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The International Language Institute (ILI) was founded in 1983 and it is recognized as one of Canada’s leading private language training institutes. ILI is a Designated Learning Institution under the new Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) regulations.  This designation qualifies ILI to issue Letters of Acceptance (LOA) to international students for long-term study in Canada. ILI offers a variety of language learning programs:  The General English Program, The University Pathway Program, A Summer Vacation/Study Program, IELTS Preparation, and private tutorials.  ILI is also a test centre for the CELPIP and CAEL tests, and a test venue for the IELTS tests.   ILI also offers an exciting Social Program so that students can enjoy local sightseeing, sports, and outdoor nature activities in the beautiful provinces of Atlantic Canada.  If students require a homestay, ILI has a Homestay Coordinator who can place students with local families. Since 1983, many international students have selected ILI to learn general English, acquire academic English for university, and prepare for the CELPIP, TOEFL, or IELTS exams. or improve their Business English.  For more information, please visit ILI’s website at or ILI’s Facebook page.

International Language Institute (ILI)

1800 Argyle Street, Suite 604, Halifax NS B3J 3N8




Online Programs (English), Academic English/University Preparatory English, Business English, General English, Group Programs (English), IELTS Preparation, Other Programs (English), Summer or Winter Activity or Camp Programs (English), TOEFL Preparation, Corporate/Government language training (English), CAEL Preparation, CELPIP Preparation

We also have Parents program for parents who send their children in public school and would like to learn English to be able to deal with everyday situations.

We have academic programs

- Academic Preparatory program

- University Preparatory program


Student Inquiries

Johanne Dupuis
ILI Director
1 902 404-8880