study and partner university / college with the assistance of your Pathway specialist. Fill out the International Application form, and submit it to the ILAC University Pathway Department.
  5. Email a copy of a translated and notarized diploma and/or transcripts of high school and/or university with other supporting documents, if required, to the Pathway specialists.
  6. The ILAC University Pathway specialists will help you complete all of the necessary paperwork to apply for ILAC’s partner colleges and/or universities of your choice.
  7. The ILAC University Pathway specialists will carefully assess all of your documents and send them to the universities and/or colleges on your behalf.

Other Programs

Gap Year is a program that offers a unique combination of English program and Canadian college / university experience. Gap Year allows students to complete one semester of English classes at ILAC and a second semester at a college or university campus in Toronto or Vancouver. Study alongside Canadian students at Thompson Rivers University, Douglas College, Niagara College, and LaSalle College – four extremely well-respected and popular educational institutions in Canada. The program is about 32 weeks in total.  For more details, contact us at [email protected].

High School Year is a part of the University Pathway program for students who have not completed high school in their home country. Students who need to upgrade their high school grades in order to apply to a college or university can also take this program. We recommend students to arrive in Canada at Grade 11 or Grade 12 for high school education.ILAC works with a partner high school in Toronto. Students can start high school courses full-time once reach ILAC’s English Level 12.  ILAC’s partner institution, Braemar College, is a boutique school in downtown Toronto with ESL programs designed for international students’ success. There are 5 start dates every year: September, November, February, April, and July.