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Accreditations, Memberships & Awards

IGK is accredited and affiliated with all levels of government, as well as industry bodies designated to oversee schools in the education industry in Canada, including Languages Canada, Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB)), TESL Canada and EduCanada.

Our accreditation by recognized industry organizations helps protect students’ rights.

Private Training Institutions Branch:

The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers the Private Training Act and associated regulations. IGK holds interim designation certificates from PTIB. This assures our students that the college delivers education and training programs that meet and exceed high quality educational standards and provides the students with student protection.

Languages Canada:

Languages Canada is Canada’s premier language organization representing its two official languages: English and French. Membership is limited to programs from the public and private sectors that meet the rigorous standards of the association. Languages Canada is recognized by the Canadian government and internationally. IGK is accredited by Languages Canada.

Edu Canada:

EduCanada is a brand that supports the international education offerings of Canada's provinces and territories. Its brand is the result of the collaboration between the provinces and territories through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Global Affairs Canada. It enables educational institutions, such as IGK, to address international students in a consistent voice.

TESL Canada:

TESL Canada is the Canadian federation of English as a second language teachers and learners. TESL Canada strives to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of English as a second language. IGK holds an interim certificate from TESL Canada which recognizes our TESOL Program as being a Standard One TESL qualification.

Education Quality Assurance:

Education Quality Assurance (EQA) is a quality assurance designation that identifies BC public and private post-secondary institutions that have met or exceeded provincial government recognized quality assurance standards and offer consumer protection. EQA provides one standard provincial seal that can be recognized globally as a symbol of quality. The EQA seal allows students to easily identify which provincial institutions the government of BC recognizes as having met quality assurance standards and that offer consumer protection to learners.


British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) is committed to providing international education practitioners in British Columbia the tools, resources and support to build their skills and practice; to share opinions and resources with peers; and to build collaborative and supportive networks with colleagues across the province and internationally.


The Association of British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL) is an organization of educators dedicated to the growth and development of the profession of English language teaching. It helps members better serve English language learners in realizing their goals.

BC Career Colleges Association (BCCCA):

BC Career Colleges Association (BCCCA) promotes and supports all interested parties involved in private post-secondary education and training in BC. The aim is to ensure that the private education and training industry is recognized for the high level of service delivery, commitment to quality, and student satisfaction that the sector delivers to the consumers. BCCCA promotes consistency, accountability and excellence in the private post-secondary education and training industry. IGK is associated with such organization.

National Association of Career Colleges:

National Association of Career Colleges is a national association representing 500 regulated career colleges from across the country and is the voice and enabler of opportunities for its members and benefits for their students. IGK is a member of the NACC.

IGK is also a stakeholder in the following local communities:


Every year, IGK is recognized for its commitment to excellence in English training and customer service. Your success is our priority and our promise is to always provide high-quality education to help you achieve your dreams. We are incredibly grateful that the efforts of our academic and college support staff are recognized around the world, and the awards we have won are testimony to this.