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.

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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 provides students with the opportunity to gain international experience, skills, and income upon graduation.


A variety of immigration pathways 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 courses 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 courses to help solidify your English skills and help you feel more confident on test day!

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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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Study & Work in Canada with us! 🥰👊

Upgrade your English and gain valuable Canadian work experience—all in one program! Our Study and Work Package is designed to help you achieve your goals.

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📚 Studying as a family? Yes, it’s possible!

Ximena Diaz Duran recently graduated, and now her brother Fernando is also studying here at GV Victoria. Ximena has been here twice, and it's Fernando's first time – it's wonderful when families can share the GV experience together.

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✅Join us this week for indoor and outdoor activities!
🏐ROOFTOP VOLLEYBALL / Weds June 12th / 3:45PM $18
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🎱POOL & PING PONG / Thursday June 6th/ 3:45PM / $8
🦚STREET ART TOUR / Friday June 7th / 1:15PM / FREE
🌟 Global Village Grad Spotlight: Renzo Conquers First Year at Camosun! 🌟

Renzo Rojas Bonilla (Post-Grad Diploma in Business Administration at Camosun College) is crushing his academic journey from Peru to Canada! 🇵🇪🇨🇦 While the first semester was challenging, Renzo adapted, improved his grades in the spring, and aims for that A in the fall! 🎯 Here are his wise words for future GV Pathway students:

📅 Master Your Time: Create a schedule and stick to it! Prioritize tasks and manage them effectively.
🍎 Balance is Key: Nourish your body with healthy food, exercise, and good sleep. A healthy you is a successful you!
🧘 Mindfulness Matters: Start your day with meditation and gratitude. It helps put things in perspective.
🚀 Enjoy the Ride: Success takes time, so savor the journey and learn from every step.
📚 Practice Makes Perfect: Read daily and actively engage with native speakers to enhance your vocabulary and fluency.
💪 Never Give Up! Challenges will come, but remember, others have overcome them, and so can you! Be confident!

We're so proud of Renzo and all our GV Pathway students who return to share their inspiring stories. We create a supportive environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Here's to continued success in your studies and summer jobs! ☀️ See you soon! 🌟

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Our schools will be closed today in Calgary and Victoria. 

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Special congratulations, Alejandro Manuel! We’re delighted to hear you had a wonderful experience at GV. 

Good luck on the next step of your journey in life!

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Global Village Alumni Spotlight!

This week, we caught up with Juan de Dios, a Global Village Victoria graduate (summer 2023) who is now pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration and Sustainability at Royal Roads University!
He loves the beautiful campus's supportive environment and ample opportunities for focused study. 

Royal Roads is known for its project-based learning; Juan's experience reflects that. He collaborates with his team on real-world projects with local businesses, honing his presentation skills!

Juan's Top Tips for Future RRU Students:

- Master Time Management: Weekly deadlines require strong organization, find a balance with your schoolwork. Don't fall behind in your assignments!

- Sharpen Your Academic Writing: Proficiency in APA referencing is key.

- Boost Your English Skills: All crucial is reading, listening, and speaking.

"The transition from GV to university is challenging, but it prepares you for the real world," says Juan. He emphasizes the importance of being ready for education in a new language and acknowledges the valuable preparation he received at GV.

Thanks, Juan! We wish you continued success in your program and a well-deserved summer break!

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✅Join us this week for indoor and outdoor activities!
🎱POOL & PING PONG / Thursday April 25th/ 3:45PM / $8
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