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Online University and College Preparation

This online programme provides you with all the English language and academic skills you need to attend a Canadian college or university. With these tools, and the assistance of our Pathway counsellors, you can then apply to a range of institutions across Canada, including some of the most highly ranked colleges and universities in the country. Studying in Canada is the first step to staying in Canada. 

Don't have the required English level for this programme? Take our pre-sessional course, EC Virtual Pre-Pathways to take your English to the necessary level. 

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What is EC Virtual University Pathways?

Our online Pathway Programme is an online preparation course that is designed to help international students build the English skills and knowledge that they will need to study at university or college in Canada.

  • Who should take this course?

    This is the ideal course for anyone who wants to study and live in Canada. Our online course gives you all the language and academic skills you need to enter university or college 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.

    Once you finish your studies at university or college, the doors will be open to settle in Canada and live your dream.

    Post-graduation work permit (PGWP)
    Depending on the length of the university programme you may be eligible to apply for a work permit of 1 to 3 years after your graduation.

  • What's included in EC's Online University Pathway Programme?

    Course length: 10 weeks

    ✓ Live core classes available: Monday to Friday 16:00, London time (11:00 Toronto time)

    ✓ Live special focus classes available: Tuesday and Thursday 19:30, London time (14:30 Toronto time)

    ✓ Lessons delivered by qualified, experienced English-speaking teachers

    ✓ Five 180-minute interactive online English classes Monday to Friday

    ✓ An extra two 90-minute interactive online English classes on Tuesday and Thursday following the 180-minute class

    ✓ Unlimited self-study with access to materials on EC Online

    ✓ Learner Oriented Assessment

    ✓ FREE access to Microsoft Office for 12 months including Word, PowerPoint, and much more!

    ✓ Ability to upgrade and add one-to-one lessons

    ✓ Monthly one-to-one university counselling sessions with a Pathways expert

    ✓ FREE application assistance for the chosen college/university

    ✓ Recognised by partner institutions

  • Sample Pathway class schedule

    EC Virtual Sample Pathway Class Schedule

    EDT = Eastern Daylight Time (e.g.Toronto time)

  • What happens at the end of my course?

    When you reach the university’s required English level with EC, you will be admitted to the university without a TOEFL/IELTS exam. Whether university is a stepping stone to immigration or simply to further your education before returning home, your new skills and qualification will open the doors to a new future!

  • Start dates

     

    2021 Start Dates
    04 January 2021
    08 February 2021
    15 March 2021
    19 April 2021
    24 May 2021
    28 June 2021
    02 August 2021
    06 September 2021
    11 October 2021
    15 November 2021
  • Levels

    • Each level is 10 weeks long.

    • The University Pathways core classes are split into two 5-week terms.

    • There are three levels – Upper Intermediate, Pre-Advanced, Advanced Check your chosen college to see which level they require.

  • Course Structure

    • 20 lessons a week of core English.

    • 1 project to be completed each week.

    • Progress assessments conducted every 5 weeks.

    • 4 lessons per week Special Focus classes, focused on Study Skills and Workshops.

  • Assessment

    • Projects designed to consolidate students’ skills over their 10-week course.

    • Exam-style timed writing.

    • Peer Review designed to help students practice working collaboratively with others, take responsibility for their own learning, and deepen their understanding of the course content.

    • EC Progress Assessments.

    • When you reach the university’s required English level with EC, you will be admitted to the university without a TOEFL/IELTS exam.

    Whether university is a stepping stone to immigration or simply to further your education before returning home, your new skills and qualification will open the doors to a new future!

View our partner universities and colleges in Canada

  • Acsenda Alexander College Brock College Cape Breton University Centennial College Conestoga Confederation College Fairleigh Dickinson
  • George Brown Georgian College Herzing College Lakehead University Lambton College College LaSalle Mount Saint University Niagara College Canada
  • Royal Roads Seneca Sheridan Sprott Shaw Thompson Rivers University Toronto Film School University West Canada University of Guelph
  • UNBC University of Regina Vancouver Film School Vanarts Vancouver Laurier Canada Cape Breton Uni Logo Canadian Tourism College Douglas College Logo
  • Fraser College International College of Manitoba Logo jc institute logo Sterling College Logo Whistler Adventure School Logo

EC Virtual University Pathway Outcomes

Our focus is on better learning outcomes for your online university pathway course through our experienced teachers who are all qualified native English speakers as well as through a combination of:

i) virtual learning
ii) online collaboration with other students and
iii) self-study

Research has proven that this combination increases overall student learning in online learning environments, allowing more time for student reflection, collaboration and student-to-student interactions.

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