Business Essentials

Program Overview

By participating in the Business essentials programs, you will gain not only a chance to study and work in Vancouver, one of Canada’s most dynamic cities, but you will also learn strategic business management skills, and strengthen your business English level academically and professionally. This course is designed to increase your familiarity with marketing, presentations, public speaking skills, business communication, resumes and job interviews in North America. Having a higher-level qualification from a recognized Canadian college, along with a Canadian work experience, will allow you to become more confident, thrive in your future career, and succeed in the workplace.

The program is divided equally into two components: for the first 50% of the program you will study at a recognized Canadian college, and in the next 50% of the program you will gain work experience in Canada. Programs are 6 or 12 months in length and taught by industry professionals and highly-qualified instructors. Students will learn effective communication skills, how to manage conflict and deal with customers, how to work in a team, and how to build product and service knowledge in order to provide relevant information to customers. This program is open to citizens of all countries and start dates are staggered throughout the year. In addition, you may also work part time while studying for the entire duration of your program. This will enable you to earn money to support your stay in Canada.

Do you want to have a study and work experience in Canada? Set yourself apart from your peers by participating in our Business Essentials Program, and gain not only valuable, professional experience in a vibrant Canadian city, but also build your international network, improve your English, and kick-start your career!

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Gain English business skills at a top Vancouver college, then put them into practice with a work experience in Canada

  • Study at a top Vancouver college
  • Option to work part-time during study period
  • Guaranteed paid work experience
  • Field trips & Materials
  • Welcome orientation
  • Canadian-style resume revision
  • Interview preparation workshop
  • Assistance w/ social insurance, free bank account
  • Access to our social events, activities, tours
  • Ongoing support for the duration of the program

Not Included:Airfare, Medical Insurance, Visa and/or Work Permits Fees, Local Transportation, Food, Accommodation, Textbooks

Program Details

Study Component

6 months (12 wks study + 12 wks work experience)
Courses included: Business Management, Business Communication, Business English + 2 elective courses Hospitality related (Marketing in the Hospitality industry, Convention Management, Management & Marketing, Supervision in the Hospitality Industry, …) Certified by American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI).
12 months (24 wks study + 24 wks work experience)
Courses included: Understanding the Foundations of Business Communication, Applying the Three-Step Writing Process, Crafting Messages for Electronic Media, Preparing Reports, Business Proposals and Oral Presentations, Writing Employment Messages & Interviewing for Jobs

After completing the in-class study term of the program at a recognized Canadian college, you will spend the remaining half in a practical work environment under the supervision of our placement coordinators. This is a unique opportunity for you to acquire business skills and practice your English in real-life situations. Develop a solid foundation in customer service skills and prepare for entry into the hospitality and tourism industry in Vancouver!

Having a work experience in Canada and an advanced English level on your resume will make you stand out from your peers when you return home to continue your studies or progress in your professional career.

Internship Industries Available

  • Barista
  • Bartender
  • Banquet Server
  • Busser
  • Cashier
  • Counter Attendant
  • Customer service attendant
  • Food and beverage attendant
  • Front Desk Agent
  • Host/Hostess
  • Kitchen Helper
  • Line Cook
  • Rental Shop Clerk
  • Retail Clerk
  • Room Attendant
  • Sales Representative
  • Waiter
  • Events Planning
  • Hotel and Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Real Estate
  • Sales
  • Tourism and Travel


  • Intermediate English Level: TOEFL 510, IELTS 5.0 or equivalent*
  • Be eligible for a Canadian Study and Co-op work permit
  • Copy of highest diploma/degree along with transcript
  • Note: Applicants must complete a free language assessment test if they cannot provide proof of English level as described above. The language assessment might include a skype interview and a written component. Applicants must obtain a minimum of 64% to be eligible for this program.

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