This online programme provides students with all the language and academic learning they need to attend a Canadian college or university. With these tools, and the assistance of our Pathway counsellors, students 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.
Registration Fee: Cad $45
Material fee: Cad $45 (one-charge only)
All levels use Oxford University Press: English for Academic Purposes
Course Fee: Cad $121 per week (minimum of 8 week’s booking)
Start dates 2023: Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 10, Dec 4
Start dates 2024: Jan 15, Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 6, Jun 3, Jul 2, Jul 2, Aug 26, Sep 23, Oct 21, Nov 18
*The last day for enrolment is 10 days before the start date. For exception, please contact your sales manager
Timetable for EC Live Pre-Pathways
Mon-Friday 6pm – 9pm (Pacific time)
Mexico City time: 7pm – 10pm
Bogota time: 8pm-11pm
São Paulo: 10pm-1am
Timetable for EC Live Pathways
Mon-Friday 6pm – 9:45pm (Pacific time)
Mexico city time: 7pm – 10:45pm
Bogota time: 8pm-11:45pm
São Paulo: 10pm-1:45am
Check your chosen college to see which level they require
Test happens every Tuesday between 2-3pm Toronto time OR Thursdays between 2-3pm Vancouver time. If the request is made on Monday and desirable day for Test is on Tuesday, test will be booked for the following week.
Pre – Pathways Timetable
When downloading Microsoft Teams, you will also get FREE access to Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and much more!
Yes! Online English classes will follow the same EC curriculum and use the same National Geographic Learning books as in regular classes. This curriculum is supplemented by our online learning platform MyEC.
Start dates 2023
Jan 3, Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24, May 22, Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 10, Dec 4
Start dates 2024:
Jan 15, Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 6, Jun 3, Jul 2, Jul 2, Aug 26, Sep 23, Oct 21, Nov 18
Yes. In order to send you the booking confirmation with your credentials and access to EC Live, you will be asked to pay in full. Please note that this process will take a minimum of 48 hours when paying by card and up to 7 days when paying by bank transfer. We kindly ask you to consider this when choosing the start date of your online course.
We accept payment by credit/debit card (VISA, MasterCard) using an online payment link we will send you, or by international bank transfer. The full payment must be made within 24 hours after receiving the invoice. Please note that you will only be able to start your course when we send you the credentials and access after receiving the full payment, and this process will take a minimum of 48 hours when paying by card and up to 7 days when paying by bank transfer. We kindly ask you to consider this when choosing the start date of your online course.
Once we have received full payment, we will send you the booking confirmation, log in instructions, username, and password. This process will take a minimum of 48 hours when paying by card and up to 7 days when paying by bank transfer. We kindly ask you to consider this when choosing the start date of your online course.
For the Pathways program you need to book and pay for the whole 8 weeks before enrolling.
•180 minutes a day of face-to-face virtual English teaching
•Access to our qualified English Teachers
• Full access to MyEC with many self-study resources (over 1,500 grammar exercises and 200 Flashpoints – up to date articles or videos on a current news topic with a set of exercises around them)
• Regular assessment, designed to help you progress.
The virtual session will have a maximum of 10 students (8 for IELTS) and will be much more intensive than a regular face-to-face class.
You will have set lesson times depending on the programme.
All of our academic team are experienced and qualified English teachers.
All our teachers meet the qualification requirements of the British Council accreditation – CELTA or equivalent is the minimum qualification.
We will ask you to complete your placement test through MyEC a few days before your starting date, and we will assign you to the according level depending on your results.
All of them! Your attendance will be monitored. If you are below 90% attendance the Director of Studies will speak to you.
Yes. Attendance is monitored in class.
You can contact the Director of Studies immediately. If you miss a lesson due to your technical issues, we will not make this lesson up but we will give you an overview so you can self-study.
Yes, we will ask you to complete your placement test through MyEC a few days before your start date, and we will assign you to the according level depending on your results.
No, you have free access to Microsoft Office only for the duration of the course.
Yes, we have assessment built in to all our courses. These assessment processes are designed to help our students maximise their progress.
The last day for enrolments is 10 days before the start date.
We follow the Canadian National Holiday Calendar.
Those that fall on a weekday in 2023 are:
2nd January, 20th February, 7th April, 22nd May, 03 July, 7th August, 4th September, 9th October, 10th November, 25th December, 26th December