Work and Study in Canada – Business Administration Diploma Program

✅ It is never better than now to study in Canada. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, international students can work unlimited hours from November 15, 2022, to December 31, 2023.

Business Administration Diploma

A business is only as successful as the people that keep it running efficiently and effectively, and a strong business administrator will help translate good ideas to great results.

The Business Administration Diploma Program explores the roles and responsibilities of a manager in an office setting, and helps build a solid foundation of the knowledge and skills needed for a career in business administration, including understanding how organizations work and how to assess and solve business problems.

Students will learn all aspects of the industry, including interpersonal communication, analytics, project management, human resources, and how an administrator can effectively work across many cultures.

The program will prepare students to manage and organize a business in an administrative capacity, and also teach skills applicable to many other industries.

The Business Administration Program of School of Business includes courses in all areas of business, ranging from interpersonal communication to business analytics, and can be attended with or without a co-op work experience/paid internship option.


The promotional savings have been increased, so all our students who enroll in any of the ILAC College programs in 2023 will be entitled to a tuition fee discount of up to 10,000 Canadian dollars.

And that is not all the savings you may realize! Become our International Ambassador and earn a valuable scholarship of up to $1,000. Please see here how you may qualify and apply for the International Ambassador scholarship.

Study in Canada – Business Administration Diploma Program Highlights

  • Earn a Canadian diploma & gain work experience in Canada.
  • Enjoy a flexible work schedule with evening classes.
  • 100% guaranteed job placement during co-op.
  • Work unlimited hours from November 15, 2022, to December 31, 2023.

About ILAC International College

ILAC International College (ILAC IC) is a leading private career college in Canada that offers career-focused programs in Business, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, and Health Care Administration. ILAC IC’s boutique campuses are located in the heart of Toronto and Vancouver. That education group has recruited over 150,000 international students, and has the largest pathways program in Canada, placing 1500 students in Canadian universities and colleges each year.

When you choose to study at ILAC IC, you can rest assured that you are receiving superior education at the highest level of industry standards. ILAC IC is accredited by provincial and federal bodies designated to ensure high-quality programs and industry relevant training.

ILAC International College’s boutique campuses are located in the heart of Toronto and Vancouver. The neighborhood is upscale, safe and steps away from the city’s most famous landmarks and attractions. The bright and modern state-of-the-art campuses provide the perfect environment for learning and socializing.



See our video tour of the ILAC campuses in Toronto and Vancouver here

Program Options

Toronto or Vancouver

Class Times
Monday – Friday
2:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Start Dates 2023
January 09, March 13, May 23, August 7, and October 16

Start Dates 2024
January 08, March 11, May 21, August 5, and October 14

2023 Reading Breaks: March 6 – March 10, May 8 – May 19, July 17 – August 4, October 2 – October 13, December 11 – January 5,  2004

Co-op Work Experience/Paid Internship

Some programs, in additions to a study component, include a co-op/paid internship. During the co-op term, you will practice the customer service skills you have learned in class and gain Canadian work experience. Co-op is also an opportunity to develop professional contacts within the industry and enhance students’ résumés.

ILAC Co-op/Internship Advisors support students throughout the process of finding the right work. Students are allowed to work full-time during the co-op/paid internship component and reading weeks. During the co-op term and reading weeks your work experience may include entry-level positions as: sales representatives, sales ambassadors, retail sales, barista, receptionist, and hotel front desk clerk.


Note: All prices are given in Canadian dollars

1. Business Administration Diploma / 52 Weeks

40 weeks in class + 12 reading weeks

Business Administration Diploma
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TUITION (in CAD): $14,000
Emerging markets tuition discount: – $3,800
TUITION for PRODIREKT students – $10,200

💥 PROMOTION: For the 2023 enrollment get an additional discount of CAD1,000 – FINAL TUITION CAD9,200

‼️ For more savings: Become our International Ambassador and earn a valuable scholarship of up to $1,000. Please see here how you may qualify and apply for the International Ambassador scholarship.

Other Fees in Canadian dollars (CAD)Fees
Textbook Material Fee$1,040 includes all textbooks
Administration Fee$210 (non-refundable)
Health Insurance$20 per week
Accommodation Placement Fee$250 one-time fee
Homestay half board (single room)$300 per week

2. Business Administration Diploma With Co-op/ 92 Weeks

40 weeks in class + 12 reading weeks + 40 weeks of co-op

Business Administration Diploma With Co-op
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TUITION (in CAD): $15,000
Emerging markets tuition discount: – $3,800
TUITION for PRODIREKT students – $11,200

💥 PROMOTION: For the 2023 enrollment get an additional discount of CAD1,000 – FINAL TUITION $10,200

‼️ For more savings: Become our International Ambassador and earn a valuable scholarship of up to $1,000. Please see here how you may qualify and apply for the International Ambassador scholarship.

Other Fees in Canadian dollars (CAD)Fees
Textbook Material Fee$1,040 includes all textbooks
Administration Fee$210 (non-refundable)
Health Insurance$20 per week
Accommodation Placement Fee$250 one-time fee
Homestay half board (single room)$300 per week


Professional Communication
(9 weeks)
The ongoing success of an organization depends on having an environment that encourages effective communication through the gathering and sharing of information. In this course, you will use a variety of skills that we need every day to help us be successful in the workplace. The course is designed to strengthen your knowledge of concepts and skills related to writing effective daily correspondence, preparing formal reports and proposals, and giving effective presentations while using correct language for a business context.

Working across Cultures
(9 weeks)
This course is designed to provide you with a practical approach to raising awareness, gaining knowledge, and increasing your ability to communicate and behave effectively across cultures. It will help you understand and analyze business situations where culture may be playing a part, and prepare you to overcome challenges that may arise in a multicultural workplace. This course aims to help you understand the impact of your communication skills on relationships, and academic and career success. You will develop skills and techniques for recognizing cultural differences and turning them into opportunity.

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Our student Jelena, a 25 year old master’s graduate of Immunobiology from Belgrade, Serbia, enrolled in Business Administration Diploma Program. Click HERE to see her video testimonial.

Organizational Behavior
(9 weeks)
Current perspectives on what makes an organization successful, regardless of industry, point toward the benefits gained by putting people first. This course will expose you to approaches and processes that can help in effectively leading and managing others in organizations. You will have the opportunity to appreciate what it takes to make a difference in your workplace, and gain an understanding of the interactions that occur among people in the workplace. You will examine the behavior of individuals and how they interact with each other in different workplace organizations. Topics include individual and behavioral processes, interpersonal processes and behaviors, team processes, and organizational dynamics and processes.

Project Management
(9 weeks)
Project management skills are increasingly sought after in today’s workplace. No matter what industry or career you pursue, the ability to coordinate timelines, manage resources, and lead projects to successful completion is extremely valuable. This course provides you with practical experience applying the fundamentals of project management from a marketing frame of reference. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to create a project life cycle, statement of work, work breakdown structure, schedule, budget, and risk management plan. You will work in groups to develop a plan for a real marketing project.

Business Math
(9 weeks)
This course provides foundational math concepts to students looking to succeed in business environments. It is designed to help you determine best courses of action when considering management, finance and investment options. In the early part of the course, you will cover basic topics including arithmetic, algebra, and linear systems, applying them to real world situations. You will then explore a variety of mathematical management topics such as cost-volume-profit analysis, discounts, markup and markdown, and simple interest. Finally, you will make financial and investment decisions with considerations for compound interest, annuities, mortgages, and bond valuations. To demonstrate competency in all of these areas, you will formulate equations for word problems describing common workplace situations.

Introduction to Accounting
(9 weeks)
This course is for students with little or no background in accounting and finance. It is designed to help you build your knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and the accounting cycle. You will be introduced to the purpose of accounting and the financial statement preparation process and how financial management and accounting information can be used to support financial analysis, valuation, and decision-making in various contexts.

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Click HERE for the video testimonial of Pedro & Valentina from Brazil, as well as Alexandre from France

Introduction to Business Management
(9 weeks)
This course provides a broad overview of the management process, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling, and looks at management roles in teams, projects, departments, and the organization as a whole. You will examine management skills within the context of a Canadian business environment. This course creates opportunities for you to develop your critical thinking, problem-solving, team work, and communication skills by analyzing and presenting solutions to typical business problems.

Human Resources Management
(9 weeks)
The purpose of this course is to provide you with an understanding of the human resources function, and the role that managers play to ensure organizational effectiveness. This course will examine how human resource systems enable improvement in processes and enhance strategic decision making. You will also critically examine how effective human resources management (HRM) assists in achieving organizational goals.

Digital Marketing
(4 weeks)
The Internet is a dynamic marketplace. This class will give you the understanding of the Internet marketplace necessary to adapt to its many changes, while also equipping you with the skills you will need to perform vital daily functions. By the end of this course, you will have a richer understanding of the foundations of the new digital marketing landscape and acquire a new set of stories, concepts, and tools to help you digitally create, distribute, promote and price products and services. Topics covered in this course include internet marketing foundations, how search engines work, SEO, paid search marketing, online advertising, landing page optimization, analytics, online PR and ORM, and mobile marketing.

Analytics for Business Decisions
(4 weeks)
The field of Business Analytics is growing in every industry. This course provides an introduction to modern theory, tools, and techniques used when making business decisions. You will develop the skills needed to be successful in a business analytics role using methodologies to develop a strategic advantage. You will be able to analyze, present findings, and make meaningful conclusions about data in a business setting and offer valuable insights by recognizing, interpreting, and summarizing your company’s data.

Accommodation options

Our advisors will help you select the right accommodation that fits your profile and lifestyle, while ILAC’s Accommodation Department will provide you with several housing options and support you before and during your stay at one of their homestays or residences.

Homestay – Toronto & Vancouver

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Create lifelong memories and connections by staying with one of ILAC’s carefully selected homestay families. Immerse yourself in Canadian culture and learn English faster. ILAC maintains the highest standards for their homestay families and regularly monitors home and living conditions to ensure strict requirements are met. ILAC’s student rating system ensures that homestay families meet your needs and standards every time.

  • 1 student in a private room living with a homestay family
  • 3 meals a day, 7 days a week
  • Free limited Wi-Fi Internet access
Accommodation Placement Fee$250 one-time fee
Homestay half board (single room)$300 per week



ILAC’s residences are in central, downtown locations in Toronto. Shops, restaurants, entertainment, and nightlife are all within walking distance.

Campus One
253 College St, Toronto ON M5T 1R5

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Campus One is a newly built student residence affiliated with the University of Toronto. Directly across the street from University of Toronto’s main campus and close to Ryerson and OCAD, CampusOne is the ultimate student residence experience. Enjoy spacious urban living and state-of-the-art amenities in a safe and secure environment.

  • Fully furnished units
  • 24/7 on-site security
  • NEW ILAC campus in the building
  • Professional, on-site management
  • 24-hour, card controlled access
  • Card operated laundry center
  • Bike storage
  • WiFi included
  • Fitness center & yoga studio
  • Video game lounge
Room TypeMay – August
price per week
September – April
price per week
Private Room – Shared Bathroomfrom $460*from $635**

*No meals.
**Meal plan required: $175/wk (included in $635/wk)
Accommodation placement fee: $250

111 Carlton St, Toronto ON M5B 2G3

Parkside’s modern living spaces feature enhanced privacy for comfort and study, and amenities promoting health, fitness, academic achievement, and socialization. Live in the heart of the city surrounded by restaurants, shopping malls, libraries, nightlife, and much more!

  • On-site dining cafeteria with all-you-can-eat plans
  • Modern, fully furnished suites
  • 24-hours fitness center with yoga studio
  • 15 minutes to ILAC
  • Social and gaming lounges with billiards, fireplace, video games
  • 24-hour secure entry and on-site management
  • Outdoor activity space
  • Community kitchens and card-operated laundry center
  • TTC outside the door, underground parking and secured bicycle storage
  • Free Wi-Fi, social events, and much more!
Room Type Price per week
Private Room – Shared Bathroom from $595*

* Full meal plan included 3 times a day

Accommodation placement fee: $250

Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities while living with other ILAC students! Conveniently located at one of Toronto’s most lively neighborhoods, entertainment is just out the door!

Dream House
181-187 Vaughan Rd, Toronto ON M6C 2M4

  • Private bedrooms
  • Recreational area
  • Fitness room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cleaning included once a week
  • Fully-equipped community kitchen
  • 30 minutes to ILAC
  • Steps to public transportation
  • Vibrant neighborhood surrounded with nightlife
  • Walking distance to restaurants, markets, and more!
Room Typeprice per week from
Private Room – Shared Bathroom$400/wk
Private Room – Semi-Private Bathroom$430/wk
Private Room – Private Bathroom$480/wk

Accommodation placement fee: $250


GEC Viva
1311 Howe St. Vancouver BC V6Z 2P3

Located just above Vancouver’s False Creek marinas and only a short walk from the ocean, this deluxe residence has been named #7 in North America and #3 in Canada by the Most Luxurious Student Housing Community.

  • Free Wi-Fi and Netflix
  • Fitness center
  • Weekly housekeeping in common areas
  • Kitchen, washer and dryer included
  • Walking distance to ILAC
  • Close to Vancouver’s Waterfront and:
  • Local Sports Venues
  • Granville Island Market
  • Mountain View
  • False Creek
Room Typeprice per week
Shared Room – Shared Bathroomfrom $345
Private Room – Shared Bathroomfrom $425

Accommodation placement fee: $250

GEC Pearson
7657 Cambie St, Vancouver BC V6P 3H8

GEC Pearson is comprised of two brand new, six-floor buildings located on the southside of Vancouver. The residence is less than a 10-minute walk of the Marine Drive Canada Line station: a short 10-minute trip from Downtown Vancouver.

  • Fully furnished suites (with access to kitchen)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness center
  • Kitchen, washer and dryer included
  • Weekly housekeeping in common areas
  • 30 minutes to ILAC by Skytrain
  • A short walk to the Skytrain
  • Quiet neighborhood with many parks
  • Shopping center
Room Typeprice per week
Semi-Private Room – Semi-Private Bathroomfrom $315

Accommodation placement fee: $250

Admission Requirements

  • Educational Qualification: High School/Secondary School Diploma or higher education*.
  • Interview: Successful interviews with PRODIREKT and an ILAC International College team member.
  • English Proficiency: ILAC level 12 or IELTS Academic 5.0

*For Toronto Only: if a student completes his/her undergraduate degree in a country other than Canada or the U.S., the student must pass a FREE qualifying test upon application or assess his/her credentials through World Education Services

How to apply

Before applying, please check the above Admission Requirements.

As its long term partner and internationally accredited academic advisor, the PRODIREKT education group has a unique opportunity to represent the ILAC International College (ILAC IC) globally, in some countries this partnership is on an exclusive basis. When applying through PRODIREKT you are not only getting expert advice and guidance, but you also enjoy special privileges, such as:

  • scholarships offered only to PRODIREKT students and our International Ambassadors;
  • special discounts;
  • enrollment advantages – paying just a deposit or an administration fee to obtain enrollment documents needed to apply for the Canadian visa;
  • priority of campus and home stay accommodation;
  • less strict cancellation policy;
  • free admissions interview preparation;
  • free visa application assistance;
  • travel arrangements.

The enrollment process is straightforward and is as follows:

Step 1

Filling out PRODIREKT Application and Terms & Conditions (T&C) forms:

Please note that filling out the PRODIREKT Application Form and Terms & Conditions does not secure a place on the program, nor does it mean you are under obligation to attend this program. It is simply the first step in the application process, so that we can give you precise information and check availability on the program. A contract is signed directly with the school, and a place is confirmed after a deposit or the whole program fee is settled.

Step 2

Sending to the following documents:

  1. PRODIREKT Application Form,
  2. PRODIREKT Terms & Conditions,
  3. Photocopy of the student’s passport,
  4. The student’s most recent passport size photograph, and
  5. Copy of diploma for highest degree attained*
  6. Professional biography (CV/Resume)

*Only for Toronto: If a student completes his/her diploma/degree in a country other than Canada or the US, the student must pass a FREE qualifying test (Wonderlic) during application.

Step 3

After receiving the above documentation, we will schedule a free, no obligation interview to determine the best program that fits your interests, budget and qualifications, as well as to evaluate your application against the study permit & visa requirements set by the Canadian Immigration.

Step 4

Should we agree to proceed further with your study abroad application process, we will email you:

  • PRODIREKT Invoice for Academic Advising Services (USD500.00)
  • ILAC IC Enrollment Form

Step 5

Once we receive your payment and the signed ILAC IC Enrolment Form, we will forward you a link to the FREE online Cambridge English admission test (not needed if you provide official English test results – IELTS or TOEFL).

Step 6

Upon the receipt of your online Cambridge English admission test results, we will schedule a Skype/Viber interview between you and the ILAC IC representative, so that he/she can make a final assessment of your English level and determine if the program is right for you.

Step 7

If you are accepted to the program after the interview, you will receive the tuition invoice and will be required to pay only 210 Canadian dollars to ILAC IC (non-refundable Administration Fee).

✅ We have agreed with ILAC IC that all the students who apply through PRODIREKT do not need to pay a deposit or total tuition fee in order to receive a Letter of Acceptance, which is the essential document for any student visa application. This is just one of the advantages of using our academic advising services.

Step 8

After receiving your payment for Administration Fee, ILAC IC will provide you with a Letter of Acceptance and enrollment documentation.

Step 9

Applying, with our help and guidance, for your Study Permit/Co-op Work Permit, and Visa, if applicable.

Step 10

Once you receive the Study Permit, you are expected to settle the tuition invoice amount in full within 7 days from the date of receipt of the invoice. IMPORTANT: Failing to settle the outstanding invoice amount one week after the visa is received, may cause enrollment cancellation, visa revocation, and/or deposit forfeiture.

We would be happy to advise you further on the Business Administration Diploma programs or any other program or college/university that may interest you. Our experienced advisors can also help with other aspects of your study abroad, such as applying for visas, arranging flights and transportation, accommodation, insurance and even mobile phone SIM cards and bank accounts, if needed. Simply send us a message:

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