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Sprott Shaw College

Why Sprott Shaw College?

Sprott Shaw College is British Columbia’s largest private college with over 110 years of experience. Educational programmes are offered in career-oriented vocational diplomas, and recently Sprott Shaw has launched many internationally focused programmes catered for overseas students. Programmes are designed around the student, and the college uniquely offers bi-weekly or monthly start dates, flexible scheduling and career placement assistance ensuring an education tailored to every need. With programmes that can adapt to any student’s lifestyle, and with campus locations across British Columbia, at Sprott Shaw students can study exactly what they want with assistance, support and independence.

Learning English and studying at Sprott Shaw will provide EC students with a great combination of language learning and preparation for their future career.

EC Quick Facts

Which EC course should I take

  • Intensive Course (30 lessons per week)

IELTS/TOEFL waiver granted for students who complete:

Graduates of the agreed pathway level with EC

Conditional admissions offered for

Certificate and Diploma Programmes

Class size
4500 students (annually)
Conditional admissions offered for
  • Business
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Nursing & Health Care
  • Child, Family and Community Support
  • Trades & Design
Annual Tuition
  • Annual tuition varies per program

Percentage of International Students
1000 international students


Sprott Shaw College is spread over 12 campus locations across British Columbia, giving students a lot of choice. Its main location is in Vancouver, one of Canada's most lively, culturally diverse and exciting cities. The campus is close to bars, restaurants, coffee shops, shopping centres and bus stops.

Other campus locations include East Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Port Coquitlam, Victoria Island and many more. If you'd like to dive into the hustle and bustle of city life or if you want to be by the sea, there's a location that suits every student lifestyle.

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Application Information

Application deadlines

Rolling admission (programs will remain open until they are filled).

Application Requirements

  • Conditional acceptance: diploma programs
  • No TOEFL or IELTS score required
  • Track required: Graduates of the agreed pathway level with EC and recommendation of the academic department.