University Pathway Program Canada

Your Canadian higher education dreams start here

Achieve your dreams of earning a qualification from a college or university in Canada.

ILSC supports your learning journey from the moment you register. We can help you find the right college or university program to meet your goals, and help you apply. Once you arrive at ILSC, you’ll receive a university pathway orientation and our academic advisors can help you choose the right courses to support your learning. Complete a minimum of two levels of required University Pathway courses and you’ll be ready for success.


Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal


8 weeks minimum


Full-Time Intensive


Every Monday except the last week of a session

View Start Dates


Any level


University Pathway students must complete 2 consecutive ILSC levels of required classes. Your schedule and required classes will depend on the ILSC Language Entry Level required for your chosen program at your partner school.

View our Program flyer for more info about schedules.

Students must complete at least one level of English for Academic Purposes They may also choose to complete IELTS Preparation OR Cambridge classes during their first level.

Students must complete at least one level of Academic Writing & Academic Speaking & Listening. They must also complete classes from our Required Skills Classes*

*Students must choose from the following skills class options and should consult their University Pathway advisor to choose the best skills classes for their academic needs and goals: Academic Vocabulary, Public Speaking, Reading, Grammar, Listening, Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Test Preparation, and more.*

*Class selection is subject to availability and may vary depending on enrolment.

Your Pathway to Success

Set your Canadian education and life goals, then start a supported journey towards achieving your dreams with ILSC.

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    ILSC University Pathway Program

    8–24 weeks

    Gain the language ability and academic skills needed to succeed in college or university

  • College or University Program

    1-4 years

    College and university students can work 20 hours per week

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    Post-Graduate Work Permit*

    1–3 years depending on length of study

    * Visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website for info.

  • Permanent Residence*

    Apply for PR after 1 year of post-graduation work experience. Receive PR usually within 3–12 months

    * Visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website for info.


Why Choose ILSC's University Pathway in Canada

Our Canada program is available in 3 amazing cities, and offers the largest network of partners offering master's degree programs. We also have a partnered firm that can support you with immigration consulting, and our Keep Me Safe app supports your wellbeing throughout your study experience.

Academic Excellence Assurance

Academic Excellence Assurance

  • Progress monitoring
  • Free online practice resources
  • Customized learning plans for each student
  • Academic skills building
  • Guidance for choosing a partner school
  • Free university admissions service
  • Information sessions and tours
University Admissions Services

University Admissions Service

  • Learn about higher education in Canada, and available certificate, diploma, bachelor's, master's and PhD programs.
  • Get help choosing a partner school that fits your study goals, budget and entry qualifications
  • Receive step-by-step support with the application process once you choose a school and program.

University and
College Partners in Canada

Explore our college, university and polytechnic partners in Canada.
ILSC is partnered with over 60 higher education institutions throughout Canada.



Once they completed the program and they make it to Douglas College, I can see they have more confidence.

Douglas College
Douglas College, Vancouver

Our partnership with ILSC is very important. It’s really nice to see all the student from all over the world studying here.

Sheridan College
Sheridan College, Vancouver
Clarice Nascimento
Student Stories

"The University Pathway Program was really important for me especially to develop some skills in this academic field so it is really easy for me to write my essays, my reports and I feel more comfortable talking with my professors and my classmates. The number of partners that ILSC have, it is good because we can have a variety of choice with good institutions. I have many good memories from ILSC."

Clarice Nascimento,
HyunAn Lee
Student Stories

"My highlight program is AP course at ILSC. AP program helped me improving all English skills, writing, listening, reading and speaking. I don’t have experience here. So I have difficulty to decide college. After consulting, I chose my college because they are expert about college. They gave so many useful information and support to me. Not doing IELTS and choosing pathway program helps many student doesn’t have to feel pressure."

HyunAn Lee, Korea
Dora Lai
Student Stories

"All you need to do is follow your teacher’s steps. Then you will be fine. Most important is that they help me how to do my job in university or college. I am not only learning like listening, speaking, I can also learn how to do the research essay including doing the references in the right way, APA or other types."

Dora Lai, Taiwan

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