List of Recognized Programs

The table below lists TESL-recognized training programs.

Until December 31, 2023 all programs listed as “on-campus” will be offering their programs through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous virtual delivery.

 

Institution

Program

Level

Renewal Date

Delivery Mode

City

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Alberta
           

Bow Valley College

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ACE TESOL Certificate

Standard One

December 2027  on-campus Calgary  
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

ACE TESOL Certificate Program- Program is no longer in operation

 

Standard One December 2024  on-campus Edmonton However, there is potential to host external practicum placements.
NorQuest College TESL Certificate Program

Standard One

August 2024  on-campus, online Edmonton  
NorQuest College Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional Certificate Program Standard Two Interim January 2026 on- campus, distance component Edmonton  

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TESL Diploma Program Standard Two December 2026 on-campus  Edmonton  

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TESL Certificate Program Level 1-Online and in class or face-to-face Standard One October 2025  on-campus, online Calgary  
British Columbia
           
Burnaby Board of Education TESOL Certificate Standard One August 2026  on-campus Burnaby  
D&H College  TESOL 150 Certificate Standard One May 2024 online/on-campus Richmond  
D&H College  TESOL 300 Diploma Standard Two  March 2024 on-campus Richmond  
D&H College Post-graduate TESL  Diploma Standard Three Interim November 2028 on-campus Richmond  
DEA Canadian College TESOL Certificate Standard One June 2024 on-campus North Vancouver  
Douglas College Teaching English as a Second Language Standard One December 2025 on-campus New Westminster  
IH Career College CELTA* Standard One July 2025 on-campus  Vancouver  
IH Career College IHC in TESL
Standard One May 2026 on-campus Vancouver  
ILAC International College - Vancouver TESOL Diploma Standard One December 2028
on-campus Vancouver  
Inlingua Victoria TESL Teacher Training Program Standard One August 2023 on-campus Victoria  
Inlingua Victoria ONTESL 120 Standard One Interim

February 2026

online Victoria  
International Gateway Kelowna TESOL Program Standard One Interim  April 2027 on campus, distance component  Kelowna  
ISS Language and Career College of BC TESOL Diploma Program Standard One November 2027 online Vancouver  
Royal Byng College TESOL 120 Advanced

Standard One Interim

December 2027 on-campus Richmond  
Selkirk - Castlegar Campus- TESOL Advanced Diploma Standard Two

April 2022-

temporarily postponed until Fall 2023

on-campus  Castlegar  
Thompson Rivers University Teaching English as a Second or Other Language
Standard One September 2026 on-campus Kamloops  
University of the Fraser Valley- Abbotsford Campus TESL Certificate Program Standard Two March 2026
on-campus Abbotsford  
Vancouver International College - Career Campus TESOL Advanced Online Program Standard One January 2023 online Vancouver  
Manitoba
           
Providence University College & Seminary Undergraduate Certificate in TESOL Standard One July 2026 on-campus Otterburne  
Providence University College & Seminary Graduate Certificate in TESOL Standard One July 2026 on-campus Otterburne  
Providence University College & Seminary Master of Education in TESOL Standard Three July 2026 on-campus Otterburne  
Providence University College & Seminary MA TESOL Standard Three July 2026 on-campus Otterburne  
University of Manitoba Division of Extended Education TESL Letter of Accomplishment Standard One December 2024 online Winnipeg  
University of Winnipeg EAL/ESL Teacher Certificate Program Standard One January 2024 online Winnipeg  
New Brunswick
           
Crandall University TESL Certificate Program Standard One February 2028 on-campus, online Moncton  
University of New Brunswick CTESL Program Standard One June 2027 on-campus Fredericton  
Nova Scotia
           
Acadia University TESOL Certificate Program Standard One September 2024 on-campus, online  Wolfville Able to host external practicum placements 
Ontario
           
Algonquin College Language Institute Teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language Standard Two October 2027 on-campus Ottawa Able to host external practicum placements

Canadian College of Educators

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TESOL Certificate with Practicum Standard One May 2025 online Mississauga  

Canadian College of Educators

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TESL Diploma Program Standard Two January 2028 online Mississauga  
Canada College of Education Toronto Online TESOL program Standard One  February 2027 online Toronto  
CCLCS TESL/TEFL Program Part 1 Standard One January 2027 on-campus Toronto  
CCLCS TESL/ TEFL Program Part 1&2 Standard Two September 2028 on-campus Toronto  

Centennial College- School of Advancement

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TESL Certificate Part 1 Standard One December 2023 on-campus, online Toronto  

Centennial College- School of Advancement

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TESL Certificate Part 2 Standard Two December 2025 on-campus, online Toronto  
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning TEFL Certificate Program Part 1 Standard One  June 2026 on-campus Kitchener   
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning  TESL Certificate Program Standard Two  June 2026 on-campus Kitchener   
EC International College of Teacher Training CELTA* Standard One December 2026 on-campus Toronto  
Fanshawe College TESOL and Intercultural Competence Standard Three

September 2028

on-campus London  
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning TESL Program Standard Two January 2029 on-campus Toronto  
ILAC International College- Toronto TESOL Diploma Standard One November 2026 on-campus Toronto  

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ACE TESOL Certificate Standard One  October 2027 on-campus London  Able to host external practicum placements 

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ACE TESOL Diploma Standard Two  October 2027 on-campus London Able to host external practicum placements 

Niagara College Institute of Applied Arts and Technology

Niagara College TESL Graduate Certificate Standard Two December 2027 online Welland  

OnTESOL - Coventry House International

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Online 120-Hour Advanced TESOL Standard One  November 2026 online Toronto  

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Online 250-hour TESOL Diploma Standard Two November 2027 online Toronto  
Peel District School Board ACE TESOL Certificate Standard One October 2027 online Mississauga  

Queen's University

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Teaching English as a Second Language Part 1 Standard One Interim June 2027 online Kingston  
Quest Language Studies TESOL Professional Program Standard One October 2026 on-campus Toronto  
Renison University College ACE TESOL Certificate Standard One  December 2028 on-campus Waterloo  
Renison University College ACE TESOL Diploma Standard Two June 2028 on-campus and online Waterloo  
Seneca College ELI TESL 1 Program Standard One December 2027 on-campus Toronto  
Seneca College ELI TESL 2 Program Standard Two December 2027 on-campus Toronto  
Sheridan College TESOL Plus Standard Two February 2027 on-campus Oakville  
Upper Madison College of Advanced Language Learning and Skill Development TESL Diploma Program Standard One Interim Status December 2024 on-campus Toronto  
Prince Edward Island
           
Study Abroad Canada Certificate in TESL/TEFL Standard One February 2025 online Charlottetown  
Quebec
           
Canada College TESOL Certificate Program Standard One January 2024 on-campus Montreal  
ILSC - Montreal CELTA* Standard One January 2028 on-campus Montreal  
Saskatchewan
           

Briercrest College & Seminary

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B.A. in Applied Linguistics: TESOL (After DEGREE) Program Standard Two June 2027 on-campus Caronport Click here for a virtual tour

Briercrest College & Seminary

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B.A. in Applied Linguistics: TESOL Program Standard Two June 2027 on-campus Caronport Click here for a virtual tour

 

*Note that graduates of this program will need to complete additional 4 hours of classroom observation and 4 hours of practice teaching to be eligible for Standard 1 certification. Please contact TESL Canada office for suggestions on how to complete these practicum hours.