Credit: Destinations BC - Canoeing against iconic Canadian backdrop

Canada

Amazing landscapes & diverse, welcoming people.

Credit: Destinations BC - Canoeing against iconic Canadian backdrop

Study English or French in Canada

Discover the world’s second largest country, where the amazing, expansive landscapes are as varied as the diverse people who built and continually redefine this young nation. Study English in Canada, or study French and experience world-class culture, a high quality of life, and a wealth of opportunities.

study english in canada or study french, person holding maple leave
CANADIAN LIFESTYLE

In a country as expansive as Canada, your life  will offer plenty of unique opportunities and experiences. While you study English in Canada, or French, you can enjoy a high quality of life, clean cities, and a mix of interesting culture, friendly people, and outdoor adventure. With four distinct seasons, you can take in Canada’s beautiful landscapes while you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, swimming, cycling, and so much more! But if the outdoors aren’t your thing, the country is also full of great shopping, dining, and cultural events, year round.

FOOD

Canada’s food options are as diverse as its multicultural population. Especially in the country’s major cities, you’ll be able to taste flavours from all corners of the globe! But Canada does have some unique local favourites including Poutine, a famous dish from Quebec that tops French fries with cheese curds and gravy; seafood like salmon, mussels and oysters; wild blueberries; and anything with maple syrup! Canada also has lots of fantastic micro-breweries, as well as wine-producing regions in Ontario, and British Columbia.

ARTS AND CULTURE

Canada’s arts and culture combines influences from its indigenous peoples, as well as the British, the French, and everyone who has become part of the Canadian mosaic, since. Enjoy a range of museums, theatres, art galleries, festivals, community spaces, public art, and more, showcasing Canada’s diversity, history, musical talents, and creativity.

TYPICAL LIVING COSTS

When you come to Canada, plan your budget ahead of time to make sure you can cover your living expenses. Besides tuition fees, airlines tickets, visa fees, and insurance, you’ll want to consider day-to-day expenses like rent, groceries, transportation, food, entertainment, internet, clothing and more. Most students can expect to spend between $550 – $1000 per month on expenses over and above accommodation costs.

How much you spend is up to you. Save money by choosing a homestay with a meal-plan, or take advantage of free events and activities. Or choose to spend more on accommodation and experiences you enjoy.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Canada is known as a very safe country to visit, live or study in, but students should always be smart and aware. Always look after your belongings, and avoid carrying large amounts of money. If you go on outdoor adventures, learn about safety considerations for specific activities before you go, and tell someone where you're going. Be alert and aware wherever you are, at home, at school and outdoors.

MEDICAL INSURANCE

It is mandatory in Canada for you to provide proof of medical insurance when you arrive. ILSC can organize your medical insurance through Guard Me International Insurance. Visit www.guard.me for more information.

Diversity2
VOLUNTEER WHILE YOU STUDY

Build Canadian volunteer experience, and do something to make a difference in the world while you improve your English or French in Canada. ILSC offers a Volunteer Experience Program that combines English or French study with an unpaid volunteer experience in a local not-for-profit organization. We also regularly highlight local volunteer opportunities in our activities program.

Volunteering is a fantastic way to connect with local Canadians, practise your language skills, and get Canadian experience and references to put on your resume.

Volunteer
Study Schedules

ILSC offers various schedule options so that you can tailor your learning to your personal needs. Students who choose the Full-Time Intensive schedules will experience the strongest immersion-learning experience and will usually notice that their language skills improve faster.

CORE CLASSES: Core classes provide a strong, comprehensive foundation in the subject area.

SKILLS CLASSES: Skills classes build on your core learning and enhance linguistic skills through content focused on your particular interests, weak areas, or to help you achieve specific learning goals.

PROGRAM: A program at ILSC is the study package you build that meets your interests and helps you achieve your goals. A program can also be a pre-packaged selection of classes created by ILSC.

1 lesson = 50 minutes.


MONDAY TO FRIDAY : 8:30AM - 11:15PM

Choose a CORE CLASS

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 11:45PM - 1:00PM

Choose a SKILLS CLASS

MONDAY TO FRIDAY : 1:15PM - 2:15PM (TORONTO AND MONTRÉAL)

Choose a SKILLS CLASS

MONDAY TO FRIDAY : 2:00PM - 3:00PM (VANCOUVER)

Choose a SKILLS CLASS



MONDAY TO FRIDAY : 8:30AM - 11:15PM

Choose a CORE CLASS

MONDAY TO FRIDAY : 11:45PM - 1:00PM

Choose a SKILLS CLASS



MONDAY TO WEDENSDAY : 1:15AM - 5:15PM

Choose a CORE CLASS

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY : 1:15AM - 5:15PM

Choose a SKILLS CLASS



MONDAY TO FRIDAY : 8:30AM - 11:15PM

Choose a CORE CLASS



MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY : 1:15PM - 5:15PM

Choose a CORE CLASS


5 Reasons to choose Canada

By choosing to study English in Canada, or to study French, you’ll join over 600,000 students from around the globe each year who discover amazing friends and opportunities in this stunning country.

Reason 1

Stunning Landscapes from Coast to Coast to Coast

The world’s second largest country offers some of the most varied and iconic landscapes around. In Canada hike, ski, or snowboard on snow-topped mountains like Whistler and the Rockies, canoe in the St. Lawrence River, kayak through the gulf islands, or gaze in awe at Niagara Falls, and that’s just a start!

Reason 2

Ranked #1 for Quality of Life

Canada is well-known as an equitable, safe, and economically stable country, with strong health and education systems. The citizens of this immigration-friendly country enjoy an unparalleled quality of life. But don’t take our word for it, a 2019 US News’ world report ranked Canada first for Quality of Life, and second overall.

Reason 3

Cultural Diversity is part of Canadian Identity

Canada celebrates its cultural differences as strengths. Built upon aboriginal lands, Canada’s English and French settlers created a nation that continues to evolve along with its constant influx of immigrants. Canadians come from more than 250 ethnic origins and 21% are foreign-born – wherever in the world you’re from, you’ll find something familiar here.

Reason 4

Friendly and Welcoming People

Canadians are sometimes teased for their tendency to apologize, but this cliché (which is true!) is part of Canadian charm. Canada’s citizens are polite and helpful, and won’t hesitate to offer support to other locals and visitors alike. Since many of them were once new here too, they know exactly how it feels and will happily welcome you.

Reason 5

Quality Education and Pathways

Canada is well-known for the quality of its education system. For students considering college or university pathways, Canada offers affordable tuition and world-recognized qualifications from a variety of excellent higher education institutions. ILSC has 70 Canadian pathway partners, and a supportive program to prepare you for success on your learning journey.

Our Destinations in Canada

LEARN ENGLISH IN CANADA, OR FRENCH AT ONE OF OUR AMAZING CAMPUS DESTINATIONS
study English in Vancouver - Lion's Gate Bridge
Toronto skyline, CN tower, study English in toronto
Montreal City street and buildings, study english or French in Montreal

Ready to learn English or French in Canada?

Inspiration in your Inbox!

Sign up to hear about news and opportunities for creating an amazing learning adventure abroad!