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We have a program for you. Studies in English language learning, careers in immigrant advancement, and intercultural studies. 

English Language Learning 
  • Full-time, part-time, and online courses
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
  • English for Academic Purposes
Careers in Immigrant Advancement
  • Immigration Practitioner
  • ACE TESOL
  • DiverseCity onBoard
Intercultural Studies
  • Intercultural Competencies for Leaders (ICL) Certificate
  • Indigenous Awareness: Engaging Diversity and Inclusion

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We offer a variety of career services to help you find a job. Connect with a mentor or career coach to get the tools you need to start your career, or join a study group to pass an accreditation exam. Services include:

  • Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centres
  • Career Connections
  • Connexion Carrière
  • Directions for Immigrants
  • Mentorship
  • Youth career services
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English Language Learning

A great place to learn English. We are the largest provider of English language learning in Alberta.

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We offer a variety of career services to help newcomers get connected to the workforce and restart their career in Canada. We also offer testing for academic institutions, as well as business and industry certification and assessment.

 

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Ashley Hong

"Events, workshops, and volunteering at the Intercultural Centre help me meet new people and get involved in campus life."

Ashley Hong

ICan Crew volunteer, Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Program

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Find your passion and the rest will follow

Sara Barreto is conquering our city's streets, one waffle at a time.

Testimonial

"As a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, I am thankful for my instructors, the flexibility, and the superb organization of classes. The program is worth every dollar, and covers the areas of immigration law that are essential to the profession."

Jelena Tomasovic

Immigration Practitioner Program Graduate 2016
Dean, Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement

Elza Bruk

Welcome to the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement. With the support of Dean Elza Bruk, the CEIIA provides language training to thousands of language learners.

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Elza Bruk
Dean, Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement

Elza Bruk

Welcome to the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

With the support of Dean Elza Bruk, the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement (CEIIA) provides language training to thousands of language learners. It also provides career services including coaching, mentoring, and professional designation preparation to newcomers to Canada. The CEIIA supports intercultural development within the whole College community; provides training and support to ELL professionals across Canada; and engages in applied innovation and research.

Elza has a life-long commitment to adult education. In addition to her extensive work in immigrant advancement, she served as the Dean of Business and Dean of Foundational Learning at Bow Valley College. She managed international student programs at the University of British Columbia, taught courses for ELL instructors, launched a language school in Hong Kong, and trained college administrators in Mozambique.   

A founding member of the Canadian Language Benchmarks, Elza has helped to make language teaching and testing consistent throughout Canada. She is a member of the National Language Advisory Body, a group that provides advice on language and settlement issues to the Canadian government. She is on the Board of Talent Pool, an organization that supports workplace attachment for under-represented groups.

Elza holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Adult Education from the University of Toronto.

Intercultural Centre

Intercultural Centre

A hub for campus life

Located at our North Campus, the Intercultural Centre provides training, workshops, community volunteerism, and College wide events for staff, faculty, and learners.

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Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement

Bow Valley College - North Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2G 4V1

Phone: 403-410-3411
ceiia@bowvalleycollege.ca


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