Study English in Canada at Global Village


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#1 – Natural Beauty & Year-Round Recreation

Canada is the world’s second largest country, expanding between the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic coastlines. The land of maple leaves, Canada is rich in natural beauty. Awe-inspiring mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, glaciers, and stunning beaches create unbelievable landscapes.


From kayaking, surfing and cycling in the summer to snowboarding and skiing in the winter, Canada offers you an exciting outdoor playground for adventures all year round!

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#2 – Safe, Inclusive & Friendly.

Canadian society openly welcomes people from around the world, upholding the key values of multiculturalism and diversity. Newcomers are encouraged to honour their unique heritage while also learning about Indigenous peoples, recent settlers and immigrants of diverse origins in Canada.


The Canadian Human Rights Act encourages equal rights for all, regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, race, religion, disability, and sexual orientation.

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#3 – Quality of Life.

Canada is a great place for international students to live and study for many reasons, including economic stability, safety, low crime rate, income equality, and low education costs. Canada consistently ranks highly for quality of life, and in 2021 ranked as #1 according to 2021 Best Countries Report by US News.


Canada also ranks highly in these categories:

  • Best Countries for Education
  • Best Countries for Green Living
  • Best Countries for Women
  • Best Countries to Start a Business
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#4 – World-class education system.

Canada’s education system is renowned for the quality of its institutions and high standards of student performance. For this reason, Canada continues to be the #1 preferred destination for international students.


Technology-based education systems, cross-disciplinary studies, and high standards of education make Canada attractive for international students. According to the World University Rankings, several of Canada’s universities are tops in the world, and w also have 4 of the top 100 best student cities.

Learn how to achieve higher education in Canada through the GV Pathway program.

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#5 – Immigration & Pathways to Permanent Residency.

Several options are available to students who wish to remain in Canada permanently after completing your English studies, post-secondary education and post-graduation work experience in Canada.


Global Village Pathway students who proceed to post-secondary diploma or degree programs at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada may qualify for a post-graduate work permit (PGWP). The PGWP program provide students with the opportunity to gain international experience, skills, and income upon graduation.


A variety of immigration programs are available for international students to live permanently in Canada (PR), which require certain language skills and work experience.

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Victoria, Canada, location of GV Victoria where students come to learn English skills. Inner harbour and parliament.

Study English in Canada at GV Victoria

Global Village Victoria is located on beautiful Vancouver Island in the capital city of British Columbia. GV Victoria is home to diverse international students, great and professional staff, academic prowess, beautiful coastal and forested sights, and activities that can’t be beat!

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Study English in Canada at GV Calgary

Global Village Calgary is located in the heart of Alberta, Canada and home to many amazing sights, such as the famous Rocky Mountains. GV Calgary has lovely English instructors, a wide variety of students for you to connect and learn with, in a lively city full of excitement!


Global Village has many pathway and partnership agreements with colleges and universities across Canada and the USA.

These institutions have joined with Global Village to offer students a refined and clear path to achieve the academic excellence they require to pursue the career of their dreams.

We also offer a wide variety of exam preparation programs to help you reach the score you need!

Our Test Centres

Global Village is proud to be official test centres for CELPIP & IELTS Exams.
We also offer a wide variety of exam preparation programs to help solidify your English skills and help you feel more confident on test day!

What is IELTS?

In Canada, IELTS is used as a measure of English language proficiency for immigration, skilled worker applications, university entrance requirements, Masters Programs, and other professional designations.

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What is CELPIP?

CELPIP, The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program, is a proficiency test for General English. The test clearly, accurately, and precisely assesses a test taker’s English abilities in a variety of situations, such as communicating in the workplace, interacting with friends, understanding media, and interpreting and responding to written materials.

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Cambridge is an international certificate valid for life and is recognized around the world for business, study and immigration purposes. Thousands of employers, universities and government departments officially recognize a Cambridge English Exam qualification.


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🍁 Honoring Remembrance Day at Global Village 🍁

🕊️ At Global Village, we recognize the importance of preserving the stories that shape us, and on this day, we stand together to honor the bravery and sacrifice of those who have served.

Together, we commemorate Remembrance Day with gratitude, respect, and a commitment to fostering a world built on understanding and compassion. 🌍💙

#RemembranceDay #LestWeForget #HonoringHeroes

⚠️ Our Schools are closed today ⚠️
⚡Ever been to Lazer tag?⚡

A big group of our Global Villagers had an exciting time chasing, zapping, and scoring points for their team!

👉 Make sure to talk to the GV Victoria activity coordinator to join the next adventure. 


✨ Thank you, students, for making Global Village what it is!

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Join us this week for fun, games, socializing, and winter sports!
🏵DECORATE THE SCHOOL / Wednesday December 6th 3PM / FREE
🏛DOWNTOWN TOUR / Thursday December 7th 3:45PM / FREE
🥌CURLING / Friday December 8th 1:30PM / $15
🤩 Global Villager, Isabela, has some kind words to say about her experience with us at GV Victoria! 

🤗 We miss you!


"Global village quickly became my favorite place. Since the first day everyone was welcoming and kind. The teachers make the classes fun and they encourage us to work independently in order to improve every day. Having met many people of different nationalities not only helped me improve my English, it also allowed me to expand my horizons. It is one of the best experiences I have ever had."

Isabela Ruiz Perez, Colombia. -  GEP GV 8 Spring 2023


👉 GV Alumni, share your accomplishments and adventures with us!
Inspire others and celebrate your success. Use any of our hashtags:
#GlobalVillage #GVVictoria #GVAlumni #GVProud

#EnglishLanguageSchool #CareerJourney #HigherEducation #PersonalGrowth #GlobalCitizen #DreamBig #TravelTheWorld #LanguageLearning #FutureGoals #studyenglish #Englishschool #English #Success #Happy #Smile #Fun #Goals #Amazing #Canada #Victoria #Graduation #Motivation #eslclass #GraduationDay #SuccessStories #StudyAbroad #languagelearning
✅Join us this week for socializing, art and games!
🎨ART GALLERY / Thursday November 23rd / 4:30 / By donation
🎳BOWLING / Friday November 24th / 1:15 / $15
✨ Wow what amazing news! ✨

💖 We are so lucky to be able to live, teach, and enjoy this beautiful city. 

🤔 What's your favourite part of Victoria? 


Quote from @tourismvictoriabc: 

Victoria is honoured to have been named the best city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller’s passionate reader-base. This was one of one of four distinctions bestowed upon Victoria in 2023 from the premier travel magazine's globetrotting readers. Travellers from around the world indulged in Victoria’s farm-fresh food scene, took in breathtaking seascapes along our pristine coastline, and connected with the region’s rugged rainforests from tidepool to treetop and back again. We are thrilled and humbled to be recognized as the best city in the world, and look forward to continuing to create lasting memories for travellers from around the globe."


🔗 Read the rest of the article here:


#tourism #tourismvictoria #canada #beautiful #photography #learnenglishincanada #studyenglishincanada #Englishschool #globalvillage #condenast
👋 Say hello to our friend and student Safaa who came to us all the way from Egypt! 

👇 She had a lot of kind words to say about her time with us at GV Victoria, take a look 👀


"Are you looking to learn the English language in a very stimulating environment? Really, Global Village School is the best one in Victoria. I joined a school which was highly recommended for me and I studied there for a month but I noticed that my level had not improved at all. 

I decided to leave it and then I heard about Global Village School and I joined it. 

Actually, I have learned in less than a week more than I learned in the
other school in a month; that is because Global Village School has a very strong curriculum and very dedicated professional teachers in a competitive environment which helped me to improve my English skills quickly. 

At the end Global Village School is not just a school for learning but also it looks like a family home for everyone in the school."

- Safaa, Egypt

💖 Thank you for the kind words, Safaa - We really enjoy supporting you with your academic goals!


👉 GV Alumni, share your accomplishments and adventures with us!
Inspire others and celebrate your success. Use any of our hashtags:
#GlobalVillage #GVVictoria #GVAlumni #GVProud


#EnglishLanguageSchool #CareerJourney #HigherEducation #PersonalGrowth #GlobalCitizen #DreamBig #TravelTheWorld #LanguageLearning #FutureGoals #studyenglish #Englishschool #English #Success #Happy #Smile #Fun #Goals #Amazing #Canada #Victoria #Graduation #Motivation #eslclass #GraduationDay #SuccessStories #StudyAbroad #languagelearning