Next program begins June 4, 2024. 
Start your application early to secure your place in line.

Pathways Diploma Program

This 26-month program is perfect for newcomers and new citizens.. 

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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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For EAL/New Canadians

Admission Requirements

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be Newcomers to Canada and have PR or be recent citizens within the last 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 100% online
  • 50% synchronous (live sessions with an instructor online)
  • 50% asynchronous (self-paced, with recorded lectures)
  • 6:30 PM-9:30 PM/ 2-3 evenings a week
  • Graduate with ECE Diploma
  •  4 practicum placements 
  • Fully Funded


  • 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

$24.68 / hour is the salary floor for Level 2 Classification ECE in a licensed childcare 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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