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Languages Canada is dedicated helping our members deliver quality, accredited English and French programs from both the public and private sectors. We represent more than 210 language education programs and more than 185 study locations across Canada.  Our promises to our members are:

  • To promote Canada as the world’s premier language study destination to students, agents, teachers and government.
  • To establish internationally respected standards in our industry.
  • To work with our federal and provincial governments to make it easier for foreign students to study in Canada.

Join our growing and successful association of accredited English and French language programs across Canada: How to become a member

  • Information relating to our organization’s policies, by-laws, etc. can be found here. All Languages Canada members are expected to adhere to the following: By-laws and Membership Policies

  • Quality Assurance and Accreditation: Protecting Students and Assuring Governments Through Regulation

    Click here to download the QA Framework

    All Languages Canada member schools are required to be accredited under one internationally recognized and comprehensive scheme.

    The Accreditation Scheme operates at arm’s length, is transparent, confidential and maintains the integrity and rigour of Languages Canada’s standards and process. Each level of review is done by different members of a team of highly qualified, independent professionals.

    Six areas examined:

    • Student Services
    • Teaching Staff
    • Curriculum
    • Marketing and Promotion
    • Administration
    • Student Admissions
    Accreditation Documents
    • Accreditation Manual
      The Accreditation Manual provides a detailed overview of the steps involved in obtaining accreditation.
    • Application
      Start the accreditation process by completing the application form.
    • Standard(s)
      Standards detail the requirements that form the basis for accreditation. All requirements must be met.
    • Procedures
      Procedures outline relevant procedures surrounding the accreditation process.
    • Guidance Documents
      Guidance documents provide additional guidance for meeting certain requirements.
    • Forms
      Forms are those documents that are completed during the accreditation process.
    Questions? Contact:

    Orion Assessment Services of Canada Inc.

Facts about Languages Canada


member programs across the country


More than 135,000 students choose Canada every year to learn English or French.


In 2016, more than 45,000 post-secondary students in Canada were attracted to our country through one of our member programs.

$1.44 billion

Our accredited language programs generated $1.44 billion in export revenue for the Canadian economy.

How to Become a Member

How to Join Languages Canada By having one strong voice, Languages Canada has had many notable accomplishments to date including: You can be a part of that voice and participate in the process of influencing government and overseas markets and economizing our marketing efforts! Not to mention that, as a Languages Canada member, you will …

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Latest News

  • May 7, 2024, 12:00 AM

    Languages Canada is pleased to announce that it has become the newest Recognized Organization (RO) in IRCC’s International Experience Canada (IEC) program, together with a consortium of eight accredited language school members: APTAL Languages, Centre of English Studies, Global Village, International House, ILSC Education Group, Oxford International Education Group, Upper Madison College, and VGC International College.

  • Feb 5, 2024, 12:00 AM

    International students can study English or French in Canada for less than 6 months on a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). From now until at least the end of March, while the government of Canada isn’t processing study permit applications (or very few), more resources are available to process other visa applications, meaning that short-term language students applying for TRVs and eTAs will benefit from faster processing.