Language Pathway

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.

Dual Admission to NIC and Language Pathway partners

Applying for admission is easy. If you do not meet NIC’s English Language Proficiency Requirement, contact one of NIC’s language pathway schools.

1. Apply to Language School and be accepted

Submit an application and be admitted into one of NIC's partner language pathway schools. If you are already a student at a language pathway school, this part is already done!

2. Apply to NIC

Submit an application to NIC programs. Make sure to indicate your agent (if any) and your language pathway school in your application.

To gain dual admission into NIC, you must meet all admission requirements except English Language Proficiency Requirement. See how to apply for required documents and the step-by-step application process.

3. Receive dual admission to NIC

See how to apply for required documents and the step-by-step application process.

Upon application to NIC, you must also submit the 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

Pathway to NIC for ESL Learners

Under our English Language Pathway agreements, completion of following courses at NIC’s language pathway partners will satisfy NIC's English Language Proficiency Requirements (equivalent to IELTS 6.0).

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 if you wish to start your English study in your home country.

School Required Courses Location and Delivery

GV6 Level with minimum 80% average grade and minimum 80% attendance

Victoria, BC

Calgary, AB

In-class and Online

110 Completion with minimum of C

Vancouver, BC

Toronto, ON

In-class and Online

A1 completion with B or higher

Vancouver, BC

Toronto, ON

In-class and Online

English for Academic Purposes Level 9 exam with a CGPA equivalent to 80%

Toronto, ON

In-class and Online

PW3.2 completion (level 15)

Vancouver, BC

Toronto, ON

In-class and Online

LSI Advanced (Level 5) with a minimum score of 80% on tests and assignments completed during the last 4 weeks of the program

Vancouver, BC

Toronto, ON

In-class and Online

Level 4 completion (English language program) or ENG4U with minimum of 75%

In-class and Online

Questions? Contact Us today or email study@nic.bc.ca for more assistance.