College and University Pathway Programs

College and University Pathway Programs

Heartland is a member of Languages Canada and a Designated Learning Institution by IRCC.

 – COVID-19 Situation Update – As an institution on the approved Designated Learning Institute (DLI), Heartland welcomes all students who are looking for short or long term studies and have a valid Study Permit.

Heartland is the perfect place to begin your journey to study at a Canadian College or University.

The Pathway program provides the opportunity to:

  • Improve your English skills and meet the language requirements* for our Partner Post-Secondary Institutions.
  • Skip the official English test and use the Heartland Letter of Acceptance to apply to the partner school of your choice.
  • Learn the skills needed to succeed in a Canadian College
  • Get to know your Canadian city and culture before your College program begins.


How to apply:

  1. Apply to Heartland online and click the Pathway box and select the Post-Secondary school you are planning to attend.
  2. Pay fees.
  3. Take an online placement test from Heartland to determine English Level.
  4. Receive Pathway Acceptance Letter from Heartland
  5. Apply to the pathway partner college or university.


If students test into a lower level than the one they require for the pathway, they must complete the lower level(s) before they reach the level required to complete the Pathway program. Please note that this means students could spend between 10 – 40 or more weeks depending on their English level when they begin.


*Students interested in pursing a college or university program at one of our partner schools will need to meet with the admission requirements as set by their desired college or university. 


Click on the lists below to see our Partner Institutions details, program options and English level requirements: 

In Manitoba we partner with:

  Assiniboine Community College (ACC)

  ATC (Arts & Technology Centre with Louis Riel School Division)

  Booth University College

International College of Manitoba (ICM)

  Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)

  PACE (Professional, Applied and Continuing Education at The University of Winnipeg)

  Providence University College

  Robertson College

  Steinbach Bible College

    Manitoba Pathway Partners Requirements
In Ontario we partner with:

  St. Lawrence College

  Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

  Sault College

  Lambton College

  Lakehead University

Georgian College

  Evergreen College


Ontario Pathway Partners Requirements

These scores are approximate equivalencies:

Heartland Approximate Equivalent
Entry Start Up 2 A1-A2 26-38 10-40 <4.0 <3 110-380
Intermediate 1 Start Up 3 A2-B1 38-52 40-50 4.0-4.5 4 380-520
Intermediate 2 Start Up 5 B1 52-70 50-60 4.5-5.5 5 520-700
Advanced 1 Start Up 6 B2 70-90 60-70 5.5-6.0 6-7 700-820
Advanced 2 Start Up 7 B2-C1 90-100 70-80 6.0-6.5 8-9 820-900
Advanced 3 Speak Out C1-C2 100-120 80-90 6.5 + 10-12 900 +

We also offer an online English Placement Assessment test.  Please find out more here