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English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Admission Requirements

CIM admission Details: Students under 18 years of age are not accepted except with special permission.

Admission Criteria

Domestic and International students will be required to meet the same requirements.

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. This program requires proof of CLB scores of 5 in at least 2 categories (with no skill under 4), an overall IELTS score of 4.0 (with no skill below 3.5), or equivalent.

Once admitted, students may be required to write a placement test to determine their current academic standing and placement level in the program.

International applicants must be eligible to apply for a study permit which is valid for 6 months or longer.

Student Financial Support

For Canadian citizens or permanent residents, funding may be available for tuition and/or living support.

Application Process

For core courses and focus courses:

  • Contact the EAL office for pre-advising.
  • Apply at and pay the nonrefundable application fee. Print the receipt.
  • Once accepted to the program, call the EAL office to arrange a time for a placement test. Once you are done the placement test, an advising meeting will be booked to discuss your results and course placement. When your courses are selected you can go online to enrol in your classes.

International students may also apply directly to the English as an Additional Language program. For more information, visit . (Students studying in Canada on a study permit or other visa are considered international students).