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ILAC GOING FULLY ONLINE FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY - Safety comes first. - All ILAC campuses will be closed for the month of January 2022. - The Omicron variant is spreading rapidly across Canada, three to four times faster than earlier COVID-19 variants. - All students are required to be fully vaccinated and get their booster shots as soon as possible. - Health Canada is making vaccines available for everybody. Stay tuned for more updates. Jonathan Kolber, CEO...

The Government of Canada has introduced new border restrictions to address the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Starting January 15, 2022, all international travellers over the age of 18 entering Canada must be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated travellers may be selected for arrival testing and must quarantine in a suitable place until they receive a negative test result. If you are selected for arrival testing and you don’t have a suitable accommodation plan for quarantine, and you are over 18 years of age, you may need to go to a hotel until you receive your negative results. ILAC will help you arrange a hotel and airport transfer, which will be approximately $150 CAD a night, including meals. If you are under 18 years old, ILAC will help you change your homestay accommodation at no extra cost. The length of your stay in quarantine will depend on how long it takes to receive your negative test...

Canada is expanding list of accepted COVID-19 vaccines Starting November 30,2021, Canada will expand its list of COVID-19 vaccines for international travellers to be considered fully vaccinated. The new list will include Sinopharm, Sinovac (Coronavac) and COVAXIN, matching the World Health Organization (WHO). All international students are eligible to enter Canada if they qualify as fully vaccinated. To be considered fully vaccinated, international students must have received the full series of a vaccine—or combination of vaccines—accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Fully vaccinated travellers do not have to quarantine. Students can receive their vaccine in any country and must upload their proof of vaccination in English or French into the ArriveCAN app before coming to Canada. For more information, please contact [email protected]

It’s International Education Week (IEW) 2021 and ILAC students, teachers and staff are celebrating the benefits of studying and working in Canada. International Education Week is an opportunity for teachers, educators, students and future leaders to recognize the cultural, economic and personal opportunities international education creates. This year, International Education Week (IEW) takes place from November 15-19, 2021 and schools and organizations around the world are celebrating by sharing stories and hosting events. Here are some of the benefits of international education that we are celebrating this year: Canadian Education Canada is one of the most popular destinations for international students. Students who choose Canada benefit from our world-class education system including language, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs. Canadian Culture Canadians are famous for being polite, respectful and peace-loving. Originally influenced by various Indigenous and European cultures, today Canada is one of the most diverse countries in the world thanks to our welcoming immigration system.  Canadian English Every year, thousands of students...

PRESS RELEASE   ILAC is teaming up with Casa to do an even better job of serving international students that come to Canada. ILAC and Casa are now working together to increase student housing opportunities, provide higher standards of service, offer competitive accommodation pricing and ultimately enhance the student experience in Toronto and Vancouver. “We chose to partner with Casa because of their strong leadership in student housing,” says Jonathan Kolber, ILAC CEO. “I am extremely impressed with their team and the customer service they deliver”. Over the years, Casa has become a leader in international student housing in Canada with its commitment to “accommodating happiness”. Casa offers sought-after convenient and central locations and its friendly, knowledgeable and professional team have built a strong reputation for customer service. “ILAC is an industry leader, and we are thrilled to be collaborating with them,” says Jose Matheus, Founder and Director of Casa. “We value their commitment to excellence, and this provides Casa...

This September, ILAC Education Group and Sterling College will require all international students to present a vaccine passport to join in-person classes in Toronto and Vancouver. The updated ILAC Education Group and Sterling College vaccine policy will take effect on September 7, 2021. “These are our values,” say Jonathan Kolber, CEO of ILAC Education Group and Sterling College. “Everyone deserves to have a safe place to study and we are following Canadian public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID and the new Delta variant.” To be considered fully vaccinated, students must have: •             Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca •             One dose of Johnson & Johnson To be considered partially vaccinated, students must have: •             One dose of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca As of September 7, 2021, fully vaccinated international students can enter Canada with a valid Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for a program of fewer than six months. Students...

Good books are the best companions for summertime.  Whether you're deciding what career to pursue or trying to figure out what your dream career is, here is a selection of great titles that can help you explore your options. You can learn what it's like to work a 97-hour week as a junior doctor or discover why you can have a successful business or how to understand that some companies are conquering the world with our help without us knowing it. Browse our selection of titles to see if any of them are right for the program you are studying or one you wish to learn more about!   The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Over the decade it took to uncover this story, Rebecca became enmeshed in the lives of the Lacks family, especially Henrietta’s daughter Deborah. Deborah was consumed with questions: Had scientists cloned her mother? Had they killed her to...

As the sales and recruitment manager, Suji oversees the recruitment efforts internationally. She has over 8 years of experience in international education. Suji enjoys sharing her experience with passion helping international students to start off on their new journey in Canada. Get to know Suji as she gives a brief outline of the programs at Sterling College. What, exactly, is your role as the Sales & Recruitment Manager? In my job, I recruit international students for college and help them find their dream and goal. I also assist them in finding the right program that will allow them to succeed in Canada as well as in their home country. What steps does the college take to keep students safe?  I do get those questions quite a lot recently. All COVID measures are in place. As you walk into our campus, you will see the plexiglasses all boarded up around our reception desk and our advisor's...

Over the past year, 23 internationally trained nurses have successfully graduated from Sterling College and are now registered nurses in Canada. In 2020, after Sterling partnered with Red Deer College to offer students a dual credential from both institutions, 30 nurses transferred over to the new program and are now completing their dual credential qualification.  Internationally trained nurses often face challenges getting their credentials recognized in Canada in order to access quality jobs in health care. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of nurses and their role at the forefront of Canada's COVID-19 pandemic response.   “Nurses around the world are the true heroes of the covid crisis,” says Feroz Ali, President of ILAC Higher Education. “That’s why we want to celebrate our recent graduates from Sterling and their important contribution to Canada’s health care system.”  Last week, during National Nursing Week, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced Canada’s commitment to welcoming internationally trained nurses.  "Helping skilled nurses find and keep good, well-paying jobs is part of...

Illume Student Advisory Services (Illume) is pleased to announce that that it has entered into an agreement with International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) Higher Education to provide recruitment services in the Middle East and Africa for [email protected] and Sterling College (in partnership with Red Deer College). Illume will provide marketing and recruitment services in these key regions to promote ILAC’s innovative public-private partnerships in Toronto and Vancouver. “The Illume team is excited to work with ILAC to help students pursue their education in Canada. Both [email protected] and Sterling College offer truly excellent programs delivered in a innovative manner,” said Illume COO Michael Henniger. “I have enjoyed a close business relationship with the ILAC team since 2010 and believe, in terms of international education in Canada, no one does it better. We look forward to using Illume’s strong networks and presence in the Middle East and Africa to educate students about...