Canadian University Pathways

Your path to a bright future


Your Pathway to Success

Choose to study English at EC Toronto, EC Vancouver or EC Montreal*, and start your journey towards higher education and your future in Canada!

Our Canadian University Pathway programme provides you with access to a wide range of universities and colleges to choose from across Canada, including some of the country’s most highly ranked institutions.

Studying at a Canadian university or college is one of the first steps to staying in Canada if you wish to do so. Once you graduate, you can be eligible for a work permit for up to three years, depending on the chosen programme and institution, which may help you if you're interested in pursuing permanent residency.

*University Pathway academic programme is not available at EC Montreal. Most partners accept the General English programme certificate as entry requirement.

2021 Start Dates
15th November

2022 Start Dates
4th Jan, 31st Jan, 28th Feb, 28th Mar, 25th Apr, 23rd May, 20th Jun, 18th July, 15th August, 12th Sep, 10th Oct, 7th Nov, 5th Dec

2023 Start Dates
2nd Jan, 30th Jan, 27th Feb, 27th Mar, 24th Apr, 22nd May, 19th Jun, 17th Jul, 14th Aug, 11th Sep, 9th Oct, 6th Nov, 4th Dec

FREE counselling and University placement

Our team of specialists is committed to helping you every step of the way. You will receive personal guidance and support in understanding the various programmes offered by Higher Education institutions, such as Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor's, MBA, etc, choosing a university or college that best suits your goals, completing the application process, determining your current level of English, and in helping you reach the required level of English to join your chosen university.


    When applying to one of our college* or university partners, you will not have to worry about taking the TOEFL or IELTS exam. Instead, you will receive a conditional letter of acceptance to your chosen university, and you will be admitted once you reach the university’s required level of English.

    *Some partners may request additional testing and eligibility conditions. Please contact our pathway specialists for more information.

  • Experience University Life

    While you study English at your EC school, you will have a chance to attend/audit classes at a university. This is a perfect opportunity for you to see what student life and the classroom experience is like in Canada, helping you become a better student. You will also have access to information sessions and tours to partner institutions.

  • Academic Support

    While studying University Pathways with EC, you will be granted:

    Personalized study plan

    Progress tracking

    College/University Campus tours, information sessions and open houses

    Auditing courses at highly ranked Universities in Canada

    One-to-one tutorials with experienced teachers and Upath specialists

    Full and unlimited access to EC Online, including 1500+ items such as tests, lessons, homework, study plans, texts and videos; academic follow up and tasks based on feedback and progress tests; a student dashboard with information on entry level, attendance, classes, tutorials, progress scores and weekly assessments

Learn English Online for University

EC Virtual for Canadian University Pathway Preparation

Start your journey to Canada from home! Our online university preparation course is for students who dream of studying at university in Canada but do not have the English level they need. Students begin learning online at home with our EC Virtual programme

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