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About VGC

VGC International College is an award-winning English language and business school in downtown Vancouver. Founded in 2003, VGC has built a strong academic reputation by offering high-quality and well-designed English courses and international business programs to students from over 85 nations. Year after year we strive to maintain a standard of excellence in order to provide our students with the best possible learning experience. VGC has three campus locations in Vancouver that are all within walking distance from each other.

VGC’s School of English Language is recognized by thousands of students from all over the world as well as prestigious post-secondary institutions, as the premier English language school in Vancouver, Canada.

VGC’s School of International Business provides students the skills they need to understand and thrive in the Canadian job market. Our specially designed curriculum allows students the option to develop their business and English language skills simultaneously.

A Word from the Director

CONGRATULATIONS! You have just taken the bold step of choosing the right school that will change your future – and we are honored that you are considering us.

At VGC International College, we have a long track record of making sure the needs of our students come first in everything that we do. We have carefully crafted a curriculum that will give you hands-on learning and practical skills for the real world. We have created a learning environment that’s both immersive and welcoming, to help you focus on your studies. We also have highly-trained teachers and staff who are ready to provide you with personalized attention to ensure you get only the best educational experience in Canada.

Since we started in 2003, I am extremely proud to say that we have built and maintained this level of attention and service to our students. VGC has created a reputation as a school with high academic standards and exceptional service. Proof of this is the fact that VGC has been consistently awarded as one of the Best Schools in Vancouver and has made us the school of choice among students from around the world.

But more than our pursuit of excellence, our main purpose is to be your partner throughout your educational journey. We’re here to give you access to the best possible education in Canada, and provide you with invaluable guidance that will ensure your success and reshape your future through education.

We look forward to welcoming you to VGC International College!

Our History

  • 2024
    VGC wins Top Choice Language School in Vancouver for 6th consecutive year.
  • 2023
    VGC celebrates its 20 year anniversary – 20 years of Quality Education. VGC wins fifth Top Choice Award as Top Language School in Vancouver.
  • 2022
    Opens third location – a dedicated business campus – in Downtown Vancouver. Wins fourth Top Choice Award as Top Language School in Vancouver and is the exclusive winner of the Consumer Choice Award in the Greater Vancouver region. Also rated best international language school in Canada by students.
  • 2021
    Introduces 2-year Diploma of Applied Communications and becomes an official IELTS Test Venue. Receives third Top Choice Award and CBRB Award for strong vision and leadership. Students from 85+ countries
  • 2020
    Wins second Top Choice Award and becomes a Cambridge Admissions Test Centre. Launches VGC Virtual, enabling students to access programs anywhere in the world.
  • 2019
    Wins first Top Choice Award for Top Language School in Vancouver. Graduates over 2,000 students from 75+ countries
  • 2018
    Introduces business diploma with co-op programs and offers 2 week, 4 week, 6 month and 1 year program.
  • 2017
    Introduces TESL program and opens Granville campus for business students, specialty programs and higher level ESL classes.
  • 2016
    Changes name to VGC International College and introduces business classes. Creates School of English Language and School of International Business.
  • 2014
    Sets up a Student Services to provide students with additional services to help them improve their English skills. VGC also sets up its Educate for Change initiative, supporting education in developing countries.
  • 2013
    Publishes the English Equivalency chart and adds the Summer Teen High School Preparation Program.
  • 2009
    Changes name to VGC Language School and moves to the Hastings location. VGC also begins offering ESL and University prep classes and becomes a member of Languages Canada.
  • 2006
    Adds IELTS preparation to the curriculum.
  • 2003
    Vancouver Georgia College opens as a TOEFL Test prep center, catering to local students