Language Pathway

Students who do not meet NIC's English Proficiency Requirements can choose to attend Language Pathway schools across Canada that partner with NIC.

Pathway to NIC for ESL Learners

Apply to NIC's Language Pathway partners and NIC at the same time and gain dual admission into NIC's academic programs. Upon successful completion of required courses at one of our Language Pathway partners, you can smoothly transition into NIC's academic program.

Under our English Language Pathway agreements, completion of following courses will satisfy NIC's English Language Proficiency Requirements (equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or 6.5 depending on programs).

Due to COVID-19, most schools are currently offering online courses for your study. Please contact the Language Pathway school of your interest and request information for online course offerings.

Dual Admission to NIC and Language Pathway partners

Applying for admission is easy. Here are some additional steps you need.

  1. Contact one of NIC's Language Pathway schools if you do not meet NIC's English Language Proficiency Requirement
  2. Submit an application and be admitted into Language Pathway school
  3. Submit an application to NIC programs. Make sure to indicate your agent (if any) and your Language Pathway school in your application.
  4. Upon application to NIC, you must submit the following documents.
    1. Letter of Acceptance from our Language Pathway school. If you are applying to NIC programs while in Canada and already attending the language school, please indicate this in your email;
    2. See how to apply for other required documents and the step-by-step application process. All documents must be forwarded to
  5. To gain dual admission into NIC, you must meet all admission requirements except English Language Proficiency
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