Accreditation and Awards

CSLI Accreditation is national, provincial, and international. Choosing a school with these certifications means you can be sure you are attending one of the top schools not only in Canada, but around the world. CSLI is proud to hold all three of these world-class certifications.

CSLI is named a Designated Learning Institute by Immigration Canada and BC EQA!

CSLI meets all BC EQA and Immigration Canada requirements to be a Designated Learning Institute. This means with a Letter of Acceptance issued by CSLI, students can apply for a Study Permit from CIC (Immigration Canada) and come to study in Canada.

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Languages Canada

Languages Canada
CSLI is accredited by Languages Canada, which is a Canadian national certification for quality schools in Canada. To qualify, a school is evaluated in a number of categories including: curriculum, teacher qualifications, student services, student admissions, marketing, promotion, facilities, and administration.



British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance

BCEQA 2014

BC’s EQA Designation is Canada’s first and only provincial brand of quality for post-secondary education. EQA provides a standard provincial seal that can be recognized globally as a symbol of quality education and consumer protection.

BCEQA (British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance ) has designated CSLI for the purposes of the International Student Program.




Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB)

The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers the Private Training Act and associated regulations. PTIB is responsible for: Ensuring institutions meet the requirements and standards for certification, maintaining a Private Training Institution Directory of all certified institutions and the programs they provide, along with formerly certified institutions and providing student protection and overseeing the Student Tuition Protection Fund.




Better Business Bureau (BBB)

BBB 2014
CSLI is Downtown Vancouver’s only BBB accredited language school!
BBB is an unbiased organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB accredited business status contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB provides objective advice, free business Reliability Reports and charity Wise Giving Reports, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. To further promote trust, The first BBB was founded in 1912. Today, 114 BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada, evaluating and monitoring more than 3 million local and national businesses and charities.




Winner of the Consumer Choice Award

Consumer Choice Award is the only organization in Canada to determine the top-ranked service providers in various categories by conducting an independent market research survey that is statistically accurate. Consumer Choice Award recipients are not selected by a panel of judges, but are chosen by you… the consumer. The top-ranked businesses selected are awarded the Consumer Choice Award.
CSLI is a four time winner of the Consumer Choice Award as the top English school in Vancouver, Canada.




Winner of the Excellence Award

Every year LanguageCourse.Net requests evaluations from more than a thousand language course students worldwide in order to honour language schools which provide outstanding services to their clients. As a result of these evaluations LanguageCourse.Net presents an annual  Excellence Award to those language schools, which receive the highest customer satisfaction ratings worldwide.

Only the very best schools receive the Excellence Award and these schools alone have the right to publish the Excellence Award on their website and in their catalogue to certify that superior customer satisfaction has been acknowledged by LanguageCourse.Net as an independent organization.
 Quality School Award

The Quality School Award 2013 certifies that Canadian as a Second Language Institute in Vancouver, Canada has achieved high quality standards in its range of language courses and students services.
The Quality School Award is given to schools with high appeal for international students, with an unbroken record of best value for money compared to hundreds of schools served by In addition, they show a high quality in education, course availability and impeccable customer service history.