Many universities and colleges in Canada offer the option of completing several degrees in the accelerated mode. Below is an example of the types of accelerated courses available. Talk to an SI-Canada consultant to learn more about whether the course you want to study has an accelerated option. Some vocational training programs also include preparatory courses for college, such as study preparation courses or orientation classes for the corresponding college or university.
During that time, students on the university itinerary strengthen their language skills and prepare to take university-level courses in their primary language. In other programs, students can transfer directly to colleges and universities without needing to obtain TOEFL, IELTS, or TEF scores, as the Pathway program meets the language requirements for university-level studies. Pathway programs in Canada offer language training and university preparatory courses for international students considering establishing colleges and universities in Canada. This program requires fewer courses to complete and allows students to continue with the Columbia College University Transfer Program.
These programs are ideal for international students who are thinking about pursuing a university degree in Canada, even if they are thinking of going to universities in Quebec and other French-speaking parts of Canada. Students can continue their studies in the Columbia College Transfer Program if they have a minimum average of C (60%) in four 12th grade courses. The courses emphasize key skills such as academic reading, conducting research in English, and writing postgraduate research papers in English. By studying English or French in a complementary program, incoming students can demonstrate the language skills required for university.
In addition to English language courses, programs may offer study skills courses or introductory courses for incoming students. Training programs for students in Canada develop the language skills necessary for bachelor's degree courses at Canadian colleges and universities. For example, they must have a high school diploma or its equivalent with courses in mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies. Pathway programs in Canada offer a route to permanent residence (PR) and make it easier than ever to attend university as an international student.