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About the school

Capilano University has earned an international reputation for quality teaching, programs and services. We strive to instill the knowledge, skills, motivation and attitudes that will enable our students to become independent thinkers and learners, and to contribute effectively in a rapidly changing world. With three campuses located in North Vancouver, Squamish and the Sunshine Coast, Cap U's location has the perfect balance between outdoor adventure and city living.
Did you know?
Capilano University has always been deeply entwined with First Nations communities. Named after Chief Joe Capilano – an important leader of the Coast Salish people – the university sits on traditional Squamish, Tseleil-Waututh and Sechelt Nation territory.

Programs available

Bachelor Degree
  • Business Administration - (4 years)
  • Diploma
  • Business - (2 years)
  • Post Graduate Certificate
  • North American Business Management - (16 months academic, 6 months practicum )
  • Masters Degree
  • Business Management - International Business - (2 years academic, 2 months practicum )
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Early Childhood Care and Education - (4 years)
  • Diploma
  • Early Childhood Care and Education - (2 years)
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Liberal Studies - (4 years)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis - (4 years)
  • Diploma
  • Applied Behavior Analysis - (2 years)
  • Associate Degree
  • Psychology - (2 years)
  • Art History - (2 years)
  • English - (2 years)
  • Philosophy - (2 years)
  • Biology - (2 years)
  • Creative Writing - (2 years)
  • Certificate
  • Lil’wat Nation Language and Culture Certificate - (1 year)
  • Sechelt Nation Language and Culture - (1 year)
  • Squamish Nation Language and Culture - (1 year)
  • Diploma
  • Tourism Management - (2 years)
  • ILSC makes every effort to keep program information up to date; however, information is subject to change by our partner institutions. Please visit the partner institution website to confirm the most up to date information.

    Important Info

    Start dates:
    September, January, and May (not all programs have all three start dates). Application deadlines are January 31 for May start, March 31 for September start, and September 15 for January start.
    Application deadline:
    2-3 months before desired start date
    Language requirements:
    I4 to Tourism Management for International Students Diploma, ECCE Pathway, and Business Pathway Programs, EAP+business , EAP+Arts&Sciences. I4 + one month of ILSC studies to North American Business Management Program,Tourism Marketing and Development Post Baccalaureate Diploma,Hotel and Resort Management Post Baccalaureate Diploma.
    High school diploma; Additional prerequisites depending on the program
    Homestay; Fully-furnished suites and apartments with a partnered agency; Find an apartment with help from the Capilano Student Union

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