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Academic Pathways

Want to study at a North American university or college? We can help you get there! Tamwood Careers students who want to further their international education at a Canadian public college or university have the option to apply to one of our academic pathway partners for admission with advanced standing. Tamwood has entered into articulation agreements with several institutions in Canada that allow for a block transfer of courses from Tamwood Careers to the college/university.

By joining a Tamwood Careers program, you will save on tuition fees and enjoy more free time while studying at one of our partner institutions.

Reasons To Take This Program

Flexible Start Dates
Most of our programs offer monthly intakes so you don’t have to wait for the next available start date at a public college or private university to start studying.

Small Classes
Classes are smaller with a maximum of 24 students, so you can begin your studies in Canada in a supportive and personal environment.

Flexible Study Locations
With campuses in Toronto, Vancouver, and Whistler, you can start your program at Tamwood Careers in any one of these cities and later move to another Canadian location to attend a public college or university to complete your program.

Save Money
Tuition fees are less expensive than most public colleges and universities so you can save money by completing some of your courses towards your degree or public college diploma at Tamwood Careers.

Obtain Two Credentials
By starting your program at Tamwood Careers and then transferring into a public college or university you will finish with two credentials – a certificate or diploma from Tamwood Careers and a diploma or degree from one of our pathway partner institutions.

Become Eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit
Students who graduate from Tamwood Careers into a public college or university and complete their studies on a full-time basis are eligible for a post-graduate work permit which allows them to stay and work in Canada for up to three years post-graduation.

Gain Admission with a Lower English Level
Tamwood Careers has a lower admission requirement with respect to English language skills than its pathway partners so you can start studying in your preferred program at Tamwood Careers and upgrade your English skills while studying through an English program at Tamwood Language Centres.

Academic Pathway Partners

Tamwood has pathway agreements with many Canadian Universities and Colleges, some of which include an IELTS waiver. Our partner institutions recognize the value of the training students get in this program at Tamwood and view our students as more likely to succeed in their formal studies as a result.

For a full list of our academic pathway partners, click here.

Pricing Breakdown

Starting from $143 CAD per week

Optional add-ons include accommodation, airport transfers, and health insurance.

Get a price quote now by clicking the link at the bottom of the page or talk to one of our consultants for more information about each course.

Admission Requirements

Age: Minimum 18 Years (International Business & Management); Minimum 19 Years (Hospitality, Service, & Tourism)

You have completed: Final year of general/secondary level schooling.

English Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Tamwood Pathway Program completion of EAP 192 for Business, and EAP 193 for Hospitality, or a level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 for Business, IELTS 5.5 for Hospitality. You should be open to learning in an intercultural environment and motivated to use English with your teachers and peers. The language of instruction will be in English only but staff are available for most common languages.

Documents: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada as a tourist or as a student. We highly recommend applying for a study permit. You will receive a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from Tamwood to submit with your visa application.

*Students who need to improve their English skills before getting admitted to this program can take English courses at Tamwood Language Centres.

Example of Academic Pathway Process

An example of a Pathway process would be, from Tamwood Careers (Diploma in Essential Skills for Hospitality, Service, & Tourism Co-op) to Capilano University (Tourism Management for Co-operative Education Diploma (IELTS 6.5, with no single score below 6, 2-year program) or Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree (IELTS 6.5, with no single score below 6; 4-year program).

Step 2: Complete the program and receive a credential

Step 3: Register for Capilano University

Step 4: Upon successful Enrollment, receive 24 credits transfer towards either program at Capilano University for the following courses:

• REC 152 Environmental Stewardship
• TOUR 133 Tourism Career Preparation
• TOUR 140 Tourism Co-op Work Term
• TOUR 233 Cross-Cultural Tourism
• 9 credits for lower-level Tourism Management elective courses

Available Services

English Acceleration Workshops (Toronto & Vancouver):

Every Friday afternoon you can participate in free interactive workshops designed to help you learn more quickly and improve your English knowledge and skills.

Workshop topics include:

✓ Back to basics
✓ Canadian Culture
✓ Confusing Words
✓ English Through Songs
✓ English Through TV
✓ Fun with Vocabulary
✓ Grammar Fun
✓ Power Speaking 1 & 2
✓ Pronunciation Practice
✓ Read & Discuss
✓ What does that say
✓ Games

Personal Coaching

If you study at Tamwood for more than 4 weeks, you can use our free personal coaching service. A teacher will work with you 1-on-1 to focus on your goals and help make a plan to achieve them through practice and exercises that you can do outside of class.

Free Assistance

Free assistance with an application to one of our Tamwood partner institutions.


If you want to have housing arranged pre-departure for either the whole duration of your course or only the beginning, then you can book high-quality accommodation through Tamwood, here.


  • • Carefully screened, English-speaking homestay families
  • • Fully furnished private rooms with either private or shared bathrooms
  • • Three meal options: Full-Board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), Half-Board (breakfast and dinner), No Meals
  • • High-speed wireless internet and laundry facilities available


  • • Fully furnished shared or private bedrooms
  • • Shared or private bathrooms
  • • Fully equipped kitchens
  • • Self-catering
  • • High-speed wireless internet in each room and common area
  • • Laundry facilities on-site
  • • Central locations

Social Activities

Tamwood offers exciting experiences outside the classroom to help you discover Canada. Enjoy fun activities in and around Vancouver, Whistler, and Toronto with your new friends from around the world. You’ll take part in social events, sports and activities, sightseeing, spectator sports, cultural experiences, shopping, and dining.

Students who want to improve their leadership skills can volunteer to become a Tamwood Ranger and help to lead Tamwood activities.