• English
    • English (English)
    • Arabic (العربية)
    • French (Français)
    • German (Deutsche)
    • Italian (Italiano)
    • Japanese (日本語)
    • Korean (한국어)
    • Portuguese (Português)
    • Russian (Pусский)
    • Simplified Chinese (简体中文)
    • Traditional Chinese (繁體中文)
    • Spanish (Español)
    • Türkçe (Türkçe)




  • Learn English at a boutique school in the heart of Vancouver
  • One of the world's most beautiful cities, where urban meets nature
  • Safe and relaxed atmosphere, with an average age of 30
  • A welcoming school with high levels of personal attention

Our centrally located school is in a popular area of the business district of downtown Vancouver, within easy walking distance of the main shopping and entertainment areas, and minutes from the spectacular harbour. Our English school occupies one floor of a modern office building and has a professional, spacious feel.

With a population of just over 600,000, Vancouver achieves the perfect balance: it combines all the attractions of modern urban living, while being small enough to provide a safe, welcoming atmosphere.

Our friendly, modern school is ideal for students looking for high levels of personal attention and support. It has an average age of 30, as well as a fantastic Platinum centre for business focused students. 

St Giles Vancouver was awarded EQA Status (Education Quality Assurance) in 2014 by the government in British Columbia. Find out exactly what this means for our students by downloading our EQA Fact Sheet.

You can view our COVID-19 safety plan here


St Giles is the best school in Vancouver. I love my teachers because they are very friendly and they help me with everything that I need.

Pilar, Colombia
Testimonial Student Guy


Min Age (21 for Platinum Courses)
Average Age
Average 10
Class Size (Maximum 12, 5 for Platinum Courses, 8 for Beginner Courses)
  • Student Café
  • Self-Access Centre
  • Student computers and Free Wi-Fi
  • Platinum Centre and Lounge for executives
  • 16 Interactive Whiteboards
Vancouver International Airport - Approx. 30 minutes by taxi
Homestay - Approx. 30-60 minutes by bus
Residences & Hotels - Approx. 15-30 minutes on foot


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Top 10 countries (plus rest of the world)

Brazil 29%
Switzerland 23%
Japan 15%
Mexico 8%
Korea 4%
Colombia 4%
France 4%
Germany 2%
Italy 2%
Turkey 2%
21 Countries 7%

Figures are based on student population in 2018 and will vary at different times of the year and on different courses.

Things to do in Vancouver

CIC Designation List Number

If you are coming to St Giles Vancouver to study, you will require a Designation Number in order to obtain a visa. This number is: O19395299510

St Giles Vancouver is designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch. We offer Class C language programmes: students who enroll in a language program which is six months or less in duration or for which tuition is less than $4,000 may not make a claim against the Student Tuition Protection Fund, which is managed by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. Further, this language program may not have been reviewed nor approved by the PTIB. For more information about programs that do not require approval by PTIB, please visit www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca

 COVID-19 advice:

  • Languages Canada has provided detailed guidance on Study Safe Corridors, quarantine and the documents required before arrival in Canada here. Please review this before arriving in the country. The Checklist and Quarantine Plan should be sent to studentservices.vancouver@stgiles-canada.com before arrival. 
  • For non-health related COVID-19 questions (e.g. supports, programs, etc), a new dedicated phone line has been set up at 1-888-COVID-19.
  • If you require advice regarding a potential COVID-19 case, please contact your local Medical Health Officer.
  • Michelle Ronback is the the Designated Institution Contact for Covid-19 Reporting for St Giles Vancouver. 

Contact Us

1130 W Pender St
Vancouver, BC, V6E 0A2

+1 604 685 0291
Registrar: Mari Ono
Director: Michelle Ronback