Pathway programs from CultureWorks

CultureWorks is a top-rated English language school known for its high academic standards and exceptional instructors. They create an enriching and engaging cross-cultural experience for their students. Thousands of international students have successfully pursued their academic journey through CultureWorks.

CultureWorks is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) licensed by the Government of Canada, and maintains accreditation in good standing with the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Languages Canada, and the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.



Partnerships with universities

Established in 1998, CultureWorks proudly partners with over 12 leading universities, colleges and polytechnics in Canada. After completing the pathway courses at CultureWorks, you can enter the following universities directly without IELTS:

  • Western University, Canada (London, Ontario)
  • Brescia University College (London, Ontario)
  • King’s University College (London, Ontario)
  • Acadia University (Wolfville, Nova Scotia)
  • Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • University of Northern British Columbia (Prince George, BC)
  • Ontario Tech University (Oshawa, Ontario)
  • Algoma University (Sault Ste Marie & Brampton, Ontario (Online)
  • Algonquin College (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Durham College (Oshawa, Ontario)
  • University of Toronto (Mississauga, Ontario)
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina & Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)


Students are offered a wide range of programs:

Year 1 Digital Programs

Complete your first Year 1 Bachelor program and academic English – in one year online.

Available in partnership with Algoma University and King’s University College.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – online and on campus

The program teaches the fundamentals of English as well as North American culture and academic traditions. Core courses include:

  • Academic Listening & Speaking
  • Academic Reading
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Grammar

Start dates: 29/10/2021, 03/01/2022, 25/02/2022

Tuition fees: CA$ 3,765 per term

Application fee: CA$ 200

Textbooks: CA$ 150 per term




MBA Pathway Program at UNBC

The program is your starting point toward earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). This program prepares students with the English language and introductory business-course requirements to complete their MBA at UNBC.

Start dates (depending on your current IELTS score):

  • IELTS 5.5 (no band <5.0) – October 29, 2021
  • IELTS 6.0 – January 3, 2022
  • IELTS 6.0 (no band <6.0) – February 25, 2022

End date – April 22, 2022.


IELTS score

Number of English levels required

Cost of English Language Program

Cost of Pre-MBA courses

Total English language/Pre-MBA Pathway fees



CA$ 11,295

CA$ 7,600

CA$ 18,895



CA$ 7,530

CA$ 7,600

CA$ 15,130

6.0 (no band <6.0)


CA$ 3,765

CA$ 7,600

CA$ 11,365


The Preliminary Year Program

It is a completely customisable program for students, with options based on your unique educational needs. The Preliminary Year Program offers students the opportunity to meet their English and academic admission requirements at the same time. It follows the university calendar, with classes beginning in September and ending in April.

Six-week Summer Pathway

It is a fast-track English program to have you earning university credits in six weeks! This pathway course is intended for students who are slightly below the minimum ESL requirements to be admitted directly to Carleton University, King’s University College or Brescia University College for degree studies.

  • Intensive 6 weeks of English studies
  • Begins in July, ends in August
  • Cost: CA$ 3,500 – CA$ 4,150

If you are interested in studying in Canada, fill out the application form. We will be glad to help you with enrolment and obtaining a study permit. Our consultations are free of charge.

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