University Pathways

The right choice for your future: English for college and university

Are you an international student who wants to study at a Canadian or American post-secondary institution? ALI’s Excellence Program assists students whose goal is to study in a North-American college or university. Students develop skills in academic reading and writing as well as acquire the necessary academic research and discussion skills required at the college/university level.

Work and Study in Canada

Studying in a college or university program in Canada means being legally eligible to work part-time and, after graduation, getting a post-graduation work permit of equal length to that of the program studied, for a maximum of 3 years (ex. 1 year program – 1 year post-graduation permit).

International students can cover their day-to-day expenses, and thus absorb some of the overall cost of their education. After graduation, they can work full-time and make up part of their initial investment. A Canadian degree might be more accessible than it seems at first glance.

Apply for Permanent Resident Status in Canada

Most programs in Quebec and Canada allow graduates to apply for permanent resident status, usually after one full year of post-graduation work. For more information, visit Quebec’s Immigration portal and Canada’s immigration portal.

Seamless transfer to college or university for ALI’s pathway students

  • Partner school’s conditional letter of acceptance
  • Help with the CAQ application and Visa application
  • Support with the college application/ university application
  • Support with planning your academic path

What you need to know when you use our pathway:

  • All registered students must be 18 years of age or older
  • Most programs require a high school diploma
  • All students must meet our criteria of admission and success

Royal Roads University

We connect people, ideas and experiences to change lives and the world.” With its campus on the grounds of Hatley Castle in Victoria, Royal Roads University is one of the best places in Canada for international students.

Algonquin College

“To transform hopes and dreams into skills and knowledge, leading to lifelong career success.” Algonquin College offers world-class education in a vibrant, multicultural setting. With its main campus in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, the college welcomes students in over 180 programs in all fields of study.

University of Prince Edward Island

The University of Prince Edward Island is a liberal arts university, committed to rigorous study and inquiry. UPEI’s programs offer personalized learning experiences, small class sizes, great access to professors and instructors and career-focused outcomes.

Bishop’s University

Small English-language Liberal Arts College, with fewer than 2500 students, Bishop’s is a great place for international students looking to study in Canada and who are interested in the authentic North-American college experience.


ITHQ is Quebec’s top public institute specializing in restaurant management and cooking, as well as in tourism and hotel management.

Laurentian University

Laurentian University has one of the highest post-graduation employment rates in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province!

Saint Michael’s College University

Founded in 1904, Saint Michael’s College has a 12:1 student to ratio faculty, which translates into high quality education and graduation rates.

University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans has built its reputation by educating cutting-edge researchers, young entrepreneurs, and visionary artists.

American University of Paris

The American University of Paris (AUP) is fully accredited in the United States and offers Bachelors of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees.

Centennial College

The oldest public college in Ontario, Centennial is also one of the most culturally diverse schools, with close to 100 ethno-cultural groups represented and 80 languages spoken on campus.

LaSalle College

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Conestoga College

Conestoga is Ontario’s fastest growing college and a leader in polytechnic education.

St. Lawrence College

With campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, Saint Lawrence College (SLC) provides practical education to over 7,000 full-time students enrolled in over 85 programs.

Manhattan Institute of Management

Manhattan Institute of Management (MIM) specializes in post-professional education.

Herzing College

Herzing College offers its students a career-focused education that provides them with qualifications and skills employers are eagerly looking for.

CDI College

CDI College is one of Canada’s premier career-training institutions.

Montreal Technical College

MTC is a vibrant, private college specializing in architectural techniques.