Who We Are?


Incorporated in 1980, Cornerstone is a fully accredited private college specializing in Mobile App Development, Hospitality Management, Advertising and Graphic Design and English as Second Language training.


Cornerstone’s distinctiveness lies in its curriculum. Every program is mastered to provide a practical approach towards textbook learning. Our small classroom sizes allow for an interactive learning atmosphere, where maximum personal attention is ensured by the instructors.


Our flexible start dates and competitive tuition rates attract individuals from all across the world, thereby creating a multicultural learning environment.


We speak Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese, Turkish, Japanese, Italian, Hindi, Cantonese, French, Korean and, of course English.

Our Mission

Cornerstone’s mission is to actively engage students in rigorous academic studies and practical work experiences while providing up-to-date and relevant programs. We strive to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and learning opportunities to help them to become lifelong learners, and we ensure that every student who graduates from Cornerstone is equipped with the work-ready skills and experience needed to meet today’s demanding industry standards.

Cornerstone is dedicated to nurturing and supporting students within a diverse campus and an environment of continual improvement where students are exposed to the excitement of discovery. We seek to develop in each member of the Cornerstone working and learning community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively and effectively for the betterment of humankind.


Education Quality Assurance


The Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation is British Columbia’s brand for quality post-secondary education. EQA is a voluntary mechanism available to all eligible post-secondary institutions in B.C.


  • Promoting B.C. as an education destination of choice
  • Enabling both domestic and international students to easily recognize institutions that meet or exceed quality assurance standards that government recognizes


Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB)

The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers the Private Training Act and associated regulations.


  • Ensuring institutions meet the requirements and standards for certification
  • Maintaining a Private Training Institution Directory of all certified institutions and the programs they provide, along with formerly certified institutions
  • Providing student protection and overseeing the Student Tuition Protection Fund

American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)

CICCC is a partner of the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). AHLEI is responsible for delivering quality hospitality education, training and professional certification that serves the needs of hospitality schools and industries worldwide. AHLEI provides materials for all levels of hospitality personnel via;


  • Online learning
  • Distance learning courses
  • Videos, seminars, textbooks
  • Study guides


A joint initiative of the provinces and territories, through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), and Global Affairs Canada, the EduCanada brand establishes Canada and its provinces and territories as a preferred world-class destination for international students.


The EduCanada brand signals that its holder consistently:


  • Providing high-quality education programs;
  • Dealing with international students in accordance with recognized codes of practice

Why Choose Us?

With more than a quarter century of experience in providing high quality education, here are some of the ways Cornerstone will help you with your first steps to success :

  • Advanced curriculum to provide students with relevant career-oriented skills and training

  • Personal Attention. Our small class sizes will allow you to get the attention you need

  • Flexible program start dates, so there’s no need to wait until September or January

  • As a potential student, our career advisors can help you choose the best program to gain the skills you need to be employed in your chosen career

  • Convenient locations in Downtown Vancouver and Richmond

  • We provide a rich variety of academic and cultural activities that add new dimensions to your educational experience and can help you develop your professional network and make friends

Our Partners

Cornerstone College works with these institutions around the world to provide our students with the best opportunities.

Where we are?

Cornerstone College currently has 2 main campuses in Vancouver. With its scenic views, mild climate, and friendly people, Vancouver is known around the world as a popular tourist attraction and as one of the best places to live. For several years in a row, it has been ranked as one of the top five most livable cities in the world.



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