St Giles Vancouver

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Minimum Age: 14+

  • 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

In downtown Vancouver's business district, our school is a brief walk from shopping and entertainment, minutes from the harbour. Housed in a modern office building, it offers a friendly, spacious environment, ideal for students seeking personal attention and support.

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

Key Facts



Min Age
(21 for Platinum Courses)

Average Age

Average Class Size
(Maximum 12 or 5 for Platinum Courses)


Student Café

Self-Access Study Centre & Wi-Fi


Platinum Clubhouse for executives

Interactive Whiteboards in all classrooms

Travel Times

Vancouver Airport: 30 min by taxi

Homestay: 30-60 min by bus

Residences & Hotels: 15-30 min on foot

Nationality Mix Chart

Top 10 countries 

Switzerland 34%
Japan 20%
Colombia 8%
Mexico 8%
Italy 5%
Brazil 5%
Spain 3%
Germany 3%
France 3%
Korea 2%
Rest of the World (10 Nationalities) 9%

Figures are based on student population in 2023 and will vary at different times of the year and on different courses.

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CIC Designation List Number

If you plan to study at St Giles Vancouver and need a visa, you'll require Designation Number 019395299510

The Private Training Institutions Branch designates us to offer an approved Class C language program. Note that programs under six months or costing less than $4,000 are not covered by the Student Tuition Protection Fund. 

This particular program does not require PTIB approval. For details, visit 

Under 19s at St Giles Vancouver

Our Vancouver school can welcome students from the age of 14 and above. However it is primarily designed for those aged 19 and above, and we do not provide 24-hour supervision for those under 19. We ask that parents and guardians of all students under 18 read and understand our Under 19s guidelines before enrolling your child at our school. 

Our Courses in Vancouver

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Contact Us

1130 West Pender St
Vancouver, BC, V6E 0A2

Telephone: +1 604 685 0291

Student Services Officer: Sara Pashan
Accommodation Officer: Marni Shore
Principal: Laura Haseley

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