Next program begins on February 14th, 2023

Pathways Diploma Program

This 26-month program is perfect for New Canadians and EAL Learners. 

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Night classes
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Online classes
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Hybrid classes
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Work during study
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Paid practicum
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Payment plan available
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For EAL/New Canadians

Admission Requirements

Eligibility Criteria

  • ISANS Bridging the Gap Program
  • Must be Newcomers to Canada (less than 5 years)
  • Vulnerable Sectors Check
  • Child Abuse Registry Check
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Program Features

  • 26 months to complete
  • Tailored to EAL and International Students 
  • Evening classes
  • Delivered 50% online
  • 50% asynchronous (self-paced, with recorded lectures)
  • 6:30-9:30/ 1-2 evenings a week
  • Graduate with ECE Diploma
  • Payment plan available
  • 4 practicum placements


  • Earn your ECE Diploma 
  • Level Two Classification
  • Combine your diploma with an existing or future degree to qualify for level three classification 



  • Work normal business hours
  • Typically have holidays off
  • Find steady work (not seasonal)
  • Full-time employment


Eligible Jobs

Early Childhood Educator, Inclusion Coordinator, Pyramid Model Coach, Family Home Childcare Consultant, ECE Practicum Advisor, ECE Instructor, Pre-Primary Educator, ECE Support in Pre-Primary, Centre Director, Centre Manager, Assistant Director, Home Operator, Owner / Operator, Private Nanny and many more.

Expected Income

$20.81 / hour is the salary floor for Level 2 Classification ECE in a licensed child care facility. Learn more about salaries and wages here.

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Have questions? Need help with your application?

Hi, I’m Shawna and I’ve been working as an Early Childhood Educator or ECE for over 10 years. I want to offer my help and support as you embark on your own career in Early Childhood Education.

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